480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, California


Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl

Inaugural event launches C.I.C.L.E.’s new Families and Bikes (FAB) program.

Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange invites families of all ages and abilities to enjoy Endless Summer, a family bike event and picnic that celebrates the benefits of bicycling. Endless Summer is the inaugural event of C.I.C.L.E.’s new program, Families and Bikes (FAB). The free community event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at Brookside Park, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in Pasadena. Activities will include a leisurely-paced family ride that will tour the Rose Bowl loop, short trail rides for younger children (ages 4-9), a scavenger hunt, games such as Frisbee and soccer, and a raffle. Participants will also get to enjoy light snacks donated by Whole Foods Market Arroyo store.

The Families and Bikes (FAB) program is made possible with support from REI.


Families and Bikes Endless Summer Event Information

Date: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Location: Meet in the Brookside Park parking lot near to Kidspace Museum and the baseball diamonds. The entrance to the park is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA. See map link below.

Directions: From N. Arroyo Blvd., Enter Brookside Park Parking lot. (South of Seco St.) See map link below.

Map link: http://tinyurl.com/endless-summer

What to Bring: A picnic. Your bicycles in good running order. (Please have bike(s) inspected and tuned at least once a year at a bike shop.) All participants under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride around the Rose Bowl. Children ages 4-9 may ride their own bikes on the trail rides.


Background: Families and Bikes was formed by C.I.C.L.E. in partnership with a group of enthusiastic parents to encourage, educate, and enable local families to bicycle together. Beyond a variety of health benefits, such as improved cardiovascular fitness, cycling is an easy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly way for children and their families to have fun, while connecting with the outdoors and with each other.

Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that works with individuals and communities to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice. C.I.C.L.E. projects include Bike Week Pasadena, lifestyle focused and skill-building safety workshops, and Urban Expeditions, a monthly community-focused bicycle ride aimed at getting more people out of their cars and onto bikes. www.CICLE.org

Official Website: http://www.CICLE.org

Added by C.I.C.L.E. on August 26, 2009