FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2018
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
Lisa Derderian, Acting Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office
(626) 744-4755, email@example.com
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BIKE WEEK IS BACK MAY 14th – 19th
Sponsored by the City of Pasadena and organized by C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange) a local bike advocacy non-profit, it begins Monday, May 14th through Saturday May 19th. This marks the 10th year celebrating bicycling in Pasadena. It coincides with May National Bike Month. Anyone can join. All you need is a bicycle and willing to have fun riding it.
The week’s festivities include on Monday, May 14th, the always-popular Taste of Pasadena. Participants ride their bikes from the Playhouse District to Old Town and sample bites from Pasadena restaurants along the way. Please RSVP on Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-pasadena-tickets-45534557086
On Wednesday, May 16th it’s Women’s Bike Night. Women and women-identified take a tour of Pasadena with a slow paced, comfortable ride to Pasadena Cyclery where they can learn about bicycle gear and join bicycle themed games and ends with a night bonding at one of Pasadena’s popular restaurants. Meet at Memorial Park, 6:30pm.
Thursday, May 17th is Bike to Work Day. C.I.CL.E. and Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition will be in front of Pasadena City Hall passing out Cliff Bars and coffee from 6:00 – 9:00 am to celebrate all bicycle commuters. Stop by and say hello during your commute. On the way home, join other bicycling commuters as we give high fives to all who rode their bikes to work at the Bike Happy Hour Party. Meet at Congregation Ale House, 300 S. Raymond Ave. 5:00-7:00pm.
Friday is the Bike-In Movie Night at the Paseo. Participants tour the city on their bikes to our final destination–the Paseo and enjoy a movie under the stars with free popcorn, hot drinks and treats. This year’s feature is The Way Way Back, a comedy where a pink bicycle makes an appearance. Meet at Caltech Y, 505 S. Wilson Ave. 7:00pm.
Saturday, May 19th, Pedal with Your Pet Pedal Party closes out the week’s festivities. Dress up your pet and tour Pasadena on your bike. There’s a best pet outfit contest and the winner will receive a fun pet-themed gift basket from one of Bike Week Pasadena’s sponsors. Afterwards there’s a ride to a Pasadena gastropub for free dogs and beer. You don’t need a pet to join the fun! Meet at Caltech Y, 505 S. Wilson Ave. 7:00pm.
For more information on when and where to meet, contact C.I.CL.E. on facebook/cicle.org or their website: cicle.org.