The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month, and this year Bike to Work Week is May 16-20 and Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 20. Many communities are supported bike week & month. Here are a few:
Bike Week Pasadena 2011 presents a series of festivities and events that celebrate and encourage bicycling as a healthy alternative to the automobile. Bike Week Pasadena 2011 is a joint effort by the City of Pasadena and C.I.C.L.E. to promote bicycling as a safe and sustainable mode of transportation. All Bike Week Pasadena activities are free and open to the public.
Bicycle Film Night: Monday, May 16, 6:30-9:30pm • Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA
Mayor’s Ride and Family Night: Tuesday, May 17, 5:30-8:00pm • Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
Ladies Night: Wednesday, May 18, 6:00-9:00pm • Common areas of south Garfield Promenade at Green Street
Bike to Work Day: Thursday, May 19th 6:30-8:30am
ArtNight Ride: Friday, May 20th 6:00-10:00pm • Memorial Park Pasadena (Raymond Ave & Holly St)
Shopping By Bike Workshop: Saturday, May 21st 10:00-1:00pm • Shops on South Lake, 345 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA
Arroyo Seco Ride and Bike Week Pedal Party: May 21st 6:30-11:00pm • One Colorado Courtyard
Glendale Ice Cream Ride
Saturday, May 14, 1-4pm
Where: Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale 91208. Meet at the Colina Dr. gate.
Ride with us as we visit Glendale purveyors of unique and delicious ice cream! The ride is free but you will need money to purchase the ice cream. Ride will be at a slow, easy pace with some hills (nothing too difficult). Distance will be approximately 12 miles or less. Helmets required. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. See Facebook event.
Saturday, May 14, 6:30 PM • 3706 Figueroa St Highland Park, CA 90065
What is the Spoke(n) Art Ride? The Spoke(n) Art bicycle ride is a free, once-a-month, bicycle tour of art galleries in North East Los Angeles. The ride takes place on the second Saturday of each month – a special night in North East Los Angeles. Area art galleries open their doors late into the night as part of NELAart’s “Gallery Night”.
When does it start and how long does it last? The ride typically meets at the Bike Oven. The ride leaves at 7:00 p.m., when everyone rides, en masse, at a slow pace, towards the first gallery of the night.
The last gallery is usually visited around 9 or 10 p.m. By that time, bicycle riders that have joined in the middle of the ride have swollen the ranks to about 40-80 people.
There is usually an after party at the Bike Oven. After parties in the past have been fueled by cheap beer, flaming pinatas, kiddie bike races, and anything else anybody on the ride decided would be a good idea.
11th Annual Los Angeles River Ride
Sunday, June 5
Start at Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park
Join over 2,000 cyclists as we explore LA by the best way possible – by bike. Six great rides for all abilities to choose from including the 100-Mile Century, 70-Mile Park to Playa, 50-Mile Half Century, 36-Mile Training, 15-Mile Family, and Kids’ Bike Rodeo. Bring your friends and family along for the ride and register today!
Register before May 13 and save $10. Additional $10 discount for current LACBC members. Not a member yet? Sign up for the River Ride and LACBC membership together and save! Register for the LA River Ride today!