The city of Pasadena encourages beginning bicyclists to build their confidence and skill levels by attending one or more events during Bike Week Pasadena May 11 to 16.
The annual celebration is sponsored by the city, local business districts and community groups to educate and motivate people to use bicycles for recreation, commuting to work and getting around town.
This year’s events include an early evening bike ride with Mayor Bill Bogaard around the Rose Bowl Loop, a documentary film, ladies’ night and workshops with such titles as “How to lose up to 3,000 pounds in one day, or the amazing car-lite diet.”
Bike Week Pasadena takes place as the city updates its bicycle master plan created in 2000. Since then, 60 lane-miles of bikeways have been identified and more than 500 bike racks added to major streets, retail areas, schools, parks and other sites, along with safety workshops and a bike map.
Organizers are Cyclists Inciting Change Through Live Exchange (CICLE), One Colorado, Pasadena Playhouse District, Paseo Colorado, South Lake Business Association and Shops on Lake Avenue.
For detailed listings visit www.cicle.org or call (323) 478-0060.