City of Pasadena Announces Bike Month 2024

PPasadena Bike Month graphicASADENA, Calif.— Rediscover the glee and excitement of riding a bike! Leave the car at home and see the city on two wheels during Pasadena Bike Month, May 5 through May 26, 2024. Pasadena Bike Month is organized by the City of Pasadena with community partners Day One and Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition. This fun annual event returns to celebrate bicycling as a safe, healthy, and sustainable way to get around town.

Organizers have planned free activities all month long for riders of all ages and abilities. Helmets (required for youth under 18), bikes in good working order, and bike lights (for night events) are strongly encouraged.

“The City is pleased to once again support Bike Month and we encourage Pasadena residents and visitors to enjoy all that Pasadena has to offer while pedaling a bicycle,” says Pasadena Department of Transportation Director Joaquin Siques. He adds, “Bike to Work Day occurring May 16th is a great way to try commuting to work by bicycle and we hope to see people at our rest-stop at City Hall that morning.”

Highlights of Bike Month events include but are not limited to:

National Bike To School Day on Wednesday, May 8:

Celebrate National Bike to School Day and ride to school with your kid(s)!

Bicycle Tour Of Pasadena African American History: The 710 Stub on Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., NAACP Pasadena, 595 Lincoln Ave.: Join Allen Edson, President of the NAACP Pasadena branch, as he leads a bike tour highlighting the 210 freeway, the 710 stub, and the community displaced by the construction. 

Women of Pasadena Ride on Sunday, May 12, 2-4 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 Garfield Ave.:  Starting at Pasadena City Hall explore significant sites in women's history, discover the impactful Pasadena women who made a difference, and support women-owned businesses!

Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 16, 7-10 a.m.: Visit the Bike to Work Day rest-stop at Pasadena City Hall to say hello and enjoy free refreshments to help fuel your ride, pick up some biking information, and enjoy other free goodies. Remember, if you need to travel far, go multimodal. Metro buses and trains, Metrolink trains, and Pasadena Transit buses are free for bicyclists on Bike to Work Day.

E-bike Expo on Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jefferson Park, 1501 E. Villa Street: Learn about, see, and test ride electric bikes from six local bike shops, all in one convenient location!

Bike-in movie screening of “The Engine Inside” on Wednesday, May 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Throop Church, 300 S. Los Robles Avenue: Stories of six everyday people from all over the globe who reveal the unique power of the bicycle to change lives and build a better world.

Ice Cream Ride on Sunday, May 26, 1-4 p.m., Memorial Park - 85 E Holly St.:What’s better than riding bikes on a beautiful day in May? Riding bikes and eating ice cream! We’ll visit local purveyors of America’s favorite frozen treat and sample their offerings.

Additional events include Pasadena Public Art Ride, Family Bike Safety Ride, and The Remnants Ride: Retracing the Forgotten Cycleway from Pasadena to Los Angeles. For a full list of events and registration details, visit Bit.ly/PasadenaBikeMonth

About the Partners:

Bike Month Pasadena is being organized by the City of Pasadena Department of Transportation, Day One and Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition. Day One and partners Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition are working towards advocating for safe, inclusive, and healthy streets for all road users, regardless of mode and ability.

For more information, contact Scott Johnson at ScJohnson@CityOfPasadena.net

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