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Bike Week kicks off with restaurant tour


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The 7th Annual Bike Week, from Monday through May 18, begins this year with the Taste of Pasadena Restaurant Bicycle Tour.
Cyclists will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park, located at Raymond Avenue and Holly Street, then visit Blaze Pizza, Rounds Premium Burgers, Real Foods Deli, Whole Foods and the Luggage Room.  

“Bike Week is a great event,” said Dan Dabek, director of CICLE (Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange). The goal is to increase bicycling as a form or transportation and we want to engage new people. We have been successful with that engagement. The participation has increased throughout the city.”

There are a few requirements for the Taste of Pasadena event. According to CICLE, your bike needs to be in good working order and be outfitted with night lights. Teens under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. And kids under 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem or other safe child-carrying device to participate.

Other events this year include:
Wednesday: Ladies Night is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Paseo Colorado Courtyard.

May 16: On Bike to Work and Bike Home from Work Day receive a free complimentary brew at New Belgium Brewery and a free safety check at Incycle, 175 S Fair Oaks Ave., (626) 577-0440.

May 17: At Bike-in Movie Night, from 7 to 10 p.m., meet at 1670 E. Walnut St. and then ride to One Colorado in Old Pasadena for a screening of “Napoleon Dynamite.”

May 18: The Kids Costume Bicycle Parade with Mayor Bill Bogaard is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This three-mile ride with Mayor Bogaard highlights safe bicycle routes. All ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged. The ride starts at Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., Pasadena.

For more on Bike Week, visit cicle.org.

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