Live Well, by Bike

May 9, 2016

11080508_1096442107038998_2989236470002022871_oWhat could be better than popping in here and there—cafés, restaurants, bakeries, and specialty shops—from the Pasadena Playhouse District to Old Pasadena and sampling delicious treats and burning calories as you go? Not much in our estimation.

One of our happiest times was as a young woman of seventeen and fresh out of high school. We roamed Europe for three months, walking an average of eight hours a day—and we were able to eat literally anything and everything we wanted without gaining a pound. It was our first experience of heaven on Earth.

C.I.C.L.E.—”Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange”—and the City of Pasadena host the 10th Annual Bike Week Pasadena May 16-21.

All of the activities are free and the public welcome. Details of the week’s activities may be found below…




A Taste of Pasadena Restaurant Bicycle Tour
Monday, May 16th, 6:30-10 p.m.
Meet at Memorial Park, Raymond Ave. & Holly St.
Bring: Bike, a lock, plenty of night lights

“This bicycle tour highlights delicious eateries, providing sweet and savory fuel for the journey to each spot.”


CICLE bike week


Women’s Bike Night
Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Meet at Memorial Park, Raymond Ave. & Holly St.
What to bring? Same as above

An evening ride under the stars and engaging workshops for women who love to ride, presented by Team Luna CHIX at the Pasadena Cyclery! We’ll end the evening with a post-ride social gathering with discounted drinks and food at Sushi Roku. This ride aims to create a unique space for women-identified riders but is open to everyone. (




Bike to Work Day – Shift Party
Thursday, May 19th, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Incycle, 175 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena
Stop by Pasadena Cyclery after work for the Shift After Work Party with beer and snacks. Connect with other 2-wheeled commuters, learn safe riding tips and bike routes from seasoned commuters.

“Renew your commitment to bike commuting or take the plunge and pledge to join this growing community. We appreciate you, and so does you community and we’d like to honor you during this nationwide event of recognition and celebration!”




Bike-In Movie Night
Friday, May 20th, 7-10 p.m.
Meet at Caltech’s Y, 505 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena
Bicyclists ride together to an outdoor screen party with snacks and raffles (including a brand new bicycle); watch a movie under the stars.




Pedal Party
Saturday, May 21st, 4-7 p.m.
Meet at Caltech’s Y, 505 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena
Pedal through Pasadena and wrap up Bike Week at Dog Haus for a celebration of all things bikes. Entertainment, food, and refreshments.




10th Annual Bike Week Pasadena
For complete info, visit
Also find CICLE on Facebook


All photos: CICLE gallery and Facebook page.


From professionally decked out…


To silly fun…



You can be a volunteer…



Browse galleries and shops in all your gear…



Bike Week Pasadena…



CICLE is located at 4610 Eagle Rock Boulevard in Los Angeles and is a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a nonprofit public charity, 501(c).



3 Responses for “Live Well, by Bike”

  1. Jen says:

    can’t help but notice that these events seem to be scheduled well into the evening. will there be ‘safe streets’ that are designated for cyclists to ride on their return home, or will they just be riding our dark narrow streets at 9:00, 10:00 and even 11:00pm hoping that drivers see them? the sponsoring website gives no indication of how this will be facilitated.

  2. Kat Ward says:

    Hi, Jen:
    We do believe that the streets are designated for cyclists and as the sponsors put on this event around the nation, we believe they are quite experienced with creating a safe biking experience. But, we will reach out to CICLE and see what they have to say. We’ll get back to you!

  3. Kat Ward says:

    Hi, Jen: We just left a message with CICLE and asked to have your question addressed. Hopefully, someone will either respond directly here in comments or get back to us and we will share the provided information. Thank you!

    Also, CICLE’s direct number in Eagle Rock is 323-509-4905.



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