Glendale Bike Month 2011 continues with five more events for you to enjoy. Full details for all Bike Month activities are at www.la-bike.org/glendale/bikemonth All events are FREE and open to the public. Questions? Call 818 334-9731 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the next three Bike Month events:
Basic Bicycle Repair Workshop – Monday May 9
Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come learn basic bike repair skills, like how to fix a flat, that will help keep you rolling on bike to work day and beyond.
Glendale Ice Cream Ride! – Saturday May 14
Verdugo Park, Colina gate, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale 91208
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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. Meet at the Colina Drive gate at the north end of Verdugo Park at 1:00 pm. We ride at 1:30 pm. Ride will begin and end at Verdugo Park. Helmets required. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Rain cancels the ride.
Bike to Work Day– Thursday May 19
6:00 am to 9:00 am
Try riding your bike to work today and stop at one or more of the following Glendale locations for free refreshments and goodies.
- Montrose Bike Shop – 2501 Honolulu Ave.
- The Bicycle Mart – 1601 S. Brand Blvd.
- Glendale City Hall – 613 East Broadway
- Glendale Cyclery – 1250 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
- Glendale Transportation Management Associates – 400 N. Brand Blvd.
- Flower St. and Sonora Ave. – City of Glendale and L.A. County Bicycle Coalition
If you plan to ride on Bike to Work Day, be sure to “register” here so that you will be included in a state and county wide tally of all who participated. This is very important and easy to do. Also, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win prizes from Metro.
For those who need to supplement their ride, cyclists with a bike can ride the Glendale Beeline bus for free the entire week of May 16-20. Click here for details.
Cyclists can also ride the Metro bus for free on Bike to Work Day. For more Metro information, to pledge online, and enter to win even more prizes, visit www.metro.net/biketowork.
CITY OF GLENDALE HOSTS FIRST BIKE PLAN MEETING
On Thursday, April 28, 2011, the City of Glendale hosted the first of four-to-five community meetings for the Glendale Bikeway Master Plan update. The meeting was held in the Central Library Auditorium with roughly 25 attendees. Bike and pedestrian planner Ryan Snyder, who is contracted by the City to revise the Bikeway Plan, led the group through a presentation about the different bicycle amenities that will be considered for the Bikeway Plan and gave a rough timeline for the update. No specific dates have been set for the next community meeting, so stay tuned to this website and the City’s Public Works website for announcements. Expect the next meeting to be sometime in June. For those who can’t attend evening meetings or may not be able to attend certain meetings due to scheduling conflicts, the City is working on setting up a web-page to enable online participation. We’ll share information about that as soon as we have it.
Following the presentation and an open discussion, attendees were invited to do a map exercise in which everyone was encouraged to draw suggested bike routes on a map of Glendale. We were told that the next community meeting would include a draft map of potential bikeways for everyone to comment upon. Thanks again to everyone who attended, keep your eyes and ears open for the next community meeting, and bring a friend to the next meeting. More community input will help ensure that the revised Bikeway Master Plan truly serves the needs of Glendale cyclists.
OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS AND DATES TO REMEMBER
- A Taste of Downtown Glendale – May 11, 2011. This is a fundraiser for Glendale Healthy Kids. Details here.
- 11th Annual L.A. River Ride – June 5, 2011. This is the LACBC’s annual fundraiser. Kids 12 and under ride for FREE! Details here.