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Glendale Bike Month 2011

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All events are free and open to the public!

Bicycle Commuter Tips Workshop — Monday, May 2
tips Location: Pacific Park Community Center, Sycamore Room, 501 S. Pacific Ave.

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Parking: Bike racks are located in front of the Community Center. Street parking for cars is located on Riverdale Dr. and Kenilworth Ave.

Description: Thinking of riding your bike on Bike to Work Day or do you want to start using your bike for errands and other short trips? Come learn a few tips about commuting by bicycle including planning your route, what to do with your work clothes, and basic gear you should have when you ride.
Pre Bike to Work Day Expo — Wednesday, May 4
expo Location: Courtyard between 400 & 450 North Brand Boulevard.

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Description: Get ready for Bike to Work Day by visiting this Bike Expo organized by Glendale Transportation Management Associates and the LACBC. Check out the bikes and other commuter gear/information at the expo. For more information about Glendale TMA, visit www.glendaletma.net.

Basic Bicycle Repair Workshop — Monday, May 9
repair Location: Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Parking: Bike racks are located in front of the library. Library Visitors receive 3 hours FREE car parking across Harvard at the Marketplace parking structure with validation at the Loan Desk.

Description: 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
icecream Location: Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale 91208. Meet at the Colina Dr. gate.

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description: 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
Bike to work Bike to Work Day

Location: All over Glendale and L.A. County

Time: From 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Description: Try riding your bike to work today and stop at one or more of the following Glendale locations for free refreshments and goodies.

Pit-stop locations:
  1. Montrose Bike Shop - 2501 Honolulu Ave.
  2. The Bicycle Mart - 1601 S. Brand Blvd.
  3. Glendale City Hall - 613 East Broadway
  4. Glendale Cyclery - 1250 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
  5. Glendale Transportation Management Associates - 400 N. Brand Blvd.
  6. Flower St. and Sonora Ave. - City of Glendale/LACBC.
  7. Glendale Community College - Parking Lot F at Verdugo Rd. and Towne St.

Bike Raffle When you visit a Glendale Bike to Work Day Pit Stop, be sure to complete a survey and you'll be entered into a raffle to win a Diamond Back "Outlook" mountain bike. One entry per person. No substitutions or exchanges. Bike is an adult men's model, 18" size. Click here for more details.

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 (PDF).
Click here for a video about using the Beeline bike racks.

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.

10 Steps to Riding Your Bike to Work (PDF).
L.A. County Bicycle Coalition Biking Resources.
California Bicycle Laws and Safety.

Bike from Work Happy Hour — Thursday, May 19
Tavern on Brand Location: Tavern on Brand, 208 N. Brand Blvd.

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Description: The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition invites you to meet up for a happy hour beverage after you've biked to work today. Ride your bike to Tavern on Brand, meet fellow cyclists, and enjoy the Tavern's usual drink specials. Special deal: cyclists get 10% off all food orders! Remember, you CAN get a citation for riding drunk (plus you can get hurt). Drink responsibly but revel in the company of your fellow cyclists!

This is NOT a City of Glendale endorsed/sponsored event.
Bike to School Day — Friday, May 20
Bike to School Location: All over Glendale and L.A. County

Description: Today is the day students are encouraged to ride a bike to school throughout L.A. County. See the Bike to Work Day listing above for additional resources and information.
Glendale Bike Month is a collaboration of the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition, Glendale Community Services and Parks, Glendale Public Library, and the Glendale Transportation Management Associates.
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