Join us to experience a unique, car-free Colorado Boulevard like never before on May 17 during the Mayor’s Ride, Roll and Stroll sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. The Ride, Roll and Stroll caps a series of family fun events during Pasadena’s Bike Week, May 11-17, that culminates just hours later as dozens of professional cyclists blaze through the streets of Downtown Pasadena to the Stage 7 Finish Line at historic City Hall as part of the exciting Amgen Tour of California race!
The public is invited to join Mayor Bill Bogaard from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to ride bikes, skateboard, jog, roller skate, stroll and otherwise enjoy a car-free Colorado Boulevard during Kaiser Permanente’s Ride, Roll and Stroll event.
Thousands of bicyclists are expected to gather with Mayor Bogaard in front of City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., at Holly Street, to start the event with a non-competitive bike ride. Following the bike riders will be walkers, joggers, skaters and anyone else who wants to experience a car-free Colorado Boulevard between Pasadena Avenue and Lake Avenue. Pets are invited too!
Everyone is also invited to stay to watch the dazzling finish of the Amgen Tour of California Stage 7 where it ends at City Hall. From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., May 17, the Pasadena Visitors and Convention Bureau’s Visitor Hotline, (626) 795-9311, will take calls about event activities and road closures.
Motorists are advised that portions of Colorado Boulevard will be closed for both events. During the Ride, Roll and Stroll, motorists will be able to cross Colorado Boulevard at Fair Oaks Avenue or Los Robles Avenue. For more information, including a route map, visit www.pasadenacal.com/riderollstroll. Or, contact the City’s Department of Transportation at (626) 744-7464 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
The Bike Week Events include:
Bike Ed Day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11 at Incycle, 175 S. Fair Oaks Ave., for a traffic safety lesson and “nuts-and-bolts” primer on fixing your own bike.
A Taste of Pasadena Ride from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, May 12 to sample food at Pasadena Playhouse District restaurants, Whole Foods and the Luggage Room Pizzeria. Meet first at Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St.
Shop by Bike Day Tuesday, May 13. Cyclists can pedal to participating Pasadena businesses to receive discounts and incentives for shopping by bike! List of participating businesses at www.cicle.org/attend-an-event/bike-week-pasadena/shopbybikeday
Women on Bikes Night, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 14 for a group ride to Pasadena Cyclery for a safety clinic with Team Luna Chix. Participants will learn cycling tips and how to polish their night riding skills. Event concludes with a social gathering at a restaurant. Meet first at Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St.
Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 15. All commuters are encouraged to get out of your car and on your bike! Special “Pit Stop” event from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Pasadena City Hall (Euclid Avenue side) with local bicycle vendors, displays and free refreshments for bike-to-work riders! Locations and information on other Bike to Work Pit Stops in the greater Pasadena and Los Angeles County areas can be found at www.metro.net/bikes/bike-week.
Bike-in Movie Night from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, at Paseo Colorado. Bike in to watch a fun bike flick in the courtyard, enjoy snacks and enter a bicycle raffle. Meet first at Caltech’s Beckman Lawn, 440 S. Wilson Ave.
Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll & Stroll and Bike Ride With the Mayor, beginning 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 17 through 1:30 p.m. at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Join the Mayor for a family friendly ride celebrating the last day of Bike Week Pasadena. After the ride, cyclists are invited to stay to watch Amgen Tour of California competitors whisk their way through Pasadena, where the race ends.