May is National Bike Month, which means lots of cool, free and fun bike-related events and activities will be taking place across the region. In other words, now is an awesome time to get out your calendar, dust off that bike, get out of the house and ride!
BikeSGV Open House Social - Fri May 9th
BikeSGV will formally kick off festivities in the San Gabriel Valley on Friday May 9th with an Open House Social in El Monte. The fun-filled evening will feature food, drink, project updates, and plenty of time to socialize with people who like to bike from across the SGV. Check out our Facebook page for more information.
Car-Free Colorado, Pro Racing + BikeSGV Member Zone in Pasadena - 5/17
A week later two exciting events are coming to the City of Pasadena, the Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll open streets event and the Amgen Tour of California. The former will be the City's first official "Open Streets" event, similar to cicLAvia, but on a smaller scale. The latter is the biggest professional bike race in the United States, and will feature top athletes from around the world.
BikeSGV will be hosting a FREE bicycle valet for both events adjacent to route/race course across the street from Pasadena City Hall at our partner organization Day One's fenced in headquarters. Ride over, drop off your bike, and if you're a BikeSGV member, enjoy an array of light, healthy snacks and fruit-flavored waters from 12-2pm!
More Bike Month Events in and around the SGV
Here are a few other local Bike Month highlights:
Want to learn more? Check out ActiveSGV's new podcast, ActiveLab