May is National Bike Month and LA County Bike Week is May 13-17. Therefore, to help you get back on the saddle and plan your ride, BikeSGV will be hosting a series of booths all week throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Be sure to stop by for free swag, water, snacks, basic repairs and to learn how the SGV is becoming more bike-friendly.
Monday, May 13: El Monte Transit Center (Bike Hub), 10am - 3pm
The Metro Transit Center in El Monte is the largest bus facility west of Chicago. With its capacity and central location, El Monte is the perfect place to kick off Bike Week. Come learn how bikes and buses work together!
Location: 501 Santa Anita Ave, El Monte, CA 91731
Tuesday, May 14: Pasadena City College, 10am - 3pm
Students use bikes and public transportation more than any other group but there are still many students that don't know about alternatives to cars. We'll be visiting PCC in Pasadena!
Location: 1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106
Wednesday, May 15: Baldwin Park Metrolink Station, 10am - 3pm
Metrolink connects communities from Lancaster to Oceanside, Ventura to San Bernardino. Whether it's a short trip or a long one, Metrolink will accommodate you and your bike. Note: We'll be part of a mini-press conference!
Location: 3825 Downing Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Thursday, May 16 (Bike-toWork Day): South Pasadena Gold Line Mission Station & Farmer's Market, 3pm - 8pm
During Bike-to-Work DAY, BikeSGV is partnering with Performance Bikes to offer a more comprehensive pit stop during the South Pasadena Farmer's Market. We'll have mechanics at the ready to repair, tune, or maintenance your bike while you enjoy local produce, handmade goods, and street food.
Location: 905 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you'd like to help at any (or all) of the activities above, please contact Jackson@bikesgv.org with the date(s) and time(s) you're available. No experience necessary. We'll catch you up on all our efforts and upcoming events. Stay for as long (or as short) as you'd like. Volunteering is a great way to get hands on experience with your local bicycle advocacy organization while satisfying school related volunteer hours, letters of recommendation for work, or possibly growth within the organization.
See y'all during Bike Week 2013!
*Dates, times, and activities are subject to change without notice. Stay tuned for more information.
Want to learn more? Check out ActiveSGV's new podcast, ActiveLab