CICLE: Endless Summer, Free Family Ride

ENDLESS SUMMER: FREE FAMILY BIKE RIDE AND PICNIC
Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl
Inaugural event launches C.I.C.L.E.’s new Families and Bikes (FAB) program.

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Los
Angeles — Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange invites families
of all ages and abilities to enjoy Endless Summer, a family bike event
and picnic that celebrates the benefits of bicycling. Endless Summer is
the inaugural event of C.I.C.L.E.’s new program, Families and Bikes
(FAB). The free community event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Saturday, Sept. 26 at Brookside Park, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in Pasadena.
Activities will include a leisurely-paced family ride that will tour
the Rose Bowl loop, short trail rides for younger children (ages 4-9),
a scavenger hunt, games such as Frisbee and soccer, and a raffle.
Participants will also get to enjoy light snacks donated by Whole Foods.

“Families
and Bikes was formed by C.I.C.L.E. in partnership with a group of
enthusiastic parents to encourage, educate, and enable local families
to bicycle together,” says Liz Elliott, C.I.C.L.E.’s executive
director. “Beyond a variety of health benefits, such as improved
cardiovascular fitness, cycling is an easy, low-cost, and
environmentally-friendly way for children and their families to have
fun, while connecting with the outdoors and with each other.”

Cyclists
Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a Los Angeles-based
nonprofit organization that works with individuals and communities to
promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable
transportation choice. C.I.C.L.E. projects include Bike Week Pasadena,
lifestyle focused and skill-building safety workshops, and Urban
Expeditions, a monthly community-focused bicycle ride aimed at getting
more people out of their cars and onto bikes. www.cicle.org

The Families and Bikes (FAB) program is made possible with support from REI.

Families and Bikes Endless Summer Event Information:

Date: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Contact: info@cicle.org : 323.478.0060

Location:
Meet in the Brookside Park parking lot near to Kidspace Museum and the
baseball diamonds. The entrance to the park is located at 480 N. Arroyo
Blvd, Pasadena, CA. See map link below.

Directions: From N. Arroyo Blvd., Enter Brookside Park Parking lot. (South of Seco St.) See map link below.

Map link: tinyurl.com…

What to Bring:
A picnic. Your bicycles in good running order. (Please have bike(s)
inspected and tuned at least once a year at a bike shop.) All
participants under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or
guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer,
tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride
around the Rose Bowl. Children ages 4-9 may ride their own bikes on the
trail rides.

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