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A Very Bikey Week in Livable Streets Events

Let's just jump right in, shall we?

Monday - Bike Week kicks off in L.A. in just a couple of minutes.  Join Metro and City executives and some of the city's top bike advocates at Exposition Park at 10:00 A.M.  Get the details, right here.

Monday - When it comes to Bike Week, the City of Pasadena is second to none when it comes to programming great events, thanks in large part to our friends at CICLE.  Bike Week Pasadena kicks off tonight with the Tour de Pasadena.  Interested?  Get the event details here or visit the Bike Week Pasadena website on CICLE's homepage.

Monday, Thursday, Saturday - Metro and Caltrans host another round of public meetings on the I-710 Big Dig project and other atlernatives to "close" the "710 Gap" in the SGV.  The meetings run through next week, so find the one closest to you at the official website.

Tuesday - It's the bikiest non-denominational blessing event in Los Angeles.  Good Samaritan Hospital hosts the Blessing of the Bikes at 8:00 A.M. at 1225 Wilshire Blvd.

Tuesday - Oh Yes It's Ladies Night.  Oh yes it's on a bike.  Oh yes it's Ladies Night.  It's in Pasadena.  More details, here or visit the Bike Week Pasadena website on CICLE's homepage.

Wednesday - Remember when Streetsblog panned the Expo Phase I bike lanes?  Half a year later, after some repaving, The Source talked the lanes up.  Here's a chance to check the lanes out yourself in a group ride sponsored by Metro/LADOT/LACBC as part of Bike Week.  Let us know what you think.  Get the ride details, here.

Wednesday - In 2008, Pasadena close the Rose Bowl loop to motorized traffic for one evening.  It was awesome.  You can experience that awesomeness again with the Mayor's Bike Ride as part of Bike Week Pasadena.  Get all the details here or visit the Bike Week Pasadena website on CICLE's homepage

Thursday - You can find your "Bike to Work Day" pit stops at this interactive map created by Metro.  Long Beach has its own Bike to Work Day fun planned.  A handful of LACBC chapters host "bike from work day" as well.  We'll have a place to post all your Bike to Work Day Media.

Thursday - Interrupting our Bike Week fun is the Public Hearing on the Westside Subway that Metro is required by law to hold at the request of the City of Beverly Hills.  I'm hoping they play the apocalypse video.  Get the details, here.

Friday - This one is easy.  It's Bike to School Day.  Get on a bike.  Ride to your school.

Saturday - Bike Week Pasadena closes with a last ride and pedal party at Paseo Colorado.  Get all the details, here.

Sunday - Of course, Bike Week is a Monday-Sunday week, not the traditional Sunday-Saturday.  Bike Week's unofficial end in Los Angeles comes when the AMGEN bike tour comes through Downtown Los Angeles.  This year, Amgen sponsors a Sunday "closed street" ride through five miles of Downtown streets.  It's not quite CicLAvia, but it still sounds like a fun time.  Get the details, including registration, here.

Sunday - It's Critical Mass for kids in Long Beach.  Enjoy Kidical Mass at 1:00 P.M. at Bixby Knolls.  Get all the details, here.

Sunday - At this point, your bike might be beat up after the long week.  Bikerowave sponsors a free class on how to fix your breaks.  Get all the details, here.

If we missed something, leave a note in the comments section and we'll update.  If you want us to include a future event, email damien at streetsblog dot org.

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