May is Bike Month-Glendale Happenings
Bike to Work Day- May 18
Dust off that bicycle and get ready to ride to work for Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 18. To make the trip extra convenient for you, the City of Glendale, CA, Walk Bike Glendale, and Go Glendale, have partnered to distribute refreshments and other goodies to people who bicycle to work at select pit-stops throughout Glendale!
If you’ve never tried commuting to work by bicycle, Bike to Work Day is the perfect day to push that pedal. On Thursday, May 18, join thousands of other bike commuters around Los Angeles County and ride to work on two wheels.
To make your bike commute super easy and fun, there will be pit stops located around the county to provide you with tips, refreshments and more! Also, there’s this: those with a bike get free rides on Metro! Check out Metro’s map of pit stops on their bike month website. https://www.metro.net/riding/bike-month/
Bike Month Proclamation at the Glendale City Council Meeting-Tuesday- May 16th
The Glendale City Council and Walk Bike Glendale will issue a ” Proclamation Designating Bike to Work Day” on Tuesday May 16th at 6:00 pm. WBG will make a brief statement on the importance and significance of Bike Month and Bike to Work Day. If you would like join WBG in making the announcement join us at the City Council Chamber, City Hall – 613 E. Broadway, 2nd Floor or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CicLAvia Community Meeting- May 17th
Join us for a community meeting on May 17th to learn about street closures, business opportunities, family activities, volunteer positions and more. RSVP to attend: Call 213.355.8500 or email email@example.com. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. All attendees will be entered into a free drawing to win a branded CicLAvia helmet!
Link to Facebook event LINK
Jewel City Ride -May 21st
The 5th annual Jewel City Ride Fun and Fitness Day will offer two exciting road rides and an altogether new mixed terrain gravel adventure ride, a police escorted ride through downtown Glendale for ages 7 and up, and enjoy fun games and activities promoting a healthy lifestyle. Co-organized by the YMCA. Go to the website for tickets LINK
CicLAvia – Glendale Meets Atwater Village-June 11th
Get ready for a brand new CicLAvia route! On Sunday, June 11, Glendale and Atwater Village will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.
New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for March 26:
- CicLAvia is FREE!
- CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
- CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
- CicLAvia is not a race! There’s no starting point or finish line – begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
- CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out some more safety tips.
Facebook event link LINK
Billion Step Challenge
We are partnering with the City of Glendale to challenge the community to collectively walk 1,000,000,000 steps to encourage individuals, families, community organizations and local businesses to get out and get active.
The Billion Step Challenge is a driving force in the Be Street Smart Glendale campaign to educate, encourage and empower each person to take personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others when walking, driving or biking in Glendale. People can share their progress and photos on social media using #BillionStepChallenge and #BeStreetSmartGlendale.
It only takes three minutes to join, and there are a limited number of complimentary spaces still available. Just click Billion Step Challenge to get started and join the movement. You may link your Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin or other compatible wireless device or smartphone app to automatically log your steps, or you can enter them manually on the website or via the mobile app for iOS or Android. People can share their progress and photos on social media using #Billion Step Challenge and #Be Street Smart Glendale.
A billion steps is a long way, far enough to go once around the earth, to the moon and back – we can get there together. And remember, when you’re out walking, driving or biking, be safe and Be Street Smart Glendale!
Email Walkbikeglendale@gmail.com to get a spot and be involved.
Support Jenny in the Climate Ride!
Jenny Morataya, one of Walk Bike Glendale’s steering committee members, is participating in the Climate Ride this June. She will bike hundreds of miles to raise awareness and money for more than 100 fantastic organizations (including Walk Bike Glendale and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition) that are leading the nation in climate change awareness, green energy development, sustainability, and bicycle advocacy, and to raise public awareness around these issues.
Please support her and Walk Bike Glendale by making a tax-deductible donation to the Climate Ride’s fundraising efforts:
Metrolink Twitter Party
Get ready for bike month in May. Part of celebrating bike month is ‘bike to work week.’ Bike to work week is May 15-19th. All transit agencies will be holding special events which will be advertised on their respective websites. Metrolink is offering a FREE RIDE ALL WEEK to passengers who bring their bicycle on board. Yes, you heard correctly — FREE RIDE to passengers with a bicycle present — no ticket needed!
Additionally, on May 16th from 5-6 pm Metrolink is hosting ‘ONE BIG Twitter Party‘ for an hour of bike related giveaways (prizes such as Metrolink tickets, bike accessories, etc.) every 5 minutes by answering bike related trivia questions. The grand prize will be an URB-E . To participate, go to Metrolink’s twitter handle (@Metrolink) and use the hashtag #pedal2work17 to join in on the party.
Again, Metrolink is promoting free rides for anyone boarding with a bike that week, as well as spreading the word about Bike to Work Week and the benefits of having thriving bike cultures in our communities.”
Monthly Steering Committee Meeting-June 12th
Join us for our monthly Steering Committee Meeting! Learn about what Walk Bike Glendale is up to and how you can get involved. We have a meeting every second Monday of the month. Our monthly steering committee meetings are a great opportunity to get involved with Walk Bike Glendale. Meetings are open to the public and anyone who is interested in improving conditions for walking and bicycling in Glendale is encouraged to attend. You do not need to be a steering committee member to attend.
Meetings are held in the “Sun Room” at Panera Bread on 300 N Brand Blvd from 7:00-8:30pm.