Spring 2015 Bike To Work
Events from Friday May 1-Friday May 8th
A project of Ecology Action
Join us for the 28th Annual Santa Cruz County Spring Bike To Work program!
Bike Week Schedule:
Friday, May 1
Bike Night First Friday at the Museum of Art & History (5pm to 9pm): Join us for our family-friendly kick-off celebration! In true First Friday fashion, this event will feature student artwork, a bike themed art fair where local artists will be selling their arts and crafts, live bike demonstrations, bike decorating stations, a group ride and so much more! Ecology Action is partnering with People Power of Santa Cruz County and the Museum of Art & History to bring you this fun-filled event.
Saturday, May 2
Santa Cruz County Cycling Club Group Rides (depending on which ride you choose you will have either an 8:45 or 9:45am start time): The Cycling Club hosts group rides throughout the year which cater to beginner, intermediate and advanced cyclists. These group rides are a great way to get to know other community members, learn new bike routes and build your skills. There will be 3 group rides for all levels including a 'Gentle Pace', 'Intermediate Pace' and 'Faster Pace' ride. Visit their website for more details.
Sunday, May 3
Rail Trail Cleanup (10am to Noon): Join Friends of the Rail & Trail and Save Our Shores for a cleanup along the railroad tracks from 7th Ave to the Boardwalk Trestle. Exact Meeting location TBD. The tracks are in much need of a cleanup and Save Our Shores will be providing all cleanup supplies including buckets, bags, latex gloves, grabbers and more. But feel free to bring your own gloves and cleanup tools. Friends of the Rail & Trail will be on site providing information on the proposed 32-mile Rail Trail from Davenport to Watsonville with this segment being a central piece of the line. Please join us to help beautify this rail line by removing harmful debris, all while learning more about the benefits and vision of the Rail Trail!
Watershed Tour Group Ride (12:30pm-1:30pm): Join the Coastal Watershed Council on a fun, family-friendly group ride as you wind your way from the harbor to the San Lorenzo River Levee. Learn more about the San Lorenzo River Watershed and the improvements that have been taking place along the San Lorenzo River Levee to make biking and walking this area more pleasurable. Exact meeting place TBD.
Tuesday, May 5
Cycle & Dine: Ecology Action has partnered with a number of restaurants throughout Santa Cruz County to provide all you wonderful cyclists with discounts on your meal. If you bike to the following restaurants on this day, you'll receive anywhere from a 10-25% discount on your meal. Be ready to show your helmet to your server upon arrival and ask for the 'Cycle & Dine' discount! Participating restaurants include: Charlie Hong Kong, Chocolate, Surfrider Cafe, Severino's Bar & Grill, Seabright Brewery, and Midtown Cafe.
Wednesday, May 6
Gear Up Day: Ecology Action has partnered with a number of local bike shops throughout Santa Cruz to provide you with discounts on bike gear! Whether you need a new light, a helmet, even a bike, cruz by any of the following bike shops on this day to receive a 10-25% discount on select bike gear items. You don't need to bike to the shops but when you arrive make sure the sales team knows you're there for "Gear Up Day". Each shop will be offering discounts on select items so call before if you want to confirm what items will be discounted. Participating bike shops include: Bike Station Aptos, Epicenter Cycling, Spokesman Bicycles, Another Bike Shop, Family Cycling Center, Bicycle Trip and Sprockets.
Thursday, May 7
Bike To Work/School Day (6:30am-9:30am)
Visit our Breakfast Sites page for a complete list of our 13 public breakfast sites across Santa Cruz County and our 45+ participating school sites. Cyclists will be able to receive a free breakfast, free bike maintenance, raffle prizes and more!
Friday, May 8
Bike Party Group Ride (7-9pm): Santa Cruz Bike Party will be leading a family-friendly group ride! More details coming soon.
Questions, confusion, or just so excited you want to share, contact Emily
Bike To Work is a project of Ecology Action and grant funded by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission.