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!
***Win an electric bike from Blix Electric Bikes for participating in select Bike Week events! The raffle winner will be selected from sign-in sheets at the following events: Bike Night First Friday, Santa Cruz County Cycling Club Group Rides, Rail Trail Cleanup, Bike To Work Day, and Bike Party Group Ride.The more Bike Week events you participate in, the more chances to win! The winner will be selected and announced in Mid-May***
Bike Week Schedule:
Friday, May 1
Bike Night First Friday at the Museum of Art & History (5pm to 9pm): First Friday Bike Night at the Museum of Art & History represents the kick-off celebration to Bike Week! Bike Night is a family-friendly, inclusive experience for community members to come learn about local bike resources and celebrate biking in Santa Cruz. The event features a host of activities including a student art contest winner showcase, freestyle trials bike stunt shows by Matt Meyer, and a local artists bike themed art fair, with art and crafts for sale. Celebration activities include free helmets, spin bike art, bike decorating, helmet stenciling, and an 8pm Tie Dye Community Bike Ride led by Bike Santa Cruz County. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated bike!
Saturday, May 2
Santa Cruz County Cycling Club Group Rides (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 meet other riders, learn new bike routes and improve 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 start location, times and other details.
Sunday, May 3
Rail Cleanup (10am to Noon): Join Friends of the Rail & Trail and Save Our Shores for a cleanup along the railroad tracks from east of San Lorenzo River Trestle to 17th Avenue. Meet at intersection of Seabright and Murray St. The tracks are in 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 paved path. Cleanup volunteers will receives a 20% off coupon from Patagonia Santa Cruz, muffins from Linda's Seabreeze Cafe and happy hour discounts all day long from the Seabright Brewery! Coffee and other refreshments will be provided.
Watershed Tour Group Ride (12:30pm-1:30pm): Join the Coastal Watershed Council (CWC) on a fun, family-friendly group ride. Meet at the San Lorenzo River Trestle on the Boardwalk side of the bridge. The ride will follow the Riverwalk path and loop around. Participants will learn about the work of the San Lorenzo River Alliance and what's happening at the river.
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. Be ready to show your helmet to your server upon arrival and ask for the 'Cycle & Dine' discount! Participating restaurants include:
Charlie Hong Kong: 10% off any signature bowl, rice bowl, soup, salad, sandwich (drinks and cookies excluded)
Chocolate: 15% discount
Surfrider Cafe: 25% discount and will be generously donating an additional 15% of cyclists' checks to the Bike To Work program!
Severino's Bar & Grill: 15% discount (excluding alcohol)
Seabright Brewery: 20% off non-happy hour items
Midtown Cafe: Offering a special Cyclists Breakfast option
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". Participating bike shops include:
Spokesman Bicycles: 20% off accessories and 10% off bikes
Epicenter Cycling: 20% off clothing, parts and accessories
Bike Station Aptos: 15% off accessories and 25% off clothing
Another Bike Shop: 20% off clothing, parts and accessories
Family Cycling Center:10% discount on regularly prices parts and accessories
Bicycle Trip: 15% off lights, locks, helmets and bags
Sprockets: 15% discount on all items including bikes
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! Meet at the Bike Church at 703 Pacific Ave in Santa Cruz. The theme is PROM so bust out those sequin dresses and suspenders. Prizes for best dressed!
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.