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Spring 2014 Bike Week

May 2-9

A project of Ecology Action

Join us for the 27th Annual Santa Cruz County Bike Week!

There will be an entire week of fun-filled events starting on Friday May 2nd and running through Friday May 9th, with Bike To Work/School Day on Thursday May 8th from 6:30am-9:30am.

Bike Week Schedule

Friday, May 2nd

Bike Night as part of First Friday at the Museum of Art & History

705 Front St, 5-9pm

Bike Week kick-off party in collaboration with People Power of Santa Cruz County. Join us for an evening of live music, local artists & craft vendors who will have items for sale, local frame builders and their sweet rides, family friendly art stations such as our bike decorating station, bike-blended drinks and icecream, helmet giveaways and so much more!

Saturday, May 3rd

Santa Cruz County Cycling Club Group Rides

Delaware Ave at entrance to Natural Bridges State Park, 8:45am

There will be three rides led by the Cycling Club including a 32 mile ride, a 51 mile ride and a 67 mile ride. No RSVP needed. Click here for more details.

Sunday, May 4th

Capitola Open Streets

Capitola Esplanade, 11am-4pm

Bike, walk and play in the car-free street! Free, family-friendly activities and music. Click here for more details.

Monday, May 5th

Cycle & Dine

Cyclists will receive between a 15-25% discount on their meal at participating restaurants! Upon arrival at any of these fine restaruants make sure to show your helmet to your server or at the cash register before ordering. Please note that each restaurant will be providing varying discounts within the noted range. Participating restaurants include: Charlie Hong Kong, Chocolate, Harbor Cafe and Midtown Cafe. Other restaurants to be confirmed shortly.

Tuesday, May 6th

Staff of Life Market Breakfast

1266 Soquel Ave, 7am-10am

Free pastries, juice and coffee for cyclists! Join us for a fun event in the seated patio area for yummy food, delicious beverages, free bike goodies and more!

Wednesday, May 7th

Bikes As Transportation Workshop with Epicenter Cycling

1730 Mission St, 6-7:30pm

Epicenter Cycling will be hosting this free workshop which will include everything you need to know about commuting by bike. Curious about bike commuting? Trying to bike for transportation? Want to learn tips and tricks from people who have been doing it for a long time? Epicenter will demystify the rules of the road and will be discussing equipment options, riding at night, biking with kids, locking up, and much more. The workshop will also feature a panel discussion incliuding Andrea from Epicenter, Amelia Conlen (Director at People Power of Santa Cruz County), and local longtime commuters Gary and Rebbie, followed by a Q&A. Snacks will be provided along with great deals for workshop attendees on Epicenter commuter gear!


Basic Bike Maintenance by Spokesman Bicycles

Downtown Farmer's Market, Noon-4pm

Spokesman Bicycle mechanics will have a tent set up at the Farmers Market to provide FREE basic bike maintenance.

Thursday, May 8th

Bike To Work/School Day

Visit our Breakfast Sites page for a complete list of our 15 public breakfast sites across Santa Cruz County and our 45+ participating school sites.


Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery Fundraiser

402 Ingalls St, Noon-10pm

$1 per pint will go to support Ecology Action's Bike To Work/School Program. Drink up!

Friday, May 9th

Santa Cruz Bike Party

Bike Church, 703 Pacific Ave, 7-9pm

SC Bike Party is a fun, social ride every second Friday of the month. The goal is to create a safe and cooperative roadway environment for all road users. The theme for this Bike Party is (Bike) Empire Strikes Back. So bring your Star Wars inspired costumes, light sabers and polish those storm trooper boots or just come as you are! This will be a leisurely bike ride for the whole family with many stops along the way. The bike route will be posted soon. Prizes for best individual and group costumes.


Questions, confusion, or just so excited you want to share, contact Emily

Bike Week is a project of Ecology Action and grant funded by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission.











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