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): 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 Bike 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 Meet at intersection of 7th Ave and Murray St. 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 (CWC) on a fun, family-friendly group ride led by Greg Pepping, Executive Director of CWC. Greg will lead the group up the Riverwalk path and loop around, talking about the work of the San Lorenzo River Alliance and what's happening at the river. Meet at the Boardwalk Trestle Bridge on the Boardwalk side of the bridge.
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: Offering 10% off any signature bowl, rice bowl, soup, salad, sandwich (drinks and cookies excluded)
Chocolate: Offering a 15% discount
Surfrider Cafe: Offering a 25% discount and will be generously donating an additional 15% of cyclists' checks to the Bike To Work program!
Severino's Bar & Grill: OFfering a 15% discount (excluding alcohol)
Seabright Brewery: Offering a 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: Offering 20% off accessories and 10% off bikes
Epicenter Cycling: Offering a 20% off clothing, parts and accessories
Bike Station Aptos: Offering 15% off accessories and 25% off clothing
Another Bike Shop: Offering 20% off clothing, parts and accessories
Family Cycling Center:Offering a 10% discount on regularly prices parts and accessories
Bicycle Trip: Offering a 15% off lights, locks, helmets and bags
Sprockets: Offering a 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! 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.