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Bikes at the Library
Bikes fill the racks at the Live Oak Library in Santa Cruz County. Photo by Ventana Staff

Bike Week 2010 May 9-15

April 2010

For more information for Santa Cruz, San Benito, or Monterey Counties visit:


Wednesday, May 5
Bike to City Council Meeting- Pacific Grove
Assemble at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 11
Bike vs. Car Challenge-Salinas
7:45 a.m. This is a race between bicyclists and motorists to see who arrives at Star Center in Salinas the fastest. The starting point is at Northwest Corner of Natividad/Alvin Intersection. Meet the riders at Star Market finish line for a welcoming reception. Riders will need to receive pre-approval by James Serrano at 758-7195.

Bike to City Council Meeting- Salinas
Assembly of riders will begin at 3:00 p.m. Bike ride begins at 4:30 p.m.
Ride with elected officials and city staff from Steinbeck Library to City Council Chambers. For detailed event information, please Contact James Serrano at 758-7195.

Wednesday, May 12
Twilight Ride Laguna Seca
Time: 5:30-7:30p.m. The Twilight Rides are informal and will begin in the paddock area located in the interior of the circuit. The 2+ mile track will be open to all levels of cyclists, including children. The cost is $10 per rider. A portion of the proceeds is donated to charity. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.


“A bike is a blessing for your wallet, health, and legs, but bicycles are wonders because of what they don’t do to the world. At zero pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, versus a car’s one pound per mile, a bike does not alter the global climate.”

Eric Sorensen,
Seven Wonders for a Cool Planet

Thursday, May 13
Bike to School/Work Day
Breakfast from: 7:00-9:00 a.m.


Tuesday, May 11
Commuter Race: Watsonville
A commute hour competition between a motorist, a cyclist and other forms of transportation to see which mode prevails in local traffic. Check your local media for results.

Thursday, May 13
Bike to Work/School Day
Everybody is doing it! Join thousands of other novice and experienced bicyclists seeking a healthier, cheaper, and more sustainable form of transportation. FREE BREAKFAST for cyclists at sites throughout Santa Cruz County.

Saturday, May 15
Rail and Trail Day
9:00 a.m., Santa Cruz Train Depot Park (119 Center St., two blocks from the wharf). Bring your bike on the train to Felton for a fun, community ride down scenic Highway 9 to Santa Cruz. CHP escort provided for safety! Helmet and tickets required ($8 adults/$4 children). Co-presented with Santa Cruz County Cycling Club, Friends of the Rail Trail, Amgen Tour of CA, Santa Cruz Finish.

All Week!
Bike to Worship
Integrate health and spirituality. Bike or walk on the day that you worship. Check with your congregation for details.

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