Walk Bike Burbank (www.walkbikeburbank.org), local chapter of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (www.la-bike.org), is sponsoring a free community bike-safety check this Saturday at the Burbank Farmers’ Market under the Community Services tent.
Everyone is encouraged to bring their bikes to this Saturday’s event and have them quickly safety-checked for free while shopping the market’s wares. Walk Bike Burbank is sponsoring this community bike-safety check in advance of Sunday’s CicLAvia Pasadena – Presented by Metro (www.ciclavia.org/ciclavia_pasadena).
Professionally trained and fully equipped bike mechanics will be on-hand this Saturday to quickly get bikes ready for Sunday’s 13th CicLAvia and a summer of fun – all for free.
On Sunday, Pasadena will be transformed into a safe, car-free space for walking, bicycling, skating, jogging, and seeing Colorado Boulevard differently during CicLAvia Pasadena.
Beginning at 9:00 AM, a three-and-a-half-mile section of Colorado Boulevard will be closed to motorized traffic in Old Towne, opening up instead to bikes and pedestrians.
In addition to this main route on Colorado, several offshoots will link together through Pasadena, including a route to the South Lake Avenue District.
This will be the first time Pasadena has played host to the epic Los Angeles event, which has attracted as many as 100,000 participants in the past.
“CicLAvia shows us how neatly bicycles can be used for local transportation in LA, as well as for healthy recreational enjoyment. Businesses naturally flourish when their parking accommodates ten times the number of vehicles,” says Patrick Dickson, Planning and Policy Director for Walk Bike Burbank, “and we’re proud to be doing our part to ensure everyone interested in participating in CicLAvia is able to safely.”
Walk Bike Burbank is a local citizen-based advocacy organization whose mission is to make Burbank streets safe and welcoming for bicyclists and pedestrians by promoting safe riding practices, traffic law enforcement, safer crosswalks, better sidewalks, bicycle lane and path creation, additional bicycle rack and parking placement, education, and community group rides.
“We are committed to working with our neighborhoods, city groups, schools, and elected officials to help assure the City of Burbank’s active transportation emphasis is positively maintained and the city’s approved Bicycle Master Plan is effectively implemented,” says Mike Hollis, one of the co-founders of the group. “CicLAvia, in particular, gives people a unique opportunity to ride with family and friends and explore new shopping and entertainment areas. It helps everyone see and imagine the city in a whole new way.”
The group, whose membership is open to anyone through the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (www.la-bike.org/membership), is interested in promoting and experiencing the most of local active transportation and transportation choices. It is made up of bicyclists, multi-modal commuters, parents, teachers, health professionals, business and studio people, planners, and advocates for what they say is the full potential of active mobility access for Burbank.
Walk Bike Burbank will be on hand for free safety-checks from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday, May 30 at the Burbank Farmers’ Market. Information on Walk Bike Burbank, LACBC, and repair and personal maintenance of bicycles will also be available.