Up the Road: Bike Week in the PV

Well, we have arrived, mid-May, the time when bike month coalesces into Bike Week. Time for fresh commitment or renewal of an old commitment, as well as a time to celebrate. If you are in the greater Pomona Valley area there are a few events you might want to make note of.

First up is the Bike to Work Pit Stop, which traditionally has been held down at the Claremont Depot in the past but, this year, is being opened up at a new location - the intersection of College and Sixth. Stop by, between 6:00am and 9:00am, and talk to the people of the Pomona Valley Bike Coalition about biking in the greater Pomona Valley, the weather, or whatever. There should be various bits of information available, snacks and coffee, and the guys of Sunset Cycles will be providing free "express" tune-ups of minor ailments inflicting your bike. 

Typically, the PVBC's Bike to Work Day has ended with some socializing and Happy Hour in the evening. I could swear I saw something about it again this year, but now can not seem to find it. Perhaps it has been replaced by the PVBC Spring Social at the Old Stump Brewery, in La Verne; this event ends Bike Week, on Saturday the 21st, beginning at 7:00pm.

Finally, if you are a parent of a student, or students, in the Pomona School District you might want to check out the PVBC's Safe Routes to School Parent Workshop - this is a kid-friendly event where students are encouraged to bring their bikes, scooters, helmets to participate in a Bike Safety 101 course. The workshop will take place at Kingsley Elementary, between 8:30 and 12:00 on Saturday the 21st.

As usual you can keep yourself aware of all the great events hosted by the PVBC by joining the group, our local chapter of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, by liking them on Facebook, or periodically checking into their web page.