May 4, 1998
Bike-to-Work Day rides again on May 21
By Francine Tyler
The 11th annual Bike-to-Work/School Day takes place on Thursday, May
21, and a free breakfast awaits faculty, staff, and students who leave
their cars behind when coming to the campus.
The bagels, coffee, fruit, and other treats that UCSC will serve at
the Student Center from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. on May 21 are only a small taste
of what's taking place May 16 through 22 for Bike-to-Work Week.
Other events include:
Saturday, May 16:
- "Transportation Transformations," a Santa Cruz historical
tour on bicycles. The three-hour, rolling historical tour and bring-your-own
picnic starts at the HUB for Sustainable Transportation, 2048 N. Pacific
Avenue at 10 a.m. Free. Helmets are required for all participants.
Sunday, May 17:
- "The Ultimate Commute: Vacationing by Bike." Sarah
Patek shares stories of her trek from Alaska to Argentina, and Richard
Krebs speaks about his solo and tandem bicycle adventures. Starts at Sprockets
at 1420 Mission Street at 6 p.m. Free. Refreshments provided. Call 464-9200
to reserve space.
- Strawberry Fields Forever VIII. A benefit ride for Global Cyclists
Exchange. Rides of 100 miles, 100 kilometers, and 25 miles. Call (408)
Monday, May 18:
- Women's Bike Commute Tea. Women cyclists enjoy tea, pastries,
and good company from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bicycle Trip, 1127 Soquel Avenue.
Speakers will discuss a number of different cycling issues and interests.
Free. Call (408) 427-2580.
Wednesday, May 20:
- Bike-to-Market Day. Ride your bike to the Downtown Santa Cruz
Farmer's market at the corner of Lincoln and Cedar Streets and enter a
drawing for free goodies. Valet bike parking provided. 2:30 to 6 p.m. Free.
- Food Delivery Day. Pedaler's Express coordinates the delivery
of food to each breakfast site via bicycle. Volunteers and trailers needed
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. To help, call (408) 426-BIKE.
Thursday, May 21:
- Bike-to-Work/School Day. Free breakfast at UCSC and other sites,
including New Leaf Community Markets at Mission Street in Santa Cruz, 41st
Avenue in Capitola, and in Felton; the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium; The
Buttery at the corner of Soquel and Branciforte Avenues; Cabrillo College
Amphitheater; the Clubhouse Scout Room at Harvey West Park; the Juice Club
on Clares Street in Capitola; and at Twin Lakes Park at 7th Avenue and
Murray Street in Live Oak. Also in Scotts Valley at Camp Evers Park on
Glen Canyon Road, and in Watsonville at the Downtown Plaza, corner of Main
and East Beach Streets.
Friday, May 22:
- Human-Powered Parade & Party. Anyone moving under their
own power is invited to take part in the parade, which starts at 5:30 p.m.
at the Front Street Pub. From 7 to 10 p.m., a party and fair for cyclists
takes place at the pub, featuring live music, food, door prizes, bike safety
and maintenance demonstrations, and environmental- and bike-related booths.
Both events are free.
For more information, call the Bike-to-Work Week office at (408) 423-3773.
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