Sunday, February 1, 2015

Learn to Bike Safely in the Road | Sat Feb 21 Traffic Basics | taught by C.I.C.L.E. at the Caltech Y

Don't ride on the sidewalk! Did you know it's safer and faster to ride on the road? Learn how to be a smart cyclist and ride your bike safely in the road.

Learn how to:  
  • Take back the road
  • Be alert and safe
  • Know your rights as a cyclist
  • Make the best use of your bike!

When: Saturday February 21
11 am - 12:30 pm 

Where: Caltech Y
505 S. Wilson Ave, Pasadena CA   
What to Bring: Your bicycle, in good running order and a helmet.

Price: FREE! This class is subsidized by Caltech Transportation on behalf of Caltech Bike Lab. The class is taught by local organization C.I.C.L.E

In the class, you'’ll learn basic principles of bicycle and traffic safety. For the second part of the workshop, you’'ll need your bike, because we'’ll be hitting the road for an easy ride that will put what you learned into practice.

To attend this class you should be able to:  

Start your bike with confidence and ease.
Balance and steer your bike
Bring your bike to a smooth and controlled stop.
Use your gears effectively
Remove one hand from your handlebar to signal without veering.
Look over your shoulder without veering.

Reserve your spot by RSVP online here:

Caltech/JPL have priority signup but members of the public are welcome to join.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Holidays from the Bike Lab!

Happy holidays from the Caltech Bike Lab! :) 

Our office hours are closed December 22 - January 2, but we are back starting January 5!


Save the date: Learn to Ride Safely Class with C.I.C.L.E. on Feb 21, 2015 at the Caltech Y!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Beginner Bike Repair - Sat Nov 8 at 10 AM

learn to prevent and fix a flat
replace & adjust brakes, gears, etc.
clean and grease your chain
keep your bike running smoothly and efficiently

Beginner Bike Repair Class

Saturday Nov 8, 2014
10 AM-11:30 AM at Bike Lab

Bring your bike to work on! (if you have one)

Hosted by Daven and Jon M

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sat Oct 25 Tour De Pasadena -- meet 10:30 AM!

Come meet other Caltech folks who ride and tour Pasadena by bike! We are leading a casual bike ride around the sights of Pasadena, including:

Old Town Pasadena
The Gamble House
The Rose Bowl
North Lake district
Bungalow Heaven
Carmela's (yummy ice cream)
The Saturday farmer's market at Victory Park
PCC student area
A few of our favorite bars

Bring your bike, helmet out and ride with us! The pace of the ride will be comfortable for all participants (about 6 miles).

We'll meet at the BikeLab on California Blvd on Saturday Oct 25 at 10:30 AM

(Map of meeting spot:  

Questions? Email panzel AT caltech

Update: Thanks to all who came! :D It was a really fun group!

Monday, September 29, 2014

CicLAvia - Heart of LA - Sun Oct 5 - Feeder Ride leaves from Pasadena

CicLAvia is happening this Sunday (Oct 5)!
Map pdf:

Several miles of street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic and open to bikes and pedestrians in the heart of Los Angeles, from 9am to 4pm!

"Heart of LA will cross through downtown LA along parts of the first CicLAvia route, but will extend into new areas like Echo Park, the Historic Broadway Theater District, and through Boyle Heights all the way into the County of Los Angeles and into East Los Angeles."

"Many of the hubs will be in areas that are new to the car-free event: Echo Park (food trucks, DJs), Broadway's theater district (climbing wall, photo booth, library trucks, theater), Chinatown (live music), Mariachi Plaza (farmers' market, music, Zumba, photobooth), Cinco Puntos on the east end of Boyle Heights (kick-off with the mayor), and one at the East LA Civic Center (yoga, obstacle course, Kids Zone, a Mobile Mural Lab)." (source)

Caltech Bike Lab is leading a feeder ride to the event and will ride with BikeSGV!

Meet at 8 am on Beckman Lawn along Wilson Ave. Bring your bike and helmet!

The pace will be casual, and the ride to the event will be about 10 miles. To return to Caltech, you can take the Metro light rail back to Fillmore/Del Mar Stations. There are many Metro stops along the CicLAvia route.

Caltech Ride Leaders: Chris M and Jon M 

This feeder ride is open to the public :)