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Ride, Roll and Stroll 2014 UPDATE New Map & Info

Ride, Roll and Stroll 2014 UPDATE New Map & Info

 EXPERIENCE A CAR-FREE COLORADO BOULEVARD AT RIDE, ROLL & STROLL MAY 17, 2014 

PASADENA ROAD CLOSURES & EVENT INFO AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA & RIDE, ROLL & STROLL 

EVENT DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 17 --SCROLL DOWN ON THIS PAGE FOR RIDE, ROLL AND STROLL EVENT MAP

The following road closures and event information are for the Amgen Tour of California and Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll & Stroll, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014.  About 15,000 spectators are expected. 

HOTLINE NUMBER: Event Day ONLY, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for public questions on street closures, parking, and general info is:

 (626) 795-9311.  

Websites with additional info and maps:  

www.visitpasadena.com 

www.cityofpasadena.net 

www.amgentourofcalifornia.com  

If You See Something, Say Something 

For crimes in progress, suspicious activity or life-threatening situations, remember to always call 9-1-1 and/or notify the nearest uniformed officer at the event.  Be prepared to speak calmly, give your location and provide the basic details of the nature of your call. 

Pasadena Police and Fire Department personnel will be on scene to help protect you and respond to any emergencies.  For other non-emergency calls, contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. 

Road Closures & Event Times 

Colorado Boulevard between Pasadena Avenue & Lake Avenue closed 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Ride, Roll and Stroll starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. 

Motorists can cross Colorado Boulevard at Fair Oaks Avenue or Los Robles Avenue during Ride, Roll and Stroll until 1:30 p.m. 

Streets will then be cleared for Amgen Tour of California riders. 

Amgen Tour of California riders enter Pasadena approximately 2:30 p.m. via Linda Vista Avenue, ride over the historic Colorado Street Bridge and into Downtown Pasadena  

Race includes three-lap circuit race through Downtown Pasadena with finish at City Hall at approximately 3:30 p.m.  

Cyclists to make three laps on Colorado, DeLacey Avenue, Union Street, Raymond Avenue, Holly Street, Garfield Avenue, El Molino Avenue, Catalina Avenue, Green Street and Madison Avenue.  

 Those streets will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic during the race from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Streets will re-open as soon as possible following the last lap.   

 The motoring public is urged to drive with extra caution; observe all temporary signs and restrictions and to obey directions from public safety personnel.   

 Motorists are encouraged to look at the online maps for detailed detour routes.  Primary detour routes include Walnut Street to the North, Hill to the East, Del Mar Boulevard to the South, and Orange Grove or the 710 Extension to the West. 

The City of Pasadena thanks our residents, merchants, the motoring public and pedestrians for their cooperation during these events. 

 Gold Line & Bike Valet Travel Options: 

Spectators and participants are encouraged to ride bikes or travel to Pasadena using alternate transportation.  Bike valet locations around City Hall, and public bike racks bordering Gold Line between Colorado Boulevard and Holly Street and at train stations. 

 Numerous paid public and private parking locations along Colorado Boulevard and Lake Avenue will be open. 

 Parking Information & Vehicle Towing Along Route 

Routes will be posted with No Parking signs.  Please observe all on-street parking restrictions closely, noting all time restrictions.   

 Vehicles parked on the course during restricted times will be towed to the Elks Lodge parking lot, 400 W. Colorado Boulevard, and will be available for pick-up for free only until 5:00 pm on the day of the event. 

 Call (626) 744-4400 on Event Day only for towing information.  After that, unclaimed towed vehicles will be moved to a City storage lot and storage charges will apply.  

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  PASADENA, Calif.—Join us to experience a unique, car-free Colorado Boulevard like never before on May 17 during the Mayor’s Ride, Roll and Stroll sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.  The Ride, Roll and Stroll caps a series of family fun events during Pasadena’s Bike Week, May 11-17, that culminates just hours later as dozens of professional cyclists blaze through the streets of Downtown Pasadena to the Stage 7 Finish Line at historic City Hall as part of the exciting Amgen Tour of California race! 

The public is invited to join Mayor Bill Bogaard from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to ride bikes, skateboard, jog, roller skate, stroll and otherwise enjoy a car-free Colorado Boulevard during Kaiser Permanente’s Ride, Roll and Stroll event.  A full list of all Bike Week activities appears below. 

Thousands of bicyclists are expected to gather with Mayor Bogaard in front of City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., at Holly Street, to start the event with a non-competitive bike ride.  Following the bike riders will be walkers, joggers, skaters and anyone else who wants to experience a car-free Colorado Boulevard between Pasadena Avenue and Lake Avenue.  Pets are invited too! 

Attendees & participants are reminded: 

  • This is not a race.  Take time to enjoy the ride! 
  • Share the road! Slower bicyclists and walkers please stay to the right 
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water and use sunscreen throughout the day’s event 
  • Wear a helmet and other safety gear as appropriate 
  • Police will begin clearing streets at 1:30 p.m. to clear course for Amgen race participants 

 

Pasadena Fans Can ‘Ride, Roll and Stroll’ the Route Just before the World’s Best Cyclists in the 2014 Amgen Tour of California 

 Kaiser Permanente, 21st Century Fox and the City of Pasadena Invite Cycling Fans and Friends to a Community Ride before the Professionals Come to Town May 17  

LOS ANGELES (May 12, 2014) – For the second time in Amgen Tour of California history, bicycling fans and enthusiasts of all ages and levels will have the opportunity to participate in the race experience by riding on the actual race course leading up to the Stage 7 finish of the more than 720-mile, Tour de France-style competition. 

On Sat., May 17, the elite professional cyclists in the internationally acclaimed Amgen Tour of California will race from Santa Clarita to Pasadena. That morning from 11 a.m.– 1:30 p.m., the Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll in downtown Pasadena will allow cyclists and fans of all abilities to ride, skate or walk the 2.7-mile, closed-circuit course along the famous Colorado Boulevard where the professionals will finish their race day just hours later. 

Free to participants of all ages and experience levels, the Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll begins and ends at Pasadena City Hall. Along the 2.7-mile course, riders will get to experience the cheers of onlookers as thousands of residents and fans begin to line the streets in anticipation of the best professional riders in the world blazing by to complete Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California. 

After departing from Santa Clarita and crossing over the San Gabriel Mountains, the professional riders will pass through the finish line on the first of three laps in downtown Pasadena around 3 p.m. with an expected finish to the 89-mile stage at 3:30 p.m. 

“One the biggest requests our fans make year after year is the opportunity to ride on the Amgen Tour of California course like the pros. This year in Pasadena, they’ll get to do just that,” said Kristin Bachochin, executive director, Amgen Tour of California and senior vice president, AEG Sports. “If you enjoy riding a bike, you won’t want to miss the Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll.”  

Fans interested in taking part in the Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll must register prior to the event on the Amgen Tour of California website at http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/pasadenaride. 

READ full Amgen Release at:

 http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/news/49/90/Pasadena-Fans-Can-Ride-Roll-and-Stroll-the-Route-Just-before-the-World-s-Best-Cyclists-in-the-2014-Amgen-Tour-of-California 

 

NEW RIDE, ROLL AND STROLL MAP & BIKE WEEK EVENT DETAILS FOLLOWS 

  Ride Roll Stroll 2014 map new 

 The first-of-it-kind event in Pasadena will allow the public to experience several districts that are linked by Colorado Boulevard, including Old Pasadena, the Civic Center and the Playhouse District, in a whole new way.  Attendees are also encouraged to patronize local merchants as they traverse the Ride, Roll and Stroll route. 

 Everyone is also invited to stay to watch the dazzling finish of the Amgen Tour of California Stage 7 where it ends at City Hall.  From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., May 17, the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Visitor Hotline, (626) 795-9311, will take calls about event activities and road closures. 

The Mayor’s Ride, Roll and Stroll presented by Kaiser Permanente is a free event.  Participants can register online at http://amgentourofcalifornia.com/pasadenaride.  Registration is not required to participate, however. 

Motorists are advised that portions of Colorado Boulevard will be closed for both events.  During the Ride, Roll and Stroll, motorists will be able to cross Colorado Boulevard at Fair Oaks Avenue or Los Robles Avenue.  For more information, including a route map, visit www.visitpasadena.com or contact the City’s Department of Transportation at (626) 744-7464 or by e-mail to jcristales@cityofpasadena.net. 

“If You See Something, Say Something!” 

For crimes in progress, suspicious activity or life-threatening situations, remember to always call 9-1-1 and/or notify the nearest uniformed officer at the event.  Be prepared to speak calmly, give your location and provide the basic details of the nature of your call. 

Remember, personnel from the Pasadena Police and Fire Department will be on scene to help protect you and respond to any emergencies.  For other non-emergency calls, contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.  

Bike Week 2014 logo 4 web 

 

Pasadena’s Bike Week May 11-17 

Pasadena’s Bike Week, www.cityofpasadena.net/trans/bikeweek, is an annual week-long celebration of all things bicycle co-sponsored by the City and CICLE (Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (CICLE), http://www.cicle.org, as a safe, sustainable way to get around town.  The events are held in May in conjunction with National Bicycle Month by the League of American Bicyclists, www.bikeleague.org/bikemonth. 

 The activities emphasize how to navigate safely in traffic and encourage motorists and bicyclists alike to safely share the road.  The emphasis is on fun, safety, healthy lifestyles and reducing dependence on car transportation.  While all residents are encouraged to participate in at least one Bike Week activity, also consider making bicycle riding a year-round activity! 

Events include:  

  • Bike Ed Day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11 at Incycle, 175 S. Fair Oaks Ave., for a traffic safety lesson and “nuts-and-bolts” primer on fixing your own bike.  
  • A Taste of Pasadena Ride from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, May 12 to sample food at Pasadena Playhouse District restaurants, Whole Foods and the Luggage Room Pizzeria. Meet first at Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St.  
  • Shop by Bike Day Tuesday, May 13.  Cyclists can pedal to participating Pasadena businesses to receive discounts and incentives for shopping by bike!  List of participating businesses at www.cicle.org/attend-an-event/bike-week-pasadena/shopbybikeday And, be sure to look for special "Bike Friendly Business" decals like this one:

Bike Week 2014 Business Logo 4 web 

 

  • Women on Bikes Night, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 14 for a group ride to Pasadena Cyclery for a safety clinic with Team Luna Chix. Participants will learn cycling tips and how to polish their night riding skills. Event concludes with a social gathering at a restaurant. Meet first at Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St. 
  • Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 15.  All commuters are encouraged to get out of your car and on your bike!  Special “Pit Stop” event from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Pasadena City Hall (Euclid Avenue side) with local bicycle vendors, displays and free refreshments for bike-to-work riders!  Locations and information on other Bike to Work Pit Stops in the greater Pasadena and Los Angeles County areas can be found at www.metro.net/bikes/bike-week.  
  • Bike-in Movie Night from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, at Paseo Colorado. Bike in to watch a fun bike flick in the courtyard, enjoy snacks and enter a bicycle raffle. Meet first at Caltech’s Beckman Lawn, 440 S. Wilson Ave.  
  • Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll & Stroll and Bike Ride With the Mayor, beginning 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 17 through 1:30 p.m. at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Join the Mayor for a family friendly ride celebrating the last day of Bike Week Pasadena.  After the ride, cyclists are invited to stay to watch Amgen Tour of California competitors whisk their way through Pasadena, where the race ends. 

Bike Week 2014 Poster with Text 4 web 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2014 #032-14 

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net 

 

 

Posted: 5/15/2014 11:00:00 AM