Bike Events coming up!

Friday, May 3rd 5-9pm

Join us at ‘Bike Week Kick Off Party’ this Friday, 5/3, at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (705 Front Street) from 5-9 pm and enjoy local bike themed art, live music by Sherry Austin with Henhouse (6:30-9:00) and art activities for all ages in the classroom.

Ride your bike to First Friday for free bike valet parking. Deck out your bike in flowers, streamers and colorful gear (decoration provided) for two art bike parades around town at 6:30 pm  and 8:00 pm (I’m leading one). TheGreat Morgani will be playing in his flower power bike outfit. Car parking spaces will be turned into parklets to lounge in. Jump into spin bike art making and bike card activities in the classroom. Check out the bike themed art show in the auditorium with work made by local students and other artists up until May 12th.


Saturday, May 4, 11am-2pm
FREE Youth Fest at the Bike Church
, 703 Pacific Ave.
Food, music, free helmets, free bikes! What is not to like? Come hang out and listen to local boys Original Artist 1 while you get your bike dialed for an epic season of adventures. Please help spread the word. Join us on FB and invite your friends to attend here.

And of course, Thursday, May 9, 6:30am-9:30am
Bike to School/Work Day 

Free, delicious breakfasts to fuel your commute at over 60 sites throughout the county! Look for People Power volunteers at your local breakfast site and enjoy free Bike Valet at The Buttery. For a complete schedule of breakfast sites visit:

Fri, May 17th
Bike to the Future Contest Deadline
Please help us spread the word about the Bike to the Future Contest. There are more details on our Facebook event: invite your creatively inclined friends to submit art, songs, writing, or video! I’ll be talking with you soon about whether you would like to be a contest judge. Or, the official details for the contest are all up

Sat, May 25- Mon, May 27th
Bike the Bay: SC to Monterey Youth Bike Tour

What better way to celebrate the end of the year than with a bike trip? Join GW2S for our 4th annual Memorial Day Weekend Bike Tour! We will cycle to Monterey on Saturday, May 25th and arrive at the youth hostel at dinnertime. The following day we will spend exploring Monterey. We will ride back on Monday, May 27th.


    It may sound daunting to ride to Monterey, but it is actually the perfect ride for a first-time bike trip.  The route is flat, safe, and surprisingly easy. More than half the route is on an exclusive cycle path.  Anyone with legs and a bike can do it.  We will go slowly and take many breaks. For more info about the ride, getting your bike ready, cost and scholarships, please contact us at or 831 425 0667.


Please RSVP by the 15th if you are interested, and we will send you a permission slip and more info.




Tawn Kennedy

Green Ways to School
A project of People Power
The Hub for Sustainable Transportation

(831) 425 0667
Cell: 428-5109


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