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[whitespace] Bike to Work Week

A guide to pedal-powered events for the week of May 12-19

BIKING TO WORK doesn't have to be as daunting as humping it over Highway 17 under your own power, but it should come in handy when the price of gas spikes at $3-plus a gallon this summer. Bike to Work has planned an ambitious week's worth (actually it's eight days) of activities to help. Says Piet Canin, program director of Bike to Work, "We hope the 14th annual Bike to Work will provide cyclists with the education, inspiration and incentive to fully embrace commuting." A partial list of events follows; for full details, call 426.5925, ext. 11 or 423.9569, or go to www.bike2work.com.

Safety Classes
May 13, 2-4pm, Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz.
May 14, 6-8pm, Cycle Works, 1203 41st Ave., Capitola.
May 15, 6-8pm, Sprockets Bike Shop, 1420 Mission St., Santa Cruz

Bicycle Trip Human-Powered Parade
May 13 at 10am. Bicycle Trip, Soquel Avenue near Seabright Avenue, proceeds to West Cliff Drive.

Sista Ciclista Art Project
Calling all cycling sistas to honor women and the wheel of life by painting a bike mural. May 13, 3-7pm, The HUB, 224 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz.

Group Commute Rides
May 14 at 7:15am, from Beckmann's Bakery, 2341 Mission St., Santa Cruz, to Capitola.
May 15 at 7:15am, from the Ugly Mug, Soquel Drive and Main Street, Soquel, to downtown Santa Cruz.

Food Delivery Day
May 16, 9-5pm, The Hub, 224 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz. Join PedX to deliver 2 tons of breakfast food by bicycle with trailers. Call PedX 426.BIKE to volunteer.

Free Breakfast For Cyclists
Bike to Work Day, May 17, 6:30-9:30am. For full list of locations call 426.5925, ext. 11.

Italian Bike Culture and Bike Film Night: 'Breaking Away'
May 17 at 7pm. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $3.

Bike Away From Work Party
May 18, 6-8:30pm, The Poet & Patriot, 320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. Live music, door prizes, bike talk, bike-week awards.

Spokesman BMX Air Show
With a kids' safety riding course; helmets provided.May 19, noon-5pm, Cathcart Street and Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz.

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