C.I.C.L.E. HOLIDAY TOYS & MITTENS RIDE
The Dec. 13 holiday bike ride will collect donations of toys and warm clothing to benefit families in need through Hathaway-Sycamore Family Services.


C.I.C.L.E.ís third-annual Holiday Toys & Mittens Ride will take participants on a festive community bicycle ride that will gather toys and warm clothing from South Pasadena donation centers for families served by Hathaway-Sycamores Family Services. Ride participants are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy or articles of warm clothing to be distributed in time for the holidays to families in need.

This relaxed and family-friendly ride meets at the Mission Street Metro Gold Line Station (905 Meridian Ave., South Pasadena, 91030) on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. and departs promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Participants are encouraged to come dressed in their finest holiday duds with decorated bicycles (and are thus eligible to enter a raffle drawing to win prizes).

Holiday tunes played from C.I.C.L.E.ís on-board sound system will fill the air as we wind through scenic South Pasadena on a short five-mile ride that will make stops at pre-placed collection boxes to retrieve donations with cargo bikes and bike trailers. People that cannot attend the ride may deliver their donation(s) to these participating merchants through December 12.

Papa Don's Deli -- 303 Pasadena Ave., South Pasadena (626) 799-8397
The Munch Company --1028 Mission St., South Pasadena (626) 441-1036
Nicole's Gourmet Foods -- 921 Meridian Ave. Unit B, South Pasadena (626) 403-5751
Videotheque--1005 Mission St., South Pasadena, CA 91030 (626) 403-6621

This ride is part of C.I.C.L.E.ís Urban Expeditions ride series, and is a great way for the beginning or novice cyclist to experience all of the joys of city bicycling in a relaxed and carefree environment. Participants 18 and younger are required to wear a helmet and must be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children 9 and younger should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device. This ride is free to all, and fully supported. For more information call 323.478.0060.