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Explore upcoming Ecology Action and partner events to learn more about sustainable initiatives in California.

May
1
Sat
Santa Cruz County Bike Month
May 1 – May 31 all-day
Santa Cruz County Bike Month

Ride, Encourage, Get Stoked, Win… Repeat.

Santa Cruz Bike Month is back! Register and ride during the month of May for a chance to win a $100 gift card every Friday and increase your chance at the $1,000 individual grand prize.

This year’s Santa Cruz Bike Month offers an array of programs and events: our month-long Bike Challenge, bike commuter workshops, facilitated group rides, and curated routes and guides for people to explore our community by bike.

To register, and for the full list of Santa Cruz County Bike Month events, head here.

May
19
Wed
Intro to E-bikes Virtual Workshop @ Zoom
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Intro to E-bikes Virtual Workshop @ Zoom

Are you curious about making your transportation trips easier?
Want to learn more about how eBikes can help conquer your commute, saving you both time and money?

Maybe you’ve thought about biking to work, but you’re concerned about hills, distance, or the extra time it will take you.

Perhaps you’d love to ride, but you are a busy parent with kids to transport and errands to run.

Ecology Action staff will provide an overview introduction of eBikes. Topics will include frequently asked questions, different eBike technologies, cost, environmental benefits and investigate if eBikes can really replace cars.

For more information on the GO Santa Cruz program and available benefits, visit cityofsantacruz.com/gosantacruz or facebook.com/GOSantaCruzCA.

This virtual workshop is offered as part of GO Santa Cruz, a transportation program that provides downtown employees with commute alternatives to single-occupant car trips.

FREE BIKE LIGHTS AND HELMETS FOR ALL DOWNTOWN ATTENDEES*
*must be an employee of a business in the Downtown Santa Cruz Parking District and enrolled in Go SC on my.cruz511.org/s/gosantacruz

Jun
11
Fri
Ecology Action at MIDTOWN FRIDAYS! Summer Block Party @ Parking lot Next to the Midtown fire station and across from Home / Work
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

MIDTOWN FRIDAYS! SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

Every Friday May 21 to October 29

5:00 to 8:30ish

Next to the fire station and across from Home / Work
1111 Soquel Ave
Come Celebrate all the vibrancy of Midtown at our Summer Block Party, happening every Friday!
Food – Artists – Live Music – Vendors
The June Music Line-up:
  • June 11th: (Opening Act starting at 5:00) Shoreline Middle School Jazz Band – (Main Act) The Stone Drifters
  • June 18th: Dub Souljah (Reggae)
  • June 25th: Ancestree (Reggae)
Ecology Action will be tabling in support of the City of Santa Cruz Measure D Neighborhood Programs initiative to educate residents on safe pedestrian and bicycle habits. Walk or bike down to this fun community event to celebrate summer with your neighbors and learn how to be safer while biking and walking around town!
Jun
16
Wed
GO Santa Cruz: Bike Commuting 101 Virtual Workshop @ Zoom
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
GO Santa Cruz: Bike Commuting 101 Virtual Workshop @ Zoom

NEW Free Bike Commuting 101 Workshop

Wednesday, June 16th

Noon – 1pm via Zoom

Free helmets and lights for attendees*

REGISTER HERE

Are you ready to take your commute to the next level? Learn from the experts about bike commuting essentials including hauling gear, what to look for in a solid commuting bike, riding while “business casual,” rush hour rules of the road, and more. Join Ecology Action and GO Santa Cruz for this NEW workshop!

As Santa Cruz County expands its network of protected bike lanes and paths, now is the perfect time to explore commuting by bike. For those commuting and those starting to transition from WFH, this is a great time to explore commuting via bike. With the right preparation, adding biking to your commute options can be a breeze. Staff from Ecology Action will share the need-to-knows of bike commuting, trouble-shoot your commute and after-work errands, and help cyclists of all levels plan for a safe and satisfying ride.

The workshop is interactive and will cover:

  • The benefits of a commute by bike
  • What to look for in a commuting bike
  • Hauling gear and managing your exertion
  • How to ride safely and confidently during rush hour
  • Expert trip planning and low-traffic routes to downtown
  • Testimonials and tips from local bike commuters
  • How to pick the right lights
  • eBikes and your commute

FREE BIKE LIGHTS AND HELMETS FOR ALL DOWNTOWN ATTENDEES*

For more information on the GO Santa Cruz program and available benefits, visit cityofsantacruz.com/gosantacruz.

This free workshop is offered to all downtown Santa Cruz employees as part of GO Santa Cruz, a transportation program that provides downtown employees with commute alternatives to single-occupant car trips.

REGISTER HERE

*must be an employee of a business in the Downtown Santa Cruz Parking District and enrolled in Go SC on https://my.cruz511.org/s/gosantacruz

Jun
18
Fri
Ecology Action at West Cliff Food Truck Summer @ Lighthouse Parking Lots, West Cliff, Santa Cruz
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Just in time for Summer, the Food Truck Summer Series is back for the third great season!

Join us at the West Cliff Surfer’s parking lot and Lighthouse Field parking lot to enjoy a fabulous view, great food, and lots of social distancing! It’s a great chance to get outside and enjoy one of the best views in Santa Cruz!

Ecology Action will be tabling in support of the City of Santa Cruz Measure D Neighborhood Programs initiative to educate residents on safe pedestrian and bicycle habits. Walk or bike down to this fun community event to celebrate summer with your neighbors and learn how to be safer while biking and walking around town!
Ecology Action at MIDTOWN FRIDAYS! Summer Block Party @ Parking lot Next to the Midtown fire station and across from Home / Work
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

MIDTOWN FRIDAYS! SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

Every Friday May 21 to October 29

5:00 to 8:30ish

Next to the fire station and across from Home / Work
1111 Soquel Ave
Come Celebrate all the vibrancy of Midtown at our Summer Block Party, happening every Friday!
Food – Artists – Live Music – Vendors
The June Music Line-up:
  • June 11th: (Opening Act starting at 5:00) Shoreline Middle School Jazz Band – (Main Act) The Stone Drifters
  • June 18th: Dub Souljah (Reggae)
  • June 25th: Ancestree (Reggae)
Ecology Action will be tabling in support of the City of Santa Cruz Measure D Neighborhood Programs initiative to educate residents on safe pedestrian and bicycle habits. Walk or bike down to this fun community event to celebrate summer with your neighbors and learn how to be safer while biking and walking around town!
Jun
25
Fri
Ecology Action at MIDTOWN FRIDAYS! Summer Block Party @ Parking lot Next to the Midtown fire station and across from Home / Work
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

MIDTOWN FRIDAYS! SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

Every Friday May 21 to October 29

5:00 to 8:30ish

Next to the fire station and across from Home / Work
1111 Soquel Ave
Come Celebrate all the vibrancy of Midtown at our Summer Block Party, happening every Friday!
Food – Artists – Live Music – Vendors
The June Music Line-up:
  • June 11th: (Opening Act starting at 5:00) Shoreline Middle School Jazz Band – (Main Act) The Stone Drifters
  • June 18th: Dub Souljah (Reggae)
  • June 25th: Ancestree (Reggae)
Ecology Action will be tabling in support of the City of Santa Cruz Measure D Neighborhood Programs initiative to educate residents on safe pedestrian and bicycle habits. Walk or bike down to this fun community event to celebrate summer with your neighbors and learn how to be safer while biking and walking around town!

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