Two New BikeStations To Open on Metrolink San Bernardino Line

BikeStation Covina offers alternative to driving by safely securing bicycles for Metrolink commuters.

BikeStation, originally funded for its first location in Long Beach in 1995 by Metro, has devised a new unattended but secure facility for storing bicycles, and will officially launch two new locations on the Metrolink San Bernardino Line  on Feb. 24.

Both locations will have 24-hour secure bike parking. Covina is the site of a new modular structure for housing bicycles, and Claremont is using a room in the historic train depot.  The facilities contain a keyless entry system and security monitoring for bikes that should enable bicycle/train riders to leave their bikes at the station without fear they will be  stolen.  
The Covina Bikestation is reported to be the first modular, unstaffed multi-use bicycle transit center in the country, offering 36 bicycle parking spaces.  The Claremont Bikestation will provide indoor bike parking and a repair stand with tools, restroom, changing room and access to bike repairs and rentals nearby.

Organizers will be holding a public ceremony with ribbon cutting Wednesday, Feb. 24 between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. beginning in Claremont.

The public is also invited to join a group bike ride from Claremont to Covina.  Guests can alternately take a Metrolink train to Covina.   Metro, an event sponsor,  will have a booth at the event and will hand out bicycle maps and other info.

8 a.m.
Bikestation Claremont rally begins – light breakfast and refreshments provided by EuroCafe and The Last Drop Café

8:30-9:10 a.m.
Bikestation Claremont Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony – Mayor Corey Calaycay presiding.

8:30-10 a.m.

Open House – Bikestation tours, sponsor booths with prizes and giveaways, membership sign-ups, and more

10 a.m.
Group bike ride from Bikestation Claremont to Bikestation Covina (Guests can also take Metrolink)

11:00 a.m.
Bikestation Covina rally begins

11:30-12:10 p.m.
Bikestation Covina Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony – Mayor Walter Allen presiding.

11:30-1:30
Open House – Bikestation tours, sponsor booths with giveaways, membership sign-ups and more

12:30-1:30
Lunch provided by Nick’s Taste of Texas. Free Taco Plate for bike riders! Live music by Artichoke!

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