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.
Bikestation Claremont rally begins – light breakfast and refreshments provided by EuroCafe and The Last Drop Café
Bikestation Claremont Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony – Mayor Corey Calaycay presiding.
Open House – Bikestation tours, sponsor booths with prizes and giveaways, membership sign-ups, and more
Group bike ride from Bikestation Claremont to Bikestation Covina (Guests can also take Metrolink)
Bikestation Covina rally begins
Bikestation Covina Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony – Mayor Walter Allen presiding.
Open House – Bikestation tours, sponsor booths with giveaways, membership sign-ups and more
Lunch provided by Nick’s Taste of Texas. Free Taco Plate for bike riders! Live music by Artichoke!