Commuters roll out for annual Downtown L.A. Bike Ride

Cyclists ride past Angel's Flight on Hill Street. Photo by Gary Leonard

Cyclists ride past Angel's Flight on Hill Street. Photo by Gary Leonard

On the third leg of cycling activities for Bike Week L.A., street-wise commuters took a spin through downtown L.A. under cloudy skies for Metro’s annual downtown L.A. bike ride. The two-wheeled tour attracted several dozen cyclists clearly bent on demonstrating their commute of choice. Riders took off from Union Station on a four-mile loop that took in Olvera Street, the historic district, civic center, Little Tokyo and a slice of Main Street.

Annual Downtown Bike Ride is part of Bike Week L.A.

Annual Downtown Bike Ride is part of Bike Week L.A.

There’s more. Thursday is Bike to Work Day. Some 40 bike pit stops will populate typical commuter routes throughout L.A. County, offering refreshments and giveaways to participating cyclists, who can also register for prizes. A complete list of pit stop locations is available online at www.metro.net/bikeweek. And, if you need a ride for at least part of the way, your bike and helmet will get you on Metro for free on Thursday.

Metro is promoting “Bike Week LA” by supporting a host of activities intended to get more Angelinos to ride their bikes to work, school and other destinations throughout L.A. County to reduce traffic and air pollution and save energy.

4 thoughts on “Commuters roll out for annual Downtown L.A. Bike Ride

  1. What an amazing day / bike ride!! Participating in every event since Monday has been great…Looking forward to tomorrow riding the metro for free…bringing my bike and my husband for sure. Finishing out the week with taking the kids to school on our bikes on Friday! Nothing in life that is worth while is gained easily, and riding the bike and combining it with public transit does not seem easy, but a great way to enjoy all that this great city has to offer. Thanks for the experience.

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