Metrolink has just release this info … more good news for CicLAvia riders.
Metrolink will provide extra Bike Car service to CicLAvia
More than 1,000 bicycles are expected on April 21 scheduled trains
LOS ANGELES - Metrolink will employ all 17 of its Bike Cars in time for CicLAvia on Sunday, April 21 to accommodate the demand for public transportation options to and from Downtown Los Angeles for the region’s largest open streets event.
More than 1,000 cyclists took Metrolink to the previous CicLAvia in October and a similar turnout is expected Sunday. Metrolink will add multiple Bike Cars on its San Bernardino, Orange and Antelope Valley Lines to transport as many cyclists as possible. With Metrolink’s convenient $10 Weekend Pass, people can ride the entire system an unlimited number of times between 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday night.
Metrolink’s Bike Cars are designed to hold 18 bicycles each and space will be limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. All other Metrolink coach cars are designed to hold three bicycles each.
Metrolink is modifying its regular Bike Car schedule, moving the special cars to different train sets. This means that regular trains that are scheduled to have a Bike Car may not for up to two weeks following CicLAvia. Metrolink will try to keep Bike Cars on trains with a high number of cyclists on a regular basis.
CicLAvia’s route will connect the city’s historic center at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in downtown and the bustling boardwalk of Venice Beach by way of Venice Boulevard, creating an unprecedented 15 miles of car-free space for strolling, biking, playing, and experiencing the city from a new perspective.
There will be activities along the route and shop owners and restaurants will open their doors to CicLAvia participants. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.