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.
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.