Photos by Gary Leonard for Metro
The second Bike Night at Union Station took place last Friday, and it was hugely successful! More than 600 people of all ages were in attendance, and the free bike valet with a capacity of 250 bicycles was completely full. Bike Night featured 20 partners who provided information on bike rides, bicycle programs and various goodies for attendees to take home with them. The Lions provided music and entertainment. Metro also raffled three bicycles and four TAP cards, each loaded with a 7-day pass.
Thank you to everyone who helped make Bike Night happen, and to all who came out to enjoy it! We hope to see you again next year. And remember, even though Bike Week LA is over, that doesn’t mean your bike should go back into storage. Keep riding and look forward to more fun bicycle events throughout the year.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4lgUGpMONg]
Really? Not only did you not go to the event, you didn’t even bother to take a quick glance at the photos provided. If you don’t count the transportation employees from the various public/private agencies there, this event was 50% working class. And do you think that bike planning is some lucrative occupation? Because as someone with many friends in that industry, I can assure you it is not. Including employees VOLUNTEERING their time at this event, the median household income in the room was probably 30k at the most.
Not a single working class bicycle rider. This was event for “choice” cyclists.
I will dispute your assertion. I was not at the event, however in the photo you can see people that look like working class people. Also, I happened to be driving up Glendale that evening (between Alvardo and the 2). I saw a whole bunch of bikers headed northbound, spread out and at various speeds. At first I thought it was a ride for some group. But it did not look so organized. Once I saw this article the next day, I knew what was going on. All of the people that I saw that evening sure looked working class. Look at the photo in the top left. Don’t those folks look working class enough for you?