The first Metro Bike Hub opened at El Monte Station in 2015, and now we’re gearing up to open the second at Hollywood and Vine on Friday, May 19. The public is welcome to come to the opening ceremony that morning at 9 a.m.
The Hollywood + Vine Metro Bike Hub has capacity for 64 bicycles and is located around the corner from the Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station. In anticipation of its opening, here’s a quick refresher of seven things you need to know about Metro Bike Hubs.
What is a Metro Bike Hub?
A Metro Bike Hub is a facility that offers bicyclists a safe and convenient place to park their bikes. The hub has controlled entry and 24/7 access for paid members. Attended hours vary by location and offer repair services and bike rentals. There’s a retail section for bike lights, bike locks and many other bike accessories. Metro Bike Hubs also provide free clinics such as Flat Tire Repair and Bicycle Commuting 101.
Why should I use a Metro Bike Hub?
When you park your bike at a bike hub, you’ll know that it is secure. The bike hub has CCTV coverage and a security alarm. Supporting amenities catering to bike commuters make it a one-stop shop for your bike transit needs.
Where are they?
There is currently one Metro Bike Hub located at the front of El Monte Station. The second will be opening in a few weeks at Hollywood and Vine.
How do I gain access to a hub?
Register for membership online or visit a Metro Bike Hub during attended hours. Once you are registered, you will receive a bike hub card that gives you 24/7 access to the hub. An ID card or driver’s license can also be registered and used to enter.
How much does a bike hub membership cost?
There are three membership passes available. A 7-day pass costs $5, a 30-day pass costs $12 and a 1-year pass costs $60. Discounts are available for Seniors (62+), Disabled, Medicare and students K-12. You can pay with a credit or debit card online. Cash is accepted only during staffed hours: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekdays. A bike can be left parked at the hub for up to 72 consecutive hours without extra charge.
Do I need a lock?
Yes, you’ll need to provide your own bike lock to secure your bike to the rack. If you don’t have one, you can purchase one from the hub retail section during staffed hours.
Are there more bike hubs in the works?
Yes! Metro recently broke ground on the Union Station bike hub. It’s set to open later this year, and another is set to open in Culver City next year.
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