Every May we celebrate bicycling as a sustainable and healthy transportation mode with Bike Anywhere Day on Friday, May 21, and Bike Week from May 17 to 23.
With bike sales off the charts over the last year, this is a great time to learn to ride more safely and get out there. We’ve got plenty in store for Bike Month, including events, promotions and more.
First, a few safety tips:
•The pandemic isn’t over. The CDC says that face coverings and masks are not necessary when outdoors in uncrowded areas — but it’s good to keep with you for stops and if riding in close proximity to others.
•If you haven’t ridden in a while, make sure your bicycle is in good working condition. Check the tire air pressure and other components such as brakes, handlebars, chain and seat are properly secured and adjusted.
•Follow the rules of the road by riding in the direction of traffic and obeying stop signs and lights. We also recommend wearing a helmet and having lights on the front and rear of the bike.
•Consult the Metro Bike Map for bike infrastructure closures.
•Brush up on bike “How to Ride” tutorials on Metro’s YouTube channel.
FREE Online Bike Classes
Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program continues to offer FREE online classes. Choose from a variety of bike topics including basic bike repairs, rules of the road, and other tips to bike safely in your neighborhood. Some classes will also be available in Spanish.
Once registered further instructions for connecting via a virtual platform will be sent. RSVP for an upcoming class here.
Find a Bike Route
Explore and do a self-guided bike ride! Metro’s BEST program and Metro Bike Share have hand-crafted a series of self-guided bike rides throughout L.A. County that include facts and tidbits about L.A.’s history, environment and points of interest. Ride at your own pace and get to know your community in a whole new way.
Metro Bike Share Promo
Metro Bike Share is the perfect option if your personal bike is out of commission, you don’t own a bike, or you have a friend or family member in town who’s looking to join you for a group ride. Metro Bike Share offers convenient round-the-clock access to a fleet of bicycles in downtown Los Angeles, Central L.A., North Hollywood and on the Westside. Use the station map online or the Metro Bike Share app to find stations and pick up a Metro Bike at one of the over 200 Metro Bike Share stations across L.A. County (and please return bikes to a station when done!).
•Metro Bike Share is offering its 30-Day Pass for just $1 in May. Use the promo code BIKEMONTH2021 online or in the Metro Bike Share app to redeem. TAP users can redeem this offer through taptogo.net.
Ride Guides are perfect for those looking to explore more this Bike Month. Check out one of our Ride Guides for DTLA, Central LA, North Hollywood and the Westside.
Complete a Ride Guide Passport during Bike Month and submit your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone who enters will get a Metro Bike Share water bottle. One lucky winner will win a YEAR of Metro Bike Share!
Store Your Bike in a Safe Place
Metro Bike Hubs offers secure bike parking 24/7 at five Metro stations (and growing): El Monte, Hollywood/Vine, Union Station, Culver City and Willowbrook/Rosa Parks. Each location is remotely monitored and regularly disinfected. Learn more about Metro Bike Hubs here.
Metro Bike Hub 1-Year Passes are being sold for just $20 for new and current members in May — discounted from $60. Register here and use promo code: MAY2021.
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Here’s the Metro Calendar for Bike Month: