May is National Bike Month and it’s almost here! Join us during the month of May to celebrate bicycling as a sustainable and healthy way to get to work — or anywhere you need to go. We are also recognizing Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 19, which will coincide with Bike Week (May 16-20).
Have Fun, Win Prizes
Throughout Bike Month, you have a chance to win great prizes when you track your bike commute trips, including gift cards and more! To qualify for the prize drawing, just log into ridematch.info, set up a profile and then track your bike trips on the calendar. The more you bike to work, the more chances you have to win. Good news: If you already log your trips on ridematch.info, you’re automatically entered into the drawing.
Help Spread the Word
Metro is encouraging you to tell your friends and family about your cycling success on social media with the hashtags #BikeThere, #BikeAnytime, #BikeAnyDay and #BikeAnywhere — especially during Bike Week and on Bike to Work Day with #BikeWeek and #BikeToWorkDay.
Metro Bus and Rail
Get a jump on Bike Month by biking to your local bus stop or rail station. You can bring your bike on board Metro Rail, and all Metro buses include front-loading bike racks. Board any Metro fixed route bus or Metro Rail fare-free all day on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 19.
Metro Bike Share
On Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 19, riders can get one of the best deals of the year and sign up for a 365-Day Metro Bike Share pass for just $75 with promo code BIKETOWORK22 (a 50% savings). Claim this promotion online, in the Metro Bike Share app or on taptogo.net/metrobikeshare.
Bike Share is also offering free 30-minute rides all day long on Bike to Work Day. To redeem your free ride on May 19, select 1-Ride at any kiosk, online or in the Metro Bike Share app and enter code 051922 to redeem. This code is valid on May 19 only and can be used multiple times throughout the day. A credit or debit card is required. Electric Metro Bike fees are also waived. A temporary authorization hold may apply for kiosk purchases.
Remember: Always return your Metro Bike to a bike share station after every trip! Fees up to $2500 will be applied for missing or improperly docked bikes.
Metro Bike Hub
Throughout May, one-year passes to Metro Bike Hubs are just $20 (reg $60) for new and previous members. Register here and use promo code: BIKEMONTH22.
Metro Bike Hubs offer secure bike parking 24/7 at five (5) Metro rail stations: El Monte, Hollywood/Vine, Union Station, Culver City, and Willowbrook Rosa Parks. Each location is remotely monitored and regularly disinfected.
Metro Bike Hub is also hosting classes throughout May to help you become a bike commuter. Join us live (virtually on Zoom) or tune in on a recording of four (4) foundational topics (3 English, 1 Spanish):
May 9, 12-12:30 p.m. – Becoming a Bike Commuter (English): an introduction on being a bike commuter. Learn about bike selection, riding rules and tips, the gear you will need, and mapping a route.
May 11, 12-12:30 p.m. – Commute 101 (English): this class focuses on bike commuting tips such as riding safely in the dark, locking tips, and riding rules and tips
May 14, 10-10:30 a.m. Flat Tire Clinic (Spanish): learn how to fix a flat tire
May 16, 5-5:30 p.m. Flat Tire Clinic (English): learn how to fix a flat tire
20% off the Metro Shop Bike Collection
Bicycle enthusiasts, get 20% off the Metro Shop bike collection all month long* with code BIKE20. Our collection of bicycle-inspired apparel and accessories is designed to be functional both on and off the bike.
*Offer valid from May 1 to 31, 2022.
Plan Your Ride with the Metro Bike Map
Need to find the safest and quickest way to get to a destination or connect to Metro Bus or Rail on your bike in LA County? The Metro Bike Map is now available online.
The online version of the Metro Bike Map allows users to zoom in and out and filter different map features such as bikeway type, Metro stations, or bike parking facilities.
Need a digital copy of the Metro Bike Map? Download a PDF version.
Free Online Bike Classes
Metro sponsors Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) classes at varying skill levels to get you comfortable with your bike and riding in an urban environment. The classes are FREE, interactive and many are offered virtually (via Zoom). Check out the class calendar and register today.
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Check out the Metro Calendar for Bike Month.