May is National Bike Month — which is right around the corner! Join Metro to learn more about the many benefits of cycling as we embrace this sustainable and healthy way to get to work – or anywhere you need to go.
Bike Week is May 15-19 and Bike Day is Thursday, May 18. There are lots of special promotions, contests and events to encourage people to bike to work—or even just to their nearby transit stop.
Did you know? All Metro buses include front loading bike racks, and that you can bring your bicycle on board Metro Rail? Even better, Metro will commemorate Bike Month by offering free rides to all commuters on Bike Day, Thursday, May 18, on all Metro buses and trains – no tapping required!
You Can Win Prizes! Employees that commute by bicycle have a chance to win some great prizes! Throughout the entire month of May, commuters simply log onto ridematch.info, set up a profile, and then track your bicycle trips on the Commute Calendar. The more often you bike, the more chances you have to win. Special thanks to our Bike Month sponsors: Around the Cycle, Electric Bike Company, and Unchained Bicycle Garage for their prizes, including helmets, bicycle locks, gift cards and more! Another sponsor, Kali Protectives, is offering a 30% discount to all bicycle commuters during May – use promo code SHAREDMOBILITY30 at checkout.
Metro Bike Share: During Bike Month, we’re offering our 30-Day Pass for just $1. Sign up online, in the Metro Bike Share mobile app or on taptogo.net/metrobikeshare, and use promo code BIKEMONTH23.
On Bike to Work Day, Thursday May 18, ride Metro Bike Share for free all day long! To redeem a free 30-minute bike share ride, select ‘1-Ride’ at any Metro Bike Share kiosk, online or in the app, and enter promo code 051823. This code can be redeemed multiple times during the day, and a credit/debit card is required. The first 30 minutes of each ride are free – rides over 30-minutes are $1.75 (per 30 minutes) thereafter. We’ll waive the Electric Metro Bike unlocking fee, but a temporary hold on your card may apply.
There is more! You can purchase a full year of Metro Bike Share, the 365-Day Pass will be 50% off ($75 cost) on May 18 and May 19 only. For more details about all Metro Bike Share promotions, visit metro.net/bikeshare.
Remember: Always properly return your Metro Bike Share at the end of every ride and never leave it unattended – riders will be charged for bikes that are missing/stolen.
Metro Bike Hubs: May is Bike Month! New adventures awake and summer journey begins while pedaling to work. Cycling is good for your mind and your body, a stress reliever from driving.
Throughout May, One-Year passes to Metro Bike Hubs are $20 (reg $60) for new and previous members. Register here and use promo code: BIKEMONTH23.
Metro Bike Hubs offers secure bike parking 24/7 at four Metro rail stations (and growing): Hollywood/Vine, Union Station, Culver City, and Willowbrook Rosa Park. Each location is remotely monitored and regularly disinfected. More info about Metro Bike Hub here.
We’re hosting classes led by LCI-certified instructors from Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) throughout May! Don’t miss this chance to have experts teach you how to fix a flat, patch a tube, and help you become a bike commuter. Join us in person for events to learn biking skills everyone should know:
May 2nd, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (Union Station lunch) – How to fix a flat and patch tube: Every bike commuter should learn how to fix a flat tire. We take a step-by-step approach in a conversational style to ask questions along the way.
May 11th, 5 pm – 6 pm – (Hollywood/Vine evening) Becoming a bike commuter: Introduction on being a bike commuter. Learn about bike selection, riding rules and tips, the gear you’ll need, and mapping a route.
May 19th, 5 pm – 6 pm (Union Station evening – Spanish Version) – How to fix a flat: Every bike commuter should learn how to fix a flat tire. We take a step-by-step approach in a conversational style to ask questions along the way.
May 18th and May 19th, 8 – 11 am – Metro Bike Share Bike to Work Day Celebration: Metro Bike Share will conduct pop-up events to celebrate Bike to Work Day by providing free food, coffee and fun swag to multimodal bike commuters at the North Hollywood B Line (Red) Station on May 18th and Downtown Santa Monica E Line (Expo) Station on May 19th.
May 27th, 9 am – 12 pm – “Journeys By Bike” Metro Bike Share Community Ride: In partnership with Metro Art, Metro Bike Share will host a free Community Ride, “Journeys by Bike” that will begin at Union Station and highlights the newly installed Metro Art exhibition as well as community art along the route.
Metro Bike Lockers: we’ve got upgrades coming to our lockers to make them easier to rent and use. More at this Source post.
Metro Shop: Are you looking for a fun collection of bicycle-inspired apparel, t-shirts, and accessories that are designed to be functional both on and off your bike, then head over to the Metro Shop at metro.net/metroshop and shop away!
Help Spread the Word: Commuters are encouraged to use the hashtags #BikeThere, #BikeAnytime, #BikeAnywhere and #BikeMonth to share their biking experiences.
Calendar of Events: There is so much happening during Bike Month – stay in the loop by checking out the Metro Calendar of Events. We’ll be updating the calendar often, so check back regularly for updates.
Plan Your Ride: To plan a trip, use our trip planner on metro.net or Google Maps.
Projects: As L.A. County’s transportation planning agency, Metro helps fund cycling improvements throughout the county through a variety of funding channels — including our local return funding that sends a portion of revenues from our four sales tax measures back to local cities for transportation upgrades.
Metro has a couple big projects in the works that will benefit cyclists. The Rail to Rail project is under construction. The project is a new pedestrian and biking path between the K Line, J Line and A Line; a second phase is being planned and would extend the path to the L.A. River. See the map below.
Another big effort is the LA River Path project, which would close the eight-mile gap in the walk/bike path along the river between Elysian Valley, downtown Los Angeles and Maywood. The project is in the planning phase.
How can you say LA river path project is a big effort by Metro? Maybe big project, but not big effort.