Go Metro during Bike Month! Here’s how to join in the fun

When you hear our name, Metro, you might first think about buses and trains, but those are only two ways we’re helping you get around. Next month –– May –– is Bike Month, and we have a calendar full of events, promotions, and savings in store! But first, a few facts:  

  • Did you know that we’ve had a Bike Share program since July 2016? Today, there are 225 Bike Share stations in areas throughout LA County, fielding a brigade of more than 1,800 bikes (both classic and electric) that you can rent, ride, and enjoy. Last year, we provided over 441,000 rides.   
  • We also plan bikeways along key regional corridors and support cities as they develop facilities. As of 2022, there are 1,894 bike lanes and paths throughout LA County, with more on the way.   
  • We’ve also partnered with Bike Hub, an independent contractor, to create Metro Bike Hubs –– secure bike self-parking, maintenance and service stations. Bike Hubs are located at Union Station, Hollywood and Vine, Culver City, and Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station. 

A Bike Hub in action

  • Want to combine bus, rail, and bike? We’ve made it easy! All Metro buses have front loading bike racks, and you are also welcome to bring bikes on board our trains. It’s a great way to experience the city from a new point of view. Read a first-person account here. 

Biking is good for you, for the planet, and can sometimes be faster than driving –– what’s not to love? Here are some promotions and discounts that we have going on this month:  

FREE RIDES ON BIKE DAY, THURSDAY MAY 16:  

  • All train turnstiles will be unlocked and bus operators won’t be collecting fares. No tapping required!  
  • Metro Bike Share will also offer free 30-minute rides. Redeem them by selecting ‘1-Ride’ at any Metro Bike Share kiosk, online or in the Metro Bike Share app, and enter promo code 051624. This code can be redeemed multiple times throughout the day. A credit or debit card is required. Rides longer than 30 minutes are $1.75 for each additional half hour. Electric Bike Share fees are also waived. Temporary credit card holds may apply. 
  • Metro Micro riders can redeem free rides by using the Metro Micro app or browser and entering the promo code BIKEDAY24. The code will be available during regular operating hours for Metro’s Call Center (323) GO-METRO or (323-466-3876). Call Center hours are from 6 am to 6 pm.   

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR BIKE WEEK AND BIKE MONTH:  

On May 13, the beginning of “Bike Week,” Metro Bike Share will host a flash sale offering 50% off the full fare 365-Day Pass with promo code BIKEWEEK24. For more details about all Metro Bike Share promotions, visit metro.net/bikeshare. 

Throughout the entire month, Metro Bike Share is also offering a Bike Share 30-Day Pass for just $1. Sign up online, using the Metro Bike Share mobile app or taptogo.net/metrobikeshare, and use promo code BIKEMONTH24. 

 Friendly Reminder! Always properly return your Metro Bike to end your trip and never leave it unattended – riders will be charged penalty fees up to $2,500 for bikes that are missing or improperly docked. 

Throughout Bike Month, Metro is also offering a 50% discount for Bike Hub monthly passes for $6 (reg. $12) for new members. Register at metro.net/bikehub  and use promo code SAVE50MAY. 

Metro Shop: For the entire month of May, Metro Shop will be offering a 15% discount on its Bike Collection – just enter discount code BIKE24 at check-out! 

Metro Bike Lockers: Metro has been transitioning to a digital keyless system that allows users to rent bicycle lockers on a daily basis. On May 9, Metro will unveil a new bike locker system that allows riders to instantly access lockers to securely park their bicycles. Click here for details.  

JOIN US ON A BIKE RIDE

Join Metro Art and Metro Bike Share for a special multimodal community ride celebrating Bike Month through art on Saturday, May 4 from 10:30 a.m. –  1 p.m! That’s right –– it will include walking, biking, and riding the train as a group. You won’t want to miss out. It begins at Hollywood / Western station. Sign up here!

 WIN PRIZES!  

 Do you bike to work? If so, you’re in luck! Throughout the entire month of May, bike commuters who track their trips on ridematch.info will be entered to win some great prizes including an Aventon E-Bike, a commuter bicycle from Pat’s 605 Cyclery, bike tool kits from Pasadena Cyclery, and bicycle helmets from Around the Cycle, and more! The more you bike this May, the more chances you have to win. Many thanks to our Top Tier Bike Month sponsors for their generous donations –– find more information here.   

EMPLOYER TOOLKIT:  

Are you an employer based in LA County? Do you want to spread the word about Bike Month/Week/Day to your employees! We’ve created a promotional toolkit filled with graphics, images, posters and more! Click here to download the Bike Month Tool Kit. 

There is so much happening during Bike Month – stay in the loop by checking out our calendar –– we’ll be posting updates.   

For more information visit metro.net/bikemonth, call 213.922.2811 or email bikemonth@metro.net. 

 

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