Metro Art Journeys by Bike: Community Ride from East Hollywood, 5/4/24

Join Metro Art and Metro Bike Share for a special community ride celebrating Bike Month through art! This free, multimodal ride will include walking, biking, and riding the train as a group. Bring your own bike or rent one from Metro. You won’t want to miss out! 

EVENT INFO 

Date: Saturday, 5/4/2024

Time: 10:30AM-1PM (2.5 hours) 

Start and End: Hollywood/Western Station (meet up street-level at entrance) 

Biking to: Union Station 

Returning via: Metro B Line 

Sights: 

  • Hollywood/Western Station 
  • Hollywood Boulevard 
  • East Hollywood
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Union Station  

Detail of Untitled by May Sun, Hollywood/Western Station

Walk: The day begins on foot with a walking tour of Hollywood/Western Station which includes an immersive artwork by May Sun. 

Roll: From there, we will venture by bike to see East Hollywood, the neighborhood that inspired one of the artworks included in the Journeys Continued exhibition at Union Station – Ana Serrano’s interpretation of East Hollywood (shown above). The exhibition weaves together decades of artists’ visions of neighborhoods across LA County – all accessible by Metro – and the ride connects two rail stations by bike! 

Ride: After the bike ride, we will then return to Hollywood/Western Station from Union Station via the Metro B (Red) Line. Personal bikes welcome on the train! 

Length: 8-mile one-way bike ride through Hollywood, East Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park, Chinatown, and DTLA and stopping at Union Station, where we will take Metro rail back to the Hollywood/Western Station as a group. 

Conditions: Rolling hills, low elevation. Participants must be 16+ to ride a Metro Bike. Children in trailers/child bike seats welcome on personal bikes. 

Experience Level: Intermediate (must be able to ride 8 miles on a bicycle). Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, no training wheels allowed. 

East Hollywood by Ana Serrano, Journeys Continued

Getting There: 

Public Transit: This ride is accessible via the Metro B (Red) Line to Hollywood/Western Station as well as by bus. For assistance in planning your route, please visit https://trips.metro.net/  

Paid parking and metered parking may be available nearby on a first-come, first-served basis! 

Personal bikes are allowed on Metro Rail! Metro Bikes will be docked prior to boarding our return trip.  

What to Bring: 

  • Participants 16 years and older can reserve a Metro Bike at no-cost to attend this event 
  • A functional bicycle or wheeled device (highly recommended with gears) 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • TAP card or money for fare if you plan to use the Metro bus or train ($1.75 per ride) 
  • A helmet (If you do not have one, one will be provided free-of-charge) 
  • Water bottle 

Safety Protocols: 

We will be observing strict protocols during the ride to ensure safety and comfort for all participants. Please keep in mind the following rules while attending the ride: 

  • If you are feeling sick or unwell, please stay home. 
  • Metro Bike Share will provide helmets, water, and ride marshals. 
  • Participants are required to sign a release of liability. 

Learn more, rent a bike if needed and RSVP on Eventbrite! 

 

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