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Bike Week

  • Bike Week LA 2015
  • Sponsors
  • Golden Pedal Award
  • The Source

Bike Week LA encourages cycling and raises awareness about bicycle and pedestrian safety in LA County. Informative bike repair workshops, pit stops on Bike to Work Day, and evening festivities fill this week with resources and activities for new and experienced cyclists.  Check out the Bike Week LA 2015 Lineup below and stay connected through Facebook and Twitter for updates as Bike Week approaches.

Bike Week LA 2015 Lineup

Sunday 5/10

Fix Your Bike Day
Bike shops and co-ops host informative bike repair sessions and provide tune-up services to cyclists throughout the region to prepare you for Bike Week.

Monday 5/11

Bike Week LA Kick-Off
Morning: Speakers from Metro, city officials and bicycle advocacy groups discuss the benefits of cycling in LA at the El Monte Bike Hub.

Freewheeling: Bicycle solutions to hazards posed on health, environment and economy
Evening: Speaker panel to discuss solutions to gridlock and its hazards for our health, environment and commerce. Community members, professors, executives, government staff will examine the bicycle as a viable transportation option for Los Angeles.

Tuesday 5/12

The Blessing of the Bicycles at the Good Samaritan Hospital 
The 12th annual Blessing of the Bicycles asks for your bicycle’s safe passage through the streets. Join us for the ceremony and presentation of the Golden Spoke Award hosted by Good Samaritan Hospital.

Wednesday 5/13

City Rides 
Tour a new side of the county where people ride bikes as a better way to get around and to connect with their community. Stay tuned for more information on the routes!

Bike in Movie
Ride to Marsh Park on the LA River to view the Ghost Bikes Documentary and other bike shorts.

Thursday 5/14

Bike to Work day
Pledge to ride to work online or print and mail in this writable PDF in English or Spanish and enjoy pit stops throughout LA County! Find refreshments, goodies and giveaways provided to cyclists commuting to work, school or other destinations. Want to host a pit stop? Sign up here.

Don’t forget: RIDE FREE on Metro and municipal transit carriers all day Thursday if you board with a bike!

Color Wheels: Bicycle Community Art Show at Caltrans 
Creative cyclists from across the region will bring their unique bicycle-themed works of art. The show will be open all month and the reception will have food, music and prizes. View the eccentric creativities of biking communities!

Do you have bicycle themed art to contribute? CalTrans and Metro Bike Week invites proposals from artists in any media, including video and performance art, for this juried exhibit open for the entire month of May. The subject of the show is bicycles and the artists’ relationship to cycling in Los Angeles. Submissions must include digital photos and a description of the art, including size and installation requirements. Please also include a short artist statement. To enter, email BikeWeekLA@metro.net by April 3rd!

Friday 5/15

Metro Bike Night at Union Station
Food trucks, crafts, live music, prizes and bicycles all gather at Union Station on Friday night for the culminating closing event of Bike Week. Come celebrate the accomplishments of cyclists and unwind into your weekend.

All Week

Local Bike Discounts
Find discounts from bicycle friendly businesses available this week and all year!

Bike Week LA is on its way!

Become a partner by filling out this online form!

During this week commuters are encouraged to increase bicycle use as organizers educate and provide information on access to routes, safety and bicycling as an everyday means of transportation. Metro would like to invite you to be a partner this year by becoming a sponsor. 

Giveaway/Prize Sponsors, Pit Stop Hosts, and Bike Local Discounts

Metro is looking for in-kind sponsorship of giveaway and prize items, pit stop hosts on Bike to Work Day and Bike Local week-long discount offers for cyclists. 

Companies are welcomed to sponsor giveaway items such as energy bars and sunscreen for events and pit stops.  Prizes, awarded through raffles, may include bicycles, accessories, gift cards and more.  Food purveyors are asked to provide food and beverages for events. Cash contributions cannot be accepted.

Pit stops are spaces for cyclists to stop and enjoy rest areas with snacks on their way to work. These include Metro materials and giveaways in addition to whatever hosts choose to offer.

Bike Local discounts are offered to anyone on a bicycle who mentions the Bike Local program during Bike Week.

Giveaways and Prize Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsors will receive advertising through various web platforms including Metro’s blog The Source, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Additionally, maps of host and discount sites will be distributed along with lists of sponsoring organizations.

All giveaways and prizes must be received by Friday, April 3.  Extensions may be granted on a case by case basis.

The delivery address is provided below:

Attn:  Jack Moreau
One Gateway Plaza
Mailstop 99-19-6
Los Angeles, CA 90012

If you are unable to fill out this form online, please print out this writable PDF and mail it to the above address.

For more information on Bike Week LA 2015 sponsorship opportunities contact 213.922.2722 or bikeweekLA@metro.net.

Golden Pedal Award

Do you or someone you know have a great story to tell about your bicycle commute? Nominate a friend, relative, co-worker or even yourself for a Golden Pedal Award. Winners will receive a number of fun prizes and will be featured on The Source!

No matter your age or ability level, Metro wants to hear about your cycling success story and recognize your efforts Tell us about your victories --whether it be learning to ride more confidently on city streets, the camaraderie of bicycling to school with your children or to work with colleagues, growing stronger and leaner, the freedom of experiencing the city from your bike seat or the clever shortcut that lets you zip past traffic. Regardless of your ability level, you define what a bicycling success story is and we are interested in hearing about it.

Read about the past winners here!

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Posted by Dave Sotero on March 30, 2015 11:09 am
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Posted by Dave Sotero on March 20, 2015 8:15 am
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Submit your entries for the Color Wheels community bicycle art show
Posted by Jack Moreau on March 16, 2015 4:45 pm
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Posted by Dave Sotero on March 16, 2015 3:14 pm
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Posted by Anna Chen on March 16, 2015 8:04 am
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Golden Pedal Award winner
Posted by Jack Moreau on February 27, 2015 1:03 pm
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Who is your bike hero?
Posted by Jack Moreau on February 20, 2015 11:29 am
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The winners of the #KissandRide photo contest
Posted by Jack Moreau on February 19, 2015 1:16 pm
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Posted by Dave Sotero on February 13, 2015 5:34 pm
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