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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, local council offices, and bicycle advocacy groups discuss the benefits of cycling in LA.

LA County Bicycle 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!

Tuesday 5/12

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

Speaker Panel
We are sitting in a gridlock creating hazards for our health, environment, and commerce. There is no other option, but to find alternatives to freeway car use during rush hours. Professors, executives, and government staff will examine the bicycle as a viable transportation option for Los Angeles.

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. ROUTES TBA

Bike in Movie
Ride to LA River park to view the Ghost Bikes Documentary.

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!

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

Eat, Shop, and Play with 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:

Metro
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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Golden Pedal Award winner
Posted by Jack Moreau on February 27, 2015 1:03 pm
Congratulations to Steve! We’re awarding him the prestigious award of longest bike commute through traffic congestion! We applaud his determination for commuting by bike 25 miles each day ...
Who is your bike hero?
Posted by Jack Moreau on February 20, 2015 11:29 am
She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle, will gain the mastery of life. – Susan B. Anthony The Golden Pedal Award shines a spotlight on those individuals who take the bicycle, ...
The winners of the #KissandRide photo contest
Posted by Jack Moreau on February 19, 2015 1:16 pm
Congratulations to Lisa and Greg for an adorable Valentine’s Day post! Thanks for participating in this year’s #KissandRide competition, we hope you will all look out for upcoming Bike ...
Metro’s Bicycle Roundtable presentation is online
Posted by Dave Sotero on February 13, 2015 5:34 pm
Metro last night held its first Bicycle Roundtable of the year, with agency planning staff giving reports on a host of interesting projects, including bike sharing, Bike Week L.A., bike hubs and ...
Go Metro Weekends, Feb 13 – 15
Posted by Lexi Hinton on February 13, 2015 9:02 am
“mmtc love bus 80’s” by RADC_bus via Flickr//CC. Friday On Valentine’s Day, art and love reunite! Spend the day with us for the Metro Art Tour. From Union Station to South ...
Share the Ride, Share the Love
Posted by Jack Moreau on February 12, 2015 9:31 am
Valentine’s Day is a bike day! Ride your bike with your sweetheart and share your love on the streets. Post a photo of you and your darling on your bikes and tag us on Twitter @metrolosangeles ...
Metro’s new Complete Streets Policy gains national recognition
Posted by Dave Sotero on February 10, 2015 11:15 am
Metro’s Complete Streets Policy addresses better use of streets for all users. Metro’s newly adopted Complete Streets Policy, designed to help plan a better street environment for all ...
Metro to sponsor next “Ride 4 Love” bicycle ride this Saturday, February 14
Posted by Dave Sotero on February 9, 2015 10:32 am
This Saturday, Feb. 14, Metro will sponsor the “Ride 4 Love,” led by East Side Riders Bike Club, Los Ryderz and C.I.C.L.E.  Participate in this free love-filled annual outing through South Los ...
Metro’s next Bicycle Roundtable scheduled for this Thursday, February 12
Posted by Dave Sotero on February 9, 2015 9:39 am
Photo by Metro. Bicyclists and others interested in hearing updates on a range of Metro bicycle initiatives within L.A. County are invited to participate in the agency’s next Bicycle Roundtable ...
Mark Your Calendar: Next Metro/C.I.C.L.E. “Love Your Neighborhood Ride” Coming January 24
Posted by Dave Sotero on January 21, 2015 10:48 am
Design by Manny Velazquez, Bikesan@s del Valle   On Saturday, January 24, through a sponsorship by Metro, Bikesan@s del Valle, along with C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange) ...

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