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Bike Week

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Bike Week LA 2014 encouraged cycling and helped raise awareness about bicycle and pedestrian safety in the LA County. From informative bike repair workshops to more than 80 pit stops on Bike to Work Day, the week was loaded with resources and activities for new and experienced cyclists.

Bike Week LA 2014 Recap

Fix Your Bike Day, 5/10
Bike shops and co-ops hosted informative bike repair sessions and provided tune-up services to cyclists throughout the region.

Bike Week LA Kick-Off, 5/12
Speakers from Metro, City of Los Angeles, LA County Bicycle Coalition and C.I.C.L.E discussed the benefits of cycling in LA. LA County Bicycle Coalition released new findings on increased rates of bicycling in LA County. Mayor Eric Garcetti was spotted riding to work!

The Blessing of the Bicycles at the Good Samaritan Hospital, 5/13
The 11th annual Blessing of the Bicycles was a success. Congratulations to Ghost Bikes for winning the 2014 Golden Spoke Award.

Guided Ride Day, 5/14
LADOT Bike Program and the Bodacious Bike Babes led a ride on the 1st Street green bike lanes. See photos from the ride here .

Bike to Work Day, 5/15
Cyclists enjoyed more than 80 pit stops throughout LA County, which offered refreshments, goodies and giveaways for cyclists commuting to work, school or other destinations. Metro and other municipal carriers offered free rides on Bike to Work Day.

Metro Bike Night at Union Station, 5/16
Over 750 people with over 300 bicycles attended Metro’s first annual Bike Night at Union Station , with food trucks, crafts, live music and prizes. Check out the fun shots from the photo booth .

Bike Local and Destination Discounts, 5/12-5/18
Bicyclists enjoyed discounts at bicycle-friendly businesses. All Metro riders can enjoy discounts year round with a valid TAP card.

We’re already looking forward to Bike Week LA 2015 – and welcome your feedback and comments at bikeweekla@metro.net. Check back throughout the year for more Metro sponsored rides with CICLE and other activities -- because every day is a bike day.

Monthly Golden Pedal Award

We want to hear from you! Whether you're an experienced rider or new to cycling, we are interested in your story.  Send us a paragraph or two about why you love to ride or share a friend’s cycling success story. Nominate yourself or someone you know for a Golden Pedal Award! Winners will receive fun prizes and will be featured on Metro’s blog, The Source. Submit your form  here for a chance to win!

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