- Bike Week LA 2015
- 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.
Bike Week LA 2015 Lineup
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.
Bike Week LA Kick-Off
Where: Grand Park at Hill & Temple St., next to the Metro Grand Park/Civic Center Station
Speakers from Metro, local council offices, and bicycle advocacy groups discuss the benefits of cycling in LA at Grand Park.
Is Bicycling In Your Future?
Where: Caltrans District 7, 100 S. Main St. Los Angeles 90012
Metro is building Los Angeles a multimodal, flexible, and sustainable transportation system with an expansive bike share system, hundreds of miles of bikeways, rider educational programs, strategic active transportation initiatives, and much more. But does of all of this inspire you to ride a bike on the streets of Los Angeles? Currently cycling in LA County is for the fearless. How do we make it for the fearful?
At Bike Week LA's speaker panel on May 11, we'll explore the pros and cons of riding on two-wheels in a region still dominated by cars, and ask:
Can bike infrastructure make the streets safe enough for you to ride on? Would you let your child or encourage your grandmother to cycle in LA? Can cyclists and drivers learn to get along -- with mutual respect and shared acceptance of the rules of the road? Is cycling on LA's mean streets in YOUR future?
KCRW will moderate this discussion between Bike Metro, the Los Angeles Police Department, LA County Bicycle Coalition, and Multicultural Communities for Mobility.
The Blessing of the Bicycles at the Good Samaritan Hospital
Where: Good Samaritan Hospital, 1225 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
When: 8am - 9:30am
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
Where: Marsh Park on the LA River
Ride to Marsh Park along the LA River to view the Bike Shorts Film Program, co-hosted by Ghost Bikes that explores the theme of Bike Love. Look out for City Rides that lead to the park that evening. We will have bike valet and popcorn!
Tour a new side of the county where people ride bikes as a better way to get around and connect with their community. Find your rides here!
Bike to Work Day Pit Stops
RIDE FREE on Metro and municipal transit carriers all day Thursday if you board with a bike!
Businesses, cities, and advocates are hosting Pit Stops to help YOU get to work on your bike. Find all of the Pit Stops on your route and join a Bike to Work Ride for guided rides to certain destinations.
Take the pledge and make the promise to bike to work!
Color Wheels Art Show at CalTrans
Where: 100 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Creative cyclists from across the region have brought 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!
The show is open all month, but mark Thursday May 14th in your calendar because we are bringing special bike performance art with music and food during the DTLA Art Walk!
Metro Bike Night at Union Station
Where: Old Ticketing Room, Union Station
Join the bike community for a night of FUN. This is Bike Week LA's second annual Bike Night held at Union Station and we are excited to announce a fantastic line up of food, music, crafts, contests, partners and party. Happily, The Lions will be setting the musical vibes!
FREE BIKE GIVEAWAYS, TAP CARDS, T SHIRTS, BIKE LIGHTS, REFLECTORS, PATCH KITS, REPAIR and MORE!
Come celebrate the accomplishments of cyclists and unwind into your weekend. PLUS after Bike Night you can head over to Angel City Brewery for the bicycle after party they are throwing for us!
Bike Local Discounts
Find discounts from bicycle friendly businesses available this week and all year! View the whole scene here.
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.
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