Home > Metro Bikes > Bike Week

Bike Week

  • Overview
  • Get Involved
  • Events
  • Resources
  • The Source

Bike Week LA 2014 is coming soon!

Monday, May 12 through Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bike Week LA is an annual week of community events sponsored by Metro to promote bicycling as a sustainable and practical transportation mode. May is National Bike Month and Monday, May 12 through Sunday, May 18, 2014 is the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike to Work Week.

Bike Week LA 2014 activities include:

  • Metro Bike Night at Union Station
  • Fix your Bike workshops
  • Guided Rides led by experienced leaders
  • Pit Stops hosted by a variety of participants
  • Bike Local discounts offered at bike-friendly businesses from around LA County

See more at: http://www.metro.net/bikes/bike-week/bw-events/

Bike Week LA activities are open to everyone. Join us during Bike Week and see how easy it can be. Save the date on your calendar and get ready for a fun filled week!

Saturday, May 10, 2014—Get Ready to Fix Your Bike
Get ready for Bike Week by tuning up your bicycle starting Saturday, May 10. Learn to do it yourself! There are plenty of bicycle co-ops and shops around Los Angeles County where you can fix your bike or even build a new one – check back for updates on events and resources. If your organization would like to organize a Fix Your Bike workshop or event during Bike Week please sign up here.

Saturday, May 10, 2014—Old Roots, New Routes Temple City Bike Ride, led by C.I.C.L.E. and Eastside Bike Club
Jump into Bike Week by joining the Metro-sponsored bike ride down Rosemead Boulevard for its Grand Opening (GO) Festival. The ride will meet at 10:30am and leave promptly at 11:00am. Participants will explore Temple City’s past, present and future by riding through Los Angeles County’s newest cycle tracks. Explore new routes in Temple City by returning to the city’s roots!  

Sunday, May 11, 2014—Bicycling is for Everyone Celebration!
No plans for Mother’s Day?  Go on a bike ride with the whole family. Bicycling is the perfect family-friendly activity for a leisurely Sunday. More information coming soon. 

Monday, May 12, 2014—Kick-Off Bike Week LA
Once you get your bicycle in tip-top shape, join us at Union Station to kick-off Bike Week on Monday, May 12. Local and regional transportation agencies, bicycle advocacy groups and more will participate.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014—Blessing of the Bicycles
Join us at the Good Samaritan Hospital’s 11th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles on Tuesday, May 13. Enjoy some sweet treats and celebrate this year’s recipient of the Golden Spoke Award, an honor given every year to an individual who has improved bicycle safety in Los Angeles. Ride your bike to the 11th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles. Click here for more information about the event.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014—Guided Ride Day: Bike Lanes and More!
Wednesday will be all about riding. Join us for our Guided Ride Day on May 14 and experience Los Angeles County’s bicycle network. Bicycle lanes are sprouting up all over – so let us be your guide on a leisurely bike ride and tour of some of them. If your organization would like to lead a guided ride along a bicycle route in your neighborhood, please sign up here and Metro will help you get started.

Thursday, May 15, 2014—Bike to Work Day
Give bicycling to work a try. With almost 100 “pit stops” offering refreshments across Los Angeles County, there is no excuse not to ride your bike to work. We would like to provide even more “pit stops” for our riders in 2014, but need your help—if your organization would like to host a pit stop on Thursday, May 15, please register here. Metro will provide you with fun giveaways to get your pit stop started.

Friday, May 16, 2014 – Metro Bike Night at Union Station
Metro and our LA County partners will host a Bike Week wrap-up evening event at the Fred Harvey Room and courtyard area on Friday, May 16 from 5:30-8:30pm. This free event will feature special guests, live music, food trucks, outdoor booths, free bike valet, bike shorts, trivia, bike portraits and a fashion show. There will also be a raffle for a chance to win a Tern folding bike, a one year supply of Clif Bar products, Abus U-locks, 30-Day Metro passes, Bike Week LA special edition t-shirts and more! This will be the bike event of the year, so be proactive and put it on your calendar today.

Monday-Sunday, May 12-18—Bike Local
Ride your bike to eat, play or shop, and take advantage of special discounts just for bicyclists! Bicyclists are great for local business. Research shows that people traveling on bicycles spend more money at and make more visits to small establishments than people traveling in cars. Because bicyclists travel at slower speeds, it’s easier for them to stop and smell the coffee! If you would like to offer a promotion to bicyclists during Bike Local, please sign your business up here.

Check back for updates on Bike Week forms, scheduled events and discounts at bicycle-friendly businesses.

Sign up now for Bike Week LA 2014!

Whether you are a sponsor or a participant, or both; there are many ways to get involved.

Sponsors & Event Organizers

Be a sponsor or organize an event! Sign up here, and choose which events you would like to sponsor and/or organize. Become an “in-kind” sponsor by providing riders with energizing snacks and/or cool merchandise.

Bike Week LA 2014 sponsorship and event organizing opportunities include:

  • Organize a Fix your Bike workshop on Saturday, May 10 
  • Lead a Guided Ride on Wednesday, May 14
  • Host a Pit Stop on Thurs, May 15 
  • Provide a Bike Local discount Monday-Sunday, May 12-18


Participate in Bike Week LA 2014!

Bike to Work Pledge

Don’t miss out. Pledge here to ride your bike on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 15 and you could win a brand new Novara Big Buzz Bike or a cool Novara E.T.A. Backpack from REI, an Abus U-lock and other great prizes!

Golden Pedal Award

We want to here from you! Tell us a story about your bicycle commute and why you love to ride. 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!

Check back for updates on Bike Week forms, scheduled events and discounts at bicycle-friendly businesses.

Showing the latest posts relating to: Bicycle

Why You Ride: Bicycle Edition – Nick Rosenblum, has only been riding his bicycle for 6 months, but is officially converted!
Posted by Jose Tchopourian on April 11, 2014 3:32 pm
We are collecting nominations for the Year-Round Golden Pedal Awards, Metro’s competition for great stories about bicycling. We’re featuring these stories in a monthly Why You Ride series – ...
A few photos from yesterday’s CicLAvia on Wilshire Boulevard
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 7, 2014 10:11 am
Photo by Gary Leonard for Metro. No surprise: another big crowd for CicLAvia on Sunday, with cyclists, walkers and others taking over Wilshire Boulevard between downtown Los Angeles and the Miracle ...
Go Metro to CicLAvia on April 6 and save 15% on official T-shirts
Posted by Anna Chen on April 5, 2014 4:11 pm
Enjoy a car-free day on Wilshire Boulevard at CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard this Sunday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wilshire Blvd. will be closed to car traffic between Downtown L.A. ...
Show CicLAvia some love and get a free pin!
Posted by Lily Allen on March 17, 2014 4:58 pm
Join us in coveting these little blue guys! Best part? They’re FREE. If you’re a fan of CicLAvia, you probably already know that L.A.’s beloved celebration of all things alternate ...
Why You Ride: Bicycle Edition – “Rio” Jill Contreras, committed to empowering cyclists through community rides, workshops, and more!
Posted by Jose Tchopourian on March 11, 2014 8:09 am
We are collecting nominations for the Year-Round Golden Pedal Awards, Metro’s competition for great stories about bicycling. We’re featuring these stories in a monthly Why You Ride series – ...
Ride your bicycle for love on Saturday, Feb. 15
Posted by Anna Chen on February 11, 2014 2:30 pm
“Ride 4 Love” will stop at the iconic Watts Towers. Photo: Ryan Dickey via Flickr Creative Commons Forget the traffic horror of Jamzilla and head to “Ride 4 Love,” the East Side ...
Why You Ride: Bicycle Edition – President and CEO of the East Side Riders Bike Club, dedicating his life to family, community and social justice
Posted by Jose Tchopourian on February 5, 2014 2:47 pm
We are collecting nominations for the Year-Round Golden Pedal Awards, Metro’s competition for great stories about bicycling. We’re featuring these stories in a monthly Why You Ride series – ...
Metro’s Open Streets Program Workshop
Posted by Avital Shavit on January 30, 2014 3:11 pm
Photos by Aaron Paley Metro hosted an Open Streets workshop on Wednesday that featured speakers from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Over 80 people attended the event that focused on the ...
“Tweed, Moxie and Mustaches” Bicycle Ride a Dandy Success
Posted by Dave Sotero on January 24, 2014 10:57 am
More than 300 participants dressed in their finest tweed and joined the Metro-sponsored C.I.C.L.E. bicycle ride last Saturday, January 18. The Tweed, Moxie and Mustaches Bicycle Ride convened at the ...
For those of you who made the resolution to bike more this year…
Posted by Anna Chen on January 13, 2014 3:20 pm
Get ready for these upcoming Metro-sponsored bicycle rides led by CICLE! All rides are free and open to the public. Saturday, January 18, 2014 - Tweed, Moxie and Mustache Ride: The Historic ...

For viewing MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel documents - Download Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) or use Google Docs Reader (online)