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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:

  • 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. The ride will stop at Temple City Park for an open-air museum exhibit curated by the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum. 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—Bike Week Wrap-Up at Union Station
Metro and our partners throughout LA County will host a Bike Week Wrap-Up evening event at Union Station’s iconic Fred Harvey Room on Friday, May 16 from 5:30-8:30 pm. This free event will feature special guests, live music, food trucks, bike valet, bike short films, trivia, bike portraits and fashion shows. There will also be a raffle for a chance to win awesome prizes. This will be the bike event of the year, so be proactive and put it on your calendar now!

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

Participants

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.


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