May is Bike Month
In commemoration of Bike Month, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer free rides to bicyclists on Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 19.
Riders who board Metro trains with their bikes or bring their helmets on Metro Buses will be able to ride free all day.
At non-gated Metro Rail stations, there is no need for bicyclists to tap their fare cards. They just need to show the Metro fare officer their bike or helmet for entry. At gated rail stations, bicyclists should use the intercom located near the fare gates to notify an attendant, who will then open the ADA gates for them. Riders bringing their helmets on board Metro buses also will not have to pay at the farebox.
Metro Bike Share is also offering free 30-minute rides all day long on Bike to Work Day. To redeem your free ride on May 19, select 1-Ride at any kiosk, online or in the Metro Bike Share app and enter code 051922 to redeem. This code is valid on May 19 only and can be used multiple times throughout the day. A credit or debit card is required. Electric Metro Bike fees are also waived. A temporary authorization hold may apply for kiosk purchases.
Additionally, on Bike to Work Day, riders can get one of the best deals of the year and sign up for a 365-Day Metro Bike Share pass for just $75 with promo code BIKETOWORK22 (a 50% savings). Claim this promotion online, in the Metro Bike Share app or on taptogo.net/metrobikeshare.
Metro Bike Share will celebrate Bike to Work Day at its Union Station West Portal location at 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles. Located at the southwest corner of Union Station West parking lot B, the celebration event welcomes Downtown L.A. area commuters with free coffee, pastries and goodies from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, May 19. The Metro Bike Share program offers 24/7 service and currently has over 200 stations throughout L.A. County including Downtown L.A., Central L.A., Hollywood, North Hollywood, and the Westside.
Metro is also supporting various events sponsored by local organizations on Bike to Work Day across Los Angeles County. Bicyclists are invited to stop by for refreshments and free giveaways. For locations and times, visit www.metro.net/bikemonth and click on “Maps.”
Combining your bicycle trip with Metro Bus and Rail is easy. All Metro buses are equipped with front bike racks. Bikes may also be taken on Metro trains during all system hours. Follow the signs to the designated area of the train and stand with your bike.
For additional information on Metro Bike Month activities, visit https://www.metro.net/bike-month/
Editor’s Note: Metro Operators are crucial to keeping LA moving. Metro is currently hiring more than 500 bus operators and is offering a $3,000 bonus for coming aboard. This is a great career opportunity. Metro offers competitive hourly rates starting at $19.12 with benefits that include health insurance, tuition reimbursements, paid training, retirement plan options and flexible working hours. Please encourage friends, family and community members to become a part of the Metro team that provides excellence in service and support and keeps our region moving. Apply at metro.net/driveLA.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is currently providing lifeline service for essential trips and frontline workers. Metro continues building the most ambitious transportation infrastructure program in the United States and is working to greatly improve mobility through its Vision 2028 Plan.
Metro has proudly pledged to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Health and Safety Commitment Program to help ensure the safe return of transit riders as the U.S. recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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