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Bike to Work Day Lunch Ride in Chinatown presented by BEST
May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
About this event
**REGISTRATIONS WILL BE CAPPED AT 50 PARTICIPANTS TO ENSURE COMFORT AND SAFETY FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS**
Are you a bike commuter? Do you work from home and want to get out for a bike ride? The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and Metro Bike Share invite you to celebrate National Bike to Work Day with a short, fun-filled lunch hour bike ride sponsored by Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program. Join us at Union Station where we’ll ride along to Chinatown and the LA State Historic Park, where we’ll enjoy a tasty fresh lunch from a local business (TBD). Don’t have a bike? Metro Bike Share is providing free rides to all participants. This will be a great opportunity to connect with other bike commuters in your area, discover new routes, and support local businesses! So, whether you are working in an office or finishing up a call from the comfort of your home, we invite you to grab your bike and ride out for a quick bite!
Pre-registration and attendance confirmation is required for all participants. Once you are registered, we will send you a waiver and location information to confirm your attendance. If you are attending with other family members, each person must be registered separately in order to attend. Register now to guarantee your spot!
If you need to use a bike, Metro Bike Share will be making a limited number of bikes available to use for this event at no cost to the user. If you are interested in trying Bike Share, please reserve an “I need to borrow a bike” ticket when you register. All attendees who join this ride will also receive a code for a FREE 30-Day Metro Bike Share Pass redeemable at any time. You can redeem this code online at metro.net/bikeshare or in the Metro Bike Share app.
Date: Thursday, May 19th
Timeline: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Start : Union Station Bike Share
End: LA State Historic Park
Experience Level: Beginner / Family-Friendly
Route: Mostly flat, approx.
- Public Transit: Local Metro Buses and Metro L Line (Gold)
- Parking: Paid parking lots at Union Station
What to Bring:
- A functional bicycle or wheeled device (highly recommended with gears)
- Mask or face covering to wear at stops and when not able to social distance
- Hand sanitizer
- Cash or credit card to purchase lunch
- TAP card or money for fare if you plan to use the Metro bus or train.
- A helmet is required if under 18
- Bike lights (front white light and red rear light)
- Reflective gear and bright-colored clothing
- Water Bottle (with water)
- Bikes with training wheels are not permitted, but children are welcome to attend if pulled in a trailer or on-bike child seat
*** PLEASE NOTE: All ride participants must sign this waiver to participate. A parent or legal guardian is required to sign for and accompany any minors under 18 participating in the ride. ***
**RAIN POLICY: In the event of a rain forecast, we will contact you 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the ride**
We will be observing strict protocols during the ride to ensure safety and comfort for all participants and instructors. All instruction will be conducted outdoors to maximize physical distancing. We understand that official mask mandates and guidance has changed recently, but as this is an event hosted by Metro’s community partners, we ask that you help to make it as safe as possible by wearing a mask. Please keep in mind the following rules while attending this event:
- You must confirm your attendance in advance of class so we know to expect you and hold your spot. Every attendee must sign-in and complete a waiver.
- If you are feeling sick or unwell, please stay home. There are many virtual class and self-guided ride options still available.
- Even if you are fully vaccinated, please wear a mask or face covering at all times, even while outdoors, when you are not actively eating or drinking.
- Staff and instructors reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who does not follow these protocols (e.g., arrives without prior registration, does not complete waiver, refuses to wear a mask).
Check out these other Bike Month events:
Virtual Classes (English)
- Bicycling 101: Rules of the Road (May 9)
- Bike Maintenance: Fix-A-Flat (May 12)
- Bike Share 101: Safety Basics (May 13)
- Bicycling 101: Rules of the Road for Night Riding (May 26)
- Experience the El Monte Emerald Necklace (May 7)
- Walk Bike Glendale Ride with Mayor Kassakhian (May 14)
- Bike Share to the Beach – Santa Monica/Venice (May 14)
- Bike to Work Day Lunch Ride – Chinatown (May 19)
- Green Book History in South LA (May 21)
- E-Bike 101 Ride – El Monte (May 22)
Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bicycling 101 and 1, 2, 3. If you are interested in taking classes at the next level or joining a community bike ride, check out the full event calendar. For more info on how to ride a bike in LA County, visit metro.net/gobike.
Metro Bike Share system makes bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year in Downtown LA, Central LA, Hollywood, North Hollywood, and on the Westside. Metro Bike Share offers convenient round-the-clock access to a fleet of bicycles for short trips. Metro Bike Share is one of LA Metro’s multiple public transportation options for Angelenos and visitors to get around. Metro Bike Share is a fast, easy, and fun way to ride, anytime. Get a bike from any Metro Bike Share station, go for a ride, and properly return it. It’s easy — just like riding a bike!
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a membership-based nonprofit organization that works to make all communities in LA County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike through advocacy, education, and outreach.