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Thursday, May 14 is “Bike to Work Day”

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Wednesday May 13, 2015

On Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 14, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Metro will offer free rides to bicyclists on Metro buses and trains throughout Los Angeles County.

Additionally, other transit providers, including Big Blue Bus, Commerce, Culver CityBus, Glendale Beeline, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Torrance Transit, LADOT, Beach Cities Transit, City of El Monte Transit, Pasadena ARTS, and the City of Carson will also offer free transit rides to bicyclists who board with a bicycle or bicycle helmet. Metrolink will offer free transit rides all week to bicyclists who board with a bicycle.

Metro is co-sponsoring more than 60 bicycle pit stops across Los Angeles County with local organizations on Bike to Work Day. Bicyclists are invited to stop by for refreshments and free giveaways at various times of the day. For locations and times, visit www.metro.net/bikeweek.

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 place your bike at the designated area of the train. 

For those who pledge to bike to work on Bike to Work Day Thursday, Metro will be offering a chance to win several prizes, such as a REI Novarra Buzz city bike and other great prizes. Pledge by taking a photo of you and your bike along with a description of your commute and posting it to Twitter or Instagram with #BikeWeekLA.  Or, visit www.metro.net/bikeweek and pledge online.  Schools, workplaces, and advocacy groups will hold bicycle pit stops that day with free refreshments, giveaways, and bicycling information for bicycle commuters. See a full map of registered Pit Stops here.

Bike Week LA is sponsored by Metro and other partners and sponsors, including Caltrans, C.I.C.L.E., CicLAvia, City of Los Angeles, Good Samaritan Hospital, LACBC, LADOT Bike Program, Metrolink, Clif Bar, REI, Tern Bicycles, Linus Bikes, City of Covina, Ghost Bikes, East Side Riders Bike Club, Ovarian Psycos, Multicultural Communities for Mobility, and others.

Bike to Work Day bicycle pit stop hosts include Activate Whittier and AARP, Alta Planning and Design, Assemblymember Richard Bloom- 50th Dist., Bicycle Coalition at UCLA, Cal State University, Los Angeles, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Center for Environmental and Urban Studies for Santa Monica College, Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, Children's Hospital LA, City of Burbank, City of Glendale, City of Covina, City of Pasadena, City of Santa Clarita, City of Santa Monica, City of Torrance, City of Whittier, Crossroads School, Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County, East Side Riders, Gardein, Go Glendale, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, Jones Lang LaSalle, LA County Dpt. Health Services, LA Public Library, Langham Huntington Pasadena, Northrop Grumman, Pomona Valley Bike Coalition, Princess Cruises, RideAmigos, Stan's Bike Shop, The Aerospace Corp, The California Endowment, The Kast Lab - University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, University of La Verne, Walk Bike Glendale, Western Asset Management, Worthe Real Estate Group, and Yahoo Inc.

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