There’s a movement in LA. We are choosing to ride together, rather than drive alone. And more and more of us are trading four wheels for two. May is Bike Month and your chance to take that first step to join the movement.
Join Metro as we celebrate biking in LA throughout the month of May. You can “get your feet wet” during Bike to Work Week (May 13 – 19) or Bike to Work Day (BTWD) on Thursday, May 16 th .
View the Bike Month Map for an expanding list of BTWD pit stops set up throughout the county; one is likely offered on or near your route. At these pit stops, you will find refreshments to fuel you on your ride as well as free giveaways. Metro will be hosting our very own pit stop at Union Station in front of the Metro Bike Hub . Browse through the Bike Month Calendar for a growing list of fun bike-related events. “Recycle Your Bike” by the City of Long Beach and “Blessing of the Bicycles” at the Good Samaritan Hospital are just a few events for you to get into the spirit.
Metro Bike Lockers and Metro Bike Hubs are available to keep your bike secure. The hubs offer secure parking for bikes, as well as on-call mechanics and face time with friendly staff.
Metro Bike Share has round-the-clock access to a fleet of bicycles for short trips, available 24/7, 365 days.
An often overlooked, but extremely important aspect of Bike Month is bicycle safety. Metro sponsors classes at varying skill levels that are FREE, interactive, and take place all across the county. During these classes, you will improve your cycling knowledge and be better prepared to ride in a real world setting. Register for Metro bike classes .
Metro also sponsors fun group bike rides throughout the county. Find out more about these rides in the calendar tab above, or on Facebook .
The National BTWD celebration is on Friday, May 17 th . Once again this year, Metro and many other transportation agencies throughout the county traditionally mark the Thursday before (May 16 th) with free rides. Just bring your bike or helmet to claim your free ride on any Metro bus or rail line. At non-gated Metro rail stations, there is no need to tap, just show the Metro fare officer your bike or helmet. At Metro’s rail-gated stations, use the intercom located near the fare gates to notify an attendant who will open the ADA gates for you.
On Bike to Work Day, you can find pit stops throughout Los Angeles County. View the Bike Month map to find a pit stop near your route (indicated on the map by the green cyclist icon). At these pit stops, you will find refreshments to fuel you on your ride as well as free giveaways. Metro will be hosting our very own pit stop at Union Station in front of the Metro Bike Hub .
If you don't currently own a bike, Metro Bike Share offers convenient round-the-clock access to a fleet of bicycles for short trips, available 24/7, 365 days a year in Downtown LA, Central LA, the Port of LA, and the Westside.
Want to start planning your commute? Google Maps is a good place to start. All Metro buses have bike racks for riders to store their bicycles. If you're taking your bike on a train, please follow the signs to place your bike in the designated areas. And a friendly reminder: bicycles are allowed on trains as long as you can safely board without blocking any aisles and doorways. For more tips on how to bring your bike on board, check metro.net/bikes .
Wondering where Bike Month is? Join in the community experience! Find all the participating locations in the county with this map.
- Bike Month Events
- Bike to Work Day Pit Stops
How to Host an Event
: On Bike to Work Day, employers are encouraged to host pit stops for bicyclists. Typically pit stops are held on the morning or evening of Bike to Work Day during peak commute hours (e.g., 6:00-9:00 a.m.). Pit stop organizers typically set up a booth or table with water and refreshments (e.g., bananas, bagels, coffee, etc.) and promotional items (e.g., bike lights, ankle straps, etc.) and distribute them to bicyclists who stop by en route to or on their way home from work. Whether they are simple or elaborate, pit stops are great ways for employers to show support and cheer on their employees!
Employers can also hold other events such as group bike rides, bike checkups, repair clinics, and more. If you would like to hold a pit stop or other event, please fill out the form for Bike Month 2019.
How to Encourage Employees to Participate in Bike to Work Day:
Employers can inform their employees of Bike to Work Day by posting flyers and sending emails inviting people to bike to work on May 16th. They can circulate information to employees regarding Bike to Work Day pit stops and other events. Other ways to engage employees include:
Set up a competition:
Hold a team bike challenge and have employees compete against each other or a neighboring company for the most miles traveled.
Show Them the Ropes:
Have someone on staff who commutes? Ask them to be a bike mentor and encourage co-workers to ride.
Support safe cycling by promoting free local bicycle education classes .
Thank Your Employees for Participating in Bike Month and Bike to Work Day:
Plan a quick Bike to Work Day celebration breakfast or lunch and prizes for participants to thank employees for participating in Bike to Work Day and Bike Month 2019.
Below are just a few resources to get bicyclists in your area excited about Bike Month and Bike to Work Day!
- Bike Month Flyer 8.5”x11”
- Bike Month Flyer 8.5”x14”
- Bike Month Photo Wall Banner 120x60”
- Bike To Work Day Wayfinding Signs and arrows
- You Are The Movement Flyer 12”x14”
Social Media Assets
- Bike Month Graphic Facebook
- Bike Month Graphic Twitter
- Bike Month Graphic Instagram
- Bike Month Photo Facebook 1
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Here are top five messages for Twitter and Facebook:
- Where will the ride take you? Join us this #BikeMonth to find out! metro.net/bikemonth
- Looking for ways to improve your bike commute? Visit metro.net/gobike for safety tips group rides and more. #BikeMonth
- No time for the gym? Riding your bike to work, shop or visit a friend is an easy way to work in a workout! #BikeMonth
- Taking your bike instead of the car to school/work today? Share a photo and use hashtag #BikeMonth
- More than 80% of bike commuters say they feel healthier and less stressed. Probably because they're getting exercise, saving money, and doing something good for the environment. Be one of those people! #BikeMonth