Open Streets Events
Open Streets events are perfect places to experience bicycling. Whether you are biking on the street for the first time or to testing out your newly learned bicycling skills, these events are the best places to ride in a car-free, safe and fun environment.Open Streets events temporarily close off streets to automobile traffic and open them up for people to walk, bike, skate, roll and dance. Metro offers the Open Streets Grant Program to fund a series of open streets events all across LA County. Visit our Active Transportation page for more information and upcoming Open Streets events.
Community rides are a great way to experience bicycling in a safe, guided, group ride. There are many organizations throughout Los Angeles County that host regular rides across the region. Each ride is curated to highlight a community in a fun tour 3-5 miles long, with planned stops. These rides vary skill level and theme, and all are free and open to the public. Check out the Calendar and Map of upcoming community rides and other bicycle events in Los Angeles County.
Bike to Work Day/Bike Month
Bike Month is a national month-long celebration of the bicycle. For the entire month of May, we celebrate bicycling all around Los Angeles County with pit stops, community rides, food, music and all kinds of fun events. On Bike to Work Day, which typically falls on the 3 rd Thursday of the month, it’s also a great opportunity for you to leave your car at home and try commuting by bike with thousands of other Angelenos.
Bicycle Friendly Business District
Bicycle Friendly Business Districts (BFBD) promote and provide incentives for residents and visitors to make local trips by bike. Discounts or amenities may be offered at businesses for bike riders. Cities may provide a program for businesses to request bike racks. For people who bike, these programs provide an opportunity to explore new neighborhoods and support local businesses. Bicycle-Friendly Business Districts currently exist in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and several cities in San Gabriel Valley , including South Pasadena and Glendora.
Join fellow riders for a group ride every 4th Thursday of the month for #BikeThursdays in South Pasadena BFBD and every 2nd Saturday of the month for #BikeSaturdays in Glendora. Each ride will highlight a local business and pair with a giveaway, promotion or activity. Ride announcements can be found online as well.