Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Celebrate Bike Week LA!

Los Angeles is famous for being a car-centric city. But this week, the internal combustion engine takes a back seat to two-wheeled transport as we celebrate bikes!
Bike Week embraces the role of bikes in our regional transportation network. With activities like a guided ride in Mid-City and friendly pit stops on Bike to Work Day, both new and seasoned cyclists can show support for pedal power.
Speaking of Bike to Work Day, be sure to swing by Caltrans (100 S. Main St. 90012) on Thursday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We’ll have bike maps, project info, power bars, cool bikes on display in the Museum, and much more! Other activities to check out:

Tuesday, May 15: 9th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Samaritan Hospital, 8 a.m.
Wednesday, May 16: Expo/Mid-City Bike Ride starts at Expo Park/USC Station, 8 a.m.
Thursday, May 17: Bike to Work Day - Free rides, pit stops (including Caltrans!) and more!
Friday, May 18:  Bike to School Day - Support your local school!
The LA County Bicycle Coalition has some great tips for safe riding here.
Also, on Bike to Work Day (May 17), cycling commuters who combine their trip with transit ride FREE when boarding with a helmet or bike. Instructions for taking your bike on Metro are available on the Bike Metro page