Photo by Brian Addison.
May marks a happy month for bicyclists: Bike Month. While the month-long celebration has Metro promoting activities to encourage bicycling, this particular week marks Bike to Work Week/Day.
Across Los Angeles County this week, Metro will be offering free rides in the name of Bike to Work Day this Thursday. That’s right: bring your bike to the Blue Line, ride for free this week.
For Long Beachers, if you bring your bike on the Blue Line, you will happily be able to ride for free. Admittedly, we find this rather amusing because the Metro isn’t like the BART, where train cabins are built to host bikes. In fact, it’s outright distressing when getting on a train with your bike when it is even slightly packed—so you may be seeing the type of cramping that is typical during events like CicLAvia.
Long Beach itself will be celebrating Bike to Work Day with:
Pit Stop – We’ll have a Pit Stop at City Hall from 7am-9am to congratulate you for riding into work.
Bike Plan – Head to The Promenade during lunch for a fun and interactive bike plan feedback exercise. While you’re there, Bikeable Communities & Pedal Movement will be offering free bike tune-ups and CycleHop will help you get signed up for bike share. Share photos from the event on Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #LBBikePlan.
- Coffee & Breakfast Treats at Berlin with Bike Ambassador Tony Cruz –On your way in to work, feel free to join Long Beach Bike Ambassador, Tony Cruz, for coffee, breakfast treats and a celebration of bike commuting at Berlin Bistro (420 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802), too. Group rides will leave to City Hall every 30 minutes (8am – 9am).