As you may have noticed, it’s Bike to Work Week in Los Angeles. Did you miss the official kick-off event at Grand Park this morning? Well, sooth your broken heart (and sweaty brow, given that it’s 90 degrees downtown already) with a leisurely iced coffee at any of our bike-friendly Spring Street sidewalk cafes. Or, heck, in this heat, ice cream will make a perfectly acceptable lunch.
In Santa Monica, free safety checks at various bike shops throughout the day will get you rollin’ right.
Visit BikeSGV’s info booth at the El Monte Transit Center from 10am to 3pm today, and you can get your bike checked and score free swag!
Tonight you can roll with A Taste of Pasadena, one of many Bike Week events planned in the lovely City of Pasadena. The ride meets at Memorial Park, conveniently adjacent to the Gold Line’s Memorial Park Station.
And of course, you’ve already got your calendar marked for tomorrow’s Blessing of the Bikes at Good Samaritan Hospital. Whether you’re a true believer or merely superstitious, you can get blessed and fuel up for free.
You could win a new folding bike from REI, among other great prizes, if you take Metro’s pledge to Bike to Work this Thursday.
Take a break from all that riding to fill out Bikeside’s bike-friendliness survey. All the data are important, and your opinion counts!
There’s a bajillion more events going on this week, including movies, guided rides, and award announcements. Which lucky bike commuter will win Metro’s Golden Pedal Award in the “Treacherous Commutes” category? Stay tuned and BikingInLA will fill you in on everything so you won’t miss a minute of the fun!