It’s Bike to Work Week!

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!

7 comments

  1. Chris says:

    Nice to see you up & running I was going thru bike link withdrawals over the last few days. Keep up the great work I really enjoy this blog.

  2. We are having our first Bike-to-Work Day pit stop out here in the Antelope Valley at Bicycle John’s (Ave K and 17th St West) from 6 am to 9 am. We hope to see some folks out there on bikes!

  3. Opus the Poet says:

    Is that folding bike contest open to everybody or just California residents? Because I will be doing some traveling this summer where a folding bike is carry-on luggage for free, but a regular bike is freight for $$$.

  4. Ralph says:

    We had BTWW this past Thursday. Surprisingly there are still cyclists on the road this week. Glad you are back on line.

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