Have you thought about riding your bike to work or school? I know I have. With gas prices and heavy traffic in Los Angeles and all around the U.S., I’m sure we all have thought about the possibility of riding our bicyles to work. Double bonus would be the exercise we’ll get from cycling! Is it realistic though? Probably not, for most of us. However, some of us probably can and probably should really consider it.
So, Bike Week is here, May 10-15, to encourage cycling and to raise awareness about bicyle and pedestrian safety in Los Angeles. In fact, Bike Week and Bike Month is a nationwide event. If you’re not in Los Angeles, please check your local listings for bike events in your area.
In the downtown Los Angeles, Bike Week kicks off on Monday, May 11 at Grand Park. There will be many events through out the week. Here are some of the going ons..
LA Kick Off – 10am-11am, Grand Park at Hill & Temple Street, next to the Metro Grand Park/Civic Center Station.
Is Bicylcing in Your Future? – 6pm-7:30pm, Discussion with a panel moderated by KCRW, between Bike Metro, The LAPD, LA County Bicycle Coalition and Multicultural Communities for Mobility. Please RSVP. Caltrans District 7, 100 S. Main Street, LA, 90012
Tuesday 5/12 –
Blessings of the Bicycles – 8:30-9:30 at Good Samaritan Hospital. 12th annual Blessing assures your bicyle safe riding through the streets of Los Angeles. Ceremony and presentation of the Golden Spoke Awared hosted by Good Samaritan Hospital. 1225 Wsilshire Blvd, LA 90017
Bike-In Movie – 8pm-10pm, Take a ride to Marsh Park along the LA River and watch the Bike Shorts Program, Ghost Bikes. 2944 Gleneden Street, LA 90039
Bike to Work Day Pit Stops – All through out Los Angeles, you will find Pit Stops, to help you with your ride. Also, free rides offered on Metro and municipal transit all day, Thursday, when you board with a bike.
Color Wheels Art Show at CalTrans – 6pm-9pm, Bicyle themed art from all over Los Angeles. This art show will be open all month, but on May 14, the show will kick off with music and food, during the DTLA Art Walk. 100 S. Main Street, LA 90012
Metro Bike Night at Union Station – 5:30-8:30, second annual Bike Night at the Old Ticketing Room in Union Station, celebrating with food, music, crafts and contests. An after party will be held at Angel City Brewery, fun!! Union Station, 800 N. Alameda Street, LA 90012. Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda Street, LA 90012