LA Metro Celebrates Bike Month With Free Rides, Discounted Bike Share

Skeptical about riding a bike in Los Angeles? Its transit agency wants to change your mind this May.

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May 1, 2024, 10:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

Row of black and green Los Angeles Metro bike share bikes at station with red building with clock and'Los Angeles' lettering in background.

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A blog post from Los Angeles Metro’s The Source lists the various ways Angelenos can use Metro services during May to celebrate National Bike Month and find new ways to get around Los Angeles via bicycle.

“Today, there are 225 Bike Share stations in areas throughout LA County, fielding a brigade of more than 1,800 bikes (both classic and electric) that you can rent, ride, and enjoy.” Additionally, “As of 2022, there are 1,894 bike lanes and paths throughout LA County, with more on the way.”

Metro has also built a small network of Bike Hubs that offer secure parking and maintenance services near major train stations. When it comes to making multimodal trips, “All Metro buses have front loading bike racks, and you are also welcome to bring bikes on board our trains.”

To encourage transit use and biking, Metro rides will be free for all riders on May 16, ‘Bike Day,’ when users can also take advantage of one free 30-minute Metro bike ride.

Bike share and transit users can also access steep discounts during May on one-month bike share passes and Bike Hub memberships.

Monday, April 29, 2024 in The Source (Metro)

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