Bike Week Kick Off

Metro and its partners, the Los Angeles County
Bike Coalition, and LA City Department of Transportation, are promoting Bike to
Work Week/Day with a celebrity bike pit stop, prizes, free rides and bike and
health related booths. Those who pledge online at www.metro.net/biketowork in
advance of bike to work week may win a folding bike. Pledge
to be part of the solution to traffic congestion by pedaling to work, school or
other destinations on Thursday, May 15. In addition, Metro will offer free rides
to bicyclists who use transit for part of their commute on Metro buses and
trains and other municipal operators throughout Los Angeles County
on that day.  Metro is coordinating bike pit
stop locations for bicyclists to stop by and obtain free giveaways. For pit
stop locations, go to metro.net/biketowork.

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