Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Metro will provide free bus and train rides for Los Angeles County bicyclists Wednesday as part of “Bike to Work Day,” one of several events being held for the Bike Week LA bicycle and pedestrian safety campaign.

Along with Metro, other Los Angeles County transit providers that will be offering free rides throughout the day are Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus, Commerce, Culver City Bus, Glendale Beeline, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Torrance Transit, LADOT, Beach Cities Transit, City of El Monte Transit, Pasadena ARTS and Carson.

Those who board participating buses and trains with a bicycle or bike helmet will ride for free. Additionally, Metrolink will offer free transit rides for bicyclists through the week.

More than 60 bicycle pit stops will be manned by schools, workplaces, advocacy groups and other local organizations, according to Metro. Free giveaways, refreshments and bicycling information will be available at the various pit stop locations.

People who pledge to bike to work may also be eligible to win prizes by posting pictures of their commutes on Twitter or Instagram with #BikeWeekLA or pledging online at Prizes include a REI Novarra Buzz city bike.

For a map of bicycle pit stop locations, visit

City News Service

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