Thursday Bike to Work Day: Pit Stops and events

Did you take the pledge? Pledge here to ride your bike on Bike to Work Day and you could win a new folding bike from REI and other great prizes!

If your ride is long or a full day at work makes it a challenge to pedal home, go multi-modal:
Big Blue Bus joins Metro (and other transit) to will offer FREE rides to bicyclists all day on May 16th  For other participating transit agencies all you need to ride for free is your bike or helmut   – however it seems you have to “print” a ticket for BBB? Find it here.

Santa Monica Bike to Work Pit Stops

Santa Monica Spoke & Co-Opportunity on 16th and Broadway to host a Bike to Work Pit Stop from 7am -9am.
You are also invited to join us for BIKE FROM WORK Handlebar Meet Up & Happy Hour, 5-9pm at Pono Burger, 829 Broadway.

City of Santa Monica, 6-9am, Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main Street, there will be giveaways, continental breakfast, hot and cold beverages and gift packs for bikers, also lots of bicycling information. Santa Monica Spoke will be here too!

Santa Monica Bike Center, 1555 2nd Street (corner of 2nd and Colorado) Bike commuters can order a handmade peanut butter sandwich with a wide range of toppings to go with crunchy or creamy peanut butter.  They are also giving away gift cards from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, REI, Co-op, and Trader Joes.
Collin Myers of ABUS will be there from 8am – Noon talking about bike security, he will be giving away two locks during his security clinic.
Mike Ryan will be there doing video interviews with commuters on the topic of why they Love Their Commute!

REI Santa Monica, 6-10am, 402 Santa Monica Blvd, REI Santa Monica will join the community in supporting local cyclists with a pit stop. They’ll have a tech on hand if your bike needs a check up, snacks to keep you fueled up for your ride, and a raffle giveaway. Pledge to ride at www.metro.net/bikeweek and you could win an REI Novara Bike!

Helens Cycles,  7:30-10AM, 2501 Broadway, Free Bike safety checks, coupons, information, snacks and giveaways

DTLA Bicycles 10am -7pm, 700 Wilshire Blvd. Free safety checks and 10% off there entire purchase by mentioning “I Ride LA”

Santa Monica College, 9-11am, 1744 Pearl Street, Check out the new bike parking corral, Free parfaits, bagels, and cream cheese! Swing on by and enjoy some breakfast!

Crossroads School, 6:30-8:30am, 1731 20th Street (just south of Olympic Blvd), Cool water and snack bars

Yahoo, 8-10am, 2400 Broadway, Drinks, energy bars, bike route maps

Equity Office,  8-10am, 2400 Broadway, Refreshments, raffle for prizes, and protein bars

Water Garden, 8-10am, 2450 Colorado (in front of Subway), water, snacks, and bike information

Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, 9-11am, 31st and Ocean Park Blvd, Continental breakfast, water, and giveaways

Bergamot Bike-In Luncheon, 11:30-1:30pm, Pennsylvania Ave & 26th Street, $5.00 off area food trucks for the first 300 attendees, Helen’s Cycles will be there to display various commuter bike options and share bike commuting advice

Golden Pedal Awards

It’s time again for the Golden Pedal Awards, Metro’s annual bicycle story competition! Do you or someone you know have a great story to tell about your bicycle commute? What do you love about bicycling to school or work? Tell us about your victories—whether it be the hills you conquer every morning, bicycling to school with your children, or your clever shortcut that lets you zip past traffic.
Enter here by May 19, 2013. We will be awarding reflective safety vests, a box of Clif Bars, and one year of bicycle roadside assistance from Better World Club to up to thirty (30) winners!