Celebrate Bike Week LA 2011

Now going on 17 years, Bike Week LA 2011 is packed full of community events and rewards for riding your bike.

By Timothy Adam
|  Monday, May 16, 2011  |  Updated 3:12 PM PDT
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Celebrate Bike Week LA 2011

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Celebrate Bike Week LA 2011 from May 16 - 20.

Kick-Off Event - Monday, May 16
Start off Bike Week at the North Hollywood Station at 8:30 am. Learn all about Bike Week LA 2011 and pledge to ride your bike to work or school online.

Blessing of the Bicycles - Tuesday, May 17
Two-wheeler blessings will begin at 8 a.m. at the Good Samaritan Hospital. The blessings will continue to flow with breakfast and a free bike check. You also will have a chance to do some blessing of your own by submitting the names of friends and loved ones to honor at this event. www.blessingofthebicycles.com

Downtown LA Bike Ride - Wednesday, May 18
Round up your crew and make friends with a heap of other bike fans at Union Station for an 8 a.m. cruise down Alameda Street. Route map.

Bike to Work Day - Thursday, May 19
Enjoy several incentives to change up your routine and ride your bike to work. Free fares will be offered to cyclists for public transportation services such as Metro and these partners and sponsors. A ton of morning bike week Pit Stops will also be stationed all over town offering free snacks, bike checkups and bike riding information. There is also a chance to win cool prizes like Target gift cards and bike accessories for officially pledging to ride your bike. Don't sweat it if you got a long way to travel, it is perfectly A-Okay to bring your bike on Metro Rail trains and busses.

Bike to School Day - Friday, May 20
Support your local school and pledge to ride your bike to school online. Each pledging participant will get automatically entered to win cool prizes like a Commuter Cycling Package from REI. 

For more information about Bike Week LA 2011 visit www.metro.net/bikeweek.

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