Mon, May 17|
BIKE MONTH: Metro Bike Share 101 – Online Video Class
May is Bike Month! Celebrate with an overview of how to use the Metro Bike Share system, rules of the road, and other safety tips.
Time & Location
May 17, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
About the event
Kicking off Bike Week 2021, The Metro Bike Share 101 class presented by Metro, Metro Bike Share, and LA County Bicycle Coalition is a 1-hour off-bike session (via Zoom) that will introduce participants to the Metro Bike Share system, including how to purchase passes, find bikes and stations, and lock and return bikes. You will also learn rules of the road and things to know to bike safely on city streets. All attendees who complete this course will receive a code for a FREE 30-minute ride with Metro Bike Share redeemable at any time. Metro Bike Share is also offering its 30-Day Pass for just $1 through the month of May with promo code BIKEMONTH2021. You can redeem this code online at metro.net/bikeshare or in the Metro Bike Share app.
Attendees are encouraged to participate from the comfort and safety of your own homes while we are all doing our part to practice social distancing and stay connected to one another.
Participants who complete a class feedback survey will be mailed a FREE pre-loaded TAP card and additional Metro-branded goodies (shipping limited to addresses in LA County).
Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a minimum number of participants. Register now to guarantee your spot! Once you are registered, we will send you a confirmation email and more info on how to join the class online.
Consider signing up for these other online classes during Bike Month:
- Bike Maintenance: Tools You Need to Own (May 1)
- Bicycling 101: Shifting Gears (May 5)
- Self-Guided Ride Basics: East LA Mural Ride Guide (May 6)
- Bike Maintenance: Emergency Roadside Repairs (May 8)
- Bicycling 101: Planning a Bike Packing Trip (May 12)
- Bicycling 101: Rules of the Road for Night Riding (May 13)
- Bicycling 101: Navigating Union Station (May 15)
- Bicycling 101: Rules of the Road (May 18)
- Bike Maintenance: How to True a Wheel - Part I (May 19)
- Bicycling 101: Ask an Expert Q+A (May 23)
- Bicycling 101: Rules of the Road for Group Rides (May 25)
- Bike Maintenance: How to True a Wheel - Part II (May 26)
- Bike Maintenance: Fix-A-Flat (May 29)
- Bicycling 101: Making Use of Public Transit Bike Infrastructure (June 16)
Who Should Sign-Up:
If you know how to ride a bike and interested in using Metro Bike Share, but may be uncomfortable using a bike for everyday travel or recreation.
What You’ll Learn:
- What I Need to Bike: Helmet Fit / Lights / Locks
- Navigating Metro Bike Share: Purchasing Passes / Finding Stations / Locking and Returning
- Things to Know Before Hitting the Streets: ABC Quick Check / Route Planning / Bike Parking / Bike Infrastructure
- Biking on City Streets: Rules of the Road / Navigating Common Hazards / Bikes and Transit
- Bike Services / Online Events Offered by Metro and Metro Bike Share
Metro's Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bicycling 101 and Bike 1, 2, & 3. The Bicycling 101 off-bike presentation is offered to organizations, businesses, and public agencies to provide a brief overview of bike basics. After this class, participants are encouraged to seek out additional BEST classes with on-bike instruction when they become available.
If you are interested in taking classes at the next level or joining a community bike ride, check out the full event calendar. For more info on how to ride a bike in LA County, visit metro.net/gobike.
Metro Bike Share system makes bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year in Downtown LA, Central LA, North Hollywood, and on the Westside. Metro Bike Share offers convenient round-the-clock access to a fleet of bicycles for short trips. Metro Bike Share is one of LA Metro's multiple public transportation options for Angelenos and visitors to get around. Metro Bike Share is a fast, easy, and fun way to ride, anytime. Get a bike from any Metro Bike Share station, go for a ride, and properly return it. It’s easy — just like riding a bike!
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a membership-based nonprofit organization that works to make all communities in LA County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike through advocacy, education, and outreach.