Fri, Mar 18|
Bike Share 101: Organizing and Participating in Group Rides
Learn how to organize and participate in a group ride with safety in numbers.
Time & Location
Mar 18, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
About the event
Are you interested in using Metro Bike Share and learning more about how to ride in a group while staying safe on the road? In celebration of Women's History Month, the Bike Share 101: Organizing and Participating in Group Rides class, presented by Metro, Metro Bike Share, and LA County Bicycle Coalition, is a 1.5-hour virtual session (via Zoom) designed to teach us how to organize and ride safely in a group. All attendees who complete this course will receive a code for a FREE 30-Day Metro Bike Share Pass redeemable at any time. You can redeem this code online at metro.net/bikeshare or in the Metro Bike Share app.
Participants who complete a class feedback survey will also be mailed a FREE pre-loaded TAP card and additional Metro-branded goodies (shipping limited to addresses in LA County).
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 while staying connected to one another. Once you are registered, we will be sending you information on how to join the class online.
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.
Who Should Sign-Up:
If you know how to ride a bike, but may be uncomfortable using a bike for everyday travel or recreation. This class covers bike safety basics and route planning with an engaging and interactive presentation.
What You’ll Learn:
- Rules for being in a group ride: how to ride safely with others and communicate while riding
- Intro to Bike Share System: how to use Metro Bike Share while organizing group rides and how to refer a friend
- How to organize your own ride: utilize resources to plan your route and find local businesses that support group rides
- Bike Services / Online Events Offered by Metro, Bike Share, and LACBC: Self-Guided Rides / Metro Bike Map
Metro's Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bicycling 101 and 1, 2, 3. 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, Hollywood, 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.
Check out these other class options:
Virtual Classes (English)
- Commerce Moving Forward: Bike Safety Basics - Online Class - March 15
- Commerce Moving Forward: Rules of the Road - Online Class - March 24
- Metro Bike Share Women's History Ride - Self-Guided Ride - March 19
- Ride the San Gabriel River - In-Person Ride - March 26