Sat, May 14

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Santa Monica

Metro Bike Share to the Beach Ride

Join this beginner, family-friendly ride in Santa Monica to celebrate Bike Month.

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Metro Bike Share to the Beach Ride

Time & Location

May 14, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Santa Monica, 1621 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

About the event

**REGISTRATIONS WILL BE CAPPED AT 50 PEOPLE TO ENSURE COMFORT AND SAFETY OF ALL PARTICIPANTS**

Join LA County Bicycle Coalition and Metro Bike Share for this beginner & family-friendly ride to celebrate Bike Month, sponsored by Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program. The ride will begin at the Downtown Santa Monica Metro Bike Share Station located at the E (Expo) Line station on Colorado Ave between 4th and 5th Street.

We will ride from the Metro Station along the beach bike path ending at the new Bike Share Station at Oceanfront Walk and Navy Street. For those needing to get back to the Metro Station, there will be a return ride. For those interested in continuing the festivities, there will be a beach cleanup with games, swag, and cool refreshments.

Pre-registration and attendance confirmation is required for all participants. Once you are registered, we will send you a waiver and location information to confirm your attendance. If you are attending with other family members, each person must be registered separately in order to attend. Register now to guarantee your spot!

If you need to use a bike, Metro Bike Share will be making a limited number of bikes available to use for this event at no cost to the user. If you are interested in trying Bike Share, please reserve an "I need to borrow a bike" ticket when you register. All attendees who join this ride will also 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.

EVENT INFO

Date: Saturday, May 14th

Timeline: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Start /End Location: Downtown Santa Monica Station (1621 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA)

Experience Level: All ride levels welcome

Route: approx. 5 miles along protected bike lanes and the beach bike path.

Getting There:

  • Biking: Plan your trip with the Metro Bike Map.
  • Public Transit: Local Metro train and bus, including the E(Expo) Line to Downtown Santa Monica Station
  • Parking: Metered parking and paid parking are both available on-street and in dedicated public parking lots

What to Bring:

  • A functional bicycle or wheeled device (highly recommended with gears) or be sure to reserve your Metro Bike with your RSVP
  • Mask or face covering
  • Hand sanitizer
  • A helmet is required if under 18
  • Bike lights (front white light and red rear light)
  • Reflective gear and bright-colored clothing
  • Water Bottle (with water)
  • Bikes with training wheels are not permitted, but children are welcome to attend if pulled in a trailer or on-bike child seat

*** PLEASE NOTE: All ride participants must sign this waiver to participate. A parent or legal guardian is required to sign for and accompany any minors under 18 participating in the ride. ***

**RAIN POLICY: In the event of a rain forecast, we will contact you 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the ride**

Safety Protocols

We will be observing strict protocols during the ride to ensure safety and comfort for all participants and instructors. All instruction will be conducted outdoors to maximize physical distancing. We understand that official mask mandates and guidance has changed recently, but as this is an event hosted by Metro’s community partners, we ask that you help to make it as safe as possible by wearing a mask. Please keep in mind the following rules while attending this event:

  • You must confirm your attendance in advance so we know to expect you and hold your spot. Every attendee must sign-in and complete a waiver.
  • If you are feeling sick or unwell, please stay home. There are many virtual class and self-guided ride options still available.
  • Even if you are fully vaccinated, please wear a mask or face covering at all times, even while outdoors, when you are not actively eating or drinking.
  • Staff and instructors reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who does not follow these protocols (e.g., arrives without prior registration, does not complete waiver, refuses to wear a mask).

Check out these other Bike Month events:

Virtual Classes (English)

  • Bike Maintenance: Fix-A-Flat (May 12)
  • Bike Share 101: Safety Basics (May 13)
  • Bicycling 101: Rules of the Road for Night Riding (May 26)

In-Person Classes

  • Bike Share 101: Safety Basics (May 18) - UCLA Bike Week Pit Stop

Community Rides

  • Experience the El Monte Emerald Necklace (May 7)
  • Walk Bike Glendale Ride with Mayor Kassakhian (May 14)
  • Bike Share to the Beach - Santa Monica/Venice (May 14)
  • Bike to Work Day Lunch Ride - Chinatown (May 19)
  • Green Book History in South LA (May 22)
  • E-Bike 101 Ride - El Monte (May 22)

This event is made possible by Metro Los Angeles and LACBC.

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.

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