Metro Bike Share

Metro’s bike sharing launches in Pasadena

From PasadenaStarNews.com

Metro’s bike share program will extend to Pasadena today, ahead of another expansion to the Port of Los Angeles on July 31.

Another planned expansion of the program into Venice will be announced in the near future.

“We are tremendously excited that Metro’s bike share program is expanding to new communities in L.A. County following our successful pilot launch in downtown L.A. last summer,” said John Fasana, Metro board chair and mayor pro-tem of Duarte.

“Even more Angelenos can rent these bicycles for short trips as well as to make first-mile, last-mile connections to Metro’s robust bus and rail system,” he said.

A ribbon-cutting celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Pasadena bike-share station, 100 N. Garfield Ave., near City Hall. Metro officials and Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek are expected to attend.

A total of 30 stations will be coming to Pasadena, while 13 will be installed at the Port of Los Angeles.

Metro’s bike sharing system is currently only located in downtown Los Angeles and has 61 stations and about 700 bicycles. The expansion into Pasadena, Port of L.A. and Venice will create a total of 1,400 bicycles at up to 125 stations.

 

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Metro Bike Share Launch Celebration & Ride Off

Metro Bike Share is launching in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) on July 7, 2016!

Join Metro, the City of Los Angeles and the Downtown community in a celebration at Grand Park with music, snacks, Mayor and Metro Board Member Eric Garcetti, incoming Metro Board Chair John Fasana and a chance to be the first to test ride the new bikes for free!

The Metro Bike Share Launch Celebration and Ride-Off Event will culminate with a bike ride to experience a new way to see DTLA.

To sign up for the ride-off, select your preferred station destination from the ticket options provided. You’ll be assigned a bike and asked to sign a waiver as a part of the registration process. Please note: Sign ups are first come first served, so don’t miss out. Limit 1 bike per person. Must present I.D. at check-in. Don’t forget to bring your helmet!

Want to come for the festivities but not the ride? That’s great too! No need to register, just show up, the event is open to all.

If you are registering for the ride off, be sure to pick a station close to where you want to end up!

We recommend arriving to the event by Metro rail, bus, or by walking. The nearest Metro rail station is the Civic Center/Grand Park station via the red or purple line. Plan your trip at Metro.net or by calling 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876), or use the transit setting on your preferred map application.

If you are interested in leading a ride group, please email us at marketing@bikeshare.metro.net. Ride leaders get a special Metro Bike Share gift for helping out!

 

Launch Party schedule:
11:00am – Check-in
11:30pm – Celebration
12:00pm – Press Conference
12:30pm – Ride-off

 

Register for FREE here