(Link to Santa Monica bike maps)
Biking is an excellent way to explore the world around you. As an alternative to driving, biking also helps reduce air pollution and traffic congestion.
Like most awareness campaigns, it starts off as National Bike To Work Month, bringing attention to the cause and trying to get some press. Then, it is scaled down to Bike To Work week in that month. The already die hard cyclists that don’t bike to work but want to are on board for that. During that week a day is selected. This is to entice those people, that are interested, but are afraid to commit to anything that is this ambitious and maybe problematic (sure I’ll quit eating french fries for a day…but forever???? um, I’m scareddddd). They are ambivalent. This is the group I fall into.
So THE DAY, this day, today encourages you (me) to try to – just TRY IT
I’m not asking you to get married.
You are not engaged.
Think of this as…as just one date.
Certainly one date isn’t too much to ask, especially since it has the potential to change your life. Change your life in ways that you couldn’t possibly imagine today.
You know what they say don’t you? “Once you go bike, you’ll never go back to sitting in traffic.”
(no one says that, I just made it up).
National attention is focusing on an alarming trend toward inactivity, obesity and disease stemming from poor health choices. We are lucky to live in Santa Monica, where we enjoy good weather year-round, making active lifestyles easier to achieve than in many cities nationwide.
With a 1000,00 miles of bike paths throughout LA County, a bus and rail fleet that welcomes bikes aboard, plus bike parking along the way, it’s easier than ever to make biking part of your daily journey.
Bike Metro wants to support your trip and help get you to your destination. You’ll be able to go further with your bike when combining your trip with Metro Rail and bus. Whether it’s using the bike rack on the bus, bringing your bike on a train, or parking your bike at a Metro station, we have many solutions to assist you on your trip. But first, please take some time to learn the bike rules when using Metro.
Please refer to our Pocket Guide for instructions and rules for taking your bike on Metro Bus or Rail; locations on bicycle parking; and information on bicycle laws, safety tips, and other tips to assist you in using your bike.
If your bike is accidentally left on the bus, please visit the Wilshire Customer Center. They are located at 5301 Wilshire Bl (at La Brea) and open between Monday – Saturday from 9am – 5pm.