Further to and in conjunction with Robert’s post below about the upcoming BikeSummer 2005-related activities, I wanted to point out that L.A. County Bike Commute Week is May 15-21, highlighted by the 5th-Annual Los Angeles River Ride set for May 15, and the 11th Bike To Work Day taking place May 19 ó so there’s plenty of time for you to dust off and tune up that dormant two-wheeler you haven’t rolled with since… way too long ago.
At the Bike To Work Day website you can pledge to participate and be entered into a contest for REI bikes, accessories and gear, and if your commute is substantial be sure to incorporate Metro buses and/or trains into your trek because bike commuters ride free on the MTA all day.
I’m actually going to sit out this year’s river ride and instead volunteer with Bicycle Kitchen, which will be helping staff the event at the ride’s L.A. River Center aid station. On May 19 the plan is to first pedal on down the the Good Samaritan Hospital May 19 for the 2nd-Annual “Blessing of the Bicycles” (between 8 – 9 a.m.) before heading on to work.
So get on your bikes and ride!