West Hollywood Celebrates National Bike Month

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The City of  Hollywood wants to encourage community members to leave their cars at home and hop on a bicycle to get to work, to grab a bite to eat, or to go for a ride across town. There is no better time to get into the habit of hopping on a bike than on National Bike Month. The city is offering a 20% discount for new WeHo Pedals annual memberships

The City of West Hollywood joins communities from coast to coast to showcase the many benefits of biking. Organized by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month helps to promote interest in healthy, sustainable, and economic transportation options; from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the United States grew by more than 62 percent. Whether community members bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to maintain health and respect the environment; or simply to explore local community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle.

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The City of West Hollywood has the following Bike Month promotions and events planned to support current and future cyclists:

New WeHo Pedals members will receive 20-percent off of new annual Memberships in May when people sign-up online at www.wehopedals.com and enter the BIKEMONTH2018 promo code. The annual membership gets users 90 minutes of ride time for 365 days across four bike share systems. The promo code will be valid through Thursday, May 31, 2018.

To celebrate Bike to Work Week, the City of West Hollywood will host a Bike Light Giveaway to distribute free LED lights to passing cyclists in an effort to encourage bicycle safety. City staff members will be joined by the West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition and members of the City’s Public Safety Commission and Transportation Commission at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and N. Vista Street on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Please come out and get free safety lights! For more information, contact City of West Hollywood Assistant Planner Tara Worden at (323) 848-6834 or tworden@weho.org.

The City of West Hollywood will host a pit stop for Bike to Work Day in collaboration with the West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at 8743 Santa Monica Boulevard, just east of Hancock Avenue. Cyclists will enjoy coffee, snacks, and giveaways during their morning commute break. Members of the community who would like to try the City of West Hollywood’s bike share program, WeHo Pedals, can do so for free on Bike to Work Day. WeHo Pedals will offer free ride time for new and existing members all day on Thursday, May 17, 2017. All out-of-hub and out of system area fees still applicable. For more information, contact City of West Hollywood Assistant Planner Tara Worden at (323) 848-6834 or tworden@weho.org.

The City of West Hollywood will host its monthly midday WeHo Pedals Bike Share Basics class on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the WeHo Pedals Bike Share Hub located on Santa Monica Boulevard and N. Olive Drive. The class is a fun, hands-on experience that aims to educate and encourage community members to use the bike share system as informed, safe, and lawful cyclists. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn how to unlock, adjust, and use all of the features of a WeHo Pedals Bike Share bike while practicing safe riding skills. The workshop will include a group ride on WeHo Pedals bikes. Participation in the class is free and space is limited to 15 participants. Walk-up participants cannot be accommodated; advance reservations are required. All participants will receive a free helmet. To reserve a spot in the WeHo Pedals Bike Share Basics class, please visit www.wehopedals.com and scroll down for the Sustainable Streets Bike Basics course.

For more information about National Bike Month in May, please contact Tiffany Robinson, City of West Hollywood Senior Planner, at (323) 848-6868 or at trobinson@weho.org.

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