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Bridge to Bridge East LA Community Ride – SOLD OUT
February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Metro Bike Share for a special Metro Electric Bike Community Ride from the new Little Tokyo / Arts District A & E Line Station to Boyle Heights and back featuring the First Street and Sixth Street Bridges!
Beginning in Little Tokyo, we will set out to explore the First Street Viaduct (completed c. 1929) with sweeping views of the Los Angeles River and Downtown Los Angeles. Riding across the bridge to Boyle Heights, we will leisurely pedal through the neighborhood and pause for a short 30-minute picnic in Hollenbeck Park. We will then ride back over the stunning Sixth Street Viaduct (completed c. 1932, demolished 2016, completed c. 2022) and through the Arts District, returning to 1st & Central.
All riders who reserve a Metro Electric Bike will be given basic urban riding instruction and the opportunity to use a Metro Electric Bike in a supportive environment. Please pack your own food/snacks if you’d like to eat in Hollenbeck Park.
Start & End: 1st & Central Metro Bike Share Station (directly across from Little Tokyo/Arts District Rail Station)
Length: 4.5 miles on rolling hills, shared roads, bike lanes, and slow streets from Little Tokyo to Boyle Heights and back on two historic viaducts. This ride includes small hills and is best for those with previous riding experience.
Conditions: You must be 16+ to ride a Metro Bike. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, no training wheels allowed. Children in trailers/child bike seats welcome on personal bikes.
- Public Transit: This ride is accessible via A Line and E Line at the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, as well as B Line and D Line to Civic Center Station.
- For assistance in planning your route, please visit trips.metro.net
- Parking: Limited paid parking is available at Union Station and at meters in the downtown area.
- Personal bikes are allowed on Metro rail!
Experience Level: Intermediate (must be able to ride 5 miles on a bicycle on rolling hills). You must be 16+ to ride a Metro Bike. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, no training wheels allowed. Children in trailers/child bike seats welcome on personal bikes.
What to Bring:
- Riders 16 years and older can reserve a Metro Electric Bike at no-cost to attend this event.
- A functional bicycle or wheeled device (highly recommended with gears).
- Hand sanitizer.
- TAP card or money for fare if you plan to use Metro bus or rail.
- A helmet.
- Water bottle.
We will be observing strict protocols during the ride to ensure safety and comfort for all participants. The entire ride will be conducted outdoors to maximize physical distancing. Please keep in mind the following rules while attending the ride:
- If you are feeling sick or unwell, please stay home.
- Metro Bike Share will provide helmets, water, and ride marshals.
- Participants are required to sign a release of liability.
A bout Metro Bike Share:
Metro Bike Share 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!