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National Bike Month

Teenscape Department, Central Library,

Central Library will be honoring National Bike Month this May with a few special programs centered around the bicycle. Starting with National Bike to Work Week, May 11 to May 15. After biking to work on Thursday, May 14th stop by Central Library to learn the ABC’s of Bicycle Maintenance starting at 5:45 pm in Meeting Room A (near the 5th St entrance). Special Guests and experienced cyclists from Bici Libre (located in Pico Union) will provide maintenance instruction and a few basic tools - you need to bring your bicycle, your questions and your interest in learning new skills. The ABC’s of Bicycle Maintenance program will end about 6:45 pm.

Metro also has special events taking place during the National Bike to Work Week. Sunday, May 10th covers Bike Repairs. Monday, May 11th has a kick-off event in the morning and a panel of speakers in the evening. Tuesday, May 12th at the Good Samaritan Hospital is all about blessing the bicycles. Wednesday, May 13th has both special city rides/tours and/or a Bike in Movie! Since Thursday, May 14th is Bike to Work Day, Metro is providing free bus & subway rides to people that board with their bicycles all day. Additionally, on Thursday visitors to the DTLA Art Walk will be treated with an exciting bicycle art performance. Friday, May 15th gather at Union Station for food, music, crafts and prizes. Get more details on the Metro Bike Week activities at and join in the fun!

Did you know that May 6th is Bike to School Day? To prepare you for next year’s Bike to School Day, drop by Teen’Scape’s Teen Council on May 26th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm to learn more about Bicycle Safety. Learn more at Besides the helmet law, what other bicycling rules and laws do you know that apply for the City of Angels or the County of Los Angeles?

CicLAvia is heading to Pasadena on May 31st from 9 to 4 pm - are you ready? Bring your own reusable water bottle and walk, bike, or skate the 3.5 miles course. Everyone under 18 years of age must have a helmet on if they are biking, skating or scootering. Some of the businesses along the route will be open to the public, offering special discounts, and/or free samples of food. Want to know more? Check out their site and join the fun.

Photo: Valley Times Collection, Los Angeles Public Library