May Is National Bike Month


May is National Bike Month and the City of West Hollywood is celebrating the benefits of bicycling by encouraging community members to leave their cars at home and hop on a bicycle to get to work or to grab a bite to eat across town.

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.

New WeHo Pedals members will receive 20-percent off of new Annual Memberships in May when signing-up online at www.wehopedals.com and entering 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.

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 bikesharebasics.com.

Enjoy WeHo Pedals on Bike to Work Day with Free Ride Time all day on Thursday, May 17, 2018. All out-of-hub and out-of-system area fees still applicable.