The City of West Hollywood is celebrating the benefits of bicycling in this National Bike Month by encouraging community members to leave their cars at home and hop on a bicycle to get to work.
On Thursday, the city will host a “WeHo Bike Hub” bicycle pit stop from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the sidewalk plaza at 8743 Santa Monica Blvd., just east of Hancock Drive. It will provide a spot for cyclists to gather, enjoy coffee, rehydrate and refuel with a snack on the way to work. WeHo Bike Hub participants will be invited to upload photos and provide social media updates on with the hashtag #bikeweho.
The WeHo Bike Hub will feature representatives from the City of West Hollywood, the West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition, the Bicycle Kitchen, AIDS/LifeCycle and Bikes & Hikes. Participants who stop by the WeHo Bike Hub can enter a raffle for a bicycle helmet, lock, pumpand other prizes.
More and more people in metropolitan Los Angeles are choosing bicycling as their preferred mode of transportation. According to the U.S. Census American Community Survey and the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition, approximately 98,000 Angelenos use their bikes to get to work. During the past decade, the number of bicycle trips in the region has increased by 56 percent.
There will be more than 50 pit stops across Los Angeles County to offer refreshments as part of Bike Week LA. More information about Bike Week LA and about Metro pit stops is available online.