As you already know, we’re one of America’s Bike-friendliest Cities, and May is the time to let that shine as it’s National Bike Month. Bike Month is celebrated across the United States and offers an opportunity to showcase the benefits of bicycling, and encourages more people to incorporate bicycling into their daily lives. The highlight of Bike Month is Bike to Work Week, which takes place May 15 to May 19.
The DLBA is a longtime advocate enhancing the bikeability of our Downtown, and having a month dedicated to encouraging the community to get on two wheels is paramount to this goal.
In addition to special rates for Long Beach Bike Share, the City of Long Beach will be hosting a couple special events right here in Downtown:
Bike to Lunch at thePromenade, May 17th
Hours: 11-2 pm
Bike to Work Day with the Mayor, May 18th
The route will go from Berlin to down the Cycle Track and finish at City Hall. Free Bike Share will be offered at this time, so anyone in the community can join the Mayor on his ride.
Meet-up at Berlin from 7-7:45 am with a 8 am start time
25 to 30-minute ride
“I encourage Long Beach residents to participate in one of the many events being offered by the City during Bike Month,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement. “There are a variety of great opportunities to connect with your community while learning about the benefits of bicycling.”
In celebration of Bike Month, Long Beach Bike Share has announced a new fare structure, including lower rates for monthly plan users and a new annual plan. The new monthly plan gives members 90 minutes of ride time daily for $15 a month, while the new annual plan gives members 90 minutes of ride time daily for $10 a month (with a year-long commitment). Since the launch of the Long Beach Bike Share program in March of 2016, over 9,700 members have biked over 111,000 miles around Long Beach. The network of 60 hubs and 400 bikes enable visitors and residents to conveniently reach key destinations in the City, including the system’s most popular hubs at Aquarium of the Pacific, Belmont Pier, and City Hall.