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May
2022
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America/Los_Angeles

Metrolink Invites Bicycle Riders to Ride Free During Bike to Work Week

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Los Angeles – Metrolink’s Summer of Adventure begins in May with a celebration of National Bike Month and free fare for riders who board trains with their bicycles during Bike to Work Week, May 16-20.

Metrolink’s bike-friendly passenger trains are perfect for a summer travel adventure as well as for those riders who use their bikes for part of their commute.” Metrolink Board Chair Ara Najarian said. “And during Bike to Work Week we invite everyone to bring their bike and take the train to work or anywhere they like, free for the entire week.”

The bike month festivities include a “Cycle SoCal” sweepstakes giveaway worth more than $2,500 – including a brand new Aventon e-bike, a Metrolink Monthly Pass, an overnight experience at a local luxury hotel, and dinner for two at a well-known restaurant.

Metrolink partnered with SoCal-based e-bike company, Aventon Bikes, and local media outlet LOCALE Magazine for the giveaway of a new e-bike that features a 40-mile average range with a foldable frame, pedals, and handlebars, made for easy transportation. To learn more about how to enter the contest, visit Metrolink’s Bike Month webpage. 

Working with outdoor adventure company AllTrailsMetrolink will share a specially curated lineup of trails for cyclists within two miles of a Metrolink train station and add a collection of bike trail destinations on Metrolink’s EXPLORE webpage. Pairing cycling with rail travel is easy with Metrolink’s amenities, including dedicated bike cars that each hold nine bikes, bike storage lockers at 23 stations, and bike racks at 34 stations.

“On Metrolink trains, there is a special “Bike Car” designed to secure up to nine bikes on the lower level, while all our passenger cars have some area for bicycle storage. These accommodations make it easier for our riders to get to a destination easily and with fun,” Metrolink CEO Darren Kettle said. “Fun is the key over the next few months as we all get out and enjoy our Southern California summer.”

Cyclists do require a paid Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ticket with complimentary bicycle reservation for Rail 2 Rail and Codeshare trains.

Metrolink’s Summer of Adventure runs from May through August and will share discounted fare options, ideas for enjoyable getaway destinations and fun surprises for riders.

To view Metrolink's bike passenger B-Roll, click here

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About Metrolink (metrolinktrains.com)

Metrolink is Southern California's regional passenger rail service providing reliable, safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation that connects people, communities and businesses to greater opportunity. The Agency’s 538 miles of track and 62 stations across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties serve as an essential link in the region’s mobility network, enabling people to connect to their jobs and explore all that the region has to offer. Prior to the pandemic, Metrolink had nearly 12 million annual boardings from people who choose to ride the train to avoid gridlock, removing an estimated 9.3 million vehicles from the roads and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 130,000 metric tons each year with its fleet of Tier 4 locomotives.