WEST HOLLYWOOD—West Hollywood will host two events this week in honor of National Bike Month, to encourage the community to partake in safe bicycling, according to a press release from the city of West Hollywood.

On Tuesday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m., a Bike Light Giveaway will be held on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and N. Vista Street. Members of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Commission, Bicycle Coalition, Transportation Commission, Block by Block Security Ambassadors, and city staff will be present at the event. Riders in attendance who have their bikes with them will receive free bicycle lights while supplies are available. The giveaway will promote safe cycling and educate attendees about cycling in West Hollywood.

A “WeHo Bike Hub” will take place on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The event will be held in the sidewalk plaza at 8743 Santa Monica Boulevard, near the intersection at Hancock Avenue. Representatives from the city and the West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition will supply bicycle-safety information and materials. Coffee and snacks will be provided by the local Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and Glico will provide boxes of Pocky. The event will encourage participants to “gather, hydrate, and refuel,” according to the press release. Photos and social media updates will be uploaded under the hashtag “#bikeweho.”

Community members who are interested in trying West Hollywood’s bike share program, WeHo Pedals, will have the opportunity to do so on Bike to Work Day. New and existing members can enjoy free ride time all day, though out-of-hub and out-of-system area fees will apply.

Launched in August 2016, WeHo Pedals offers 150 Smart Bikes at 18 locations across West Hollywood, with two more projected to open at the end of Phase 1. Cyclists can reserve bikes through the convenience of a mobile app for affordable, quick trips around the city. Service stations are also located in Beverly Hills, The Grove, the Hollywood and Highland shopping center, and the Metro Red Line Station.

For more information, visit www.wehopedals.com and www.weho.org/residents/bikeweho.

For additional information about National Bike Month events, contact City of West Hollywood Senior Planner Tiffany R. Robinson at (323) 848-6868. For those who are deaf or hearing-impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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