WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood celebrated its one-year anniversary of its WeHo Pedals bike share program by hosting a Community Birthday Party on Wednesday, August 30, at the Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Holloway Drive.

According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood website, the event was held between 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will feature music, a food truck, a photo booth, cake-cutting, and a raffle. The event is free and open to the public and free WeHo Pedals bikes will be provided to those who wish to participate in the community ride that commenced at 6 p.m.

As part of the birthday celebration, WeHo Pedals went free for the day on August 30; the entire system will be free-of-charge to new and existing WeHo Pedals members. In addition, new and existing users can get $20 off an annual membership ($79 instead of $99) by using the promotional code BIRTHDAYBIKE79 at www.wehopedals.com; the promotional rate will be available until Friday, September 15.

During its first year, WeHo Pedals system members took 13,649 trips, totaling 20,060 miles, and WeHo Pedalers burned 802,419 calories. By cycling instead of using cars, 17,690 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions were averted, as well.

West Hollywood’s WeHo Pedals bike share program makes public bicycles available for shared use to people on a short-term basis. There are 21 stations with 150 bright green bicycles throughout the West Hollywood service area, and the bikes are available to ride any time, day or night, every day of the year. Riders can check out a bike using a smartphone, computer, membership card, or by typing a member number and pin into a keypad on the bike.

The WeHo Pedals service area includes the entire region of West Hollywood and nearby areas such as the city of Beverly Hills and the Hollywood and Highland shopping area and Metro Red Line Station. WeHo Pedals service area has expanded to Runyon Canyon, and The Grove and LA’s world famous Original Farmers Market on Third and Fairfax. For additional information about WeHo Pedals, please visit www.wehopedals.com.

For more information, contact Tiffany R. Robinson, Senior Planner at the City of West Hollywood, at (323) 848-6868 or trobinson@weho.org. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.