Bike Train!

If you don't like trains, you must hate fun!














"If you don't like trains, you must hate fun!" - Sheldon Cooper

Read about the Bike Train on LA Metro!


The Train follows the route and times listed below:
  • 5:55 AM – Depart Intelligentsia in Silver Lake
  • 6:30 AM – York Blvd and Ave 57
  • 7:00 AM –COFFEE STOP Meet at Copa Vida: (70 S. Raymond Ave, CA 91105)
                    >> tell them you are with the Bike Train for a 10% discount <<
  • 7:30 AM – Depart
  • 7:45 AM - Arroyo Blvd and Everts St.
  • 8:03 AM - Arrive at West Gate
 
More Info:

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH BIKES ARE ON THE BIKE TRAIN!?
The Bike Train conductor will be playing music through a small speaker.  Just listen for the tunes!  Typically the Bike Train conductor also wears red shorts, rides a grey road bike, and can be tracked at this link: http://my.labiketrains.com/routes/status/010    Finally, you are always welcome to call at 323-926-8054

WHAT IS THE BIKE TRAIN!?
The Bike Train is a fun, safer way for people to commute by bike!  The Bike Train is a group of people commuting together on bikes along a safe, popular route.  Bike Train is led by a Bike Train Engineer: an experienced rider who will set a moderate pace for the train, send twitter updates at each stop, and be able to fix a flat or take care of other basic problems.
 
THIS IS INTERESTING, HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE!?
It is important that your transportation be reliable, accountable, and easy to communicate with.  When you ask your car questions, does it give you the cold shoulder?  That's ok, we understand.  So we have several ways to communicate with the Bike Train:
Email: charles.dandino@gmail.com
Phone: 323-926-8054  ...talk to a Real Person!
 
Ride updates and locations are tweeted so that anyone can follow EXACTLY where the Bike Train is along the ride and any updates.  It's like a fancy GPS App but with more human input and less development cost.
 
FREQUENTLY COMPLAINED-ABOUT EXCUSES (FCE's)
...I'm so swamped at work, I simply don't have time!  Biking can replace a light to moderate workout and actually give you more energy to get more done at work.
...biking is dangerous!  Just like driving, there is no way to ensure there will not be an accident, but riding in bike lanes and in groups is safer.  Plus, the Bike Train requires helmets.  Always.
...I don't ride fast enough!  Nonsense.  The Bike Train is focused on joining new riders with experienced riders so the pace is very moderate.  It might be some effort at first, but you will be able to keep up.
...I will be sweaty when I get to work!   There are showers on base, we'll show you where one is close to your office.  Show up fresher than ever!
...I don't have a bike!  If you want to give riding a try, you can borrow our loaner bike and lights so you can give it a try without a big financial investment
...I don't look good in spandex!  That's ok.  No one really does.  Especially with a padded butt.  You can wear whatever you are comfortable in.
...I live X miles away; that's far!  Probably not as far as you think.  An easy pace on a bike is 10mph. So take you X miles and divide it by 10mph then multiply by 60 to find out how many minutes it will probably take.  (5 miles = 30 minutes)
 
 
 
Happy Riding from the Bike Train!