BEST Bike Ride: Remembering Dr. King in LA

Monday, January 17th, 2022

9:00am - 3:00pm
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A self-guided ride explores six different locations that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited during his trips to LA. Join LA County Bicycle Coalition for this ride sponsored by Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program.

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This self-guided ride options explores six different locations that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited during his trips to LA.

About this event


Join LA County Bicycle Coalition for this ride sponsored by Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program. The ride will feature six different locations that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited during some of his trips to Los Angeles, inspired by Gustavo Arellano’s list and map of Dr. King's visits for Curbed Los Angeles in 2017. This 7-mile ride starts at Exposition Park and makes its way south, with a turnaround point at the South Los Angeles Wetlands Park.

Please register to receive ride map and turn-by-turn directions for this self-guided route.


Check out these other class options:

Virtual Classes (English)

    • Bicycling 101: Commuting to School and Work - Wednesday, January 5
    • Bicycling 101: Choosing the Right Bike – Monday, January 10
    • Bike Maintenance: Cleaning Your Bike - Wednesday, January 12

Community Rides

    • BEST Ride: Remembering Dr. King in LA (Expo Park)
    • BEST Ride: DTLA Landmarks (USC to Staples Center)


Start/End: Expo Park

Route: 7-mile ride using different types of bike lanes as well as side streets without a bike lane. Ride will feature six different locations:

  • Expo Park / CAAM
  • LA Sports Arena
  • Wrigley Field
  • Connor-Johnson Funeral Home
  • South LA Wetlands Park
  • LA Memorial Coliseum
  • USC

Getting There:

  • Public Transit: Local Metro Buses (Line E)
  • Parking: Free street parking

Experience Level: Beginner / Family-Friendly

What to Bring:

  • A functional bicycle or wheeled device (highly recommended with gears)
  • Mask or face covering to wear at stops and when not able to social distance
  • Hand sanitizer
  • TAP card or money for fare if you plan to use the Metro bus or train.
  • A helmet is required if under 18
  • Bike lights (front white light and red rear light)
  • Reflective gear and bright-colored clothing
  • Water Bottle (with water)
  • Bikes with training wheels are not permitted, but children are welcome to attend if pulled in a trailer or on-bike child seat

Safety Protocols

We will be observing strict protocols during the ride to ensure safety and comfort for all participants. The entire ride will be conducted outdoors to maximize physical distancing. Please keep in mind the following rules while attending the ride:

  • If you are feeling sick or unwell, please stay home. There are many virtual class options still available.
  • Even if you are fully vaccinated, please bring a mask or face covering to wear at ride stops and socially distance from others on the ride not in your household. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, you are still required to wear a mask or face covering outdoors when you cannot keep a safe distance while exercising (at least 8 feet).

This event is made possible by Metro Los Angeles and LACBC.

Metro's Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bicycling 101 and 1, 2, 3. If you are interested in taking classes at the next level or joining a community bike ride, check out the full event calendar. For more info on how to ride a bike in LA County, visit

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a membership-based nonprofit organization that works to make all communities in LA County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike through advocacy, education, and outreach.


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