LOS ANGELES — In support of Bike to Work Week, Metrolink will offer a free ride to anyone who travels with a bike on board a train the week of May 16-20.

Metrolink has transported more than 1 million bicyclists since the agency introduced its Bike Cars in July 2011. Historically, Metrolink had offered free rides on Bike to Work Day, but this year is the second consecutive year the offer has been extended for an entire week.

Metro will be allowing free rides in Los Angeles County for people with bicycles on Thursday, May 18 for Bike to Work Day, while the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is asking riders to pledge to ride bikes to work this month.

National Bike Month, established in 1956, is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast encouraging commuters to ride a bike as an alternative form of travel.

Metrolink riders must accompany their bike for the entire trip. The free ride offer is limited to one person per bike.

For additional details on regarding events during National Bike Month and Metrolink’s service or Metrolink’s Bike Cars, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.