Put your bike on the bus! Maybe you knew this already, but I didn't. Metro has changed its rules so now you can load your bike on the bus in the Ride Free Area and in the bus tunnel. From the Metro guidelines:
Bicycles may be loaded and unloaded anywhere in the Ride Free Area (RFA) during off-peak hours. The only restriction for bicycle loading on surface streets in the RFA is Monday through Friday during peak hours (6 - 9 a.m. and 3 - 6 p.m.).
This is good news. To catch the 2, I used to have to ride my bike past the downtown library, up that steep-ass hill, and wait on the freeway overpass for the bus. No more!