PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

5/7/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:050718
Subject:
Long Beach Celebrates Bike Month in May
Contact:
Michelle Mowery
Mobility Officer
Department of Public Works
562.570.6618
Michelle.Mowery@longbeach.gov






The City of Long Beach will be celebrating Bike Month throughout the month of May by offering a wide variety of mobility related activities and discounts for residents. Adding to the excitement this year are a variety of events planned around the Amgen Tour of California race, leading up to the kick-off on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

“I encourage Long Beach residents to get out into their community and participate in one of the many events being offered by the City during Bike Month,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We are honored to work with Amgen and our other City partners to provide even more cycling activities and events this year than ever before.”

During the month of May, the City will be working with partners to host different bicycle events, such as:

  • Bicycle Movie Night, featuring “A Sunday in Hell – Paris Roubaix 1796” on Wednesday, May 9, beginning at 7:00 pm. The event will be held at the Art Theater located at 2025 East 4th Street. Tickets are available here. All proceeds go to the Miller Children’s Hospital of Long Beach and there will be free bike valet service.
  • Amgen Tour of California Rider Team Presentation on Friday, May 11, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Get to know the riders competing in the Amgen Tour of California. This free event will be held in front of the Ferris Wheel on the Pike lawn, located at 95 South Pine Avenue.
  • Cruz Gran Fondo, Tour of Long Beach on Saturday, May 12, kicking off at the Long Beach Arena, located at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard. The Tour of Long Beach offers various rides and routes depending on the rider’s age and skill level, and all proceeds go to the Miller Children’s Hospital of Long Beach. Additional event information can be found here.
  • Amgen Tour of California, Stage One on Sunday, May 13, beginning at 12:30 pm. The first of seven stages on this Cycling World Tour event starts on Shoreline Drive and covers a seven-mile circuit along Long Beach’s waterfront, neighborhoods, and retail districts. More information on the event can be found here.

“We are committed to expanding Long Beach’s mobility infrastructure and providing our community with fun and engaging events to encourage bicycling and other healthy mobility alternatives,” said Public Works Director Craig Beck. “Bike Month activities have been designed to encourage community members toward a healthier lifestyle.”

Bike Month is celebrated across the United States and offers an opportunity to showcase the benefits of bicycling, and encourages more people to incorporate bicycling into their daily lives. A full listing of Bike Month events can be found on the Long Beach Department of Public Works website.

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