PRESS RELEASE

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

4/29/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 042921-1
Subject:
Long Beach Celebrates National Bike Month in May
Residents encouraged to participate in various self-guided events, including virtual rides throughout Long Beach
Contact:
Fern Nueno
562.570.6618
Fern.Nueno@longbeach.gov
Mobility Programs Officer
Department of Public Works




Long Beach, CA – This May, the City of Long Beach will celebrate National Bike Month by offering a wide variety of self-guided mobility-related activities, virtual events, bicycle infrastructure and safety tips, and other activities for residents to participate in. From bike rides to bike history, to social media promos, there is something for everyone.

“Long Beach has a reputation for being one of the most bike friendly cities in America,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “I am proud of our continued focus on creating active transportation and livability options for our community, and am looking forward to many additions to come.”

Below are some of the many ways community members can participate in National Bike Month. The complete list of events can be found on the GoActiveLB website.

  • Bikes of Long Beach (May 4, 11, 18 and 25) – Long Beach is considered a top bike-friendly city, so each week, GoActiveLB will highlight the story of a local bicyclist and their bike. Follow along to find out about local bicycling culture through each rider’s lens and become inspired to forge your own bicycling style.
  • National Bike to School Day (May 5) – With the Long Beach Unified School District transitioning learning back into the classroom, on Wednesday, May 5, students and their parents are encouraged to leave the car at home and bike to school instead.
  • Self-Guided Tours (May 12 and 26) – Discover some of Long Beach’s hidden outdoor murals and great historical architecture with GoActiveLB’s self-guided tours. This year, virtual art routes of Retro Row and Downtown, as well as the historical architectural route through Bixby Knolls, will be available on the GoActiveLB’s social media. These routes are designed for all ages and skill levels and may be used whenever your next adventure arises.
  • National Bike to Work Day (May 20) – Residents and employees are encouraged to bike to work on Thursday, May 20. If you are working from home, take a 30-minute exercise break and bike throughout your neighborhood at lunch.

“Public Works is constantly looking for opportunities to improve bicycle infrastructure, safety and programming throughout Long Beach,” said Public Works Director Eric Lopez. “This year’s virtual Bike Month allows everyone an opportunity to get out and see how you can incorporate more active mobility into your daily routine.”

Daily updates for the various activities and events will be shared on GoActiveLB’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.

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.

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About Public Works
The Long Beach Public Works Department strives to operate, preserve, and enhance the City's physical infrastructure and transportation systems, as well as preserve the upkeep of the cityscape with a robust refuse and recycling service that serves more than 120,000 residential and commercial customers. The Department provides a variety of community services including the repair, rehabilitation, and general upkeep of City streets, trees, sidewalks, and City structures. Public Works also provides emergency support services throughout the City. Visit us at http://www.longbeach.gov/pw/, "like" us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.