About: Peter Dopulos
- Peter Dopulos is an avid cyclist and can often be seen riding the Long Beach Bikeways. He recently wrote a book, Where to Bike Orange County, he is also the co-host of the Long Beach radio talkshow Swoop's World and a co-founder of GreenWorld365.com.
- Twitter: @pedalgrok Website: http://www.pedalgrok.com
Articles Written by Peter Dopulos:
Ride Type: Commuter Long Beach Bikeway 17 is a commuter route that connects uptown to downtown, largely by traveling along Orange Avenue as it turns into Alamitos Avenue and then Shoreline Drive, eventually crossing over the Queens Way Bridge.
Bikeway 10 Ride Type: Commuter, Recreational, Family (partial) Long Beach Bikeway 10 is a spectacular ride that connects the residential east side of the city to its urban city center by way of posh Belmont Heights neighborhood and the East Village, before finishing as an urban loop along the city’s bike boulevards.
Ride Type: Recreational, Commuter, Family-friendly, Training Long Beach Bikeway Route 7 Long Beach Bikeway Route 7, also known as a the Los Angeles River Trail, is an excellent, all-rounder effort, perfect for commuters traveling to downtown, cyclists looking for a workout and recreational rides, all the while being safe enough for a family outing.
Ride Type: Recreational (experienced), Commuter Long Beach Bikeway 4 travels primarily along Second Street as it passes through busy Belmont Shore. This route famously, or infamously depending on you point of view, was the first stretch to get green paint and sharrows on the roadway, indicating bikes had a right to take up the whole lane.
Queen Mary Ride Type: Recreational, Family-friendly This ride offers beaches, a lighthouse, an aquarium, floating palaces, shopping and dining – what more could you want! Long Beach Bikeway Route 2 is a wonderful set of paths that connects some of Long Beach’s most famous and attractive landmarks while remaining primarily car-free.
About two years ago the City of Long Beach set out to become the most bike-friendly city in America. Among the many bicycle improvements implemented to encourage citizens to travel by two wheels instead of four were miles of painted bike lanes, sharrows, bike boulevards and funky bike racks and corrals.
Long Beach Bikeway Route 4 is perhaps our most famous Bikeway, what with all the attention to the sharrows, heavy traffic, and arguments over the best way to alleviate traffic in what must be the densest (I mean that in the nicest way) part of town.
Long Beach Bikeway Route 40 is a brief route that officially runs .5 miles from Studebaker (Long beach Bikeway 33) to the Los Alamitos city line. This Bikeway is along a busy stretch of two-lane road and is not for the inexperienced. The route does have a painted bike lane in both directions and is well marked.
Before I review Long Beach Bikeway Route 54 I would like to tip my hat to the City of Long Beach and all those who volunteered to organize and run the Long Beach Bike Tour. A thousand riders participated and $60,000 was raised for Miller’s Children’s Hospital.
Long Beach Bikeway Route 33 is an enjoyable ride that runs parallel to both Bikeway 27 (Bellflower) and Bikeway 29 (Woodruff), but of the three, I enjoyed this route the best. There is a bit of traffic on this four lane road (two in each direction) but the entire route is well marked with wide, painted bike lanes and no on-street parking whatsoever.