Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 14 in Long Beach
2009-05-11 · By Editor
Long Beach is on its way to becoming the most bicycle friendly city in the country, and we need everyone to do their part! May 11 through May 15 is 2009 California Bike Commute Week, which comes on the heels of Long Beach being named a Bicycle-Friendly Community by the American League of Bicyclists.
In celebration of this week and to encourage more people to save gas money and help clean our air by riding their bike to work, the City of Long Beach, the Long Beach Cyclists, Bikestation, and Cal State Long Beach are hosting four “Pit Stops/Energizing Stations” for those riding their bike to work on Thursday, May 14. Each “Pit Stop/Energizing Station” will have free hot coffee and snacks for all who ride in from 6:00 to 9:00 am. This year we expect a record number of participants to enjoy a relaxing, healthy, green bicycle ride to work.
Pit Stops/Energizing Stations for Long Beach Bike to Work Day will be hosted at the following locations:
- Long Beach Belmont Pier: 39th Place & Allin Street, sponsored by the Long Beach Cyclists
- Long Beach City Hall: 333 W. Ocean Blvd., sponsored by the City of Long Beach, http://www.bikelongbeach.org/
- Cal State Long Beach: 1695 Campus Dr. (Maxon Plaza, on campus), sponsored by CSULB Cyclists (http://www.csulb.edu/org/special/csulbcyclists/)
- Cal State Long Beach at Palo Verde Avenue (between Atherton Street & State University Drive), sponsored by Cal State Long Beach
Bicycling is a great way to get to work and stay fit at the same time. Not only is bicycling healthy for you, it’s healthy for the planet. You may think you don’t have time to bicycle to work, but for distances of 5 miles or less, bicycling may actually take less time than driving. In addition, bicycling is an efficient use of your valuable time. Commuting by bike allows you to skip a trip to the gym and exercise as you travel to work.
For more information regarding Bike Commute Week, please visit www.bikelongbeach.org or contact City Mobility Coordinator Charles Gandy at (562) 570-6679.