Join The Community Bike Ride To the Third Annual Cambodian Arts & Culture Exhibition
2011-11-14 · By Editor
Bring your family, friends and bikes for a fun-filled day of art and culture in Long Beach’s Cambodia Town on Saturday, November 19th. To encourage community members to bike to the Third Annual Cambodian Arts & Culture Exhibition, the city’s Bike-Friendly Business District program has partnered with Cali Bike Tours to offer a free community ride from Retro Row to the festival.
The ride departs Portfolio Coffeehouse (located at 2300 East 4th St., at Junipero), at 10:30 a.m. and weaves up residential streets to the festival in MacArthur Park, located at 1321 E. Anaheim St. The slow-paced, 1.4-mile ride then returns to the Coffeehouse at 12:30 p.m. Riders may also choose to stay longer and ride back on their own.
Arriving at the festival, riders will be offered bike valet parking, bike tune-ups by The Hub Community Bike Center, Cambodian cyclo rides, and pedicab rides by Long Beach Pedaler Society – all free – not to mention an exciting festival of music, dance, art displays, interactive arts and crafts, puppet shows, cooking demonstrations, Cambodia history displays, and more.
“Organized, professional-led community rides are a great way to encourage families and other community members to ride their bikes,” Elizabeth Williams, Cali Bike Tours founder, said. “This is an easy way for Cali Bike Tours and the city to encourage healthy living while supporting a great community event.”
The ride is made possible by the City of Long Beach’s Bike-Friendly Business District program, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.