Long Beach Bike Festival
Photo by Robert Couse-Baker
Celebrating National Bike Month and bike-friendly Long Beach, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will host the 6th Annual Bike Fest on Saturday, May 3 from 2:00 – 11:00 P.M. in the East Village Arts District at 1st Street and Linden Avenue.
By: Tony Cruz, Long Beach Bicycle Ambassador and Tour of Long Beach Co-Founder
Long Beach is my city; this is where I grew up and where I’ve chosen to live, work and raise a family. There’s a lot about this city I love and it’s not only because it’s so bike-friendly but that certainly plays a part.
Carrying forward the torch for Mark Bixby’s bicycle and active living legacy the non-profit advocacy group Bikeable Communities joins with Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, CSULB Sustainable Transportation Coordinator Elissa Briggs Thomas, and Mobility Coordinator Charlie Gandy to invite our local community to an interactive group dialogue on how we can use the “Livable Streets” model to help make Long Beach a more vibrant, thriving, healthy and desirable place for everyone.
With 66 shows in the can, tonight’s 67th marks the one-year anniversary for Swoop’s World Radio. On December 9, 2009 Swoop and Peter launched Swoop’s World Radio on the BlogTalk Radio Network with the goal of tapping into the arts, culture, politics and lifestyle of Long Beach and Southern California.
The City of Long Beach’s cable channel, LBTV, received nine government programming STAR Awards, including three first place awards, on Thursday, June 3, 2010. The STAR Awards recognize outstanding community television programming produced by local jurisdictions serving California and Nevada communities.
The City of Long Beach’s cable channel, LBTV, was nominated for nine government programming STAR awards by the States of California and Nevada National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA).
Every weekday at my son’s daycare in Los Altos, Michael Bauch, or his wife Rachel, happily arrive with their helmeted three-year-old son on the back of their bike and I (So. Cal. Girl that I am) always wonder: “Don’t they own a car?” The more I saw their smiling faces on those bikes, the more my thoughts turned toward the simplicity and convenience included in those pedals.
The 2nd Annual Long Beach Bicycle Festival presented by Wokcano Restaurant is expected to draw up to 10,000 spectators and more than 1,200 participants in the competitive and amateur cycling events May 7-9 in Downtown Long Beach.
Last week the City of Long Beach installed a new bike lane on Bixby Road. The Bixby Road Bike Lane includes striping, signage, and bike lane pavement markings along Bixby Road from Country Club Drive to Cherry Avenue.
This new bike lane connects Los Cerritos Park, Longfellow Elementary School, and Hughes Middle School, and passes through a portion of the Bixby Knolls’ commercial district on Atlantic Avenue.
Professional bicyclist, Tony Cruz, challenged pediatric patients, including Emily Sanchez, to a tricycle race at the Long Beach Bike Festival kick-off celebration.
In anticipation of the Long Beach Bike Festival in May, professional cyclist Tony Cruz and Mayor Bob Foster hosted a kick-off event outside of the new pavilion of Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach on March 24 to encourage community members to ride their bicycles.