Long Beach Bike Festival

6th Annual Bike Fest Rides Into the East Village May 3

Photo by Robert Couse-Baker 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.

Cycle for Cure and Be a Part of Something Bigger

tour_of_lb-banner-sq 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.

“Moving Long Beach – Bikes Are Only the Beginning” A Community Conversation

Moving Long Beach – Bikes Are Only the Beginning 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.

Local Radio Show Swoop’s World Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary Tonight with Guest Heather Crow Nelson

swoop's-world-200x181 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.

City of Long Beach cable channel LBTV wins nine awards

long-beach-city-seal 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.

City’s cable channel LBTV nominated for awards

long-beach-city-seal 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). 

Michael Bauch’s, “Riding Bikes with the Dutch” Headlines May 9th at Long Beach Bicycle Film Festival

riding-bikes-movie-thumb 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.

Bike Festival presents weekend of cycling events to Long Beach

long beach bike festival 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.

Bixby Road Bike Lane completes Long Beach bike loop

moving long beach community meetings 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.

Excitement builds for Tour of Long Beach, Bike Festival

tour of long beach bike festival 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.

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