Long Beach bike friendly
Photo by Barbara Holbrook, EverythingLongBeach.com
The City of Long Beach continues to make great strides toward improving livability, and has been named the No. 10 Most Bike Friendly City in America, according to a national survey.
Photo by Leo Delati/Palacio de Long Beach
For the second year in a row, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is opening up its track to the public on Tuesday, April 1, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. The community is invited to walk, bike, roller skate or even push a stroller along the course where the world’s best IndyCar drivers will scream at over 180 mph the following week..
Want to help make Long Beach the most bike friendly city in the nation? Here’s your chance to get involved by volunteering for the City’s Sixth Annual Bicycle Count on Thursday, October 17, or Sunday, October 20.
May is National Bike Month, and many activities and special events continue taking place in Long Beach this month.
The following is a list of events celebrating National Bike Month in Long Beach. An updated listing of events will be posted throughout the month at BikeLongBeach.org.
On Saturday May 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will host the 5th Annual BikeFest at the official finish line of the Tour of Long Beach, a Miller Children’s Hospital fundraiser. This free family-friendly event will honor Long Beach’s rich bicycling history and the city’s famous vintage collecting culture with a vintage bike exhibit, bike + fashion show, bike contest and live swing bands.
The first traffic signal in Long Beach with a flashing yellow arrow is eastbound on Livingston Drive for motorists turning north at Ximeno Avenue. Photo by Barbara Holbrook.
A week after it was unveiled, drivers, pedestrians and cyclists are benefiting from the rehabilitation project on Livingston Drive between Second Street and Termino Avenue.
Want to help make Long Beach the most bike friendly city in the nation? Here’s your chance to get involved by volunteering for the City’s Fifth Annual Bicycle Count on Thursday, October 18, or Sunday, October 21.
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Long Beach has been upgraded to a “Silver Bicycle Friendly City” by the League of American Bicyclists. This award puts the City of Long Beach in a select group of cities across the nation; only five other cities were upgraded from Bronze to Silver, and only 39 cities have Silver status.
May is National Bike Month and Long Beach will be home to be more than a dozen public events, including the third Tour of Long Beach and BikeFest, the City’s annual Bike to Work Day festivities, and bike safety rodeos as part of the City’s goal to be the nation’s most bike friendly city.
Pedaler Society uses a cargo bike to help cyclists bring groceries home safely.
Beginning January 28, 2012, and at no additional cost to the shopper, Pedaler Society will offer a grocery delivery service for residents residing within a one- mile radius of Trader Joe’s in Bixby Knolls.