Long Beach Cyclists
Bicyclists from greater Long Beach and throughout the South Bay are planning to ride for a cause in the 2nd annual Long Beach AIDS Ride (LBAR) on Nov. 15. Funds from the ride will benefit The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, and the C.A.R.E.
Waste Management and The Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half Marathon have teamed up to help runners transform lives by repurposing their old running shoes. In honor of the event’s 30th Anniversary on October 10 through 12, Waste Management will collect shoes from marathon runners in a reuse campaign to benefit the Long Beach Rescue Mission.
(Left to right) Miller Children’s grateful family, former Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center patient, Aidan Sears; with mom, Deanna; alongside Ben Alvarado, Long Beach and Orange County Regional Banking President, Wells Fargo; and Theodore Zwerdling, M.D., pediatric oncologist, Miller Children’s, received a $50,000 gift from Wells Fargo to benefit pediatric cancer research.
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.
Ride Type: Commuter, Recreational, Family (partial)
Long Beach Bikeway 10 is a spectacular ride that connects the residential east side of the city to its urban city center by way of posh Belmont Heights neighborhood and the East Village, before finishing as an urban loop along the city’s bike boulevards.
Ride Type: Recreational, Commuter, Family-friendly, Training
Long Beach Bikeway Route 7
Long Beach Bikeway Route 7, also known as a the Los Angeles River Trail, is an excellent, all-rounder effort, perfect for commuters traveling to downtown, cyclists looking for a workout and recreational rides, all the while being safe enough for a family outing.
About two years ago the City of Long Beach set out to become the most bike-friendly city in America. Among the many bicycle improvements implemented to encourage citizens to travel by two wheels instead of four were miles of painted bike lanes, sharrows, bike boulevards and funky bike racks and corrals.
Across the U.S. the number of bicyclists is skyrocketing — but women still ride much less than men.
In 2009, women accounted for just 24 percent of all U.S. bike trips. The National Women’s Bicycling Summit will bring together women leaders — and launch a national effort to close the gender gap in American bicycling.
When Heather Towers started commuting by bike last year, she just hoped to save a few dollars in transportation costs. But, with the help of the National Bike Challenge, the Maryland resident discovered so much more: better health, new friends and increased connection to her community.
A team of cyclists participating in Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, will kick-off an eight-week, 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities on Sunday, June 10th.