Long Beach Tour of Long Beach
Cyclists gather at the start line and wait for the 6th Annual Tour of Long Beach to begin.
More than 3,000 cyclists of all skill levels came out for the 6th Annual Tour of Long Beach on Saturday, May 9, helping to raise $320,000 for pediatric cancer research at the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.
(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.
The City of Long Beach was recently ranked third in terms of having the most miles of bicycle infrastructure per square mile among the 52 largest cities in the United States, according to the Alliance for Biking and Walking. The City’s grant-funded investments in bicycling infrastructure have led to a doubling of bicycle riding since annual bike counts began in 2008.
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 DLBA invites residents to the Belmont Pool Plaza today, Friday, August 10, 2012 at 4pm for the Mark Bixby Memorial Dedication.
Local metal artist Patrick Vogel created a stainless steel statue shaped in the form of a wave to represent Mark’s love for the ocean and depict his life, as a wave at its crest – powerful and ready to break.
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.
On Saturday, May 5, the 4th Annual BikeFest Tour of Long Beach presented by Wells Fargo, will bring cycling-related fun and festivities to Downtown Long Beach. In addition to four separate rides that appeal to cyclists of all skill levels, this event includes an all-day, family-friendly Finish Line Festival.
Patients from JJCCC line-up to compete in a tricycle race against Tony Cruz, Ramesh Patel. M.D., pediatric hematologist/oncologist and Divya Joshi. M.D., chief medical officer from Miller Children's.
A crowd gathered in front of Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach to see tykes with cancer and serious blood disorders racing their trikes around the length of Miller Children’s circular driveway to help kick-off the 2012 Tour of Long Beach and BikeFest taking place in downtown Long Beach on Saturday, May 5.
Despite its age, the San Gabriel River bike path is popular with riders.
The San Gabriel River bike path, one of the most heavily used bike trail systems in the area and a vital link to the coastal environment, is being resurfaced. The City of Long Beach and the City of Seal Beach are funding the project, which is in both cities.
Councilmember Robert Garcia
Councilmember Robert Garcia has introduced two new pieces of legislation for the February 7 City Council meeting agenda, both aimed at improving the health of Long Beach residents by encouraging participation in physical fitness, extending healthful food choices into underserved neighborhoods, and creating policies that support nutrition, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle.