BICYCLE TOUR SHORELINE LONG BEACH
When: Sunday November 21, 10:00 am until about 2 pm , Distance: approximately 22 miles (easy)
Where: Meet at Bixby Park in front of the bandstand, 101-149 Junipero Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803, QR8M+89 Long Beach, California (there is free car parking on the streets surrounding and through the park
Join us for a bicycle tour down to the ocean from Bixby Park and along the shoreline bicycle path. We will cross through Alamitos Beach, Shoreline Village and Pike area, over the Queensway bridge passing by the Maya harbor and Long Beach's most famous Queen Mary continuing out to the entrance to the Port of Long Beach. There will be plenty of time to stop and take in the great views, snap some photos, and relax into the Sunday Long Beach vibe. From the Port we will head back through downtown on designated bike paths leading us east through East Village and Long Beach's art District into the Broadway corridor and gayborhood, Bluff Park and back down to the beach heading toward and through Belmont Shore, Naples, Bayshore, Marine Stadium and Nature Reserve and Colorado Lagoon. Sounds like a lot, right? Part of why it's called Long Beach. Don't worry, we will go at a very leisurely rate to enjoy the tour. When we get to Colorado Lagoon Park (around 1230 ish) we will break for lunch at the picnic tables (pack your own lunch/snack/water or drink for the tour). After lunch we will head back on bike routes through Belmont Heights and Bluff Park back to our originating start at Bixby Park.
Optional: After our ride we can walk across Bixby Park to have a drink at either our Community Coffee House Hot Java or one of our local Broadway watering holes.
Tour leader: John Blasco
Contact: John, 562-726-4165
Registration for up to 25 people. Rain cancels. Helmut required!
Bring water, sunscreen, money for brunch break. Please be prepared to address any repairs needed on your own (bring spare inner tube, portable bike pump, repair kit, call Lyft etc.); trip leader/ group will try to help but may not have the capacity to repair bikes that get flat tires etc. Thank you for understanding.