A WALK ALONG THE BEACH - LONG BEACH
Jan 9, 2022, 9am till 12:30pm
Trip leader: Frederick Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or 562/754-1838
The Shoreline Pedestrian Bike Path, also known as the Long Beach Bike Path... is a 4.5-mile (7.2 km) path along the Pacific Ocean from Shoreline Village in downtown Long Beach, California to Belmont Shore. It was completed in 1988 and is used by walkers, joggers, and skaters. In 2013 the California Coastal Commission approved a second path for pedestrians to run parallel to the path used primarily by bicyclists.
History: The Long Beach Bike path was originally proposed in the late 1970s, but local residents resisted the bike path as it was felt it would be an eyesore. That opposition faded away with time. Final plans for the path were ordered by the Long Beach City Council in 1986 with a budget of $1.4 million dollars. The pedestrian path opened around 2014. In any given year, the total number of bicycle riders and pedestrians combined is well over one million people.
We will meet up at the shore end of Belmont Pier and walk from Shoreline Village and return. For those interested, we can have lunch at participants own expense in one of the local restaurants. Near the pier are Belmont Brewing Company, Gypsy’s, Chronic Tacos and Chuck’s Coffee Shop.
If you are unable to attend after registering, please cancel as soon as you can, as there is a limit to 14 participants.
Bring one liter of water, sunscreen, clothes for the predicted temperature, and comfortable shoes.
The address of the Pier is 15 39th Place, Long Beach, CA 90803.
Parking is available in a paid lot next to the pier for a fee, and there is also limited availability of street parking. Click here for a map of the area.
In the event of rain, this event will be rescheduled.