BICYCLE TOUR OF LONG BEACH SHORELINE
When: Sunday September 11, from 11:00 AM to 3* PM, Distance: approximately 20 (leisurely) miles, *plus optional lunch afterwards.
Where: Meet at Bixby Park just south of the bandstand, 101 Junipero Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803
There is free car parking on the streets surrounding and through the park. Arrive a bit early to find parking.
Please carpool if possible. If you would like a ride, or could provide a ride, sign up at the link below. As Great Outdoors members we strive to do our part to reduce traffic and parking congestion and help protect the environment.
Join us for a bicycle tour down to the ocean from Bixby Park and along the shoreline bicycle path. On this tour we'll head east on the bike path below bluff park and into Belmont Shore and Naples Island. We'll cross over canals and cruise through Marine Stadium and Nature Reserve, Colorado Lagoon, and Recreation Park. 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. Bring a snack and lots of water.
Sounds like a lot, right? That's one reason it's called Long Beach. Don't worry, we will go at a relaxed rate to enjoy the tour.
Optional at 3 PM (-ish): After our ride we can walk across Bixby Park for "Tacos (or other food) and Drinks" at Beach Garden Social House: https://www.yelp.com/biz/beach-garden-social-house-long-beach-2
Registration for up to 30 people. Free but must register in advance via the GOLA website. Please also sign up for carpooling if you can.
Bring SNACKS, lots of WATER, and extra sunscreen. 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.
Tour leader: John Blasco. Contact: John, 562-726-4165
Pets: Pets are not allowed to walk along the bike path except at Rosie's Dog Beach.
Health Problems/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency. Discuss any medical concerns with the tour leader if you wish.