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. Proceeds will support pediatric cancer research at Miller
Children’s Hospital Long Beach, as they have since 2010.
Tour of Long Beach invites amateur cyclists and bicycle enthusiasts to
participate in one of four rides: the four-mile Family Fun Ride; 31 or
62-mile picturesque Metric Century Ride; or the 100-mile Cruz Gran
Fondo, which loops twice through Long Beach, Cypress, Seal Beach and
Signal Hill. The Cruz Gran Fondo is new to the Tour of Long Beach this
year and is named after Long Beach’s own U.S. Olympian, former Pro Tour
Cyclist and Long Beach Bike Ambassador, Tony Cruz.
Finish Line Festival is open to participating riders as well as the
general public and offers a day of fun for the entire family. This free event includes live
entertainment, a kids’ activity area, BMX stunts, a free bike valet,
vendor fair and food stands.
New to the Finish Line Festival this year
is the Beachwood & Friends Craft Beer Garden, which will feature
almost a dozen local craft breweries with samples of more than 30 unique
brews. The beer garden is $20 for
10 five ounce tastings.
For more information about the BikeFest Tour of Long Beach and to register, please visit www.bikefestlb.com.