Exploring Long Beach freely on a set of wheels

With summer around the corner, it is hard to be indoors as a resident near by the beach. This Saturday, April 27, Long Beach will be hosting their annual Beach Streets: a free bike, skate, and walk event along Pacific Avenue from the Wrigley district to downtown.

Photo courtesy of Beach Streets

The purpose of this event is not only for participants to get out and move, but it may also remind them that walking, biking, and using public transportation can make a difference of getting around town without the stress of drowning in traffic. Neighboring businesses and restaurants are given a chance for the people to explore new foods and retail stores, as well.

Along the way will be three festival hubs. Participants caneat, relax, or keep moving to the beat of the music with the many live DJ’s and bands that will be performing. Therewill be many children activities at each of the hubs such as bounce houses, obstacle courses, face painting, skate lessons, and more!

There is no rush to get to the finish line because this 2.5 mile long event starts from 10am-4pm.

Plan accordingly if parking in a nearby neighborhood or business. For those residing on the Beach Streets route after 7am will not have access to leave with their vehicle until 6:30pm. Do not park on the route, for this will resulting in being towed. “No parking” signs will be displayed three days before the event.

Grab your friends, family, bikes, and skates on Saturday for a day to openly explore the streets of Long Beach and what this town has to offer!

By: Celeste Basich