Beach Streets University is coming to the city’s East Side this Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
The public is invited to cycle, skate, scooter and more along the car-free route. The event kick-off will take place in front of the Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) at 11:00am.
The route will include Atherton Street in front of CSULB, Bellflower Boulevard and Los Coyotes Diagonal, and Spring Street, between Bellflower Boulevard and Studebaker Road.
“Beach Streets is a terrific, local event that brings ours neighbors, businesses, and community groups together,” Councilwoman Stacy Mungo said in a statement. “We’re excited for this wonderful celebration full of outdoor activities, music, food and family fun.
BMX Freestyle Team demonstrations and live performances by Long Beach local bands such as Knyght Ryder, Forest of Tongue and Big Sun will liven up the Beach Streets University route. Several local businesses, community groups and organizations will also be participating, promoting activities that encourage healthy living for everyone.
Whaley Park will be home to the “Kids Hub,” where fun activities will be available to children, such as decorating bikes and rock climbing. There will also be a public skate park at the “Extreme Hub,” located at the end of the route on Spring Street and Palo Verde Avenue.
Last November, Beach Streets Midtown covered the West End of the fourth district along the Anaheim Corridor, Council member Daryl Supernaw said in a statement. I am excited to see this upcoming event take place in the east end of our district.
Thousands of people have participated in the City’s first three Open Street events: Beach Streets Uptown held on June 6, 2015, Beach Streets Downtown held on March 19, 2016 and Beach Streets Midtown held most recently on November 12, 2016.