The City of Monterey Park's annual Earth Day Community Bike Ride & Festival will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in conjunction with the Cherry Blossom Festival.
The bike ride check-in is at 8 a.m. in front of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library at 318 S Ramona Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754. The ride will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The route will take riders on a loop around Monterey Park and brief presentations on the historical landmarks along the route will accompany the stops. The ride will be escorted by bicycling safety marshals provided by Bike San Gabriel Valley (www.bikesgv.org).
All riders can take advantage of a mobile pit stop that will be staffed by a professional bicycle mechanic. The pit stop will have all the necessary tools, equipment, and supplies.
Minimum age rider is 10 years old. Kid’s trailers and fixed gear bicycles are allowed. All bicycles must have at least a front brake or coaster brake. Participants that are 17 or under must wear a bicycle helmet.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Online registration is available at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-of-monterey-park-earth-day-bike-ride-tickets-16026961072. The first 100 participants to register online will receive a t-shirt.
The bike ride will finish at Barnes Park where participants can enjoy the Earth Day and Cherry Blossom Festivals that starts at 11 a.m. The festivities end at 6 pm.
A Youth Bicycle Rodeo will be available for kids age 4-10 years of age. The education course will consists of the following trainings: ABC (air, brakes, chain) Quick Check, Rules of the Road (CVC 21200: Operation of a Bicycle), mounting, dismounting and balancing the bicycle, and hand signals and call outs. A basic obstacle course will be set up for the young kids to ride.
For more bike ride information please contact Andrew Yip, Program Coordinator for Bike San Gabriel Valley at firstname.lastname@example.org, 626-207-9092 or www.bikesgv.org. For information about the Earth Day Festival, please visit the city website at www.montereypark.ca.gov and search for Earth Day.
Amy Ho, Principal Management Analyst