San Gabriel Valley – ColoradoBoulevard.net:
On Sunday, May 1, 2022, the San Gabriel Valley’s largest ciclovia or “open streets” event will return to the three Cities of Alhambra, San Gabriel, and South Pasadena.
By Wesley Reutimann
The first 626 Golden Streets since 2019 will provide attendees an opportunity to walk, bike, run, skate, scoot, dance, and play across five miles of car-free streets. Made possible by Metro Los Angeles’ Open Streets program, Mission-to-Mission will connect the historic San Gabriel and South Pasadena Mission Districts with downtown Alhambra.
Like cicLAvia in Los Angeles, 626 Golden Streets is a FREE, family-friendly “ciclovia” that temporarily opens streets for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy in a healthy, fun, and novel fashion. The festivities will kick off at 8:30am with an official Opening Ceremony in downtown Alhambra (main stage, intersection of Main St and 2nd St) that will feature special guests, a lion dance, and community raffle. This will be followed at 9:00 am with the 626 Run, a family-friendly 5K Fun Run FREE to all youth 17 and under starting from the San Gabriel Hub.
The Golden Streets event is free to the general public. Attendees can start and stop at any point along the route, at any time from 9am to 4pm. Activity zones in each participating community will host live music, cultural performances, family-friendly games and activities, green vendors, zero-emission demo zones, and more! Participants are encouraged to enjoy the day by foot, bike, skate, skateboard, scooter, or any other type of human-powered vehicle. For a route map and more info visit 626goldenstreets.com.
Active San Gabriel Valley (ActiveSGV) is a community-based organization committed to realizing a more sustainable, equitable San Gabriel Valley, and the lead organizer of 626 Golden Streets. ActiveSGV offers a wide array of FREE year-round programming, including the SGV Bicycle Education Center (bike skills park, bike safety/repair classes) and physical activity programming (e.g., yoga classes, community rides).
The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) is a regional government planning agency that aims to maximize the quality of life in the San Gabriel Valley. A joint powers authority consisting of 31 incorporated cities and unincorporated communities, the SGVCOG is the largest and most diverse sub-regional council of governments in Los Angeles County, encompassing more than 374 square miles and serving more than 2 million residents.
626 Golden Streets: Mission-to-Mission Free Sunday, May 1, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm San Gabriel, Alhambra, South Pasadena
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