Pedal power to fuel Long Beach 5K

January 4, 2014 by  

The Tour of Long Beach is a highly anticipated five mile bike ride event that will take place in May in this Southern California region. The ride offers scenic 31 or 62 courses along the streets of Long Beach. There is also a 100 mile Cruz Gran Fondo that winds through the city heading down to Sunset Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach.

The all-day family event will include a large festival complete with live entertainment, games, and food. The adults can enjoy a craft beer garden, as well. Proceeds benefit Miller Children’s Hospital pediatric cancer research efforts.

Training for the ride will start on February 22 and is provided by Lightning Velo, a Long Beach cycle group. The group consists of about 250 members coming from various areas on Orange County. There is a diverse range of cultures, age and professions within the group with various riding experience and skills.

Banner printing is an important project for preparing for outdoor events. The banners serve as directional signage throughout the courses as well as at the event itself. Print companies can produce high quality, durable banners with ease.

The Long Beach Tour 2014 takes place May 10. Registration closes on May 8 and event packets can be picked up on May 9 from 10:00 AM -8:00 PM On Saturday, May 10 the Cruz Gran Fondo ride will kick-off at 6:30 a.m. followed by the Metric Century rid at 7:30 AM. The remaining riders will begin in waves starting at 8:00 AM.

More information is available on the Tour of Long Beach website.