626 Golden Streets: 18+ Mile Open Streets Extravaganza Coming to SGV
On Sunday March 5th, 2017 - the one year anniversary of the Foothill Gold Line Extension grand opening - the Metro Open Streets Program presents 626 Golden Streets, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk, bike, run, skate, scoot, dance and play on over 18 miles of car-free open streets (www.626goldenstreets.com).
The FREE, family-friendly event will touch much of the (626) area code, linking 7 Foothill cities and 6 Gold Line stations, for the first time. The festivities will kick off at 8:30AM with the Train Run Challenge,the San Gabriel Valley’s first 7-city, point-to-point half marathon from South Pasadena to Duarte (www.thetrainrun.com), followed by an official Opening Ceremony at 9:00AM at Mission St./Meridian Ave. in South Pasadena featuring special guests, giveaways, a free bike raffle, and performances!
The event is free to the general public. Attendees can start & stop at any point along the route, and explore as much or as little of the event route as they wish. Along the 18+ mile route, check out activity zones where you can enjoy live music, free fitness & dance classes, pop-up art installations, kids play zones, and more! Participants are encouraged to travel across the event route by foot, bike, skates, skateboard, scooter, penny farthing, or any other type of human-powered vehicle!
WHAT: 626 Golden Streets presented by Metro - FREE Community Event!
WHO: All ages, family-friendly!
WHEN: Sunday March 5th, 2017 (9am-3pm)
WHERE: South Pasadena, San Marino, LA County, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa
For route map and more info visit www.626goldenstreets.com #626GoldenStreets #GabetheSasquatch
Bike San Gabriel Valley (BikeSGV) is a community-based organization committed to realizing a more bicycle, pedestrian and transit-friendly San Gabriel Valley, and lead organizer of this open streets event. BikeSGV offers programs and advocates for the development of people friendly streets and a more active, transit-friendly SGV. BikeSGV offers FREE year-round programming, including:
SGV Bicycle Education Center (Low-cost bicycles, repairs, and workshops)
Cycling Without Age
Bike Train & Rides (Monthly Rides in 30 SGV cities in 2017)
Women on Wheels
Free Bike Classes (Learn to Bike, Active Commuting, & Safety)