“Spokes” persons

<strong>(From left) Blair Cohn, executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, Long Beach Bicycle Ambassador Tony Cruz, Gisele LeCou-Deckner from Miller Children’s Hospital, and Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster during Tuesday’s “Bike to Work” event, which was a precursor to the upcoming Bike Fest and Tour of Long Beach</strong>
On Saturday, May 5, Long Beach will be hosting one of the premiere bicycle events in the state when we welcome the annual Bike Fest and Tour of Long Beach. The day consists of fun for the whole family and a great way to promote America’s most bike-friendly city as well as our “Let’s Move, Long Beach” healthy-city initiatives. All proceeds from the ride support the pediatric cancer research center at Miller Children’s Hospital of Long Beach.
We have formed an official “Let’s Move, Long Beach” team for the 31-mile bike tour race. Our team includes City Prosecutor Doug Haubert, City Auditor Laura Doud, City Councilmember Gary DeLong, City Councilmember Dee Andrews, City Councilmember Steve Neal and Councilmember-Elect Al Austin.
We want to thank Long Beach Yellow Cab, who is sponsoring our team for $1,000. They have been a great community partner, and we are thankful for their support for Miller Children’s Hospital and our citywide “Let’s Move” campaign.
In addition, members of our families, staff, and community leaders will also be joining our team. We encourage you to participate in the ride and join our team. The ride ends at a bike festival with live entertainment, a vendor fair, and much more cycling-focused fun.
Anyone interested in riding with our “Let’s Move, Long Beach” team can contact Lena Gonzalez in my office at (562) 570-6919, or email her at Lena.Gonzalez@longbeach.gov .
For more information, you can also visit bikefestlb.com .

Robert Garcia
First District Councilmember
Long Beach


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