For Immediate Release - Two Stylish, Fun and Free Events for May’s National Bike Month in Long Beach! The Cyclone Coaster Vintage Bike Ride on Sunday 5/5 + BikeFest with Three Special Vintage Events on Saturday 5/11!
Image by Allan Crawford. On Left Kitty Marie Wyman on right Bernard C. Serrano of Cyclong Coasters in Long Beach's scenic East Village neighborhood of Downtown. Print resolution available upon request.
From: Melissa Balmer – Vintage Events @ BikeFest Coordinator – email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell (562) 221-9672
Long Beach CA – This May celebrate National Bike Month in style with two fun and free bicycle focused events in Long Beach California:
- Sunday May 5th Cyclone Coaster Monthly Vintage Bike Ride. This multi award winning ride begins at 9:30 am with a “Meet & Greet” and a 10:30 am departure from Portfolio Coffee House at 2300 E. 4th Street on the Corner of Junipero and 4th Street in the scenic 4th Street Shopping District. One of the largest monthly vintage rides in the country this is a slow easy cruise around Long Beach that lasts about two hours. All types of bikes are welcome; however, the majority of the riders are on a colorful array of bicycles created prior to Pre World-War II – with over 250 bikes showing up for the ride this last March! Members of the media who would like to attend please contact Melissa Balmer at email@example.com or via cell (562) 221-9672 and let us know you’re coming so we can arrange for you to speak with founders Bernard C. Serrano or Frank Drews prior to the ride.
- Saturday May 11th Long Beach’s BikeFest. Continuing Long Beach’s passion with all things bicycling this 9:30 am to 4:00 pm free family event will honor Long Beach’s rich bicycling history and the city’s famous vintage collecting culture with a vintage bike exhibit, vintage bike + fashion show, vintage bike contest and live swing bands. Set at The Pike at Rainbow Harbor and starting at 9:30 am to greet the first riders to complete The Tour of Long Beach, Bikefest will also include: Beachwood and friends craft beer garden, favorite foods from downtown Long Beach restaurants, a bike shop vendor village, free bike valet with ample bike parking, special activities for children and live entertainment. To learn more please go to: http://www.downtownlongbeach.org/Latest-News-Detail/Bike-Fest-of-Long-Beach?id=64857.
Media passes for BikeFest can be arranged by contacting Julie Korinke, Communications Manager for the Downtown Long Beach Business Association at (562)485-3138 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bernard C. Serrano and Cyclone Coasters
Bernard C Serrano, with fellow bike enthusiast Frank Drews, hosts the monthly vintage “Cyclone Coaster” ride in Long Beach, held rain or shine on the first Sunday of every month. The ride where all bicycles are welcome is one of the largest rides featuring vintage bikes in the country, now drawing 250+ riders from all over the Southland for a leisurely paced tour of our fair city. Serrano is also a vintage bicycle collector of note, with more than 100 bicycles in his collection, and a talented swing dancer who has danced for such bands as The Brian Setzer Orchestra.
About Long Beach’s Bike Friendly Passion
In 2012 the City of Long Beach California achieved “Silver” status in Bike-Friendliness with the League of American Bicyclists and was ranked the 19th most Bike-Friendly U.S. City by Bicycling Magazine. Long Beach is the home of Bikestation, the nation’s first public bike parking facility, and award winning pilot projects such as the nation’s first Bike Friendly Business Districts and Bike Saturdays, the green “sharrow” lane in Belmont Shore, and the Vista Bike Boulevard project. In fall of 2012 the City launched a newly revamped www.BikeLongBeach.org website and the multi-media road safety information campaign “Share Our Streets” which included the development of the “Street Savvy” adult bicycle safety program and the “Know Your Neighborhood by Bike” tours. Learn more at http://www.BikeLongBeach.org.