News Flash: and KHS Bicycles Sponsors Bike To Work Day

Bike to Work Day 2008 – For Immediate Release
Contact: Russ Roca 562-331-1705

Long Beach, CA – May 15th is Bike to Work Day, a national event where people from around the country are encouraged to replace their car trip with a bicycle for that one day. The movement has swept across the nation with rising gas prices and as people are re-discovering the health and environmental benefits of bicycling. The Long Beach Cyclists (LBC), the cityʼs only bicycle advocacy group, promotes cycling as a fun, valued and sustainable transportation choice in Long Beach through community, advocacy and education. LBC in cooperation with the City of Long Beach, Bikestation, Los Angeles Metro,, KHS Bicycles and Jones Bicycle are organizing this yearʼs Bike to Work Day festivities.

There will be two simultaneous pitstops on Bike to Work Day in Long Beach, one at City Hall and another at Belmont Shore Pier. Bike commuters will be greeted with fresh apples and oranges from the farmerʼs market, bottled water, coffee and pastries from local businesses and free patch-kits and goodie bags from LA Metro.

In addition, riders that pass by the Belmont Pier stop, will also be treated to some live music, a free bike inspection courtesy of Bikestation and giveaways. Participants will have a chance to win a Dutch-inspired 3-speed bicycle from KHS Bicycles and Other prizes include lights from PlanetBike and cycling caps from popular Walzcaps.
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The event is free and open to all community members (on two-wheels or not). The Long Beach Cyclists invites everyone to participate, even if theyʼre not riding to work. “We want the event to be a celebration of the bicycle,? says Russ Roca an LBC member.“One of the goals of the Long Beach Cyclists is to create real sense of community of cyclists in Long Beach. So, even if youʼre not commuting to work, come out and meet other cyclists and get involved in making Long Beach a more bicycling friendly city!?


  1. Ghost Rider

    Wow, that event sounds AWESOME! I don’t think the Tampa area is going to have something nearly as cool, although we’ll be having a photography contest and some giveaways courtesy of Tampa BayCycle.

    I really wish someone would have a spread of food for us commuters, though…free food is the BEST food!

  2. Fritz

    Get to work, Ghost Rider, and make it happen. It’s too late for this year, but get together with existing cycling advocates in Tampa, attend city and other local government committee meetings (e.g. HART, maybe the Tampa Sports Authority whatever that is), meet the people on the board of the Bay Area Commuter Services and so on. Begin organizing Bike to Work Day 2009 with these people, get sponsorship and volunteers and your wish for free food for bike commuters will come true.

  3. Ghost Rider

    BayCycle and the Tampa Downtown Partnership both do an excellent job of putting together fun events for B to W Month…and the free food comes toward the end of their event cycle…I just like to eat all the time, so it’s not a serious complaint.

  4. Dominic Dougherty

    I’m just curious to see how Moe and RL are going to get all of the stuff down to Long Beach. I know they wouldn’t drive to a BTWD event 🙂

  5. Ghost Rider

    Dominic, didn’t you know about the official Unimog? We take it to all the events that we participate in…especially since our Escalade is in the shop.

    I’m joking, of course.

  6. RL Policar (Post author)

    Russ is picking up Moe and the Green on his new Bilenkey.

    I won’t be there that day, Moe will. But yes, we’ll have to drive to this event due to the free stuff we’re handing out.

  7. RL Policar (Post author)

    Well, the Escalade should be ready for Saturday’s Urban Commuter Expo. So Moe will be driving the UniMog and I’ll be in the Escalade.


  8. Dominic Dougherty

    That unimog is pretty hot. Are those 29s?

    RL, I wouldn’t be entirely opposed to making carfree trips up your way to pick stuff up.

  9. Moe

    I’ll just ride the KHS Green to LB with my KHS F20-R folding bike in a trailer.

  10. RL Policar (Post author)

    Or we could just take the company helicopter and fly…

  11. Jami

    I’m completely jealous! Our mayor is kicking off Bike to work week with a bike ride downtown, but that’s it for Omaha. Sad part is downtown is 20 miles away, and I can’t get there by bus, because public transportation doesn’t come out to the outskirts of my city.

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