Bike to Work Day 2008 – For Immediate Release
Contact: Russ Roca 562-331-1705 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 cityÊ¼s 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, Bikecommuters.com, KHS Bicycles and Jones Bicycle are organizing this yearÊ¼s 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 farmerÊ¼s 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 Bikecommuters.com. Other prizes include lights from PlanetBike and cycling caps from popular Walzcaps.
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 theyÊ¼re not riding to work. â€œWe want the event to be a celebration of the bicycle,â€? says Russ Roca an LBC member.â€œOne of the goals of the Long Beach Cyclists is to create real sense of community of cyclists in Long Beach. So, even if youÊ¼re not commuting to work, come out and meet other cyclists and get involved in making Long Beach a more bicycling friendly city!â€?