The Long Beach Marathon Bike Tour gives riders a chance to ride through the same city streets and beach paths as the runners on a slightly different course, heading out in the opposite direction as the runners at the same time. Only one person per bike unless it is a tandem (both riders must be registered). All riders must wear helmets. Bike lights are recommended since it is dark when the race starts. The Marathon Bike Tour will have its own Finish Line Festival. There is a bike corral for storing bikes to attend the Finish Line Festival (bikes can't be taken in), but you have to provide your own lock.
Tour Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013
Start time: 6:00 am
Where: Shoreline Drive between Linden and Pine Ave.
Entry Fee: $45
Registration: online at http://runlongbeach.com/about/think-blue-bike-tour/ or at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center Oct 11-12, 2013.
Note: Entrants must pick up their bib, T-Shirts and goodie bags at the Expo
Parking: Ride your bike to the event if you can or take the Metro to avoid parking headaches, otherwise plan to arrive 2 hours early to park, $10 at Sports Arena, Convention Center, the Pike and Aquarium. Limited Pre-paid parking reservations are available for lots north of Broadway at www.thepermitstore.com/lb/event/