Last year over $225,000 was raised to support Pediatric Cancer Research at the Jonathan Jaques Childrens Cancer Center at Miller Children';s Hospital Long Beach. This year help support pediatric cancer research by riding your bike on a 4 Mile Family Fun Ride, 31 mile Tour, 62 mile Metric Century or the 100 mile Cruz Gran Fondo.
All Tour riders receive a goody bag, water bottle, event t-shirt, finisher';s medal and entry into the finish line Bike Festival. Cruz Gran Fondo riders receive a jersey instead of a t-shirt. Family Fun riders receive a finisher';s medal only.
Family Fun Ride - 4 Miles
The Family Fun Ride is a perfect morning ride for kids and families and youth groups of all ages. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other organized groups can use the ride to complete requirements for cycling badges too! This ride is free and particpants will receive a finisher';s medal and entrance into the Bike Festival but not an event goodie bag or t-shirt.
Tour of Long Beach & Metric Century Ride - 31 Miles & 62 Miles
The 31 mile Tour route has been carefully planned by 2000 US Olympian, former Pro Tour Cyclist and Long Beach Bike Ambassador, Tony Cruz. Starting in Downtown Long Beach at Marina Green Park riders will experience all that Long Beach has to offer: Pacific Ocean views, inland bays and waterways, a bustling downtown waterfront, visitor attractions, scenic parks, plus dozens of eclectic neighborhoods, each with its own style and spirit. There will be an option to Tour Twice and ride 62 miles for a Metric Century Ride. The route has four SAG stations with medical staff, JAX Bicycle Shop professionals along with food and water. Riders will finish along Shoreline Drive where finisher';s medals, food and refreshments are available. Participants receive a goody bag, water bottle, event t-shirt, finisher';s medal and entry into the Bike Festival.
Cruz Gran Fondo - 100+ Miles
The 100+ mile Cruz Gran Fondo brings Italian cycling culture to Southern California. The course will take cyclists along the Tour route then down PCH through Huntington Beach and Newport Beach before returning. Professional Cyclist Tony Cruz will be leading the ride along with members of Long Beach';s Cruz Cycling team. Riders will finish along Shoreline Drive where finisher';s medals, food and refreshments are available. Participants receive a goody bag, water bottle, Gran Fondo Jersey (mailed if registering after February 28), finisher';s medal and entry into the Bike Festival.
Miller Children';s Hospital Long Beach provides specialized pediatric care for children and young adults, with conditions ranging from common to complex as well as maternity care for expectant mothersall under one roof. Only five percent of all hospitals are children';s hospitals, making them unique not only to children';s health care needs in the community, but across the region. The Tour of Long Beach benefits pediatric cancer research at the hospital.
Event details and schedule
11:59pm - Registration closes
10:00am-8:00pm - Tour packet pick-up at the Convention Center
6:00am Late Tour packet pick-up at the Start Line
6:30am Cruz Gran Fondo riders start
7:30am Tour packet pick-up closes
7:30am Metric Century riders start
8:00am First wave of Tour riders start
8:05am Second wave of Tour riders start
8:10am Third wave of Tour riders start
8:15am Fourth wave of Tour riders start
8:30am Family Fun riders start
9:30am-3:30pm - Bike Festival