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ONE DAY TO GO.. 626CX Irwindale HUB Cycle-Fest Sunday, March 5th part of 626 Golden Streets... the largest open-street festival in the USA!
626CX Omnium & Cycle-Fest Irwindale Metro HUB
at 626 Golden Streets!
Sunday March 5th!
We are just ONE DAY AWAY from the first 626 Golden Streets presented by Metro Los Angeles! Over two years in the making, the historic, 8-community open street festival "ciclovia", activity festival closed to car traffic coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Foothill Gold Line Extension grand opening, Sunday, March 5, 2017!
Explore the communities of South Pasadena, San Marino, East Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and East Pasadena via over 18 miles of #OpenStreets during this special, one-time event.
Walk, bike, run, skate, scoot, or ride the Gold Line to 6 event hubs with a range of activities and events, from an LA Rams Fanfest and 626CX Cycle-Fest in Irwindale (8am-4pm) to live music and art in South Pasadena (9am-5pm).
There will be 8 different activity hubs with a variety of food trucks, live music, and free activities. Highlights include:
But wait, there's more! Stop at all 8 event hub info booths to collect a limited edition #626GoldenStreets city sticker, while supplies last! Collect all 8 and you are eligible for a special prize from Gabe the Sasquatch. Limited supply only, so we highly recommend getting an early start on (626) day! And that's not all! Collect all 8 stickers and you'll also be eligible for a special prize redeemable at hub info booths, courtesy of our friend #GabeTheSasquatch.
For more detailed information about event hub activities, live music, and food trucks, down the free event app or visit the activity hub page.
FREE Live Performances and Music Until 5pm
Do you love live music and concerts? We got you covered with a FREE All-Day Music Lineup at 626 Golden Streets!
626 Social Media Contest: Win a Pure Fix Bike and More!
Post on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) about the event and use the hashtag #626GoldenStreets to win some cool prizes, including a Pure Fix Bravo bike, 626 t-shirts, and lunch with #GabeTheSasquatch!!!
Winners will be selected before and following the big day, so be sure to include #626GoldenStreets if you upload any great event day photos to social media.
#GabeRepublic - Spot Gabe the Sasquatch on 626 Day!
Gabe the Sasquatch is the official spokesperson for #626GoldenStreets. A native of the San Gabriel Mountains, Gabe enjoys walking through the forest, eating locally-grown plants, and challenging persistent stereotypes like sasquatches-can't-ride-bikes.
After joining the 626 team in Spring 2016, Gabe has traveled across Los Angeles County by (big) foot, bike, Foothill Transit and Metro to spread the word that there are indeed cool things to see and do on the eastside of LA. Keep an eye out for him on Sunday March 5 for free selfies, Gabe Republic stickers, and hi5s!
Ride Your Bike to 626 Golden Streets!
Looking for a fun way to get to 626 Golden Streets? Join a feeder ride! Feeder rides are groups of people that meet up to ride to an event together. You can find information about different feeder rides that are happening here.
See you Sunday March 5th!
Sunday, March - Metro Station HUB Irwindale! 8AM-4PM
626CX INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY ZONE: CYCLO-CROSS, KIDDIE CROSS, BIKE DEMOS, BIKE SWAP MEET, BIKE PARADE & FASHION SHOW, BMX SHOW, ROCK CLIMBING, BUNGEE JUMPING, SPONSOR EXPO AND MORE!
626 Golden Streets, the giant vehicle-free open streets event spanning the entire San Gabriel Valley, isn't just for road bikes and beach cruisers. In keeping with the spirit of open streets events where any human powered activities are encouraged-adventure riders can choose from several cyclocross/rough road adventure events. Or, you put them all together into a mini stage race (the 626CX City Cross Omnium"). Riders can first complete a cyclocross prologue TT (a timed lap on the City Cross Cycle-Fest course). Then, after a rest and refuel, you can set off on a 64 km/40-mile Golden Streets Gravel Ride. This adventure stage tackles dirt roads, single-track and rough pavement in and around the Santa Fe Dam, both sides of the San Gabriel River, a dirt path along Royal Oaks Drive, and more off-road stuff around Peck Park before finishing at the Irwindale hub/ Cyclo-fest. After another rest and refuel, riders can compete in the City Cross finals. All 3 events will be timed. If the Omnium is not your thing, you can tackle a longer 82 km/51-mile adventure ride that starts with warm-up east to South Hills Parks and a couple of miles of single-track and dirt rods there before continuing on the Golden Streets Gravel Ride! Stay tuned to socalcross.org for further details, including GPS maps on STRAVA and Ride with GPS for each route.
626CX CITY CROSS OMNIUM: GRAVEL GRINDER, CITY CROSS, CX-TT. DO 1, 2 or all 3!
*Day of registration opens at the 626Cx CycleFest at 7AM
City Cross, Kiddie Cross, Bike Swap Meet, Bike Parade/Fashion Show
Day of registration opens at 7AM!
- AROUND THE CYCLE SWAP MEET Buy, Sell, Trade at 626CX CYCLE-FEST Bicycle Swap Meet 9AM-3PM SELLERS: $20 per 5x5 space. Stay the day or a couple hours.
ENTER the TOUR DE IRWINDALE BIKE PARADE & FASHION SHOW/COSTUME CONTEST!
The 626CX CycleFest takes place at the Tournament of Roses Fiesta Parade Floats backlot a perfect place for a bike parade and is hosted by C.I.C.L.E.!
Dress for success and get ready to Strut Yo' Stuff down the City Cross Runway at 626CX Irwindale Cycle-Fest. There's something for everyone from the most fanatically dressed Rams fan to the sharp dressed fashionista. And it's all free! Register at SoCalCross.org and get ready snag a prize from these categories:
- Best Bike-decorated, bike-bling, Best Dressed: LA Rams Fan, roadie-lycra, urban, fashionista, you name it, bring it!
- Grand Prizes by Around the Cycle: Best in Show: costume, bike
WALK N ROLLERS hosts KIDDIE CROSS Obstacle Course... Bike/Scoot/Skate! Bicycle safety skills. FUN races. Ages 2 and up! Demo bikes/scooters & helmets available! Cost is FREE!
CITY CROSS FUN RACES ... Bring your favorite BIKE and enter the Community Crosss FUN race at the City Cross Obstacle Course. Beginner's Clinic before each heat. $5 entry includes: City Cross finisher medal/keychain, Pocrass & De Los Reyes Bicycle Law Cowbell, Girl Scout Cookies, Ready Pac Snacks and more!
626CX OMNIUM: Prologue Time Trial, Golden Streets Grinder Ride (mixed surface ride 40-50 miles along the 626 route, SAG supported including the Donut Man in Glendora!), City Cross (obstacle course) Finals. *
Do 1, 2 or all 3 events! (Grinder Ride and.or full Omnium get free lunch and beverages) Categories for everyone including Juniors and Youth age 6-18! Register online at www.BikeReg.com/626cx and get a VIP Cycle-Fest Parking spot & Team Booth in the Cycle-Fest! Demo/Rental CX bikes available. Reserves yours today!
The City of Irwindale's 626 Golden Streets HUB Festival is sure to please including lots of fun for everyone including the MillerCoors Beer Garden, the LA Rams Football Zone including Hall-of-Fame players, cheerleaders, interactive games for the family plus Bike SGV/Metro Golden Street Hub Food Fair, Exhibitors.
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@SoCalCross Hashtag: #socalcross #626CX #626goldenstreets