Reminder: Foothill Gold Line staff will be hosting a booth at the Azusa hub on Sunday. Stop by and say hi or to ask any questions you may have about the Glendora to Montclair segment.
The following excerpt appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on March 1, 2017. To read the full article, click here.
Everything you need to know to ride in Sunday’s 626 Golden Streets from South Pasadena to Azusa – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By Steve Scauzillo
March 1, 2017
The 626 Golden Streets event is happening this weekend. Here is everything you need to know.
JUST WHAT EXACTLY IS THE 626 GOLDEN STREETS?
It’s best to say what it isn’t. It is not a race. No one wins or loses.
That means you can enter the nearly 18-mile route at any spot and not be considered a cheater.
Usually you see more families and people riding who are not experts, rather than bicycle club types. Speeds are slow and crowds are expected to be large.
HOW DO YOU PARTICIPATE?
Riding a bicycle, tricycle, scooter, skateboard or by walking or jogging. Even electric bikes are acceptable because they assist pedaling and don’t pollute.
We turn to Bike San Gabriel Valley’s Outreach Coordinator Brian Velez for the best way to describe it, since he’s done exactly that hundreds of times to nonprofits, bike clubs, schools, businesses, hospitals, etc.
“A completely free community event. There will be no cars on the street. If you have a horse, bring a horse. If you just want to skateboard 17-plus miles, you are absolutely welcome.”
WHEN DOES IT HAPPEN?
Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you want to catch the opening ceremony, get to the Gold Line Station area in South Pasadena at Mission Street and Meridian at 8:30 a.m.
WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
From South Pasadena to Azusa, roughly along the route of the Gold Line light-rail train.
Streets closed off to cars from west to east are: South Pasadena: Mission Street, Garfield Avenue; San Marino: Huntington Drive (between Garfield and Michillinda Avenue); L.A. County: Michillinda Avenue, Colorado Street; Arcadia: Colorado Street, First Street, E. Santa Clara Street; Monrovia: Magnolia Avenue, Pomona Avenue, California Avenue; Duarte: Duarte Road, Highland Avenue, Central Avenue, Crestfield Drive, Huntington Drive; Irwindale: Huntington Drive, Irwindale Avenue; Azusa: Foothill Boulevard
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