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.
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.
Plus don’t miss SoCalCross and Walk N Rollers bring you 626CX CYCLE-FEST presented by Ready Pac Foods ! Featuring…
- 626CX Omnium: Prologue Time Trial, Gravel Ride, City Cross: Do 1, 2 or all 3!
- SoCalCross Community Cross Beginner’s Skills Clinic (Age 9 and up!)
- Walk N Rollers Kiddie Cross Obstacle Course & Safety Skills: Bike.Scoot.Skate ages 2 to 12. Demo Bikes / Helmets Available
- 626 Golden Streets Gravel Ride (50 mile and shorter option)
- Tour de Irwindale Bicycle Parade & Costume Contest
- Bike Demo Track featuring Raleigh Bicycles hosted by Beeline Bikes!
- Partyworks Interactive: BMX Show, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping
- MillerCoors Beer Garden
- Community Bicycle Swap Meet
- Arts & Crafts Interactive Booths (helmet decorating, etc.)
Sponsor expo: Ready Pac Foods, So Cal Edison, Clean Tech Enviro, Amazon Graphics & More!