Rose Bowl Loop Reopens for Recreational Users


The City of Pasadena has announced the reopening of the Rose Bowl Loop for pedestrians, runners and cyclists after the recent closure due to COVID-19. This is great news for those that enjoy exercising around the Rose Bowl Loop.

The City of Pasadena has implemented the following Guidelines:

  • Practice physical distancing and provide at least six feet of space at all times.
  • Face coverings should be worn—even when exercising—as long as your airflow is not restricted.
  • Gather with members of the same household only.
  • Alert one another when passing by and allow room to safely pass.
  • Users must also take their trash with them to protect other loop users, staff and wildlife.

Staff will be positioned along the loop to make sure users are abiding by the guidelines listed above.

“We hope people will do the right thing and keep each other safe while enjoying the loop. If we see a lot of people not keeping a safe distance from each other or not following the other safety guidelines recommended by health officials, we’ll have to recalibrate and consider closing the loop again,” said Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian.

The loop is open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and parking is available in Lot I. Parking is limited to 90 minutes and will be strictly enforced. The loop is closed to vehicular traffic, except for vehicles accessing the COVID-19 testing site and Brookside Golf Course, which are guided through by traffic monitors. 

Rose Bowl Ride is Still On Hold

Unfortunately, for cyclists that love to ride in groups and participate in the popular Rose Bowl Ride on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings, the ride does not fall into the current safety guidelines. Until then, cyclists should respect the guidelines, so that we can enjoy riding in groups again and doing the Rose Bowl Ride far into the future!