Volunteers are essential to pull off this historic 8-community event! Come be a part of the team to get a special commemorative TAP card, an exclusive volunteer T-shirt, and a volunteer appreciation raffle that includes folding bicycles, skateboards, bike gear and more!
To volunteer, click on a link below to RSVP for an orientation where you can sign up for a shift, a location and an assignment. Orientations are taking place on evenings and weekends in El Monte and Pasadena.
Upcoming Volunteer Orientations
#626GoldenStreets TAP cards (including $1.75 fare) will NOT be available for sale. Get this very cool keepsake by donating a few hours of your time to make this event possible! Thank you!
The GREAT 8 - Will you go home with the Great 8? Collect the below free city-specific 626 Golden Streets stickers as you traverse the 8 communities of 626 Golden Streets: South Pasadena, San Marino, LA County (Gold Line Sticker), Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, and Azusa!,
Designed by Monrovia-based artist Dan Sipple just for (626) Golden Streets, the limited edition stickers will likely go fast and will only be available at event hub information booths (one per participant). We highly recommend starting your journey right at 8am if you'd like all 8!
8 Communities, 8 Cool Stickers
But wait, there's more! Successfully collect all 8 stickers and you'll have a chance at winning a special, surprise 9th giveaway redeemable at the Azusa and South Pasadena hub information booths. Supplies limited, must show valid proof of Great 8 to be eligible!*
*Additional Terms may apply. Must be at least 9 months of age to qualify.
It's not everyday that 7 cities partner together to connect 6 new light rail stations via over 17 miles of streets opened for walking, biking, skating and more. In fact, this is the first time any of the 7 participating cities will host an open streets event. As far as we know 626 Golden Streets also has more cities working together to open streets along a continuous route than any other ciclovia in the US! Needless to say, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the (626) in a whole new light!
For those joining us from further afield, there is a wide range of overnight lodging options in close proximity to the event route. The (626) and area have a lot to offer, why not make a weekend of it!
Arroyo Vista Inn
335 Monterey Rd, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Save 15% off your stay with a Metrolink ticket
The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast
201 Orange Grove Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
1401 S. Oal Knoll Ave. Pasadena CA 91106
The Santa Anita Inn
130 W. Huntington Dr. Arcadia CA 91007
Embassy Suites by Hilton
211 Huntington Dr. Arcadia CA 91006
225 Colorado Pl, Arcadia CA 91007
Spring Hill Suites Arcadia
99 N. 2nd Ave. Arcadia CA 91006
Hilton Garden Inn
199 N 2nd Ave. Arcadia CA 91006
311 Huntington Dr. Arcadia CA 91006
(626) 574- 5600
321 Huntington Dr. Arcadia CA 91006
Extended Stay America Monrovia
930 S. Fifth Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016
Extended Stay America Hotel Arcadia
401 E. Santa Clara St. Arcadia CA 91006
(626) 446- 6422
Double Tree by Hilton
924 W. Huntington Dr. Monrovia CA
Oak Tree Inn
788 W. Huntington Dr. Monrovia CA 91016
Rates start at $79/night
700 W. Huntington Dr. Monrovia, CA 91016
Oak Park Motel
925 Huntington Dr. Monrovia CA
Quality Inn Near City of Hope
1125 Huntington Dr. Monrovia CA 91016
1200 Huntington Dr. Duarte CA 91010
Days Inn Near City of Hope
1533 Huntington Dr. Duarte CA 91010
137 E. 1st St. Azuza CA 91702
(626) 969 7957
Super 8 Azuza
117 N. Azuza Ave. Azuza CA 91701
America’s Best Value Inn
433 S. Azuza CA 91702
534 E. Foothill Blvd. Azuza CA 91702
Join us at an upcoming community meeting to learn more about this very special day in the 626! Event organizers will be on hand to share additional details about the event, answer questions, and solicit public input on event day activities and more. Interested in volunteering, getting more involved, or just want to grab a free 626 poster, postcard, or sticker? Then be sure to join us in April!
Upcoming Community Meetings
2016 will be the most open-streets-friendly in SoCal, ever, with over a half a dozen major ciclovias scheduled between March and October 2016. In addition to 626 Golden Streets presented by Metro, several events will feature completely new routes and neighborhoods to explore, including four southeast LA cities on May 15th and a host of San Gabriel Valley cities on June 12th and 26th. If you enjoy exploring LA's diversity by foot, bike, or skate, you will want to save these dates for an active day with friends and family!
Upcoming open streets events in Southern California
What are "Open Streets"?
Open Streets events or ciclovias are temporary street closures for automobile traffic that "open" roads for community members of all ages to walk, bike, dance, play, jog, run, socialize and more! Popularized over 40 years ago in Bogota, Columbia, whose “ciclovia” takes place every Sunday and public holiday from 7am to 2pm with an estimated 2 million participants spread out over 70 miles, these simple but powerful events are relatively new to southern California; the first and largest regular event in SoCal (CicLAvia) was only hosted in October 2010. Check out this video for a better idea of what these wonderful community events can look like.