The San Gabriel Valley's premier open streets series, produced by ActiveSGV. Tentative Save-the-Date: Sunday, April 28, 2024
ArroyoFest 2023 - Thank You!
626 Golden Streets - ArroyoFest was only possible with the support of many hands, including dozens of public agencies, local elected officials, neighborhood associations, community groups, and hundreds of volunteers. A huge thank you to all those who helped bring this event back to life after 20 years. A partial list:
Metro Los Angeles
San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
Cities of Los Angeles, South Pasadena, and Pasadena
California Highway Patrol
LADOT, LAPD, and LAFD
California Conservation Corps
Lummis Day Festival Committee
Right of Way Traffic Control
State Senator Anthony Portantino
State Assembly Member Chris Holden
LA Metro Board Director Tim Sandoval
LA City Council Member Eunisses Hernandez
Professor Bob Gottlieb and Marcus Renner (2003 ArroyoFest organizers)
Linda Taira (Caltrans District 7, retired)
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The first ArroyoFest was hosted on June 15, 2003, a full seven years before the inaugural cicLAvia on 10/10/10. The event was ahead-of-its time and left an indelible impression on those who had the opportunity to explore the Arroyo Seco Parkway that morning. Five years in the making, the 20-year anniversary ArroyoFest will be only the second time the public can experience this national historic byway - first opened in 1940 - up close. Here are a few articles and images documenting that very special day in 2003.
626 Golden Streets are only possible with hundreds of community volunteers!
Volunteers enjoy special perks including a custom 626 Golden Streets t-shirt, breakfast/lunch/refreshments, and a chance at volunteer-only raffle prizes, Volunteers will also be invited to a post-event thank-you party. For larger groups or businesses, there are also unique benefits like a complimentary booth space at an event hub.
The GoSGV (www.goSGV.com) program offers San Gabriel Valley residents the opportunity to experience life with an electric-assist bicycle at an affordable price. Check out GoSGV's commuter and family/cargo e-bikes options at www.goSGV.com. GoSGV bikes will also be available at every 626 Golden Streets event for free test rides. A limited number of event day reservations will also be made available starting two months prior to each event.
626 Golden Streets events feature distinct Activity Hubs with a diverse array of community groups, vendors and exhibitors, performing and visual artists, free games and other activities.
626 Golden Streets in 6 Points
1. 626 Golden Streets is a free event! However we recommend bringing a few dollars to support local businesses along the route.
2. You get to decide where you start and finish. There is no right or wrong way to experience the event. You may access the event route via any on/off ramp from Avenue 26 in Lincoln Heights to Glenarm Avenue in Pasadena, as well as the Metro A Line (Lincoln Heights, Southwest Museum, South Pasadena stations)
3. 626 Golden Streets is NOT a race. Please stay right and share the open road so everyone can have a safe, enjoyable day!
4. All forms of active transportation are permitted, including walking, biking, skating, jogging, ambling, and strolling. E-assist wheelchairs, bicycles, skateboards, etc. are also allowed, however all event participants (whether on standard or e-assist devices) shall ride in a safe and courteous manner, yielding to slower moving persons.
5. Please walk, bike, skate, scoot or transit to the event! One of the primary goals of the event is to encourage the use of healthy, active, non-polluting forms of transportation.
6. Bring a reusable bottle, cup, or mug! There will be free water refill stations in each activity hub, as well as nearby businesses to purchase beverages from.