The Active San Gabriel Valley (ActiveSGV) team is excited to announce that 626 Golden Streets - the San Gabriel Valley's premier #OpenStreets event - will conclude 2019 with a new route in the heart of the SGV. DubbedSGV Streets and Treats, the first-time event on Saturday, October 26th will connect #ActiveSGV's home at the Jeff Seymour Center in El Monte, the annual Dia de los Muertos festival on Main Street, and the South El Monte Civic Center.
The 4 mile route will also feature three activity hubs including trick-or-treating booths, music and arts activations, cultural offerings, e-bike demos, pop-up protected bikeways, and family-friendly games and contests (e.g., best dressed bicycle/scooter, family, pet, etc). So decorate yourself and/or your favored mode of active transportation, and join us for a fun-filled day!
#626GoldenStreets in 6 Points
Golden Streets is a FREE event! But bring cash or card to sample SGV treats and support local businesses along the route!
YOU get to decide where you start and finish. There is no right or wrong way to experience the event.
All forms of non-motorized transportation are permitted, including walking, biking, skating, scooting, jogging, running, ambling, and strolling.
Golden Streets is NOT a race. There are no finisher medals or awards. Only miles of smiles.
Share the road. Please stay right and exercise caution so everyone can have a safe, enjoyable day.
Don't forget to stop, enjoy, and take a picture! Share your best snapshots on social media with the hashtag #626GoldenStreets for chances to win 626 swag and more post-event!
Three family-friendly activity zones to stop, rest, relax, and maybe even meet #GabeTheSasquatch in person will be interspersed across the event route. Each hub will feature different things to see and do for participants of all ages, including:
4 stages of live performers, artists, and entertainment
Arts activities (e.g., watercolor painting, henna, face painting, chalk art zone)
Trick or Treating stations
Giant, spooky inflatables
Day of the Dead alters and procession
Go Human safe street demo zone
Street games (giant badminton, jenga, and more)
Kiddie/family cross course
Electric bike demos
Over 75 vendors and exhibitors
See more details about hub activities and programming here.
Join Gabe the Sasquatch, Mayor of the San Gabriels, Supervisor Hilda Solis, and representatives with the Cities of South El Monte and El Monte, among others, to kick-off 626 Golden Streets | SGV-Streets-and-Treats presented by Metro Los Angeles! Festivities will include special guest speakers & appearances, a super 626 raffle, and more!
WHAT: Opening Ceremony to celebrate the opening of 626 Golden Streets!
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019(8:30-9:00am) -Free raffle tickets available starting at 8:30am at the 626 info booth!
WHERE: South El Monte Civic Center, 1415 Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733 (on route)
There is no start/finish, meaning participants are welcome to join the event anywhere along the route. However we encourage participants to access the event via metro and/or people-power!
Rio Hondo or San Gabriel River Trails - The class I paths comes within 0.5 miles of the event route. Exit the San Gabriel River Path at Thienes Ave or Rio Hondo Path at the El Monte Transit Station or Lower Azusa Ave.
The Metro El Monte Station is directly adjacent to the event route.
Bikes, strollers, skateboards, unicycles and wheelchairs are welcome on Metro. For more information check out the Metro Trip Planner here: metro.net.
The El Monte Metrolink station is on the event route.
We encourage attendees arriving by private automobile to utilize street parking.
Donations of any and all sizes are greatly appreciated, and tax-deductible thanks to non-profit event facilitator ActiveSGV. Funding is used to offset the significant cost of staging multi-city open streets events. Thank you for your support!