Due to active wildfires affecting air quality in the San Gabriel Valley region, public safety officials and city staff, who have been monitoring the situation closely, have officially moved to postpone the 626 Golden Streets event to a future date.
The participating cities of South Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Azusa, San Marino, Irwindale, County of Los Angeles, Metro, Bike San Gabriel Valley and event organizers would like to inform the public at this time that the 18+ mile open streets event and all associated activities scheduled for June 26th 2016 will no longer be held this Sunday. The event is being postponed; a future date is not available at this time.
Event organizers would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to all those who worked so hard to make 626 Golden Streets a reality on 6/26 Day, especially event sponsors: Metro Los Angeles, MSRC, SoCalGas, Kaiser Permanente, KPCC, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority and many others. We would also like to thank the dozens of city staff, safety officials, artists, vendors and others who have invested time and energy into creating a truly special event for the San Gabriel Valley. We thank you for your commitment and continued support!
626 Golden Streets will be back. Until then, we encourage you to walk, bike, and explore our beautiful region by Metro. And stay tuned for updates at: www.626goldenstreets.com and @bikeSGV.
Information about the San Gabriel Complex fire: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4801/
Be our guest of honor,
At the 626 Golden Streets - OPENING CEREMONY!
Join members from Congress, State Senate, the California State Assembly, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and city elected officials in celebrating this historic open streets event in our region, and largest EVER in California!
WHAT: Special Opening Ceremony to celebrate the opening of 626 Golden Streets! Festivities include special guest speakers & appearances, exclusive giveaways , free bike raffle, and performers!
WHEN: Sunday June 26, 2016 - 8AM-8:30AM
WHERE: Mission St and Meridian Ave. South Pasadena CA 91030 (on route)
*Accessible by Metro Gold Line - South Pasadena Station
Congresswoman Judy Chu
CA State Senator Ed Hernandez
CA State Assemblymember Chris Holden
Chairwoman of Board of Supervisors Hilda L. Solis, District 1
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, District 5
Cities of 626 Golden Streets:
Mayor of the San Gabriel Mountains, Gabe the Sasquatch
Mayor Pro Tem Alexander Blackburn, City of Monrovia
Mayor Samuel Kang, City of Duarte
Mayor Mark A. Breceda, City of Irwindale
Mayor Joseph Rocha, City of Azusa
Mayor Tom Beck, City of Arcadia
Councilmember Ara Najarian, City of Glendale, Metro Board
Councilmember John Fasana, City of Duarte, Metro Board
Senator Carol Liu, Special Recognition presented by staff
Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, Recognition Presented by Staff
Mayor Pro Tem Michael Cacciotti, City of South Pasadena, SCAQMD Board
** FIRST 100 ATTENDEES will be entered into free raffle to WIN : A NEW BIKE!
(Novaro Flyby Folding bike (white), Estimated Value: $700. Pictured Below. Dog NOT included!
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.