Fun and fitness were in focus on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, outside City Hall in Long Beach, CA, where vice mayor Suja Lowenthal rode a Trikke to highlight the inclusive nature of the city’s active living agenda.
The urban beach town 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles prides itself on being the Most Bike Friendly City in America. For Long Beach, that means welcoming the bicycle’s two- and three-wheel cousins, including the Trikke, onto its dedicated bikeways and beach bike path.
“This is about giving everyone an option of navigating this city, moving about in a way that they enjoy,” said Lowenthal, who pedals to work. “If you want to walk, bike, trikke, I want to make sure you have those options available to you.”
Long Beach has been the site of numerous Trikke events, including May’s Last Saturday of the Month Ride, which set an attendance record for a group Trikke ride in Southern California with 45 riders, and June’s LSM, in which 41 riders carved up the Long Beach bike path, or as some call it, the Long Beach Trikke Track.
Trikke events in the city are sponsored by TrikkeWorld (located in Long Beach) and SouthBay Trikke (official local dealer of the magazine), and both entities were on hand for Lowenthal’s meet-and-greet outside City Hall. Andy Pliska of SouthBay Trikke gave the Vice Mayor a brief introduction to riding the Trikke (as he had done previously with Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and Councilwoman Rae Gabelich).
Also on hand was a production crew from Time Warner Cable, who shot a video feature to run on CNN Local Edition, as well as other Time Warner outlets.
Don’t see the video? Click here to watch it on the TrikkeWorld Channel on YouTube.