Ride Report: Labor Day Ride of Long Beach, 2010
The urban beach town of Long Beach, California, got its Trikke on during Labor Day weekend at the first-ever Labor Day Ride of Long Beach. On Saturday, September 4, 2010, twenty trikkers rocked and rolled their way up and down the Long beach of Long Beach, giving holiday weekend beach-goers a first hand look at the joyride of the 21st century.
That’s twenty trikkers racing up and down Long Beach at one time, showing off the great new way to have fun and stay in shape. The ride, sponsored by SouthBay Trikke, covered a 10-mile course (Shoreline Village to the end of Naples Peninsula and back), and drew riders from as far away as Ventura, Orange and Riverside Counties.Some trikkers said the best part of the ride was the applause and encouragement given to the riders who finished last. Post-ride, the good folks at SouthBay Trikke handed out gift bags and a raffle-ticket’s chance at winning some cool Trikke-related prizes.
Later, more than a dozen trikkers continued the After Trikke over food and drinks at the 33 Degrees Harborside Pub in Shoreline Village. The main topic, of course: Trikking. For some trikkers, the Labor Day Ride was a first chance to meet and commune with other passionate trikkers.
For others, it was yet another chance to experience the power of riding in a group. For SouthBay Trikke, it was another opportunity to sponsor a great Southern California Trikke ride. For Trikke itself, it was another milestone in the growth and popularity of this newfangled bike.
For Long Beach, it was a chance to show off its sparsely-populated beach path to So Cal trikkers, and judging by their reaction, So Cal trikkers love trikking in Long Beach!
Also check out, Ah, That Very First Time: Riders Remember the Inaugural Labor Day Ride of Long Beach in 2010.
This article was originally published on Randy Boyd’s Blocks on 10-04-2010.