Tour de Downey bicycle ride Saturday

DOWNEY – The first annual Tour de Downey takes place this Saturday, a 35-mile ride to Shoreline Village in Long Beach or, for the more novice bicycle riders, a 6-mile loop around the city. To participate in the 35-mile ride, bicyclists must be at least 8 years old; kids ages 8-14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost is $30 for adults and $24 for students ages 8-17. Registration and check-in starts at 6:30 a.m. at the City Hall civic center, and the bike ride begins at 7:30.

The same age restrictions apply to the 6-mile loop. Cost is $25 for a family of four (two adults, two kids) or $10 per person. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. at City Hall and the ride gets underway at 9.

There will also be a “Tour de Trainees”, a closed course for kids ages 3-7 featuring an oval loop and obstacle course. The Tour de Trainees will be located in the civic center and is free.

The Tour de Downey ends at 11 a.m. and will be immediately followed by the Make Music Downey festival.

For questions or more information, call (562) 904-7238 or go to



Published: June 12, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 09