May 7, 2013 – Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and some of his bicycling friends biked to work on May 1 to promote the 2013 Tour of Long Beach set for Saturday, May 11. According to a press announcement, the annual event encourages participation from ”amateur cyclists and bicycle enthusiasts of all skill levels to ride on a 31-mile open course along the bike paths throughout the city, the four-mile Family Fun Ride, or the 100-mile Cruz Gran Fondo ride.” Proceeds from the series of events benefit Miller Children’s Hospital of Long Beach. To register, visit www.touroflongbeach.com. Joining the mayor on the five-mile ride were, from left: Evan Kelly of Bikeable Communities; Mayor Foster; Blair Cohn of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association; professional road bicycle racer and the city’s bicycle ambassador, Tony Cruz; Linda Parrick; Nash Jacquez; Kristine MacRae of Molina Healthcare; and Ben Alvarado of Wells Fargo. For more information, visit www.touroflongbeach.com. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville)

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