On Sunday, May 1, the San Gabriel Valley’s largest ciclovia or “open streets” event will return to the Cities of San Gabriel, Alhambra and South Pasadena. Attendees will have an opportunity to walk, bike, run, skate, scoot, dance, and play across five miles of car-free streets. Like cicLAvia in Los Angeles, 626 Golden Streets is a FREE, family-friendly “ciclovia” that temporarily opens streets for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy in a healthy, fun, and novel fashion. The festivities will kick off at 8:30am with the official Opening Ceremony at the Alhambra Stage.
Activities at the San Gabriel Hub include carnival games, corn hole, inflatable rock climb slide, and a professional and public chalk art zone. The hub will also offer live music by the San Gabriel High School Marching Band (9:00-9:45am), psychedelic rock Dream Phases (10:45-11:30am), bass drums duo Pizza Stains (Noon-12:45pm) and classic hits by Cold Duck (2:00pm-4:00pm).
The event is free to the general public. Attendees can start and stop at any point along the route, at any time from 9am to 4pm. Activity zones in each participating community will host live music, cultural performances, family-friendly games and activities, kids play zones, vendors, zero-emission demo zones, and more! Participants are encouraged to enjoy the day by foot, bike, skate, skateboard, scooter, or any other type of human-powered vehicle.WHAT: 626 Golden Streets | Mission-to-Mission presented by Metro WHO: All ages, family-friendly!WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2022 (9am-4pm) WHERE: San Gabriel, Alhambra, South PasadenaPlease note, the below route closures will be in full effect by 6am. Some sections of the route will be open at 4pm, most of the route should be re-opened to vehicle traffic by 6pm.