Beach Babe Bicycling Classic – Long Beach, CA

Beach Babe Women’s Bike Ride – June 25, 2017
Here’s the deal! Each summer we host the Beach Babe Bicycling Classic – a casual, fun women’s bike ride along the coast from Long Beach to Huntington Beach and back. We have a palm tree-lined start, surf music, and the babes are adorned with all things beach – from leis to pink flamingos! The ride is not timed, everyone’s a winner, and you get to soak in the scene like a true Southern California Girl as you nibble on delectable cuisine at rest stops along the way. Marvel in the sites and bask in the glow of your accomplishment when you cross the finish line with friends! Once you ride as a beach babe, like summer, you’ll be back each year.

RIDE FACTS
DATE: Sunday, June 25, 2017
LOCATION: Pierpoint Landing, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA
COST: $69-109 (discounts available for teams 10 or more rebated back to team captain)
DISTANCE: 15 or 38 miles routes along beach bike paths

START/FINISH: Pierpoint Landing, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA
RIDE DAY PACKET PICKUP:  Pierpoint Landing, 200 Aquarium Way, 7:05-7:30am
PARKING: Aquarium or Pike Parking Structure – $15 all day 

REGISTER, VOLUNTEER, or EXHIBIT HERE
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Pricing:
$69 – First 50 registered
$80 – Ends Dec. 31
$90 – Jan 1 – June 1
$109 – June 2 to Sellout

Pricing is tiered to reward early registration.

The Course
To safely and successful complete the Beach Babe Classic in style, review the turn sheet we will give you at registration check in. The start along the bike trail in Long Beach will be nice and wide. As you get in to Huntington Beach, there is more pedestrian traffic on the bike trail. Go slow and enjoy the vibe. It’s not a race. Enjoy the sights and surfers, and do use a bike bell as a courteous reminder for those who may not be looking at you (at the moment!). Get a better feel for the course by viewing the map of the course. Please keep in mind that all course details are subject to change so stay tuned for the official course details and route sheets during the week prior to the ride.

Beach Babe Course Overview

 

 

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Make it a girls getaway and plan to arrive on Friday or Saturday and relax into your run or ride weekend. There are many things to do in Long Beach including whale watching tours, day trips to Catalina Island, boutique shopping in Retro Row, Belmont Shore, and the Shoreline Village. And do book a gondola ride in Naples (yes, like Italy!) complete with a singing student from California State University, Long Beach.

I’M RIDING THE LONG COURSE – WHAT DO I DO?
All riders will depart from Pierpoint Landing in Long Beach, enjoy a rest stop in Seal Beach, continue on to Huntington Beach and enjoy a rest stop there, then turnaround and return to Long Beach.

I’M RIDING THE SHORT COURSE – WHAT DO I DO?
If you are not traveling the entire distance, your turnaround is in SEAL BEACH which is about midpoint. If you are tired and cannot travel as far as you planned, turnaround at any point (must ride on the proper side of the street and far right side on a dedicated bike trail).

EVENT SCHEDULE
7:10 AM Gates Open
7:30 Welcome Activities begin
8:00 AM Riders Depart *
8:20 Exhibitor Set Up
8:30  Seal Beach Rest Stop Open
9:30 Huntington Beach Rest Stops Open
10:00 Finish Area Opens
10:30 Finish Line Party Begins
11:00 Food Service (Lunch) Opens
12:30 Final Course Sweep
1:00PM Course Closes
2:00 Food Service Closes
2:30 Exhibitor Breakdown

* Course Signs will be removed shortly after riders depart, so please be on time!

Purpose of the Ride
The Beach Babe Classic is part of the California Girl Series® which focuses on getting women active. It starts by setting a goal (registering for the event), then getting the proper gear, training, and online community to support your journey. Whether you are a new rider or returning to bike riding, we are ready to celebrate your goal. Register as an individual or team and join hundreds of women (guys may also register in the Surfer Dude category) on the beach bike paths on June 25, 2017.blackgirlsdobike

 

Charity of Choice
The Beach Babe Classic’s charity of choice is Memorial Hospitals’ Center for Women’s Cardiac Health & Research. Please make your voluntary tax deductible donation during online registration. The charity for donated registrations is Anaheim High School Girls Cycling Team (non-tax deductible).

Two Beautiful Routes
Ride 15 or 38 scenic miles along beach bike trails and bike lanes. Course is essentially out and back, so you can turnaround at any time. You never leave the coast from Long Beach to Huntington Beach, with a party atmosphere the entire way.

Catered Rest Stops
Girl, we do it right! Delicious food and refreshments, European-style pastries, coffee, sandwiches, lemonade, fresh fruit and more! At the finish line, enjoy an open air beach BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and the trimmings. Craft beer is also available for a small fee.

Finisher’s Medals
Over $3000 in medals and prizes. Everyone receives a medal, even kids in bike seats, or bike trailers. (See youth rate for kids riding their own bikes).

 

Beach Party
Celebrate your accomplishment with a beach-themed party with music, prize giveaways, and light brunch. (Additional food tickets available for purchase). Hey, limbo anyone?

Boutique Women’s Expo at Finish
Enjoy a mini-shopping spree at the finish line expo with goodies women love. Want to exhibit your products? Register to be an exhibitor here.

Tech Support on Course
Each Rest Stop has tech support staff to fix flats or make adjustments. Good. One less thing to do.

Aqualink Water Taxi
Want a shortcut back to the finish? Pick up the Aquataxi at Alamitos Landing and boat your bike back to the finish! Mobile bike support is also available. Taking the Aquataxi will cost you $5 bucks. But we’ll still give you a finisher’s medal for getting back to the party on you own winning-ways.

Directions & Parking

From Los Angeles/Ventura County Area to Long Beach:
Take I-5 to 710 toward Long Beach
Follow Signs to Aquarium
Exit Shoreline Drive
Use Parking structure at Aquarium or the Pike on Aquarium Way.
Ride bike to start by leaving the parking structure on Aquarium Way, and take Golden Sands around the back of the aquarium to Shoreline Aquatic Park (look for the lighthouse!). Parking is $15 all day.

From Orange County/San Diego County to Long Beach:
Take I-5 to 405 toward Long Beach to 710
Follow Signs to Aquarium
Exit Shoreline Drive
Use Parking structure at Aquarium or the Pike on Aquarium Way.
Ride bike to start by leaving the parking structure on Aquarium Way, and take Golden Sands around the back of the aquarium to Shoreline Aquatic Park (look for the lighthouse!). Parking is $15 all day.

Travel
By plane, fly in to Long Beach Airport (15 minutes away), John Wayne Airport (25 minutes away) or Los Angeles Airport (35-40 minutes away). Shuttle service is available from all airports (See AirportShuttles.com). By train, take the Metro Blue Line to Long Beach.

Hotels
LONG BEACH: Hotel Maya (1-562-435-7676), Residence InnWestinHyatt are all located near the Long Beach start. Make your reservations up to 1 year in advance, as all of these hotels sell out the weekend of the ride. For the guestrooms at Hotel Maya, Beach Babe participants can call 1-800 HILTONS or our hotel directly, and request for “local rate P40″–this provides an automatic 15% discount off of the best available rate. You can also book online, entering p40 in the promotion code field, at www.hotelmayalongbeach.com. SEAL BEACH: Pacific Inn (562-493-7501) is a cute boutique in Seal Beach, halfway between Long Beach and Huntington Beach with great rates.

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Bike Rentals
Our partner hotels listed above (Maya, Hyatt) rent cruiser-style bicycles. Be sure to check brakes, tires, and tool kit out before use. Pick them up the day before the event.

Beach Babe Branded Cycling Wear
Our online Shop has Beach Babe branded jerseys, caps, gloves, wind vests and cute tees custom made to order and shipped to you before the event. Place your order before May 1 to receive your garments in time for the Beach Babe ride. (Allow 6 weeks for custom orders).

Refunds & Transfer Policy
California Girl Series reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

More Questions? Contact Us.

We love to chat about what we can do together to make our event experiences exceptional for you.

       

ABOUT US

 

The California Girl Series® gets women active in a series of fun steps - get inspired, set a goal, get the gear, train, then participate in the annual Beach Babe Classic bike ride or Beach Babe Half Marathon in Long Beach, CA, on June 25, 2017. Sign up today!

CONTACT US

 

California Girl Series®

Noble Pursuit, Inc.
Phone: (916) 705-3443
Email: info (at) CaliforniaGirlSeries.com
Address: 3525 E 6th Street Long Beach, CA 90814