Gustavo's Memorial Ride #1
Please join us in celebrating the life of our good family member, friend, and co-worker Gustavo Ramirez.
Meet at Lincoln Park in Long Beach. Corner of Pacific Ave and W. 1st St. in downtown Long Beach
The ride will meet at 8:00pm leave promptly at 8:30pm.
Please bring a front and rear light as the route will be on city streets.
Warm clothes are encouraged since it will be at night and near the ocean.
Helmets are strongly encouraged.
All traffic laws will be observed.
There may be riders that are not as experienced as others, so please bring along extra patches, tubes, etc. and be prepared to help those less experienced than yourself.
The ride route will approximate a favorite ride of Gustavo's. We will stop at the memorial and then finish his ride home to Belmont Shore and stop there for a moment. After that, we will ride back to the start.
The ride is mostly flat and the pace will be slow to medium with no rider left behind.
We will be stopping at the memorial for Gustavo for an indefinite time, so there will be a chance to say something if you would like.
The meeting point for the ride is across the street from the Metro Blue Line Transit Mall station. If you plan on driving there is paid parking at Lincoln Park. If you do not plan on riding, but would like to meet when the ride stops at the ghostcycle, there is parking at Shoreline Village. The ride will take about 30 minutes from the start to arrive at that point.
Here is the link to the route map. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3402172
If you want the complete route description, here it is.
1. Meet at Lincoln Park (corner or Pacific Ave. and 1st St.)
2. South on Pacific Ave.
3. Left turn Ocean Blvd.
4. Right turn Pine Ave.
5. Right turn Shoreline Dr.
6. Left onto Queensway Bridge
7. Take right split on bridge and exit left onto Van Camp St. which turns into Harbor Dr.
8. Follow Harbor Dr. through intersection. Harbor Dr. turns into Queensway Dr after intersection.
9. Use bike path over Queensway Bridge
10. Right Shoreline Drive
11. Stop at memorial at Shoreline Dr. and Shoreline Village Dr.
12. Continue East on Shoreline Dr.
13. Right Ocean Ave.
14. Ocean Blvd. splits with Livingston stay right on Ocean
15. Left Bennett
16. Stop at Bennett Ave. and Division St.
17. Right Division St.
18. Left Bay Shore Ave.
19. Left 2nd St.
20. 2nd St. splits with Livingston stay right on 2nd
21. Left at Alamitos Ave.
22. Right at 1st St.
23. Left at Pine St.
24. Right on Ocean Blvd.
25. Right Pacific Ave.
26. End at Lincoln Park
There is also a separate ride on Saturday the 16th at 8am. Some family and people close to Gustavo expressed concern about riding at night and preferred to ride during the daytime. Everyone is welcome to attend either ride or both. The routes will be similar,but the Friday ride will be longer. The family will definitely be at the memorial for the Saturday ride.
Many thanks to everyone who helped put this together Jonahvan, Rob, Leslie, Rich, Neal, and Joe. If I missed anyone, I apologize.