The public is invited to participate in the sixth annual Grand Prix View, to walk, bike, roller skate, or even push a stroller on the same track where the world's best Indy car drivers will race by at over 180 mph the following weekend. This exciting event will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
"As a mobility friendly city, we strive to create activities and events like the Grand Prix View. This is a fun opportunity for bicyclists, pedestrians... and families to rule the racecourse safely and enjoy the streets of Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
Unlike the drivers of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, participants of the Grand Prix View can travel the track at their own pace, checking out all the sights of one of the most famous street courses in the world. The Grand Prix View will cover 1.5 miles of the course, and travel in the same direction as the Toyota Grand Prix, which starts the following week and draws a crowd of more than 180,000 spectators.
The public can access the track at Hart Place and Seaside Way, just south of Ocean Boulevard. Free event parking is available at the Terrace Theatre Parking Structure. No motorized vehicles are allowed, and no animals are permitted except service animals.
The Grand Prix View is a Beach Streets Open Street event, sponsored by the City of Long Beach and the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. By repurposing streets for bicyclists, pedestrians, and other non-motorized users, cities are encouraged to consider other ways our streets can be used. For more information, including a map showing parking and entrance points, visit www.beachstreets.com or call 562.570.5333.
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