EVENT POSTPONED: On 6.26 hit the open streets to explore the 626

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UPDATE: due to San Gabriel Complex fire the air quality in the San Gabriel Valley remains poor. Unfortunately, this mean 626 Golden Streets must be postponed until a later date. We will update with more information once we know more.

The biggest open streets event of the year is nearly upon us! 626 Golden Streets gives us an 18-plus-mile route to walk, run, skate and bike across the San Gabriel Valley. The free event takes place, appropriately, on Sunday, June 26 (get it?) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The route extends between South Pasadena and Azusa and most of it is linked by the Gold Line, which will run longer, 3-car trains to support the event. The stations you can use to access the route are:

  • South Pasadena Station (btw the Metro Bike Share team will be here doing demos!)
  • Arcadia Station
  • Monrovia Station
  • Duarte/City of Hope Station
  • Irwindale Station
  • Azusa Downtown Station

Buses will be detouring through the San Gabriel Valley due to street closures, and all the details are here.

Your standard “bikes on board” reminder: please keep in mind that if the train is full, you’ll have to wait for the next train. Use the designated space for bicycles. Be considerate and do not block doors or aisles. 

There are eight activity hubs along the way that will have music, food, dancing and more! The hubs will also provide free water, first-aid for anyone who needs it, and information.

The weather is expected to cool down slightly by this weekend, but the current forecast still shows temperatures in the mid-90s for San Gabriel Valley so make sure to bring plenty of water and to wear sunscreen! I recently got a new sunblock that is SPF50+/PA++++ and I’m not sure I need that many pluses but I don’t think it will hurt. If you want to talk about sun protection, I’m your shade-seeking vampire.

626 Golden Streets was made possible by Metro’s Open Streets grant program.

2 replies

  1. Is there any way for Metro to either put more signage about bicicles not being in certian areas of the trains. I see MANY PEOPLE who block the doors, load their bicycles when the trains are crowded. This happens quite frequently on the Expo line. There needs to be more enforcement of Metro’s policies on bicycles. I am very tired of these very rude people blocking the doors, taking up 3 seats with there bicycles, and even blocking the isles with them.

  2. Is there any way for Metro to either put more signage about people not blocking certain areas of the trains? I see MANY PEOPLE who block the doors, stand in the bicycle section when the trains are not crowded. This happens quite frequently on the (insert ANY line here) line. There needs to be more enforcement of Metro’s policies on people who walk in and don’t sit but just block the egress or stand in the bicycle section because they want to be close to the exit or they don’t want to be near others. I am very tired of these very rude people blocking the doors, blocking the bicycle section, not moving when a bicycle needs to park in the bicycle section, so we have to squeeze in where we can.

    John sounds like the typical hypocritical driver who complains about bikers on the road not following rules. Since we all know that EVERY driver always signals at every turn, comes to a full stop at every Stop sign, never runs red lights, always stays within the speed limit, never makes illegal U-turns, and NEVER EVER uses their cell phone while driving.

    Unfortunately, I will admit what John says is true. There are some bicyclists who are rude and selfish and block and take up seats for non-bikers. But don’t be so quick to judge until you’ve tried bringing a bike on the metro and experienced the exact same behavior you described but coming from non-bicyclists.