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Family Bicycle Ride to Highllight Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 21 in Monterey Park

Monterey Park, CA –  A family bicycle ride, a hill climb and exhibits will highlight the Monterey Park Environmental Commission EarthDayLogocelebration of Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21, on the front lawn of City Hall, 320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park,  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A Family Bike Ride will precede the event at 7a.m.. For more information and to register for the ride, contact Amy Ho at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (626) 307-1383.

A police escort will lead the ride through the City’s streets and return to City Hall for the Festival. A bicycle valet will be available for free to secure bicycles after the ride and during the Festival.

More advanced riders are being challenged to continue to ride beyond the family route through the scenic hills of Monterey Park. 
Assemblyman Mike Eng and other city officials will kick off the Festival at 9:00AM in front of City Hall with an opening ceremony.

Exhibitors will include Athens Services, The Gas Company, Cal State LA, San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, US Green Building Council, Salvation Army, Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE), Global Energy Services, Bike SGV, Monterey Park Journal and and many others.

A Salvation Army donation truck will also be on site to collect used clothing and furniture. 
Reusable grocery bags, shower heads, and other freebies will be given away by exhibitors. Energy Upgrade will hold a workshop on rebates and assistance available for home renovations at 10:00AM and PACE will hold a workshop on home energy savings at 11:00AM.

An alternative fueled vehicle showcase will also take place on the lawn to showcase high mileage, hybrid and electric vehicles to the community. The Chevy Volt, Honda FCX Clarity Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicle, and others will be on site.

“The free festivities to learn more about how residents and businesses can save money, live healthier and act more sustainably.,” a spokesman said.
For more information and to keep up to date on the Environmental Commission’s work, please visit www.facebook.com/greenmpk or our webpage on the city website http://www.ci.monterey-park.ca.us/index.aspx?page=1173.

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