On Sunday, May 21st, the Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club, with help from our friends at the Mira Costa Key Club, manned the bike and stroller valet at Tour de Pier. Tour de Pier is an event at which hundreds of people gather at one of the most beautiful spots on the planet, the Manhattan Beach Pier, and ride stationary bicycles in shifts to raise money for cancer research. It's a quirky and fun and wonderful event that is very indicative of Manhattan Beach in so many ways.
Many of the folks who ride can't get enough of cycling! Not only do they ride to raise money but they ride to the event on their own bikes. That's where Kiwanis comes in! In the true spirit of community service, we provide a secure location for bikes, strollers, skateboards, and more free of charge. This service keeps bicycles off of lampposts, fences, and storefronts where they get in the way and makes it easier for folks to get to the event without having to worry about where to park.
It's a humble service that we provide but it's one that we think adds a lot of value to a fantastic event. We couldn't do it without the support of the community and without the extra help from the Key Clubbers. Thanks to all of you who participated in the event!