MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — Yes, it’s Saturday afternoon so the weekend is mostly half over but that also means there’s mostly half left to be aware of two events tomorrow.
Skechers Tour de Pier, normally held outdoors near the Manhattan Beach Pier, is going virtual tomorrow [ Sunday, Sept. 13] due to COVID-19. The event raises funds for three cancer charities: The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (pancreatic.org), The Uncle Kory Foundation (unclekory.org) and Cancer Support Community (cancersupportredondobeach.org).
There are several ways to participate this year: Join the virtual ride on Sunday and ride from home, walk or run on a treadmill or just dance around to the 50-minute virtual workout. You can sign up for an in-person Spin class at Cycle Bar Manhattan Beach, Bay Club Redondo Beach, Cycle Bar Santa Monica or Cycle Bar Culver City. Three of the classes are 30 minutes; one will be 45. The number of riders is limited and COVID-19 safety protocols are in place, according to event organizers. All riders must wear face masks and each rider’s temperature will be taken before the ride. Waivers will be required; sign them at the ride. Other ideas include taking a bike ride with friends or choosing your own exercise/movement activity.
Because this event is virtual, there is no limit to the number of riders or commitments to fill bikes per team. There is no required fundraising beyond the registration fee, which is $50 per participant, but all riders are encouraged to raise the $150 suggested fundraising minimum.
Protest at Bruce’s Beach Sunday
The West LA 4 Black Lives organization will hold a protest at Bruce’s Beach in Manhattan Beach tomorrow [Sunday, Sept. 13] beginning at 10 a.m., according to an Instagram post. The group says it “stands in solidarity with the message of Black Lives Matter…” on its website. Organizers say masks are required.