IN PICTURES: The public gets a chance to walk and roll at Tuesday’s Grand Prix-View

The Grand Prix of Long Beach opened its track to walkers, cyclists, roller skaters and skateboarders, Tuesday afternoon. The family-friendly event allowed participants to experience, exercise and socialize on the Grand Prix’s actual race course on the streets of DTLB.

There were mothers with strollers, children on bicycles and scooters exploring the twists and turns of the race track. Some casually strolled, while others zoomed past to get in as many laps as they could in the hour and a half they were allotted.

Many participants showed off their skills on the track but, without a doubt, grabbing the most attention was Swee Woo, a longboarder holding a paper parasol, who came from Torrance just to skate the track. And she did it in style.

Swee Woo from Torrance, cruising down the Grand Prix track on her longboard,Tuesday April 2, 2019. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Randall Ulyate takes her baby boy for a stroll down the Grand Prix track while on her roller skates. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Flying down the race track on a one-wheel electric skateboard at the Grand Prix-View, Tuesday. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Swee Woo from Torrance skates down the Grand Prix track with fellow longboarders, Jacky Pascua and Jeremiah Pascua.

Walkers make their way around the Grand Prix track. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Bikers cruising down the streets of Long Beach at the Grand Prix-View. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

All types of wheels, from roller skates to bicycles, came out to roll down the Grand Prix track. Photo by Sarahi Apaez

Right to left, Bernard Serrano, vintage bicycle collector, Tony Cruz, Long Beach Bike Ambassador, and Swee Woo enjoy their meet up in front of the Grand Prix banner. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

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Steve Lowery began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where he planned to spend his entire career. God, as usual, laughed at his plans and he has since written for the short-lived sports publication The National, the L.A. Daily News, the Press-Telegram, New Times LA, the District and the OC Weekly. He is the Arts & Culture Editor for the Post, overseeing the Hi-lo.
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