Long Beach is a big time bike town. The city enthusiastically encourages people to ride their bikes for pleasure and exercise. At the transit mall area in downtown, there is Bikestation, the hub for anything and everything cycling in L.B, and also an architectural highlight of the city. Parking Visitors can rent bikes to get around to key touristic spots citywide. For locals already with a bike, tuneups are available for $30-$60. Also, safe parking at Bikestation is a benefit for some residents. It is $12 monthly. One day parking is just a buck.
The Pyramid , built in 1994, is a sport and architectural landmark in Long Beach. In this arena, teams from Cal State Long Beach play. If not into sports, think of this place as an museum on the outside and take pictures :-)
There is a really nice park and stretch of beach along Ocean Blvd.
Bluff park is a stretch of grass with benches and telescopes right next to the strand.
There are people jogging and biking through the bike path all the time.
You can watch the cruise ships come in. There are man made islands off shore that have an Action/Fantasy feel to them (but i've been told they just burn stuff there).
If you like to fly kites or model airplanes, this is a great place. The bluff and the inland winds create high pressure zones making the park a popular site for those type of enthusiasts.
My sister and brother-in-law take walks and jog here. But there is a good concetration of good looking female joggers here, so I wouldn't bring a date(just kidding).
Parking can be difficult in that area.
Along the beach all kinds of activity goes on, and one of the big thing is roller blading, it keeps you fit and takes you all around the beach area and even off the beat path (into the city) with these roller blades on your feet.
Equipment: Protection is very important, helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, and of course the roller blades themselves.