Tour de Pier Returns In Triumph; More than $1.2 Million RaisedMay 22, 2022 03:23PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Money raised from the event goes to advance cancer research and provide support services for patients and families. It benefits three nonprofit organizations: the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the Cancer Support Community South Bay, and the Uncle Kory Foundation for Brain Cancer Research.
With live entertainment, celebrities, dancing, and music, Sunday's event marked the first regularly scheduled May Tour de Pier since the pandemic began. (The ride was virtual in 2020 and it was held in September in 2021.)
Event Features Local Highlights
The traditional Tiger Squadron airplane flyover did not take place due to low clouds. However, the cyclists erupted in cheers and waves when a Coast Guard helicopter took a long, slow celebratory loop over the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Event Celebrates 10 Years
The Inaugural Tour de Pier was held in May 2013 at the Manhattan Beach Pier and raised more than $339,000. By its 4th year, the event surpassed the $1 million mark. Since 2013, Tour de Pier has now raised more than $10 million for cancer charities.