To Do This Weekend 5/1-5/3
National Adult Spelling Bee, Saturday, 2 p.m.This annual event in Long Beach is only for adults who live or work in the United States. Spellers can register for $30/advance or $50/week-of-event. And it's just $5 to spectate. Watch some grown ups spell their asses off! Sorry, no heckling.
Bay Shore Church, 5200 The Toledo at Nieto, Long Beach, CA; 562-439-3316
Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride, Sunday, 9 a.m.Enjoy ocean and canyon views on this 13-mile ride over steep terrain (2,200-ft gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer mountain bike trail assistant Jeff Bartel. Reservations and helmets required. But you might want to bring some wrist guards, too. (Our beloved art director recently broke both of her wrists during a mountain bike journey, so you can never be too careful!)
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 18751 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA; 949-923-2235