Category Archives: Events
Good Times at the Mt Wilson Bicycling Association Pancake Breakfast
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Each year, the Mt Wilson Bicycling Association throws a Pancake Breakfast early in the spring on a Sunday morning. Its intent is to bring the mountain bike community together for a fundraiser, raffle and of course, gorge on pancakes! This year, it coincided with the re-opening of the Ken Burton trail, which happens to end right at the campground where the breakfast took place. Last night, the guys at Golden Saddle Cyclery organized an easy bikepacking trip out to camp at the grounds where the event would take place the following morning. This made for an easy wake up as volunteers arrived to set up the grills and pack in all the supplies for the afternoon.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t join in the festivities until this morning, but I arrived just in time for some hotcakes, coffee and camaraderie… and to see the park fill up with mountain bikers of all kinds!

Many, many thanks to the volunteers of the MWBA for throwing such a great event and for everyone who helped in the re-opening of Ken Burton! Enjoy the slide show and stay tuned for a few bike Galleries!

May 1, 2016 10 comments
Come Ride with Stinner Frameworks and Ringtail at the Cub House this Saturday
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“We’re heading to the Cub House in Pasadena, Saturday April 30th to check out the local riding and to hang out with the Ringtail and Team Dream Crew! We’ll be converging on theCub House at 8:30 AM and leaving at 9 AM to go for a 35-ish mile ride across mixed terrain along Highway 2 in the Angeles National Forest. Look for about 3,000 feet of climbing. The ride will be doable on a road bike, just bring flat repair! At noon, we’ll be meeting back up at the Cub House to drink beverages, eat food, hang out, talk bikes, and talk Stinner. Come join us for the ride and mingle, just the ride, or just the shop talk afterwards, we’d love to have you!”

I’d suggest a cross bike, but it’s been done on a road bike before. I’ll be there, so come along and join in on the fun!

9am roll out
The Cub House
1412 El Centro
South Pasadena, CA

Apr 28, 2016 4 comments
The 2016 Red Hook Crit Series Kicks off this Weekend in Brooklyn
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… and with a new bike sponsor, Specialized, who has artist McKenzie Sampson designing the team kits and bikes for their new squad, Allez Allez. With a new sponsor comes new prize bikes and here are the two prize bikes for the winners of Brooklyn, this Saturday, April 30th. Stay tuned for more coverage…

Apr 27, 2016 9 comments
MWBA Pancake Breakfast this Sunday!
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This Sunday MWBA is holding their annual Pancake Breakfast and raffle. Coincidentally, they’re also celebrating the opening of the newly re-worked Ken Burton Trail. We’ll all be there, so if you can make it, please do so! RSVP at the Facebook Event Page.

Apr 27, 2016 Comments are OFF
Brooks Sea Otter Ride
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If you’re heading to Sea Otter this year, be sure to swing by the Brooks booth (135) at 11AM on Friday for a casual, two-hour, mixed surface ride. A road or a ‘cross bike will be fine and Brooks will have a select number of C13 saddles for you to test out.

Apr 11, 2016 Comments are OFF
Mission Workshop and Omata Launch Party + Q&A in SF Tonight!
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Hey SF! Perhaps you saw that new analog cycling GPS Omata earlier this week? Maybe you’ve got questions? Or you’d like to see one in person. Head over to Mission Workshop tonight for a launch party! Hear about the product design and development from founders Julian Bleecker and Rhys Newman along with photos from Brian Vernor.

Beer and Wine Provided
Doors open at 6:30
541 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110

Apr 7, 2016 2 comments
The 2016 Swift Campout!
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Another year, another spring and another Swift Campout. Last year, bicycle campers, bikepackers and touring enthusiasts alike took to the hills, roads and mountains to explore their local forests and discover new camp sites. This year, Swift already has a website up, promoting this FREE event. Head on over to Swift to see all the details!

Apr 5, 2016 Comments are OFF