Rapha Cycle Club to Potentially Open in Los Angeles

In response to this increasing interest in the availability of cycle clubs in the US, Rapha is set to launch a “…Los Angeles Cycle Club…next month” No word yet on the exact date and location, but we did find a job opening for a Rapha Cycle Club Assistant at Santa Monica location. It seems likely that they will set up the club inside – or near – Bike Effect in Santa Monica; the bike shop is often the starting location of Rapha Cycle Club Mobile Los Angeles group rides.

Since 2010 Rapha Cycle Clubs have been popping up all over the world. These cycle clubs are meeting spaces where road cyclists can browse the latest Rapha products and watch live racing while enjoying a fine cup of coffee. In recent years, Rapha brought their cycle clubs to the US in San Francisco, Denver, and New York, and according to Ben Sillitoe from Essential Retail “The company continues to invest in its Cycle Club store network, which the business says is now receiving more than 350,000 visits a year as well as providing a platform for road cycling enthusiasts to connect with the sport” In response to this increasing interest in the availability of cycle clubs in the US, Rapha is set to launch a “…Los Angeles Cycle Club…next month”  No word yet on the exact date and location, but we did find a job opening for a Rapha Cycle Club Assistant at Santa Monica location. It seems likely that they will set up the club inside – or near – Bike Effect in Santa Monica; the bike shop is often the starting location of Rapha Cycle Club Mobile Los Angeles group rides. To get a better idea of what the club might look like, below is the inside of a Rapha Cycle Club in Tokyo.

Rapha Cycle Club Tokyo
Rapha Cycle Club Tokyo – photo from Rapha Cycle Club
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