Redlands Strada Rossa III: Recap From This Years Epic Ride
The Redlands Strada Rossa III (RSR) is a newer addition to the Southern California cycling event roster, organized by the Inland Empire Biking Alliance.
SoCal FIXED Strong Beach Crit: Track Bikes & Asphalt In Long Beach
The third installment of the SoCal Fixed Series took place on Sunday, March 13, and was presented by Throne Cycles and hosted by community leader Hector Morales Jr. The Strong Beach Criterium is a technical, 6-turn course that includes a hairpin turn and a roundabout. Racers must survive 40 minutes of surging breakaways and attacks before race officials announce on the megaphone that there are ‘5 laps to go.
A Luxury Weekend Gran Fondo in the Malibu Hills: Malibu Gran Fondo
The Malibu Gran Fondo took place this past March in beginning in Agoura Hills and succeeded in providing a memorable and competitive experience for those in attendance. The event kicked off on a Friday evening and was set at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, a…
Rally Cycling 2016 Season Opener
Team Rally Cycling celebrates racing season opener in Calabasas We talk with two of their riders who’ve moved out to SoCal for the season. When we received the invite from Rally Cycling to attend their season opener, we jumped at the opportunity to head back…
SoCal Fixed Series Comeback Crit in Huntington Beach
The Comeback Crit was the kick-off event and the first of 10 comprising the SoCal Fixed Series. These events are for track bikes with fixed gears and no brakes that race on a closed, asphalt short-course.
Winter Downhill Racing in SoCal
While downhill racers across the country waited for snow to thaw and ski-slopes to return to their summer shade of grassy-brown, SoCal racers have been enjoying the bluebird weekends in Fontana, racing in the Southridge Racing Winter Series. Organizers host a weekend of mountain-biking that have some participants choosing to camp for the two-day mountain-mash.
CXLA: Racing City Parks With SoCalCross
Held in El Dorado Park in Long Beach, the CXLA event is part of the SoCalCross PRESTIGE SERIES. The course was long and dry, with sand-pits, obstacles and fine silica dust enshrouding the riders as they made their way through the park.
SoCalCross Velocity Cross: Racing At Prado Park
October 18th was a beautiful day for cyclocross on the 2,000 acres of land at Prado Park in Chino Hills for the Velocity Cross race hosted by SoCalCross. The course was a rolling terrain of grassy fields, mixed with a little bit of dirt and asphalt, with 1 “step-up” and 1 barrier for the cyclists to conquer.
CicLAvia: Open Streets Event In Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles holds the honor of hosting the largest community open-streets event in the United States, and this past month’s 5th anniversary of the event was no different. CicLAvia, a play on the South American tradition of closing streets to cars and only allowing human-powered traffic, brought out bicycles of all shapes and stripes. We saw the standard two wheel, the trusty three wheel, and of course the rare instance of one wheel. No human-powered mode of transportation was denied access, and we saw many paws on the road too. CicLAvia is THE example of how this type of event can be run successfully in a metropolis.
Dirty Hundred: OC Granfondo Goes Off-Road
For the event, we purchased a bag full of disposable cameras and divvied them up amongst our group. These are the resulting photos. The OC Granfondo is a recent addition to the classic recreation rides of Southern California. With past events bringing out well over 1,000 riders, we were interested to see how a significant route change would impact attendance.
LA Velodrome Sprint Open
Sprint Open at the Los Angeles Velodrome On September 12, we visited the Los Angeles Velodrome in Carson for the Sprint Open in conjunction with the Velo Palace marketplace at the center of the stadium. The total purse for this event was $10,000 with each…
Amtrak Century: A SoCal Tradition For More Than 40 Years
At 5:30 am, on the second Saturday in September, participants gathered at the starting line at the Amtrak station in Irvine for the annual Amtrak Century hosted by the OC Wheelmen.
Over The Hump ’15 – Part II: A Night With The Path Bike Shop
Over the Hump Part II The second-to-last Over The Hump (OTH) this past Tuesday was a standout. With the finish of the race back-lit by a sky seemingly on fire, the participants challenged themselves on the technical course. This week, The Path Bike Shop was…
Tour De Lake Arrowhead: A Ride At The Top Of The World
Bicyclists rode the steep mountains and speedy descents around the back roads of Lake Arrowhead during the Tour de Lake Arrowhead on Saturday, August 22, 2015.
Bike the Bay: Cycle The San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge
It was a bright morning for bicyclists participating in the annual Bike the Bay ride on Sunday, August 23 in San Diego to support the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition. The weather was just right for a rolling tour of Coronado Island. The participants were…