Don’t miss Pasadena Cyclery’s Demo Bike event at Hahamongna (Oak Grove) Park in Pasadena this Saturday, May 1st. I’ll have my Rocky Mountain demo bikes available for anyone with a driver’s license to take out for a spin in the dirt to see why they rule. Oh yeah, the Trek guy will have some bikes there too. It’s from 8 AM to 4 PM I think. Call PC at (626) 584-6391 or check www.pasadenacyclery.com for details and directions if you need them. I’ll also have bikes to ride at the State Series MTB races at Bonelli Park in San Dimas on Sunday the 2nd too. Get info about the Bonelli race at: www.teambigbear.com
It’s a real close race so if you’ve ever thought about racing your mountain bike-and you’re not just a fat boy, female bike messenger stalker, who boasts about being fast at his weight but will not race, it won’t get much more local than this.
I also wanted to invite you all to our club meeting and Cinco De Mayo BBQ at Ray Herrera’s on Wednesday May 5th. We should have address info and a map on the ride schedule page soon. At Ray’s we’ll be having some Carne Asada and doing the usual ride scheduling and probably talking about stuff like the Big Bear NORBA Nationals next month and seeing who will be going and sharing a condo. E-mail Ray ([email protected]) to see if he wants you to bring anything. I think we should fork over some cash at least to cover the grubbage.
We’ll also be discussing the return of the Mount Wilson Bicycling Association’s Pancake Breakfast. After a couple of year hiatus, it’s back! We, the Pasadena Mountain Bike Club, as well as members of CORBA, the South Bay Mountain Bike Club, Pasadena Cyclery and pretty much whoever else we can shanghai into this, will be putting on the Pancake Breakfast for the MWBA boys’ benefit and for other worthy trail organizations. It’s pretty much Alan Purnell from Pasadena Cyclery’s big idea and will be coordinating it. We’ll just be rounding up the schwag until then and providing some manpower for the grill work. Mark your calendars now. It will be on Sunday November 7th at Henninger Flats up the Mount Wilson Toll Road. The same place as almost always and the first Sunday in November like it usually was too. If you’ve never been to one of these, it’s a great event that was put on by the oldest mountain bike access group in the country. It used to draw over a thousand mountain bikers and other friends of the MWBA and it was covered by the bike magazines almost every year. The pancakes are great and taste even better after the short but steep hump up the Toll Road to Henninger. Save your money for the schwag raffle because it was always good and people left with many cool bikes and lots of great gear over the years. Be sure to tell Dave Arcaris too. He usually bought over a hundred bucks worth of raffle tickets every year to help the cause-which was to buy supplies for the MWBA’s trail work projects over the next year-but he did always drag home a bunch of loot including some of those bikes. I’ll keep reminding you all because it never fails that some people will ask the week after the breakfast about when it’s going to happen-even though it’s been the same weekend at the same place almost every year it’s been held.
That’s all this time.
See you at Ray’s and at Henninger in November!