Watch Sweet Ride USA Episode 4

In Episode 4, we hosted our first PublicRide – anyone was welcome to join Sweet Ride USA as we trekked from Silverlake, Los Angeles to a customize-your-own donut shop in Highland Park called Donut Friend. This place is amazing – you can choose the type of donut cake you want, then go crazy with fillings and toppings, including cheese, coconut bacon, lime zest and Sriraccha sauce.

Our guest leader for the ride was Rick Johnson from LA bike crew Treats N’ Beats who filled us in on his least favorite part of biking in LA – Prius drivers.

After we stuffed our faces, the group split off to check out the SoCalCross Turkey Trot Cyclocross races in lovely Verdugo Park. Don “Roadblock” Ward from Wolfpack Hustle and his girlfriend Kathryn led us back to Hollywood on their giant tandem bike.

Everyone on the ride was welcome to take pics and videos, post online with #srusapublicride, and we added the best stuff to this episode. Thanks everybody for the contributions!

It was a fantastic day, and only the first of our PublicRides. If you’d like to come ride with us, join our mailing list or follow us on the socials.

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Damian Kevitt & Finish the Ride (Full Interview)

On a winter day in Los Angeles, cyclist Damian Kevitt was run down by a hit and run driver which resulted in the amputation of his right leg. He’s back on the bike and has turned this tragic event into a movement to battle the hit and run epidemic called Finish the Ride. I spoke with Damian near the site of the incident and learned his amazing story.

Here is the full version of our interview.

Join the movement and register for Finish the Ride – Sunday April 27th in Los Angeles

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Mudfoot’s “The Dirty Hundo” Video

On March 29th, Mudfoot and Golden Saddle Cyclery hosted The Dirty Hundo – a 90 mile, 9k elevation (35 miles of it dirt) cyclocross bike ride in the Los Angeles mountains for the stout of heart and the thick of tire. I wussed out, largely because I didn’t think I had the right bike for it. That is, until I found out that GSC’s Kyle Kelley did it on his All-City Space Horse AND with flat pedals, making me feel like even more of a pansy.

I’ve since remedied my bike “issue” and am definitely going next year.

Check out Kyle’s photo essay on The Radavist

#BikeLA Events This Weekend 3/14

#BikeLA Events This Weekend 3/14

Some good rides coming up this weekend, and it’s going to be stupid beautiful out. Go ride your bike!

The Pie Ride, Volume 1

Now THIS is a ride we can get behind – a tour of pie places starting in Echo Park and going who knows where. I hear a stop in historic Philippineotown is on the agenda. Passage Ride regular John Kerr is leading, and this looks to be a fun one. Meetup: 10:30am Vista Hermosa Park.

The Soto Ride

A ride to Santa Ana to visit #BikeLA figure Albert Soto, to support him in his battle against cancer. Meetup: 11:00am, La Placita Olvera – La Golondrinas – across from Union Station.

Treats N’ Beats

Looks like super fun party ride TNB is gonna do their 3rd weekend of the month ride this Sunday afternoon. The plan is to make the most of the 85 degree weather and head west. Meetup: 1pm at Mornings Nights coffee in the Sunset Triangle.

Cronuts in LA

Celebrity chef Dominique Ansel brought his hit pastry the “Cronut” to LA for one day only. April and I braved the line to see what the all the hype was about. This involved rain, a three hour wait and the seedy underbelly of the Cronut black market.

Check out Sweet Ride USA in Bicycling Magazine!

Check out Sweet Ride USA in Bicycling Magazine!

Holy moly, this is amazing. Right now on newsstands all across the country, you can pick up the current issue of Bicycling Magazine and read about Sweet Ride USA in a whopping 8-page spread.

Editor-at-large Bill Strickland hit us up last year about being featured in the magazine, and it’s finally an actual real-life thing. The piece documents the filming of our just-released Episode 3, as we pedaled through Los Angeles on the search for bicycle-churned ice cream at Peddler’s Creamery and Double Decker O-Nuts at DK’s Donuts.

The text was written by yours truly, and Mathew Scott did a great job photographing us in all our sweaty dessert-hunting glory – man, it was HOT that day.

The only thing missing from the article is all the hard work that goes into shooting our web series, especially the tireless efforts of my Sweet Ride USA partner in-crime Debra Matlock. Shout out!

We’re honored to be in the pages of not only an amazing magazine, but one I actually have a subscription to. When this showed up in my mailbox, I almost soiled myself – true story.

We are so thankful to Bill and the great staff at Bicycling and can’t thank them enough.

Pick up a copy while you can, check out the online version on Bicycling.com or download a pdf of the article here.