We closed out the 2012 year with an amazing Holiday Lights Ride looping from The Bruery located in Placentia through the streets of Fullerton into the Eagle Hills neighborhood of Brea where we were treated with miles of beautifully decorated homes. Even with the chance of showers that evening, we still had a good turn out with about 13 riders who joined us on this special evening ride. The event brought out all levels of riders with their fun decorated bicycles with garlands and lights. We were also honored to have the head brewmaster of The Bruery join us on the ride as well!
The approximate 14 mile leisurely ride took about an hour and half which included an extremely slow-paced ride through the little holiday lights tour of Eagle Hills. We arrived back at The Bruery where riders had the opportunity to sample some energy bars provided by our new sponsor The Good On Ya Bar and also treated ourselves to some unique tart beers. The ride was a success filling our hearts with warm holiday spirits.
With an wonderful ending to the year, we also started the new 2013 year with a more intermediate ride on the first Saturday of January. This time we visited the Golden Road Brewing Co in Los Angeles and rode through the streets of Burbank, Glendale, making a pit stop at Vicious Dogs in North Hollywood, then taking the L.A. River trail back to the Brewery.
This New Year's event brought out approximately 30 riders with various riding levels. With the longer distance route at 44 miles, it was inevitable that the group split off into three separate groups riding within their own comfortable speeds. Most of us rode back as a group to finish off the ride back to the brewery to enjoy some delicious and rewarding brews. It was apparent that most of the riders enjoyed the route we put together and expressed their gratitude for our efforts, but at the end of the day, WE are the ones who are grateful to have so many riders come out to join us and share our passion for cycling and beer discoveries.
We also want to thank our sponsors O.N.E. Coconut Water and The Good On Ya Bar for their continued support and providing drinks and energy bars to fuel our riders!
2013 is going to be a busy year for us and we look forward to meeting more riders on our Brewcycling adventures!
Don't forget to check out the photos from both the Holiday and New Years Ride in the Gallery section
Frank & Sara.