The annual Path Bike Shop Turkey Day Ride rolled out of the Maple Springs trailhead at 6:30am or so with temps in the mid-forties. Dense fog socked in the lowlands of Tustin, but at the trailhead, sunny skies and crisp weather welcomed 15 riders to conquer the Maple Springs pavement and experience epic views from Four Corners.
This past Saturday October 27th, 2012 was our Liv/giant demo day, held at the new Path Bike Shop Live Oak shop in Trabuco Canyon, CA. For those not familiar with the Liv/giant brand, they are exclusively women's cycling products: mountain bikes, road bikes, gear, and accessories.
Val came out from Liv/giant, she was a fantastic representative. She brought demo bikes and a display of products for customers to check out. About 15 demo bikes went out that day. We had a great group ride in the morning as well, with a quick pre-ride clinic to go over basic set-up and maintenance that's good to do before every ride.
Thanks to Liv/giant for making this special event possible, and a special thanks to all the ladies who came out for the day!
Last Saturday September 29th was the SHARE Poker Ride, benefit for OC Parks. Great turnout, 350 riders came out to ride through Limestone Canyon and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.
Special thanks to our The Path Bike Shop employees and friends for coming to help out! Heather, Auk, Andy, and Jordan, way to represent.
Visiting Kona Bicycles Headquarters in Washington, then driving up to Whistler, B.C. - a trip I will always look back on with great pleasure.
Every summer for years, I have been telling myself that this would be the summer I would make it to Whistler. After years of letting myself down, I was beginning to lose hope. So when our long time friend and Kona rep Kelly invited me to join him for three days in Whistler following the 2013 Kona product launch, I jumped at the chance. We flew in to Bellingham, Washington on Wednesday August 22nd. We arrived at around 4PM, and before sunset, we were racing around Bellingham on Kona Dr. Good bikes. The team up at Kona all are passionate and ripping riders who really know how to share a good time.
Eleven Point Two
The chance to enjoy the independence that was declared by our forefathers on July 4, 1776 with a Path shop ride, what else could one ask for? About 20 riders showed up for good times at the future Live Oak location of the Path Bike Shop. The mood was light: with a rogue water gun roaming the area, Tallboy manuals abounding, and frequent explorations through the new location
Thanks to everyone who came out to our 10th annual Bikes and Beers Ride this past Sunday May 6th! We had a great time.
60+ riders, lots fo fun as we cruised over to Peters, through there and then the fun started!
Over to the dam, up Goat all the way to chutes where a few people headed down chutes and out while others did some cactus and waterfall "strava" runs! The kids had a great time doing their ride loop too. Everyone was in good spirits and smiling.
Another awesome Bikes and Beers in the books! Here's our photo album.
After a 15-week hiatus, the Path’s Friday Dawn Patrol road ride is back!
One might wonder why the break (well, maybe two people might wonder since that’s the usual number of folks that show up…)? In late October, one of the ride leaders had ACL replacement and lateral meniscus repair surgery and was: 1) immobile for 5-days, 2) on crutches for 5 more weeks, 3) off the bike for an additional 4-5 weeks, and 3) continues to be embarrassingly slow as he recovers! But we digress…
Like cooking a good prime rib, this morning's Friday Dawn Patrol took time and care to come together. Early in the week I got an e-mail from Drew asking if the FDP was on for this week; I'd been asking him for weeks if he'd join us. A day or so later, two other guest riders were in as well.
It takes time and care to make a great prime rib. Today, time and care produced an all-star cast of solid riders looking to stretch their legs on a 5:30am pleasure-fest through the Santiago Canyon.