How does time fly by THAT quickly? I know we all say that, but really, it’s already going to be 2016 in a few weeks. I haven’t updated the blog since 2014. I suppose that’s how blogs roll, though.
We only had a few #bikebrunchLA brunches this year. It was a combination of volunteering lots at the Bicycle Kitchen, growing S.W.A.T and leading weekly rides, and changing jobs and starting a beautiful new relationship. These things + sleep = a whole year flown by.
I’ll post a quick recap of our 2015 brunches and the routes we took. We ventured far this year and found new brunchers to join us on the ride. I am almost unable to come up with more brunch locations and longer rides to get there because you all have gotten so strong! Ideas and suggestions are very. very welcome.
Here’s to a new year of #bikebrunchLA and to more riding and learning!
We’ll be fireside on the patio of a great Los Feliz restaurant for our final bike brunch of 2014. It’s been running for a little over a year now and this is a terrific send-off to the year and kick-off to a bigger and better and brunchier year to come!
You can check out the MessHall brunch menu here. We’ll be meeting at the Silver Lake Triangle at 10:00am and riding by 10:30am. The Triangle is where Griffith Park Blvd meets Sunset Blvd in Sunset Junction. Bring your lock! We’ll be bike parking around the perimeter of the restaurant on Vermont and Los Feliz. We should be at the restaurant by 11:00am/11:15am in case you need to meet us there.
Sunday December 14 – see you then!
It’s nice to see the news has spread and women are positive about the events! A few mentions here or there to note:
Amazon on a Bicycle noted us as a Women’s Cycling Resource!
Josie from Life on Two Wheels interviewed me so I had a great chance to mention Bike Brunch!
Nona from Birdwheel made it to the very first brunch and was excited to see it happen in LA!
Here’s to bigger and better brunching in LA in 2015
Do you have cycling jerseys piling up in your drawers? Are you thinking about trying out a cycling clothing brand but don’t know how their sizing really fits? Have you been pedaling lots lately and a jersey is too big now? Buy something online and it’s not quite right? Bring it to the clothing swap!
For August, we’ll be having brunch at my house and while we eat we can shop each others’ cycling clothes. A clothing swap has no rules except to give a good item of clothing a second life for free. We’ll set up some racks for jerseys, socks, arm warmers, old (but in good condition) helmets, and anything else cycling related (parts, caps, products) that you feel needs a good home with a fellow rider. If you have brand new or vintage pieces to sell, I can make a separate section for it.
For food, I’ll have most provided, but if you’d like to bring a special dish or a beverage to share, please do. No ride planned for this month, but I encourage carpooling or bike train-ing here. Plenty of safe bike parking at the house.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10
10:00AM – 2:00PM
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for location details
Sunday, March 23rd @ 10:30am to Gjelina Take Away
Meet: 10am / Ride: 10:30am
Planned by the awesome Brianna, from The Sister Sledge blog:
In the spirit of Crash Marathon we will be riding from the East Side to the West Side for brunch. This is not for the faint of heart, but you will work up an appetite. The ride is approximately 15 miles one way.
We’ll be meeting the The Bicycle Kitchen/La Bicicocina in East Hollywood. They run a really great night on Mondays for Women/Trans/Femme only, creating a safe space for us to learn how to fix our bikes and swap knowledge. Check it out some Monday if you can.
Our route will take us through Hollywood along Fountain, through West Hollywood, the residential part of Beverly Hills and then down along the Ballona Creek Bike Path. We plan to stop by Menotti’s for a cup o’ joe, since it is a fellow cyclist’s new shop, on our way to Gjelina.
If anyone would like to volunteer to meet us at Gjelina with a vehicle that has a bike rack for those who would like to do half of the ride please send an email to the address below. You can also catch the Gold Line from Culver City, if you would prefer to digest brunch on a mode of transportation other than your bicycle.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO RSVP TO: email@example.com so we can make a reservation in advance!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We’re setting the tone for another year of pedaling ahead of us with our first bike brunch of the month. This month we’re going to ride over to Auntie Em’s Kitchen in Eagle Rock for some (almost) home-cooked comfort food. Don’t be afraid of the yummy calories we’ll consume, you’ve got a whole year of fun rides ahead of you!
This time we’ll be meeting the The Bicycle Kitchen/La Bicicocina in East Hollywood. They run a really great night on Mondays for Women/Trans/Femme only, creating a safe space for us to learn how to fix our bikes and swap knowledge. Check it out some Monday if you can. Our route will take us through Atwater Village into Eagle Rock, showing off the new bike lanes on Glendale Blvd.
Also want to give credit to Brianna, new bruncher and new Angeleno, for helping to jumpstart the energy and planning for this year’s W/T/F Bike Brunch. She’s a behind-the-scenes gem of a friend who should be recognized for her efforts. You can get to know her better through her website The Sister Sledge or meet her on January 26th.
Email me to RSVP – brakingthelimits(at)gmail(dot)com!
Extra special thanks to Nicole for creating the artwork. Check her out at Taliisman.
For the start of fall (end of fall?), let’s celebrate female power in biking with a tribute of movies on the big screen. OK, big wall. The Bicycle Kitchen’s Bicycle Bitchen night is co-hosting with me a bike-in movie night showcasing 4 shorts and films featuring female power!
November 16 starting at 5:30PM at the Bicycle Kitchen, 4429 Fountain Ave at Virgil Ave.
Let’s make it a sweets and treats POTLUCK! We’ll have popcorn and spiced apple punch (spiked perhaps?). Bring your blankets and chairs. Plenty of bike parking.
Bike love, the story about a girl and her love for her bike. Shot around Los Angeles and featuring an active member of the Angelopes and MR. Directed by Rick Darge.
Georgena Terry: The Movie
Amanda Zackem’s documentary about Terry, the woman who founded Terry bicycles and revolutionized the women’s biking industry by creating a frame specific to a woman’s body.
Brokeback Mountain Bikes
Starring Glenys del Marvellous and Jacqui Twister this is the story of two cowgirls who ride their folding bikes through the wild west and fall into the naughty tent, boots and all!
Racing Is Life: The Beryl Burton Story
For those that have heard the name but know very little about Beryl Burton, Beryl was a no nonsense Yorkshire tomboy who won the RTTC Best All Rounder 25 years in a row from 1959 until 1983. She was 7 times world champion in the 3,000 metre pursuit and on the road – all while being a mother and holding down jobs on fruit farms in West Yorkshire.