Post Memorial Day Cycling Roundup: USA Cycling Nationals, Ride of Silence & Climate Ride

While it looked like LA was going for the hottest year on record, we’ve been blessed with some early June Gloom coverage making it May a far more tolerable month to ride than March. Weird.

So here I am, doing my job again catching you up what you missed.

The USA Cycling National Championships took hold in Chattanooga, TN again, living up to the excitement brought about by the race’s unpredictability:

Andrew Talansky(Cannondale) took home his first national time trial championship, while Kristin Armstrong took home her fourth, but first since 2007.      

Megan Guarnier of Boels Dolman Cycling took home the women’s Road Race championship with an exciting sprint victory finish.

The finish! #localjuice #CHA #clifbar #USPRO

A video posted by Daniel Hamilton (@danham88) on

Matthew Busche(Trek) took home his 2nd US Championship amidst rain and fending off a pack of Cannondale riders.  

The National Ride of Silence event took place across the world, with many events taking place in the Southland

RideOfSilence Cyclists lining up for a ride to Pasadena City Hall

Remembering Shaun. #rideofsilence

A photo posted by Daniel (@danielredwood) on

A long ride of cyclists for the Irvine event.

Gorgeous way to honor those lost riding in San Diego.   

Yeah, I finally tried to climb Eldred Street, the third steepest street in the USA. What say you? download_20150524_114700 Phil Gaimon: smiling. Me: Near death!  

Eldred St., Los Angeles. 33% A photo posted by Phil Gaimon (@philgaimon) on

Eldred looks ominous. No other descriptors needed.

Yes, I’m jealous, but many members of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition took part in the annual Climate Ride, raising over $100,000 in the process for a great cause. Earth.

If you can’t deduce from the photo, the Climate Ride took part over the northern coast of California. Jealous.

#climateride @lacbc #teamlacbc A photo posted by @onmybikeinla on

Okay. The entire coastline isn’t accessible by bike. But the Avenue of the Giants is a great way around.

Team@lacbc failed to jump #jumpshot #ClimateRide #iloveit!

A photo posted by Hyeran Lee (@hyeranbikesla) on

They are uncoordinated. But finishers of the Climate Ride.