Weekly Roundup: Redlands Classic, L’Erocia California & More..

Ah April! You hate to admit it by now, but we’re already deep into this year. Let’s look back, enjoy and marvel to how much time as passed us by!

An incredibly awesome event took place in Paso Robles in the first L’eroica California. If you’re unfamiliar with this ride, you need a bike from before 1987, clothing from the same period and dirt road climbs that reach up to 20%.

I would love to go….to watch. There was a lot of beautiful bikes and kits out there:

A whole lot more dirt and miles to go! #eroicacalifornia #eroicacalifornia #roadirt

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Bmw moto with sidecar and bikes.. #magiccyclewerks #eroicacalifornia #bikeporn

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Fierce #eroicacalifornia #thoseshorts #bikelife A photo posted by BritBrit (@britnisandberg) on

As if the racing circuit hasn’t hit full steam yet, the Redlands Classic just seems to grow and grow. I’m glad to report that adopted valley guy Phil Gaimon of Optum Pro Cycling took home the Yellow Jersey even after crashing on the penultimate stage. The women’s race was won by Mara Abbott of LA Sweat, who held the lead despite Coryn Rivera winning the last two stages.

Last night’s crit at #redlandsclassic was straight up buckwild. I snagged a top ten, @hbdevocycling boys rode great all night.

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Congrats to @philgaimon on his win at the Chris Horner Classic today on the climb to Oak Glen. #redlandsclassic A photo posted by Nate King (@localsarepainting) on

IMG_20150206_081324To think I could have taken the race leader’s bike while he was cookie eatin’ 

Finally, Sunday was a big day for LACBC, as they hosted both their Sunday Funday ride along with a fundraiser at Angel City Brewery for the Climate Ride.

Great group for a #SundayFunday ride! #bikeLA #UnionStation #ElPedal #lacbc #rideyourbike A photo posted by L.A. County Bicycle Coalition (@lacbc) on

We made it to #EchoPark! #bikeLA #SundayFunday #LACBC

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I didn’t spend too much time outside(because that’s not where the beer was).