Atomic Cycles Events for 2017
Feel free to steal my flyers off this page to share with your friends. People have ripped off my crappy drawings for their own fliers, I don't know why but at least give me some credit before you do!!
With the exception of the Coaster Brake Challenge, all events are free.
Read each description thoroughly. Some events involve a fair amount of cycling fitness and some require none. All involve a bit of peril. I donít live in a Nerf world. You may get hurt, it does happen, but in all the years Iíve been creating two-wheeled fun, very few minor and no major injuries have occurred.
All events are meant to be inclusive but many are esoteric by nature.
How much fun you have is up to you. All I can do is provide a forum for fun, you are part of the equation.
NOTE: NO MORE SWAPMEETS.
I did it for a decade, it was no longer fun for me, I was very clear/loud/vehement/repetitive about it needing to be fun or I would scrap it. Well kiddies, that day has come. I hope you made a few bucks, made some friends, found the thing you were really looking for, or got rid of all your junk so you could save your marriage. Don't call me to cry about it, I broke up with you and I never look back, we're not getting back together, it's not you, it's me, you can't change, get it? . :)
Every Tuesday we leave at 7:15 SHARP. Rain cancels. 24 and 26 BMX cruisers will be the bike of choice. You donít have one? No problem. Ride what you got. Average mileage is 20. We stop somewhere for food.
Random Sundays. Off road mountain biking. Intermediate to advanced rides. E-mail invite, so contact me to get on the list. Rides vary in length and hardness; you will be given a description. Join if you want or not. No pressure.
Coaster Brake Challenge 17:
Jan 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th. On Sundays. Coaster Brake only single speed only off road rally. Heat winner and overall winner at end of the series. I have loaner bikes.
Klunker run is a vintage mtb ride. The emphasis is on pre-cursor repurposed cruisers but any bike is fine. Drawing the line as to what is vintage and what is not is up to heated debate, Iíd say 1990 would be fair but if you have the newest carbon fiber wonder bike and want to roll with us I have no problem with that.
Downhill run on 16 kids bikes. Bike must be bone stock except for brakes which you can improve upon. Otherwise your bike should be secondhand, junky, most likely pink with tassels on the handle bars. Suggest full face helmet and leathers because this event is stupid and you may go down.
Meet point & flyer forthcoming.
The Mullet Race:
25 miles on a vintage steed, I'm going to say 1992 This means No V-brakes, Clip in pedals, and a very limited selection of suspension, real riders would rock the full rigid. Carbon fiber? What's that? Bring your steel steed, your mullet, and some Oakley Blades, decked out in some neon and get ready to rumble!! It is Easter Sunday, but whatever, that means you don't have to get up at the crack of dawn to roll, we can have fun and party afterwards.. that is exactly what we are going to do kiddies..oh yeah! Course should take 2-3 hours...more if you have not ridden your bike since it was new...
Alp dí 818
May 29th. 6am meet 7am ride. 70 ish mile road ride with 7,000 feet of elevation gain. Weíll do a tour of the West Valley peaks. We will ride on regular roads, badly paved and unused roads and dirt roads. A cyclocross bike or Randonneuring bike would be ideal. We will stop once for people to re up on water use the toilet. It is a group ride so we arenít doing a race pace. A high level of cycling fitness is paramount for this ride. We will meet at my friendís brewery at 6am and roll out at 7am SHARP. We will return for libations and food. Bring some $$ for the beer, food will be free. Route maps will be given out the day of the ride. Bring extra tube, food, water, tools and your A game. Make sure your bike is in good working order.
An overlap ride from BMX Tuesday. We climb and cross the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains. Bring lights. The ride is hard. The view: Priceless. We roll on BMX cruisers but roll on what you have we donít care.
Coaster Brake Challenge # 18
July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, more sweat, snot, sideways sliding fun off-road armed only with a coaster brake.
meet points/flyer tba
So Cal Single Speed Championship
Normal single speed mountain bikes are utilized.
Free snacks and drinks afterwards. Such a deal!!!
Meet at 7am at:
18700 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana CA, 91356
Parking in the back for free.
Fire Road Cruise
A Sidehack is a 20" BMX bike with a sidecar attached to it. You have a driver and a monkey (the guy in the sidecar) They both have to work together to maneuver the bike around by leaning and hanging out to alter the weight of the bike. Taken from motocross from the 1970's, BMX sidehacks had a brief time in the seminal days of BMX riding, racing, and development before fading back to obscurity. We will be doing an enduo style course where each team will have to pedal/push, push/push, ride/lean, etc to guide thier hack through the course. We will be doing 3 laps on bad pavement and dirt, there will be climbs, descents, twists and turns etc. You will be challenged!
A side hack. Don't have one? I have two loaners. If you need one let me know, I can bring it to the meet point.
A helmet. Gloves and other protection is a great idea. Sidehacks are a little unwieldy and you can lose control.
Water and snacks will be provided at no cost.
Sunday October 1st 8am meet, 9am roll.
Starbucks 23790 newhall ave. Santa Clarita CA 91321
A previous event so you get the idea...
See you then!!!!
Vintage Mountain bike ride, comb out that mullet!
This is a fun event. It is not a race, but a rally, or a group of idiots that take 16" Barbie bikes and point them downhill in masse...
How old are you?
There is no age limit on a good time.
The rules are simple:
16" kids bike in unmodified bone stock configuration.
Yes, we know you can't fit on it, neither can we.
You may add brakes.
Nothing more. (Ed)
You bike should be 5.99 at the local Goodwill...not something purpose built for downhill.
Full face helmet is recommended, and a helmet is mandatory!
Other protection, motorcycle leathers, knee and elbow pads, bubble wrap (it's happened) is highly encouraged because...
road rash sucks.
We will be doing two runs one in 50/50 dirt/paved the other all paved on a windy road. I will have a shuttle service to ferry us back up to the top (my van).
Need a loaner? Let me know, I have many!
See you then!! :) Finishers get a sticker.
I am the Ninja
December 3rd. Dress up like a Ninja. Ride a bike. Battle with foam swords and shurikens. May the mightiest Ninja prevail! Youíll need a ninja get up and bike, I have the weapons. 7:30 pm meet up, 8 pm roll. Bring lights as we'll ride to secret ninja battle ground...
Dec 19th. Reverse of the Summer Solstice ride. Worth every bit of sweat. Donít miss out!