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Bike Fest of Long Beach // May 3rd, 2014

2014-Bike-Fest-Poster-7-o_DbfmdJThe Downtown Long Beach Associates present Bike Fest on May 3rd, 2014, celebrating bike-friendly Long Beach. This year features a fresh new spin on the event with a Criterium in partnership with Wolfpack Hustle, a hot new City Cross obstacle course, and Gold Sprint races from the stage (hosted by yours truly!).

Bike enthusiasts can enjoy the sport elements then kick-back in the Beachwood & Friends craft beer garden with thousands of fans enjoying live music, a vintage bike display, and special “Stylish by Bike” contests for both vintage and modern bikes/looks with great prizes! The event is free and will also include a Bike Valet, Children’s Activities, Vendor Village and food specialties from Downtown’s Restaurants.

Bike Fest of Long Beach will feature the Beachwood & Friends Craft Beer Garden in its line-up of activities on. Local award-winning Downtown Long Beach Brewery, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, will be sponsoring the beer garden and has invited local craft breweries to join. Nearly a dozen craft breweries will bring different beer varieties with over 20 to choose from. Guests can purchase a 5oz. souvenir tasting glass and 10 tastings for $20.

Last but not least, Wolfpack Hustle will be hosting the Shortline Crit Race, which will include both track/brakeless and road divisions.

Plus, City Grounds will be out in full force by helping to host goldsprints and also setting up a vendor booth. Make sure to stop by and hang out with us, hope to see you all there!

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Prolly Is Not The Radavist? April Fools, He Prolly Is.

Yesterday as most of the City Grounds crew does I turned on my computer, grabbed my cup of coffee and navigated to my daily blogs. On the top of the reading list has always been John ‘Prolly’ Watson and his website ProllyisNotProbably.com. However, instead of a somewhat friendly purple viking and a daily dose of bike porn, I was greeted with an alarmingly red page with nothing but an ‘R’ in a circle.

Confused and curious I tried refreshing the page, even typing in the URL again in case I had misspelled something. Despite my valiant effort, nothing changed. So, I checked out John’s social media accounts, looking for answers. Unfortunately, John seemed to be as confused as I was:

After some digging, it looked like ProllyisNotProbably.com had been hacked. John claimed he was receiving cryptic messages / symbols from the hackers and that he just wanted to get his site back. I felt bad, knowing how much time and effort he’s put into building that site and readership. For the rest of the day, much remained the same and it looked like all was lost for one of the most popular cycling blogs…

Fast forward to today, where I realize that it’s April 1st and we’ve all been made fools. In a clever marketing ploy, John has launched his new site TheRadavist.com under the veil of a April Fools Joke. TheRadavist.com is a revamp of the original Prolly site with a new direction, layout, and color scheme including new contributors and much more content. It looks awesome and we can’t wait to see what comes of this new site. Well done John, and congrats on the launch!

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From TheRadavist.com:

“For almost ten years, Prolly is Not Probably has been one man’s voice. One person’s take on the ever-expanding world of cycling. Over the past few years, I’ve really struggled with the identity of the site. It may not be evident to you, the readership, but I’ve been conflicted for a long time.

When I finally chose to rename and rebrand PiNP, I had to come up with a name that I felt fit the tone, content and projection of where I saw cycling going for myself, as well as the readership. It needed a color and a mascot, or spirit animal that had to still look metal (right?)

Bikes are fucking amazing and I want more people’s voices, photography and experiences on the site. In order to do that, it can no longer be my own voice, it has to be a community. A community of like-minded individuals who I’ve gotten to know over the years and whose work I respect and admire. These authors will share their stories, photos and yes, even non-cycling related commentary. In short: cycling-related and unrelated.”

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Leader Bikes & Key Street Clothing Co. Visit City Grounds Costa Mesa

Leader Bikes recently collaborated with local brand Key Street Clothing Co. to customize a Leader Kagero and Leader 725 for founders Jaxin Hall (designer) and Tony Perry (of Pierce the Veil). To make sure the bikes were built up proper, Jaxin and Tony along with Leader marketing director / photographer Matt Lingo stopped by City Grounds Costa Mesa. With some help from Timmy, the bikes were built and tuned up for a photoshoot, check out some of the photos from the day below:

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Photo Cred: Matt Lingo // Original Post from Leader Bikes

City Grounds Costa Mesa Is Moving to a NEW Location in Irvine!

Although we have enjoyed our time in Costa Mesa, we have simply outgrown the space. As City Grounds continues to grow, we are striving to provide our customers with a larger selection and variety of products. In order to do that we have decided to make the move out of Costa Mesa into a larger space not too far away in Irvine.

In preparation for our move to Irvine, the City Grounds Costa Mesa store will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We apologize for any inconvenience during this time and look forward to a bigger and better shop in Spring 2014!

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Feel free to let us know if you have any questions in the comments section!

Cinelli Laser Complete Build // City Grounds

City Grounds proudly presents our Cinelli Laser complete build. I’ll go ahead and let the pictures do the talking on this one. However I will note that the handlebars / stem were custom made for this project by Megan Dean of Moth Attack. A big thank you to her and also Ben Coffey from Cinelli USA. Check out the build details and photo goodness below:

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  • Frame: Cinelli Laser (52CM)
  • Fork / Headset: Cinelli Laser / Campagnolo Record 1-1/8″
  • Crankset / BB: Campagnolo C-Record 52t / C-Record BB
  • Pedals: Campagnolo Pedals, Clips & Straps
  • Drivetrain: KMC Devil Track Chain /EAI Gold Medal Pro 15t
  • Handlebars / Stem: Nitto B125 brazed to 110mm Stem, 17°
  • Saddle: Cinelli Suede Unicanitor / Campagnolo C-Record
  • Front Wheel: Campagnolo Shamal Vittoria Pista Evo
  • Rear Wheel: Campagnolo Shamal Vittoria Pista Evo
  • More Info: Thanks Ben Coffey & Megan Dean!

Expect a proper studio photoshoot of this beautiful bike in the very near future. In the meantime, check out the Pedal Room for this bike here: http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/cinelli-laser-city-grounds-15107