Revolution Bike Festival Comes To Los Angeles
This week, The Enthusiast Group, met with local partners at Castaic Lake, 30 minutes North of Los Angeles, to prepare the footprint of this year’s Southern California Revolution Bike Fest presented by Mazda. Revolution Bike Fest is Friday November 9th through Sunday November 11th, 2018. Revolution is instigated by the founders of over-night-sensation Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race in Orange County, CA. Over the Hump hosts a race party 12 Tuesday nights a summer; raced by 600 racers weekly including kids, families and pro athletes all racing together around a 40 tent expo and heart of the party.
“Revolution Bike Fest is a huge bike party celebration”, said Wenger founder and ‘Chief Evangelist’ of the Enthusiast Group, based in San Clemente, CA. “We’ve teamed up with a huge network of interconnected stakeholders to bring participants a VIP, hands-on field trip weekend of bike riding, racing, camping and outside fun for the whole family. It’s Over the Hump even better, over a weekend. ”.
“The idea of Revolution Bike Fest is exactly right: bikes, music, trails, beer, food, racing and good people. What else do you need? This is an event we definitely look forward to,” said Mike Mautner of Santa Cruz Bicycles.
Big brands including Santa Cruz Bicycles, Specialized Bicycles, Shimano and Mazda have teamed up with retail bike shops Incycle, The Path Bike Shop, Rock N’ Road Cyclery and Fullerton Bicycle Co to enhance the attendees experience. Big and small joining forces to create a touch-and-feel experience for families already entrenched or just dipping their toe in the pool of bike.
“You can’t ride the internet!” says Mike Franze, owner of Fullerton Bicycle Co, “But here, everyone is welcome. They get to discover and experience all kinds of bikes; ride, test, ask questions, and connect with people and businesses who share their passion. E-bikes, gravel bikes, women’s bikes, kid’s bikes, all in one place.”
Included in Revolution:
- Racing from some awesome partners: Mountain Bike Racing with PedalFest and Over the Hump, a 100k Gravel by HUNKR, and an E-Bike race
- Pump Track by FastHouse
- Bike Expo with Test Bike Demos from Ibis, Santa Cruz, Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, Giant, Haibike, Prophecy and more
- Skills and information clinics from manufacturers and retailers available to all attendees
Revolution is a county fair-like experience for everyone, biker or not. Attendees can watch the races, visit the Bike Expo, test ride bikes, crawl through inflatables, fish, camp and decompress from the urban bustle. 3 legged races, live music, beer garden, and a food truck scene make Revolution a place to change your family’s world for the weekend. Of course, you’ll probably want to ride.
Where: Castaic Lake, Castaic, CA
When: Friday, November 9-Sunday, November 11, 2018
Cost: Tickets start at $10 for Festival Admission (Kids 6-11 free) / Races include Festival Admission available starting at $15/kid and $25/adult
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