An estimated 85% of the beautiful Santa Monica Mountain’s have been devastated by the Woolsey Fire. If you stop to consider that for a moment – it’s an unfathomable amount. What’s more, the Santa Monica Mountain’s are the playground to thousands of cyclist’s and adventurers every week. So we figured rather than loath the destruction of our natural backyard it was time to host our 3rd Rivet Raid and use the proceeds to help rebuild it!
This time Rivet has teamed up with the culinary super-stars at Pedaler’s Fork to bring you another unforgettable gravel experience. One where you can be sure to tuck into some seriously good eats after battling gravity in your cycling adventure.
The Ride – Set over 55 miles with 6,500 vertical feet of climbing, on paper it may look easy enough but we promise it will still put a sting into your legs. We quickly head to Dirt-Mullholland (which fortunately escaped the fire) then make our way towards Santa Monica where our 1st aid-station, the brand new 10 Speed Coffee, awaits us. Here you’ll be able to order that espresso or cortado you might have missed at the start and get yourself revved up for the rest of your ride. Next we’ll head north along PCH, surveying some of the scared landscape before turning up Puerco Canyon for a cramp inducing climb. Between gasps of air, this will be your chance to take in your surroundings and admire the ocean vistas that the Santa Monica Mountains afford us.
The Food/Drink – This is where Pedaler’s Fork expertise shines! We feel that just like cycling, food brings people together in a communal way and should be shared and enjoyed the same as your ride. Beginning at check-in 10 Speed Coffee will provide Rivet Raider’s with their customary Fika, complete with coffee and lite bites. You’ll also enjoy rest stops with an array of thoughtfully selected food items to help you through your journey. For lunch Pedaler’s Fork has designed a post-ride menu we’re sure you’ll enjoy! And of course you can expect to celebrate your post ride achievement with a proper pint of beer. Skoal!
The Format – This is a social ride, however we recognize that every now and again our competitive nature comes out and we feel the need to turn up the screws. That’s why we’ll be having this Rivet Raid’s Strava race segment up Puerco/Mesa Peak. Both male and female winner will receive a highly coveted custom Rivet Raid beer growler (oh, and yes it will be full!). *NOTE must join Rivet Cycling Strava Club to be eligible.
The Bike – This is a mixed surface event where a gravel bike is absolutely necessary. We’ve recognized that while gravel events are rapidly growing many would-be participants don’t have a gravel bike. In an effort to fill that gap, both Specialized and Moots will be on hand to provide free demo’s!
To sign up and learn more go HERE: RIVET-CYCLING