California, prepare to open your hearts and your podiums to the Speedvagen Family Racing team!
We are thrilled to announce our annual team trip will be taking us to the Golden State. Seems appropriate right!? The team will be doing some racing, visiting friends and making stops to visit two of our great sponsors on the trip. We look forward to learning more about what they do, how they do it and who they are. The Vanilla Workshop has always been diligent about working with people and brands that share our values of hard work, creativity and integrity. But we don’t always have a chance to shake their hands. If you see the Money Truck on I-5 give us a honk and wave. Many thanks to ENVE for making the truck a reality and to Yakima for getting all of our bikes and wheels mounted inside of it.
Our first stop will be at Paul Components in Chico. We have worked directly with Paul for years and our cross bikes are built to run Paul brakes exclusively. They’ve been busy the last couple of years and we’re excited to see what’s in store for the future! Next we’ll spend some time in beautiful Santa Cruz for some of the legendary riding and surfing. A visit to Giro will be the cherry on top of it all. Giro has been leading the industry in design and innovation for years. The team is stoked to be wearing Aeon helmets, Code shoes and DND gloves this season.
So, what’s happening between Chico and Santa Cruz? A short stay in San Francisco to visit friends and ride. Some of our favorite people live there, Vanilla and Speedvagen customers, past and present, so we thought we’d host a little get together. 4-Barrel Coffee is the place to be on Wednesday October 23rd at 6:00pm. Coffee, beer and some special snacks provided by our good friend Bill Corbett, Executive Pastry Chef for the Absinthe group. Meet the team, check out the bikes and enjoy some friendly conversation. After the party you can find us at Monk’s Kettle.
Los Angeles is our final destination for the Spooky Kross weekend of UCI racing at the fairgrounds in Pomona. Fortunately, it won’t be all work and no play. Our buddies at Golden Saddle Cyclery are hosting us for a little shindig on Friday October 25th at 6:30pm. The Pure Luck Pop Up will be making food, we’ll have new Speedvagen merch for sale, beer, whiskey, bikes and lots of friends, new and old, to hang out with.
***For the ladies: Join Speedvagen Team Captain Tina Brubaker with Laura Winberry for a women’s cross technique clinic. Bring your friends and your questions to help guide the clinic and get the most out of it! Meet at the somewhat mysterious “park above the Greek Theatre in Griffith park” at 5:00pm and roll to the GSC party together at 6:00pm. All attendees get a Vanilla t-shirt!***
Party’s over! Time to Race!!