Wednesday, May 26, 2010

53cm leader for sale $800

I am selling a 53cm leader 725tr complete.

Leader 725tr frame
Leader carbon road fork
Fsa headset
Generic bmx stem/risers with oury grips
Black deep v laced radial to a purple profile front hub purple w/ nipples
Purple velocity deep v laced to a gran compe hub 17t cog
Leader cranks 144 bcd with 44t chainring
Tange bottom bracket
Mks track pedals soma double straps and cages.
Carbon forte seatpost
White race saddle(not pictured)
The brake is optional I can leave it or take it off.

The bike has been lightly ridden by my girlfriend and she we are moving to Portland so would like to lighten up our load for the move.

I am asking $800 for the bike but am pretty reasonable so feel free to shoot me an offer.

Please e-mail me at if you are interested.

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Pake fixed gear for sale $600 obo

$600 obo


55cm Pake Frame and Pake fork
Truvativ toro cranks and matching bb
Velocity ELVS reflective rims to formula hubs
Orgin8 Carbon seatpost and swobo saddle with bottle opener
Generic stem and Kaloy risers oury grips
MKS pedals with soma straps and cages

Monday, May 24, 2010

Racing in Fresno

Bike Bakersfield Cycling Team(BBCT) was up at the, Central Valley Cyclists, 2nd Palm Bluff Crit. Great vibe, stevens bikes, spoc, csc, and rubber soul all were in the House. Fresno always gets me fired up, they love there cycling!

High-schoolers leading biking-to-school movement

BY JORGE BARRIENTOS, Californian staff writer

The new Bakersfield High School Caterpillar Biking Club is on a mission -- bike to school the entire month of May, and get as many students and residents involved as possible.

"We really just try to encourage people to ride their bikes," said BHS senior and bike club President Peter Welsh. "There's an alternative way to get around."

From Monday through Friday, students ride their bikes several miles through Stockdale Highway, taking a trail to Beach Park and over to BHS where members attend school. Some have given up their cars entirely for May -- National Bike Month -- riding to school, work and to run errands.

Welsh rides more than 13 miles every school day to and from BHS. A group of students meets at Finish Line Bicycles on Stockdale Highway just after 6 a.m..

"It's such a great way to start the morning," said Welsh, who has logged hundreds of miles this month. "It gets my day going."

The school club has gotten the support of several local biking groups, including Bike Bakersfield and Safe Routes to School, a national center advocating safe ways to get to school.

Ramon Jacquez, local coordinator of Safe Routes, has taught the students rules of the road, hand signals and ways to stay safe.

He said BHS students, who kicked off the club this month, have taken the lead in trying to get other high schools involved, and is the first campus to join Bike Bakersfield's junior club.

Local biking officials hope to use the school's club as a pilot program for other campuses. Arvin and Stockdale high schools are pushing to join the biking movement next year.

"The students are awesome," Jacquez said. "These young cyclists will be cyclists their whole lives."

Snider's Cyclery on Union Avenue is opening its doors to the students, too, teaching them how to repair bikes for free.

The students are "health-minded," simply enjoy riding their bikes and want to share that passion with others, said David Krog, a Spanish teacher at BHS and Caterpillar club adviser. Krog has ridden to school the last several years.

Adam Montoya, a junior at BHS, will take the lead next year for the Caterpillars (the club name has no real meaning, students said). His ultimate goal is to get more campuses involved in biking to school.

"It's healthy and it's fun," he said. "And it gets you from point 'A' to 'B' as a plus."


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bakersfield prepares for Amgen

Around Bakersfield we're beginning to see preparations that have been in the works for months.
"Behind the scenes the local organizing committee has been getting all of this lifestyle festival together. There's also a movie being played at the Fox Theater that evening, so after hours the party will continue," said Zac Griffin with Bike Bakersfield.
A new fence lines the bluffs to protect spectators. "There should be thousands of people watching," said Don Cohen with the Bakersfield Convention and Tourism Bureau.
One of the best places to view the race will be near the finish line up at BC. Cyclists will pass by multiple times before they finish the race.
"It's called a circuit finish and the idea is to pay off for the fans. I think they'll come through that start finish time three times," said Griffin.
There will be quite a few road closures to look out for. "Glenville area, if you travel through Round Mountain Road, if you use Alfred Harrell Highway, we all recommend that you wait.
The closures will probably begin about 12 that day and run till about five o'clock," said CHP Robert Rodriguez.
Closures start Wednesday, a short stretch of Panorama Drive between Haley Street and Mt. Vernon will be closed from ten in the morning. On Thursday that will expand out from Bucknell to Eaton.
Thursday China Grade Loop will be closed from Round Mountain Road to Alfred Harrell Highway. East bound Alfred Harrell Highway from Panorama Drive to Fairfax Road, and west bound Alfred Harrell Highway from Hart Park to Panorama Drive.
If you want to avoid the confusion, Bike Bakersfield has a suggestion. "We are encouraging that the people here locally leave their cars at home and ride on up to BC. And we are doing bike valet," said Griffin.
Some of those closures will be in effect from 9 in the morning until 5, and others won't close until about one in the afternoon. To check the closures you can go online to

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Thank you to 17 KGET.

GOLDSPRINTS Thursday night after the ToC!!

RideSFO bike expo GoldSprints women's final... tie breaker! from daten on Vimeo.

After the ToC we will be heading downtown to do GOLDSPRINTS! For those of you who do not know what Goldsprints are they are stationary bicycle roller racing and social event. Riders will compete head to head against each other in front of a crowd for fun. We are getting full sponsorship from Guthries Alley Cat and Jerry's Pizza "n" Pub. We will be closing down the alley by the Alley Cat and having the sprints outside so this will be an ALL AGES event. Please come out and have some fun and race against your friends or choose a stranger and have some fun!

The bikes will be provided so you do not even need a bike to race!

Monday, May 17, 2010



 We at Bike Bakersfield are more than excited to be a part of this years Tour of California. Offering FREE VALET BICYCLE PARKING on Thursday May, 20th, the day of the festivities. The event will be located on Panorama a block to the west of Mt. Vernon. Ride your bike to the event to the event and we will park your bike for you, you can enjoy your time and pick it up at whatever time is convenient for you. We will be closing at 4pm, you can pick up your bike any time before then. Come out and show your support for the cyclists!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Race photos

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Race re-cap

Today was the day for the Bike Bakersfield Benefit Alley Cat. We had a pretty decent turn out 31 total racers with 7 of them being on geared road bikes. We raised just around $150 for the Bike Kitchen but every little bit helps. Here are the final standings for the race. 

3.Mike p.


-Ladies Fixed-

The guys from SLOFIXED that came out and killed it! Congrats to Ted for Taking it and never riding in Bakersfield before! After the race we watched the Gnarcotix film which seemed to have a good turn out. All in all a great day and I am pretty sure everyone had fun. I would like to thank everyone who participated and made it what it was. Without you guys deciding to race this would not have been successful. I will post pictures when I get a chance to go through them. Thanks again

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Alliance and Clif Bar Partner in National Competition to Energize Bike Travel


May 11, 2010

For Immediate Release
Alliance for Biking & Walking
Carolyn Szczepanski


Alliance logo
Alliance and Clif Bar Partner in National Competition to Energize Bike Travel
Washington, DC - May 11, 2010 - Bolstered by a $25,000 grant from CLIF BAR®, the Alliance for Biking & Walking is playing a key role in a national effort to replace short car trips with bike travel.

The 2 Mile Challenge was inspired by a little-recognized fact: 40 percent of urban trips are less than two miles. Ryan Mayo, Brand Experience Manager for CLIF BAR said the energy bar company was staggered by that statistic. So it came up with a creative competition to encourage consumers to stop driving and start cycling.

To lead the charge in the 2 Mile Challenge, CLIF BAR selected three nonprofit organizations that work to advance sustainable transit options. Each nonprofit was awarded $25,000 and assigned to represent one of three national teams: Gold, Blue, or Red. The Alliance for Biking & Walking is going for the Gold.

Beginning this week, the public is invited to sign up for the 2 Mile Challenge and pledge support for one of the teams. As participants park their cars and hop on their bicycles, they will log their travel online. Each trip on a bicycle will add to the point total for their team. At the end of October, an additional $25,000 grant will be awarded to the team with the most points.

Jeff Miller, executive director of the Alliance for Biking & Walking, commended CLIF BAR and predicted an enthusiastic response from the Alliance's more than 160 member organizations. "Replacing even short car trips with bike travel can jumpstart big changes for individuals and their communities," Miller said. "The 2 Mile Challenge adds to the enjoyment and excitement of cycling. And, with its generous grant to the Alliance, CLIF BAR is helping to build the bike movement from the ground up."

The Alliance will use the $25,000 grant from CLIF BAR to support its Winning Campaigns Trainings, which equip grassroots organizers with key skills to become effective campaigners for biking and walking. The grant will also assist in the development and launch of the Guide to Funding Biking and Walking Projects, an upcoming Alliance publication.

According to Mayo, choosing the Alliance as the grant recipient and team leader was an easy choice. "The Alliance really spoke to exactly what we're trying to do: help to build and support new coalitions at the grassroots level," he said.

To support the Alliance, the public is invited to take the challenge and join the Gold Team. For more information or to sign up, visit

About the Alliance: The Alliance for Biking & Walking is the North American coalition of more than 160 grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations. The Alliance works to strengthen state and local organizations through research, sharing best practices, training, resources, and grants. For more information or to find a local organization visit

About Clif Bar & Company: CLIF BAR & Company is a leading maker of nutritious, all-natural, organic foods and drinks, including CLIF® BAR energy bar; CLIF SHOT® Clean + Natural Performance™ products; LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®; and CLIF Kid®, Nourishing Kids in Motion®. Focused on sports nutrition and healthy snacks, the company is committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community, and planet. (

Ride of Silence MAY 19

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured. -via Ride of Silence

This year we have heard many stories of people being hit and/or injured while riding their bike in and around Bakersfield. We have also lost fellow cyclist within the last year. We would once again like to provide the opportunity to show support to those riders. If you are a rider that has been injured or know of someone. Please Please join us on MAY 19 at 7pm. We will be leaving from the Town and Country Shopping Center.

Photo '09
 For more info Contact: // 661.321.9247

Monday, May 10, 2010

What is AMGEN : Tour of California

We were pleased to have our own Zac Griffin as a part of this newscast. It was put together very well by James Koh of Eyewitness News. "anytime you can bring awareness to cycling in general, it raises the awareness of cycling all around town..." Zac says.


We at Bike Bakersfield are proud to support the students at Bakersfield High School riding group Caterpillar Biking.  They have dedicated them selves to riding their bikes to school the entire month of May. This morning I was able to get out and ride with them. They are so full of energy for life, I love it. They will be volunteering with the Safe Routes School Program and Bike Valet at the ToC.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Race is a week away!

Who is going to be coming out for this one? Gonna be a good time for sure.
We will also be having a gnarcotix movie premier at the finish. Check the trailers out at

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Bike Bakersfield bike rack was full today.

We had all kinda of people stop by the kitchen today. Working on bikes an hanging out what could get better than that? Come down to the shop and help change some flats! 1708 Chester ave. Downtown Bakersfield.

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Crit Pics

Here are a few snaps I took at the Downtown Crit. i will be posting the rest at our Flickr as I get them re-sized. I have about 500+ to go through. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Volenteer meeting cancled.

Sorry for doing this but we are going to have to have the volenteer meeting anoter day. We are sorry if you made plans to come out to this. Keep checking back for the time and date of whn we will have it. Thanks again for all of your hard work it did not go unnoticed.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Surface Gallery is celebrating bike month with the opening of "SPOKES:Art Inspired by Bicycles." Join us for a first Friday opening reception on MAY 7th from 5-9 pm as we celebrate the bike inspired artwork of artists Taliah Lempert, Michele Maule, Brent Eviston, Claire Putney, Yvonne Cavanagh, Liz Sherwyn, and Vikki Cruz.


 We at Bike Bakersfield would like to form a group of walkers for the First Annual Walk for the Arts. Please let us know if you are available to join us by walking on May 15. Visit Arts Council of Kern for more info on the event. Contact Bike Bakersfield /661.321.9247/ if you would like to be a part of our walking group or help out at our location on the day of the event. Bike Bakersfield will be a stopping location for Walk for the Arts. We will have local art on display form the cycling community. Again, don't hold back on us feel free to participate in any way that you can.
Information on Bike Bakersfield involvement contact


-via::  ArtWalk
Join in this 5K culture walk through Downtown Bakersfield's Art District. • LIVE MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES throughout the route• FREE ENTRY to all galleries and museums• Visit 22 cultural stops to collect Passport Stamps for a chance to win great prizes!• AWARDS for creative flair• FINISH LINE bash at the Rabobank Arena Pavilion - SAT MAY 15th 8am - 12pm.

This is your opportunity to express your opinion about trasportation needs in our community

Here is your opportunity to also voice your opinion on the importance of cycling infrastructure and its ability to effect the three major issues facing all cities in the United States.
Congestion, Obesity, Pollution
We invite you to not only attend but be a part of these work shops held by the Kern Council of Governments.

Tuesday, May 4, 4-7pm, Veterans Hall, 300 Park Drive,Frazier Park
Wednesday, May 5, 9-10am, Kern River Valley Revitalization Committee,
Kernville Community Room, 11447 Kernville Road
Wednesday May 12, 10am-Noon, Indian Wells Valley Community
Collaborative, Kerr-McGee Center, 100 W.California Ave. in Ridgecrest
Thursday, May 20, 6-9pm Downtown Bakersfield Street Fair, Chester Ave.

For more info Contact 661.861.2191 or visit

Thank yous

May 2, 2010

To all whom came to our 5th Annual Bike Bakersfield Downtown Crit, we are Grateful to you!

First off I'd like to thank our Mayor, Harvey Hall, for taking the time, out of his busy schedule, to spend his morning at our event. The "May is Bike Month in Bakersfield" proclamation  & presentation by Mayor Hall, was a great way for us, at Bike Bakersfield, to promote and celebrate May, which is "National Bike Month", and our series of May event's.

Bike Bakersfield will host and promote a series of events throughout our different programs. "Walk and Roll Week", is a "Safe Routes To School" event, beginning May 3-7, rewarding kids in target schools, for ridding or walking to school. The May 1 Downtown Criterium is but another event and we greatly appreciate your participation and support, whether spectator, sponsor, supporter, racer, or volunteer, we would not have the success and enjoyment we receive from this celebration without you!

The Results are posted:

Coming in Labor Day 2010, the CSUB Fall Classic. Stay tuned for more info, @

Thank you,
Zac Griffin
Bike Bakersfield
Building Better Communities

Bicycling Bakersfield Is Beautiful

Monday, May 3, 2010

We would like to invite all volunteers to this meeting.

I would like to invite all of you who volunteered at the Saturday May 1 st Criterium to a meeting Thursday at 5:00 P.M. at Bike Bakersfield.
Just a short rap session where we like input from you as to how we can make the event better for all. Your suggestions and observations are important please come.

Tina Chapa, Executive Director
Bike Bakersfield
1708 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 321-9247

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