Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Weekend rides with Foothill Cycle Club

For the weekend warriors itching to ride with fellow riders, check out the Foothill Cycle Club. From their website:
Foothill Cycle Club is a non-profit recreational and social organization for road cycling enthusiasts in and around the San Gabriel Valley Area. The goal of the Foothill Cycle Club is to promote and encourage safe bicycling in our community. We offer several weekly rides tailored for all level of riders. Please see the Weekly Ride Schedule for more information. We invite you to come out and ride with us.
A detailed list of upcoming rides are available on their website here:

Happy riding!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

May is Bike Month!

From LA Metro:

Bike Month is a national month-long celebration of the bicycle. For the entire month of May, we celebrate the two wheeler all around Los Angeles County. From group rides, workshops and community-hosted events; there is no shortage of bike related events. Bike Month is for everyone. Whether you ride for fitness, transportation or for fun, you can find an event for you and maybe try something new.
Metro helps produce two major Bike Month events: the annual Bike to Work Day and Bike Night. On Bike to Work Day leave your car at home and try commuting by bike with thousands of other Angelenos. There will be pit stops across the county to stop for a snack, coffee, and encouragement on May 17th, 2018. Join us at beautiful Union Station on May 18th for Bike Night, filled with food, fun, and bikes.
Many other organizations have events throughout May and we host a calendar and map of all events across the county. The calendar and map are updated at least weekly.



Thursday, March 1, 2018

Basic bike repair class - open to public!

FREE Bike Repair Class

Saturday, March 17, 2018

11am – 2pm

Come down to the Bike Lab to learn how to maintain your bike. Class is open to the public. There will be pizza and beverages!


Learn to...

  • Fix a flat tire
  • Maintain chain and drivetrain
  • Replace and adjust brakes, shifter cables, cable housing

Thursday, September 14, 2017

New custom kits by Voler

It's finally here! The last time we had a custom set was 2012 and it might be another few years before we make a new kit. So here's your chance to let people know who you rep as you leave them in the dust.

We have a seasonal discount applied on the online store. There are also price brackets such that more items ordered by the team will lower the price per item. Refer to this price sheet.

Forward the store link to anyone who would be interested. Email for any questions.

On-campus fitting
A Voler representative will be on campus with sample garments from the store in all sizes, men's and women's. Pizza and beverages served.

WHEN: Monday, September 18th, 2017 from 12p-2p
WHERE: bike shop

ORDER DEADLINE: Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 11:59p PST

There is an option to ship individually based on the UPS and USPS rates. Otherwise shipping to coordinator, i.e. sent centrally to Caltech campus, is only a few dollars on top of your order.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Bike Lab ride to Eagle Rock Brewery — Sunday, January 17 @ 1 pm

Here at the Caltech Bike Lab, we have a bit of a yin/yang relationship with cycling: it's either a convenient, cost-effective mode of urban transportation or a means to borderline-insane feats of endurance. Jeffery Tanenhaus, who is biking across the United States on a New York City "Citi Bike," embodies the tension between these two ways to ride.

Jeffery's become a minor cultural phenomenon, with everyone from The Guardian to LAist having their go at him — is he some new-age Forrest Gump, or a monster bent on inconveniencing bike-share riders? (Incidentally, this isn't the first time a Big Apple resident has liberated a crucial piece of transit infrastructure to warmer climes.)

In a few days, our hero is visiting the Pacific to wrap up his escape from New York — and he's paying us a visit in Pasadena this weekend! To celebrate this unusual journey, the Bike Lab will accompany Jeffery on his way to Glendale, ending up at Eagle Rock Brewery for beers and afternoon munchables with the man himself. All are welcome to join!

Between some of LA's most buzzed-about brews and the food trucks outside, it's hard to imagine a better use of pedal-power. The ride there is about 8 miles and mostly flat (with bike lanes), and there is an option to shorten the return via the Gold Line. We'll be going slowly (Jeffery's bike weighs like 50 pounds), so no worries if you're not an experienced rider.

Meet at the Caltech Bike Lab at 12pm on Sunday, January 17; we'll leave at 12:15 and return around 4pm. Bring a working bike, a helmet, a lock, and an ID proving that you are at least 21. If you are employee/student of Caltech/JPL, the food is on our tab, but bring some cash to pay for your beer. Hope to see you there!