LA Grand Crew ’08

What happened, where did the time go? It’s been nearly 18 months since the smashing, first-ever annual LA Grand Crew beer-bike ride and we at Hot Knives HQ completely slacked on organizing our second event. But we’ve got it together now. We’ve really done it. And it’s gonna be gooooood.
Listen up people. On Saturday, Dec. 20 , the extended Hot Knives blogging crew will lead a roughly 22-mile bike ride and holiday shopping spree to four of our favorite beer stores on L.A.’s eastside. Some of the stores you may know, some may be new! Most of the owners have graciously offered our beer riders a discount, so it’s a perfect chance to grab a rare bottle of holiday ale, stout, porter, saison, lambic, winter warmer or whatever for your loved ones this holiday seaz. Think of it like Christmas shopping on spokes, without even going to the mall! And no Santas!
But wait, the best part is: Our ride will culminate in a private, all-you-can-drink keg party at the beloved brew joint Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park where we will feast on Hot Knives-made bar snacks and vegan food courtesy of Pure Luck vegan restaurant. Not to mention said kegs will be amazing, locally brewed holiday beer.
Why are you still reading? Go pump your bike tires already! The details, like our exact easy-riding route, will ferment by next week. But we’re expecting a bigger turn-out than last time so go ahead and reserve a bike seat now so we know to expect you, and spread the word or just re-post the above video! Registration is $10 per person to cover the fancy kegs and all the food. The rest is up to you!

2nd Annual L.A. Grand Crew Beer-Bike Ride

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Saturday Dec. 20, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: We start at Union Station & end at 3408 Verdugo Rd, LA (map forthcoming)
Bring: Bike, backpack, helmet, water, ID, money for beer and lights for your ride.

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18 Responses to LA Grand Crew ’08

  1. Dave says:

    Oh shit yes, it’s on. It wouldn’t be a true 2008 without Grand Crew ’08. I didn’t think it would be possible to top ’07, but then again, Verdugo Bar wasn’t open yet. Great plan!

  2. Dave says:

    PS – I dig the new color scheme

  3. kelly says:

    hell yes!!!!! totally loved the first ride and super pumped about Verdugo Bar!!
    but why isn’t paypal working for me?! let me give you my money!!!

  4. dani says:

    the paypal link isn’t working :(

  5. Alex says:

    Kelly, Dani, anyone else who’s trying to pay us: i just retooled the button, it should work now. Email if you are still having problems. Thanks!

  6. Will Campbell says:

    Am. So. There!

  7. Rob says:

    Hmm, I want to go to this but live in Santa Monica. Any westiders going to do the trek that would ride or bus it to and from?

  8. alex Brown says:

    dude thats why we’re meeting at union station!
    but if you want a cadre of westside ridazz, i’m sure a group will form. Send us an email and we’ll pass you on to any other beach peeps as they register.

  9. Rob says:

    Ok, I’m in. Any fellow westsiders want to venture out there with me (I have no idea how to get to Union Station) lemme know.

  10. Matthew says:

    Laura and I will be riding over from the westside.

  11. ali & evan says:

    yup, a year has gone by and we’re still as jealous as we ever were that we can’t join you for this one. have a great ride and happy holidaze! XO

  12. Jon says:

    I am so sad that I can’t make it to this one. Last year was epic. EPIC!

  13. WALT! says:

    I am so glad I can make it to this one. I couldn’t make it last year, and have been hating myself for the past 18 months. I can’t wait.

  14. EVAN says:

    No, Jon! Say it ain’t so…
    You;re impeccable bike suit will be sorely missed.

  15. Jon says:

    Sadly, I am living in Japan for a year or two. If money were no object, I’d fly back in a heartbeat for this. My impeccable bike suit and I are starved for some decent brews and there’s only so much Sapporo or Asahi I can take.

  16. Rob says:

    Hey, fellow westsiders. I am thinking of riding to Union from Santa Monica, then cabbing it home or figuring out the bus system wasted after the party. Anyone interested in joining me on the trek?

  17. aw says:

    noticed the paypal link is gone. Is the ride full or can we pay the day of the ride? thanks.

  18. EVAN says:

    You are right! The after-party for which we took reservations is now full. BUT the ride is open and free for all, so please do come.

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