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
When: 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.