We’ve learned they’re called “recumbent tadpole bicycles.” Thank you, Trike Asylum. Of course, this name doesn’t make me think any less that this is a sport for chillin’ aquatic larvae that are systematically going insane, but that seems not to be the truth and we don’t want to promulgate alternative facts.
Not only is a Trike Squadron’s mode of transportation a 3-wheeled adult tricycle in the recumbent position (which looks perfect for napping), but supposedly people travel long distances too—like from Oregon to Death Valley. Without towing? Is there a gear for “please let the motor take over?” It seems not.
Trike riders are enthusiasts. And one of those is David Mimms. On Saturday, February 18, he welcomes one and all to The Annual Trike Squadron Pasadena Ride.
Now anyone is welcome, so dust off the dirt bike or Schwinn 10-speed, but do be expected to be outnumbered—and maybe out-gunned—by the trike squad.
Calling the willing to the Rose Bowl for an 8:30 a.m. start time, Mimms will lead a 29-mile ride through quiet neighborhoods and following many bike paths. He states clearly that there will be a 1,600 elevation change over the course of the ride, which goes through San Marino, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Altadena, and La Cañada. Uphills may be daunting, but Mimms says riders will be rewarded with “GREAT downhills” too. Others may determine the great reward is breakfast at Brookside Golf Course coffeeshop at the conclusion of the ride (BuyYOBreakfast; entrées $8-$11.50).
If enticed, meet at parking Lot F just to the left of the Rose Bowl stadium entrance at 8 a.m. on Saturday, February 18 and the ride, as mentioned, begins at 8:30 a.m. The ride happens rain or shine. Be prepared for cold weather as well.
For more info, visit event Facebook page here.
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena 91103.