Jan
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

Gettin' Toasty With the Spindleros!!

What better way to get your 2017 juices flowin' than riding bikes and drinkin' some sweet, sweet whiskey. So we at The Spindle ATL invites you to join us on a ride from our shop to the American Spirit Whiskey Distillery, it will be a party paced, no drop 5 mile ride. Meet up here at 1pm and we'll ride to the tour starting at 2.

In addition the Great people at American Spirit will be offering all riders 15% off the following on their tour:

$15: 3 tastings, souvenir glass and snacks
$45: 3 tastings, souvenir glass, snacks, and a bottle of ASW to take home!

Bring a bag that will hold your goodies!!

View Event →
Burrito Armageddon Triathlon III
Nov
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Burrito Armageddon Triathlon III

All year, you've waited, you've yearned, you've been Koboyashing noodles in hopes your belly has been stretched for the Bike race of the century for 2016! Burrito Armageddon III is the ultimate strength of sport. The route: The Spindle-->Elymr-->Argosy-->Elmyriachi but new obstacles will be afoot so bring your tough actin' tenactin..Tickets will be $20. $30 day of. Proceeds will go to Hope ATL and the great work they do for those in need during the holiday season. We had well over 100 racers last year so We will cap the race at 150 riders so get your tix with the quickness.

If you don't feel like racing, bring your heckling shoes and yell obscenities at the racers at each location (ELMYR/ARGOSY/ ELMYRIACHI!) 

There will be a raffle and party immediately following the race!
Tons of prizes, drink specials, and Thanksgiving burritos for all!

Vegetarian Burritos will be available upon request

Prizes will be given for 1,2,3 Men's and women’s with NEW prizes for best costume and best Group Costume!

View Event →
Refugee Relief Collection
Nov
16
to Nov 30

Refugee Relief Collection

Our country is searching for values now more than ever. Our dispair offers an even greater opportunity to do good for others. Let's show our neighbors that they are welcome now more than ever.

Help us to collect clothing and household goods for resettled refugees down the road in Clarkston. Many come here as broken families with minimal possessions. Now that the winter months are upon us, warm clothing is at the top of the list for needed items. 

From now until Wednesday 11/23 we will be collecting donations. Here are the items that the IRC needs the most:

Men's Clothing
Women's Clothing
Children's Clothing
Shoes (Esp. Black Shoes with Rubber Soles)
Winter Coats **Particularly small and medium sizes**
Household and Kitchen Items
Toiletries
Towels and Linens
Non-Perishable Food Items
Strollers
Book Bags
School Supplies

View Event →
Sep
17
to Sep 18

Spindle Rides To Terrapin

he anticipation of The Spindle Rides to Terrapin was pressing on the Spindleros as we geared up, making sure we dotted all the lower case j's for our riding comrades journey.  Once the worry of storms throughout the weekend passed by mid-week, we were pretty confident that not only the Spindle Team riders who were leading us would keep the crew safe, but the weather would be on our side as well!

Ride day was greeted with morning doughnuts and coffee so riders wouldn't notice the waiver they had to sign (side note:sugar and caffeine will make people sign ANYTHING). Once a few announcements were made, the crew was ready to roll.

The crisp morning air was a nice teaser for the upcoming fall weather, as we rolled through beautiful Atlanta neighborhoods to the Stone Mountain trail, spirits were high and new friends were being made. The Spindle Team wanted to make sure we had sufficient stops planned so riders could hydrate and snack up, just so they take that same approach on their bike packing trips of the future. After a short stop at Stone Mountain, we carried on through Lawrenceville into Dacula, traffic was mild since we left on Saturday at 8am, and the drivers were keen on cheering us on.

Having a good sized break and meal for lunch will always keep riders fresh and charged, so we clamored to El Dorado Mexican Restaurant for grub and a few beers.  Was mexican the best idea? maybe, but that was our only idea sooooo moving on.

After lunch we hit our first mini-gravel portion of the ride, we estimated about 3-4 miles of gravel through Dacula just to give the riders a nice little change of scenery and seclusion. Some people got off and rode with the SAG vehicle provided by Westside Bikes, and that's OK.

Once we crept into Winder, we got an abundance of hills that slowed the pace down just a bit, once about 15 miles out we were in flatter terrain and everyone could basically taste the cold Terrapin brews waiting for us!  In Athens we hit a Share highway, This was The spindle Team's biggest concern, with Spindlero Sharif manning the car graciously provided by Free Bikes For Kids and The Westside Bikes SAG sandwiching the cyclists for safety and rollin' them to safer paths.

We arrived at Terrapin to open arms, cold beers, music, and the Terrapin crew made sure our cups were full upon arrival.  Riders got to rest their bones in a gorgeous field with college kids doin their thing while we basically took over with some games, good convos, and some relaxation with new friends. Brew tour ended around 7pm, did a quick camp set up, a lil more partyin' was done and off to bed..

Sunday Morning, the crew from Jittery Joe's started the morning off with some delicious, hot coffee followed right up with some breakfast provided by Lotta Frutta.  Bill from Westside Bikes straightened out some gears, took a group shot in front of Terrapin and we staggered back to Atlanta.  After about 20ish miles into our return, rain began, with it continuing for 4 of the 6 hours we rode back.  But from the look and attitude from our riders, you would've thought it was a sunny 75.

Midway Lunch stop at U-Joint in Lawrenceville provided us with a little shelter from the storm, fortunately the heaviest rain was seen while we were inside sluggin beers and fillin' our bellies with grub.  Definitely more than sufficient for the remaining 40 miles.

For us, the people on this ride as well as The Spindle team volunteers made this trip go without a hitch.  When you're surrounded by good people who want to make the trip as fun and safe for everyone, it turns a great trip into an amazing one.  Cheers to all those who came out and we look forward to next years trip!

View Event →
Nov
23
2:30pm 2:30pm

Thanksgiving Burrito Armegeddon I

The TDay Armageddon Triathlon was a crusher of an event!! Riders weaved and winded through the Atlanta street only to discover monster challenges at each checkpoint!  Our friends at Newmerica was able to capture this and plaster it on youtube for all to bask in!!

Thanks to PBR, Elmyriachi, Elmyr, and of course Newmerica for letting us be a part of what's sure to be a yearly race!!

View Event →
Oct
11
2:30pm 2:30pm

Ride To Red Hare Brewing

Here are some photos from last weeks 45 miler round trip Ride To Red Hare Brewery!!  Great trip with amazing people!  ATL Cycling community is top knotch and getting even more Top Knotcher every day!!!  Big Thanks to Spindleros Kyle Torok & Sharif Hassan for the snaps!!

View Event →
Jun
7
2:30pm 2:30pm

Outkast Routekast

In honor of Outkast’s ATLast show in Atlanta, We at The Spindle brought together 40 local cyclists on June 6, 2014, for a one-of-a-kind ride. Using a phone app that traced their route onto a map, we wrote the name of the ATLiens using our bikes and the streets of Atlanta. This was our 'Ride Bikes Get Weird' Ride we did in July!  Was a blast confusing so many cyclists but the surprises on their faces was worth it once they found out what transpired!!

View Event →
May
3
1:30pm 1:30pm

Rootin' Tuten Recap

For the inaugural Rootin' Tuten Alleycat Hosted by Atlanta Beltline bikes and us here at The Spindle proved to be a great success!  With cyclists taking control of the city streets weaving and winding through the aisles of Whole Foods, shot gunning through the beltline to various breweries, King of Pops stands, and crusin' through Inman & Candler Park, Decatur and Kirkwood..Shootin through shortcuts via gravel/dirt roads in which the namesake of the race, James 'Sputnik' Tuten would've been proud!!

Starting from The Spindle and ending at Atlanta Beltline Bicycle with a grand party filled with grub and cocktails provided by Lotta Frutta, beer, goldsprints, and plenty of belly laughs had by all, we raised over $1200 for Sputnik who was injured earlier this year in a ladder accident.

That night we raised many-a-glass to such a great pillar of the Atlanta cycling community, sadly James passed a week after the alleycat, he will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and cycling community that helped build and mentor.  We hope to make this a yearly run in his honor..Cheers Sput, may you the road you ride from now on be filled with gravel, dirt, ice cold beer.

Thanks to all that participated in this great event, special thanks to all the volunteers who helped out at the stops and made the racers work for the win.  We had great sponsorship from Kirkwood Re-Cycle, Atlanta Bike Coalition, Chrome, DZR shoes, Mission Workshop, Green Guru, & Swrve.

Below is the list of times (some last names were left of because of the rapid pace I was writing), winners, and pictures from the race..You can view more (clear) from our good friend Cogzilla Attacks on the link below:

http://www.cogzillaattacks.com/rootin-tuten-alleycat-gallery/

TIMES:

Will Bradley 1:36 (1st place Geared and fastest time all-around)

Matt Reeves 1:38 (2nd place Geared)

Howard Buckley 1:39:15 (1st Place fixed)

Ulus 1:39:20

Chris Scott Smith 1:40:50 (30 min bonus for Sputnik Tattoo)

Jen Bedal 1:40:52 (30 min bonus for Sputnik Tattoo) (1st place Female Fixed)

Johnny 1:40:52 (30 min bonus for Sputnik Tattoo)

Drew Smith 1:41:16

Josh Evans 1:43:08 (30 min bonus for Sputnik Tattoo)

Emma Livergood 1:45:21 (2nd place female fixed)

Ryan Reza 1:45:22

Bryan Stuck 1:49:51 (30 min bonus for Sputnik Tattoo)

Afotey Quaye 1:52:26

ken mattison 1:52:59

Chris Offiong 1:54:02

Alex Temka 1:54:17

Bridgette: 1:54:41 (30 min bonus for Sputnik Tattoo)

Kyle Torok 1:56:55

Caroline Templeman 1:56: 56 (1st Place female Geared)

Jason Spruill 1:57:16

Katy Greer 1:57:16 (2nd Place female Geared)

Ned Morgan 1:57:47 (30 min bonus for Sputnik Tattoo)

Kenna 1:58:16 (30 min bonus for Sputnik Tattoo)

Drew Smith 1:59:25 (30 min bonus for Sputnik Tattoo)

Johnny 1:59:25 (30 min bonus for Sputnik Tattoo)

Ian 1:59:25 (30 min bonus for Sputnik Tattoo)

Greg Schissler 2:01:20

Roxanne Likos 2:02:00

Ed Ramey 2:02:25

Alex Ramey 2:02:26

Allie 2:03:20

Evan Neil 2:03:58

Luz Herera 2:04:38

Bobby Brown 2:04:40

Adrian 2:04:40

Dub Dewd 2:09:36

View Event →