What to Know
Saturday, Sept. 15
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Duarte Gold Line Station
Biking raises a sweat, and kicks calories to the curb, and often can inspire a rider to ponder what might be for breakfast, or lunch, or whatever meal will follow the ride.
And if you're a maven of tummy-warming heat, and a lover of foodstuffs that bring the fire, chances are a squeezy-bottle'd, rooster-rocking superstar will be sitting next to your plate, wherever you dine post-ride.
But what if you could make your bicycle-oriented outing all about your devotion to Sriracha, all while joining up with other cycle-loving super-fans of the pepper-laden, pour-it-on sauce?
You can, if you show at the Duarte Gold Line Station at 8:30 in the morning on Saturday, Sept. 15.
That's when the Sriracha Slow Roll will set out, and while you won't be required to actually consume Sriracha while spinning your wheels through the lovely San Gabriel Valley — we mean, you can, if you bring your own, and like to feel the burn while feeling the burn — you will find oodles of Sriracha-themed knowledge during the event.
Because riders'll be heading for Huy Fong Foods, the celebrated maker of the mouth-enlivening chili sauce, for a factory tour. Prepare to nosh upon "samples of Sriracha-infused food" once there, which will bring the sizzle to your cycle-cool outing.
The whole spice-laden shebang ends with you rolling into the Irwindale Gold Line Station at around half past noon.
Price is free for the event, which is being organized by BikeSGV and Metro Bicycle Education Safety Training Program. But you'll want to register, so do that as fast as you reach for that bottle of Rooster when your noodles/omelet/nachos arrive at the table.
And are you participating in the Pride of the Valley Open Streets ride on Sunday, Sept. 16?
You'll be rolling along some of that route, though, of course, the streets will not be closed to cars on Sept. 15. The ride begins on an "off-street bike path," so get to know where you'll be rolling before and after your visit to Huy Fong Foods.