CYCLONE COASTER is a multi award winning Vintage Bicycle group based in Southern California - The main purpose of the CYCLONE COASTER website is to get people back on the Vintage Bicycles made here in America - to basically ride a piece of American History today - This site is dedicated to the bicycles of yesteryear and the people who kept them around for us to enjoy today - Please have a look around & enjoy your time on this website loaded with picture links & youtube video links of past events we have been involved in over the years - Please click on the "CONTACT US" links throughout this website for any questions or comments - The CYCLONE COASTER website is updated frequently with all the latest events & rides which are posted as they are announced - We DO NOT have a e-mail list since EVERYTHING we do is ALWAYS POSTED right here on the CYCLONE COASTER website - so please check back often for all of the latest up-to-date information - If you are on FACEBOOK you can now add CYCLONE COASTER as a friend


     CYCLONE COASTER is not a club or a business - we are simply a group of people who enjoy riding our vintage bicycles - everything CYCLONE COASTER involved in is ALWAYS FREE - we are able to accomplish this thanks to the continued support from city of Long Beach & PORTFOLIO COFFEE HOUSE which is our meeting point for the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride - which is held on the 1st Sunday of every month - along with the support of local businesses & groups & organizations & friends within the community & our ever growing network of fellow riders who are always there to help one another making this a great thing for everyone involved - CYCLONE COASTER will continue to have our FREE VINTAGE BICYCLE SWAPMEET which is hosted by THE PIKE RESTAURANT & BAR in Long Beach twice a year which we will post here - along with our annual participation in the Long Beach Marathon with the 26.2 mile bicycle tour - parades - festivals & other special events several times during the year - where all are welcome to join in & everyone involved has a good time - CYCLONE COASTER events are always RAIN OR SHINE -


     CYCLONE COASTER has become a MULTI AWARD WINNING bicycle group & we couldn't have achieved this without all of you - If you ever find yourself in Southern California - or if you live in the area - feel free to come down to see first hand all of the outstanding vintage bicycles - along with the strong network of people who show up every month to share & enjoy their incredible bicycles with us at the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride in Long Beach California - THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH - RAIN or SHINE - all year round - ALL RIDERS WELCOME - If you currently do not have a bicycle or are visiting the Southern California area on the day of our ride - please feel free to come down early as people arrive for a cup of coffee & take in the great scenery at our meeting point - PORTFOLIO COFFEE HOUSE (which is rated the #1 Coffee House in Long Beach) - located on the corner of 4th street & Junipero in Long Beach - find the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride details below






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         Sunday April 5th 2015        


YES ... The April 5th 2015 ride falls on Easter Sunday this year



Meet & Greet9:30 am @ Portfolio Coffeehouse

Ride Leaves @ 10:30 am SHARP


If you are late - The ride leaves without you !! 




                              SUNDAY RIDE UPDATE                             


     With rain predicted in & around Southern California over the weekend & day of our ride - the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday ride was smaller ... Long Beach probably had the best weather in SoCal today - When I left my house for the ride today it was raining where I live further South ... but as I got closer the Long Beach there was no rain & some blue skies peeking through - A much smaller group - but still a great day with cooler weather in the mid to upper 60's 

     With the beach path we use so often still being renovated & Bernard off to the "Tweed Ride" in LA with some of the CYCLONE COASTER regulars - I headed the Sunday ride on city streets via the Long Beach bicycle path on 2nd street towards downtown Long Beach making a left turn on Pine to access the Shoreline village area by the Aquarium of the Pacific & numerous restaurants along the waterfront - As we turned onto Pine Avenue the wind whipped up a good cool breeze & with a clear view of the Pacific Ocean in front of us - we saw what was on it's way to shore - Dark luminous clouds - We rode straight down Pine Avenue & parked the ride on the small pier in the bay area for a little - I was thinking of going to the Lighthouse or even the Queen Mary over the bridge when mother nature made my choice clear with a light drizzle - Some headed back to where the ride began - while around 30 riders stayed with the now much smaller group to head over to have lunch at Tequila Jacks in Shoreline Village center - The light drizzle passed through quick & wasn't enough to even get the ground wet - A typical " California storm " ... We all ate great Mexican food outside & then headed back for the day - Great day overall - thanks to all who made it out - PLEASE NOTE - the NEXT CYCLONE COASTER Sunday ride falls on EASTER SUNDAY - I always do the Easter Sunday gathering with the family in the late afternoon each year - So I am making it out to the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday ride for sure - No Problem - So if you can make it out for a little - come & join us on your favorite vintage bicycle - Ride Vintage - Frank 

    ALSO - For those riders that have been asking "where do I get my CYCLONE COASTER T-shirt Tank Top or whatever ..... I have been arriving much earlier these days since I too commute to the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday ride from about 45 minutes away - So arrive early & get something  CYCLONE COASTER to represent - CC t-shirts & CC tank tops - as well as CC patches - CC license plates - CC baseball caps - CC sunvisors - CC stickers & our iron-on CC patches - I have been making a point of arriving a little earlier & setting up across the street from Portfolio Coffeehouse & making ALL the CYCLONE COASTER line-up available for those who need to freshen up their wardrobes -  The CYCLONE COASTER ride started on time @ 10:30am on the nose & we rode straight to the park for announcements about the busy month ahead of us & well realistically the busy end of the year too -


                           SUNDAY RIDE DETAILS                             

     Frank & Bernard realized early on that CYCLONE COASTER was generating quite a bit of interest simply while riding their vintage bicycles in & around Southern California & talking to fellow riders along the way - Seeing all of the interest that was out there - we decided that it would be better to set up one day a month for a vintage bicycle ride that has been dubbed - the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride - The CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride is a leisure bicycle ride that averages around 2 hours long - the ride is ALWAYS held the first Sunday of every month & ALWAYS from the same starting point every month - PORTFOLIO COFFEEHOUSE - which is conveniently located on the corner of 4th Street & Junipero - in the city of Long Beach - rain or shine - Riders Meet & Greet @ 9:30am & LEAVE @ 10:30am SHARP - If you are late we will leave without you !!! - We follow the ride with a casual lunch @ a local eatery for those who want to stick around - The CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride is a family oriented ride - not a bar hop - it's an open invitation for people from 5 to 105 years of age to join us on a vintage bicycle ride along the beach paths in & around the city of Long Beach & other special events that we post here on this website - Rain or Shine - All are welcome to join in on the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride with any type of bicycle & any riding level - for a low key vintage bicycle ride where everyone can enjoy fellow enthusiast for networking - swapping stories - swap bicycles & parts - share maintenance & knowledge while enjoying the great Southern California scenery & all year around weather - Since the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride is never the same ride twice & changes as we ride - It is impossible to post our route on this website - We base our ride on the events in & around Long Beach where the ride originates - We never have a set route as the ride can change as we are riding - from an unforeseen problem such as a simple flat tire or other bicycle related problem - to a local event in progress - Keep in mind that many riders such as myself travel over an hour just to join us here for the ride every month - So please allow enough time to get here on time when traveling to join us - To be fair to all the riders please remember that the ride leaves Portfolio Coffeehouse at 10:30am SHARP - Thanks for all of the interest in the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday RIde & we'll see you on the next ride
      [1] CYCLONE COASTER has received NUMEROUS complaints about MUSIC BEING TOO LOUD on our rides in the past - Many riders join the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday ride to get away from the noise of everyday life & just to simply enjoy a nice bicycle ride where they can talk to one another while riding or just to take in the scenery along the way have also expressed a dislike to the music as well - To keep everyone happy CYCLONE COASTER would like to ELIMINATE music on the rides & If you do have music CYCLONE COASTER just is asking for you TO PLEASE NOT TO BRING IT TO OUR RIDES so that CYCLONE COASTER riders are not discouraged from our rides & that the Sunday ride is NOT a NUISANCE to the community & businesses in the City of Long Beach who have supported & embraced the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride since it start back in 2006
     [2] CYCLONE COASTER would also like to ask everyone to ALWAYS KEEP SAFETY IN MIND when riding on the streets & bicycle paths for all riders ANYWHERE in the state of California - PLEASE REMEMBER that bicycles fall under the same traffic laws as ANY vehicle on the road we all share - PLEASE REMEMBER to stop at all stop signs & not to run red lights - FYI - BICYCLE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS WILL GO ON YOUR PERMANENT DRIVING RECORD - PLEASE REMEMBER to stay in the MARKED bicycle lanes - OR - to the far right side of the road with 2 or 3 bicycles wide to not block cars from driving by us on the streets & PLEASE REMEMBER to try to keep it 2 wide on the beach path for oncoming bicycles & people that walk - jog - run - rollerblade - etc - with us in the areas we SHARE on our CYCLONE COASTER rides - In short - CYCLONE COASTER simply does not want to wear out our welcome here or anywhere for that matter - CYCLONE COASTER has a great casual ride for all ages to enjoy the first Sunday of every month where over the years thousands of riders have joined in on the vintage bicycle fun in the many rides & events we take part in every year - let's keep it going by being in tune with our fellow "Sunday Riders" & the local community in & around the City of Long Beach - the home of the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride MEETING POINT IS Portfolio Coffeehouse - Located on - the Corner of 4th Street & Junipero
     [3] FYI CYCLONE COASTER always encourages everyone to share & inform other CYCLONE COASTER riders of upcoming events in their own neck of the woods - If you have something coming up just simply ask Bernard or myself BEFORE THE RIDE that you want to announce something - This ride has a large following at this point & riders join us from San Diego to Northern California & beyond - We also know there might be some other CYCLONE COASTER riders that may live close to your own towns events that may want to meet up with you for it - that's why we have a "open mic" for anyone who wants to come up - Many riders never knew they were neighbors until they do an announcement - that's what is great about this ride - ride vintage -
     [4] PICTURES -- I know everyone takes them - If anyone has any pictures that they would like to share from our rides - PLEASE POST THEM - I encourage you to share them on the on-line forums like - theCabe - SchwinnBikeForum - Rat Rod Bikes - Facebook - etc. -- I always have requests for pictures of what shows up @ the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday ride - but I can only take so many myself - Let's show everyone around the world what they're missing by not being here @ the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday rides
     [5] With a GREAT TURNOUT - comes a greater responsibility - I must ask EVERYONE to PLEASE keep to the right of the road & not to take up the whole road as we ride - We have never had a issue with the Police in Long Beach since we started this ride in 2006 - Never even a complaint - this is achieved by keeping within the bike lane & / or the right side of the road whenever possible ( 2 riders wide is ideal ) - by doing this it makes the road safer for our riders @ the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday ride - trust me you don't want to be on the receiving end of another vehicle ( I am still recovering myself from my Harley accident from July 2011 & I am told it will be at least another year to go before I am back to where I was before the accident - SO PLEASE BE SAFE OUT THERE ) - we look forward to seeing everyone again for next months ride - make sure you come out & join us @ the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday ride - RIDE VINTAGE -




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       Portfolio Coffeehouse

          2300 E 4th Street

       Long Beach, CA 90814

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    CYCLONE COASTER now has STICKERS to put on the seat tubes & fenders of your favorite vintage bicycle - The CYCLONE COASTER t-shirts are printed throughout the year as they are needed - I try to print a standard base color t-shirt along with a different color each time so there is a variety of colors to choose from & available BEFORE each CYCLONE COASTER ride or event - The last run included new colors like black shirts with orange logos for the mens & chocolate with orange & ivory logos for the ladies - along with CYCLONE COASTER T-shirts in BLACK with a red & ivory logo or Stone Blue with a burnt orange & ivory logo this time for the mens & dark heather grey with a PINK logo for the ladies both colors have the new small "wings design" on the back as well as the  "RIDE VINTAGE - Long Beach - CA"  for a updated design front & back that reflects the website logo - ALSO we now have the new embossed & silk screened LICENSE PLATES as well as the BRAND NEW DESIGNED embroidered BASEBALL CAPS & SUN VISORS with a skip-tooth cog logo & our NEW iron-on SKIP-TOOTHED PATCHES ( Same logo as on the baseball caps & sun visors - but larger ) - For those interested in a CYCLONE COASTER "Dickies" Embroidered JACKET with the LARGE Winged CYCLONE COASTER design on the back logo that has over 54,000 stitches alone on it & the CYCLONE COASTER Skiptooth cog along with your name on the front for roughly $125.- on average - depending on the jacket - PLEASE enquire for options & final pricing on one 
- ALSO - Limited edition Bobby Shelby t-shirts - Shelby Airflo t-shirts & a few SHELBY INVASION baseball caps made for this months ride ( I think I have 4 or 5 caps left ) - ALL ITEMS can be shipped to you in a flat rate USPS box


California State Law REQUIRES
     A person under 18 years of age shall not operate a bicycle, or ride upon a bicycle as a passenger, upon a street, bike-way, as defined in Section 890.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, or any other public bicycle path or trail unless that person is wearing a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet that meets the standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI Z 90.4 bicycle helmet standard) the Snell Memorial Foundation's Standard for Protective Headgear for Use in Bicycling or the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM F-1447 standard)
     This requirement also applies to a person who rides upon a bicycle while in a restraining seat that is attached to the bicycle or in a trailer towed by the bicycle ALSO ALL riders under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a legal guardian to join the ride
     Please keep in mind that ALL RIDERS RIDE AT THEIR OWN RISK on public roads & bicycle paths & that CYCLONE COASTER is not responsible for any injuries, loss or damage incurred during any ride - thank you


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                                    EVENT UPDATE 

God Speed
                                Charlie  Greyson                  



    Thanks to Walt Adams for hosting this event @ his Flying A Studio in Newport Beach with about 50 friends making it to the ride to honor their friend & mentor Charlie - Walt headed the ride over to the Wedge on the end of the Balboa Peninsula which was one of Charlies favorite spots where everyone took in the view - swap stories before taking off down the beach path to the black top along the beach where we all stopped for a impromptu eulogy with friends sharing the Charlie they knew - from there we headed down the beach path & a few of us rode all the way to the Huntington Beach Pier - then grabbed some lunch up on Main street  before heading back to Newport Beach - Great day filled with great memories of Charlie - Thanks to everyone that made it out for this special occasion for Charlie   
For those who visited Newport Beach over the years - Chances are you probably saw Charlie riding around on one of his many beautiful bicycles - Charlie had worked @ every bicycle shop in the area over the years in Newport Beach - He was a mentor to many in the hobby & one of the people responsible for the vintage balloon bicycle "strand cruiser" movement that started here in California with the stripped down boardwalk cruisers - When it came to bicycles - Charlie was the man who could do anything with a bicycle from straightening a frame - fork - rim - whatever to fine tuning on a Campy derailleur & chances are if you rode a bicycle in Newport Beach along the beach from the 1960's until now - you more than likely spoke or ran into Charlie - a friend - a mentor - a legend who lived modestly in his favorite town - Newport Beach California  
     Charlie lived his life with a real passion for bicycles & the beach life style since he landed himself in Newport Beach as a teenager - Charlie took odd jobs working at the various bike shops in the area, so he quickly became the go to guy in the local cycling community - I like to say, whether its true or not, that the Balloon Tire bicycle craze was born on the beaches of Southern California, and primarily in Newport Beach, and Charlie was a big part of that scene @ all the bicycle shops building up customs that are still around today - He loved all bicycles from his 1930's Shelby Speedline Airflo - to a Cooks Brothers one off build 3 bar 26" strand cruiser he built up with his friends Gary Cook & Jack Witmer & Neon Green Yo Eddy Team Fat Chance mountain bike with only the best top notch components on them - to a custom Indian Tribute Custom boardtrack racer that was his favorite rider on the strand - Charlie lived life how he wanted - He was also in the 60's surf band the Centurians playing surf music on his guitar back in the day which the song " Bullwinkle part II " which was most notably used in Quentin Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction where Charlie & the boys from the Centurians were surprised from a call to ask them to use the music in Pulp Fiction & were there @ the red carpet premeir when it opened - what a blast  ...
     Newport Beach will never be the same - Charlie was a part of the scenery for as long as I have been riding - You are a local legend my friend who will be missed - you made the World a better place Charlie - Godspeed .... Frank   



                                EVENT UPDATE 


    City of Laguna Niguel   

                               2014 Holiday Parade                                



     The weather forecast was dead on - great parade day that was SUNNY with temps in the upper low 70's 
    Our thanks goes out again to the City of Laguna Niguel for inviting CYCLONE COASTER again for the 2014 City of Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade - This year we had a great turnout of about 47 riders who joined CYCLONE COASTER on their vintage bicycles - The City of Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade is one of the best organized parades we attend year after year with staged entry start times that make the parade a real pleasure to be in with a big thanks to Audrey Miller & her staff of holiday parade volunteers who work hard each & every year to make this event what it is in their community - I urge everyone to join us in one of these just to say you've been in a parade -


                                EVENT UPDATE 


               the 13th annual
                   CYCLONE COASTER      

                                         FREE  SWAPMEET                                

     That's right our twice-a-year FREE CYCLONE COASTER SWAPMEET was here once again - This was the 13th annual CYCLONE COASTER FREE Swapmeet & definitely the LARGEST turnout to date in the back parking lot of the World Famous PIKE BAR & RESTAURANT - Located @ 1836 E. 4th Street ( 1 block west of Cherry Ave ) in Long Beach - CA 
     Our thanks goes out to Chris Reece - Owner of the World Famous PIKE Bar & Restaurant for the great food & drink & use of his back parking lot - as well as opening the PIKE early for the 13th Annual CYCLONE COASTER FREE Swapmeet -
     EARLY WAS A UNDERSTATEMENT with people posting on the forums that they arrived as early as 2:35am today & it was daylight savings on top of everything - I am sure they found the key items they wanted as they rolled in - One vehicle was towed out in the middle of the CYCLONE COASTER FREE Swapmeet - So DON'T park in the lot - OR Chris WILL TOW - no F****ing around - JUST A REMINDER the FREE swap starts @ 7:00am & NOW ENDS by 10:00am - THIS WAS A NEW REQUEST FROM THE PIKE OWNER CHRIS who wants the parking lot cleared for his 10am customers -
     If you feel the CYCLONE COASTER FREE Swapmeet is too short - Just show up EARLIER & it's as long as you make it - Many killer rare parts as well as complete bicycles exchange hands @ EVERYONE of these CYCLONE COASTER FREE SWAPMEETS here @ the PIKE - So don't miss out - deals to be had will be had - find you perfect morning in a packed parking lot with you fellow bicycle enthusiast & fellow riders @ PIKE BAR & RESTAURANT home of the FREE CYCLONE COASTER SWAPMEET since day one -
     The CYCLONE COASTER COLSON COLLABORATION & Sunday Ride followed the FREE Swapmeet from Portfolio Coffeehouse @ 11am - 1/2 hour later due to the swapmeet & the COLSON bicycle was the theme & the COLSONS COLLABORATED on the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride with 20+ Colsons & their owners out on the ride with us - GREAT DAY - Pop a reminder on you hand held device of choice for the NEXT CYCLONE COASTER FREE SWAPMEET - COMING YOUR WAY APRIL or MAY of 2015 - Details will be posted here closer to the NEXT CYCLONE COASTER FREE Swapmeet date - So check back & Thanks again for everyone that makes CYCLONE COASTER a part of their great Sunday - Ride Vintage


     As far as future CYCLONE COASTER FREE Swapmeets - They will be on the SAME MORNING as our rides - some people don't have the luxury of having two weekends free to join us in the month - So if we have it all on the same day we can do both events - rather than having to choose one or the other - So EVERY 6 months or so on the day of our CYCLONE COASTER Sunday rides we will have the FREE swapmeet earlier THAT SAME DAY - THE CYCLONE COASTER FREE ANNUAL SWAPMEET DATE WILL STILL BE POSTED HERE ON OUR WEBSITE AS THE SWAPMEET GETS CLOSER SO CHECK BACK HERE - the usual simple rules apply NO PARKING in The PIKE Restaurant & Bar parking lot OR the Alley behind the parking lot - VIOLATORS WILL BE TOWED - People show up as early as 5:30 to 6am in the past - SPACE IS LIMITED - so get here EARLY - For those who don't know where The PIKE Restaurant & Bar is - it's located @ 1836 East 4th Street on the corner of 4th Street & Hermosa ( 2 blocks west up 4th street from where our ride starts every month ) - RIDE VINTAGE

The PIKE Restaurant & Bar WEBSITE


      Restaurant & Bar
     The PIKE Restaurant & Bar has always opened it's doors EARLY for us @ 7:00am (they normally open @ 10am) serving us the most important meal of the day @ the CYCLONE COASTER FREE SWAPMEETS - THE BREAKFAST BURRITO - which ALWAYS hits the spot - the PIKE Restaurant & Bar also offers a full breakfast menu - coffee & cocktails - which CYCLONE COASTER has enjoyed since our beginnings in 2006 after the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday rides .... 
     A big thank you goes out to Chris of the PIKE Restaurant & Bar for being the home of the CYCLONE COASTER FREE SWAPMEET all these years - Chris's main concern is making sure that the neighbors are happy by keeping the alley & street around the swap-meet CLEAR - By doing this it will allow us to do this for FREE for many years to come - Again this event & ride is a win win for everyone - FREE space is limited to first come - first to get a space - FREE admission to all too - Just use that money you saved on the space & admission to find the final pieces to your pre or post war balloon bicycle project - OR - find yourself another bicycle or project to buy or sell - this is a great way to support the hobby & keep it alive & local - Keep in mind that old saying "one mans trash is another mans treasure" & "the early bird gets the worm" - well I added that one since there are a lot of deals being made between the "early settlers" ( you know who you are ) @ the CYCLONE COASTER free Swapmeets every year  -
     Please keep in mind that all CYCLONE COASTER events are always posted here on our website - on our CYCLONE COASTER facebook account under "status"  as in got closer to the event date & on-line on theCabe.com under "events" - thanks for the interest - Ride Vintage

                                EVENT UPDATE 

     SAN DIEGO  TOUR de FAT  2014   
                                        Parade & Beer Garden                                        

     For those who haven't experienced Tour de Fat - it is a thrilling rite of passage that includes an unparalleled costumed bicycle parade / New Belgium Beer / eccentric entertainment / local food / unusual bicycle contests & much more - The FREE EVENT which raises money for local non-profits through beer & merchandise purchases exceeding the $2 million mark for total funds raised - For those who have never been to this it is a blast - First of all you need to be 21 to get into the beer garden after the parade / bicycle ride - so bring your ID - they do check them -
     The parade / bicycle ride is open to everyone - Tour De Fat basically is a crazy costumed bicycle ride / parade that ends up in a New Belgium Brewing BEER GARDEN - what could be better ? Maybe ending up @ a Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Contest ? Hold on that was last weekend - ALL JOKING ASIDE - The BEER GARDEN is full of great people & bicycle friendly events throughout the day with ALL THE PROCEEDS BEING DONATED TO THE BICYCLE PROGRAMS IN THE CITY THEY ARE IN - How cool is that - Fort Collins had over 20,000 people in the parade itself -
     I have been @ the San Diego Tour de Fat event since it started here a few years ago - Los Angeles unfortunately is no longer a stop on the Tour de Fat which might make way for the event here in Long Beach for next year - So anyone interested in having the 2015 Tour de Fat here in Long Beach - PLEASE email / write / Phone / facebook / twitter or whatever you can to the city of Long Beach & New Belgium brewing so they see our passion of bicycles & beer ... thank you
     For the SAN DIEGO Tour de Fat 2014 - about of 20+ CYCLONE COASTER VIP riders made it out due to busy schedules - CYCLONE COASTER VIP's going the extra mile along with the extra & new events we did this year - kept us closer to our home town of Long Beach - We did a great trek to Yosemite a few months back & we also did the Rolling Relics ride with Slick - Karla & the Rolling Relics gang in July -
MAN - WHAT A TURN-OUT THIS YEAR IN SAN DIEGO - There was a non-stop line to get into the New Belgium Brewing beer garden from right after the Tour de Fat parade ended @ around 11:15am ... all the way up until 4:15pm - which is a FIRST & simply CRAZY - since the last pour is @ 4:30pm & the event is OVER @ 5:00pm - The best crowd here EVER - With that being said - another great day was had by all again - How could you go wrong - fun crowds - beers - bicycles - costumes - great warm weather - more beers - friends new & old & more beers - THE LARGEST CROWD SAN DIEGO HAS HAD @ THIS EVENT - I am definitely back again next year where I will do the "slow ride" event again - this year I hit a divot in the grass & that was it - I made it all of a maybe a foot & my bike went no more - disqualifying me from going any further - hey there is always next year - I already won in my mind since I was @ this great event with everyone - see everyone @ the New Belgium Breweries Tour de Fat San Diego again next year where you can count on the CYCLONE COASTER VIP riders to make the trek on their great vintage pre & post war balloon bicycles once again - Ride Vintage - Frank 
 Are you INTERESTED in joining up with us ?? 
     Simply use the "contact us" links on this site or try us on facebook & lets get out there & have some bicycle fun - Let me know if you are going & we will see you there on our crusty original BALLOON BICYCLES enjoying the day - Meet us out there on your original Balloon Bicycles for all to admire -- RIDE VINTAGE --
    Tour de Fat in San Diego is a CYCLONE COASTER FAVORITE - Always a great turnout & I would have to say San Diego is still my favorite location of all the Tour de Fats we've attended - it's held @ Balboa Park which is freeway close off the 5 freeway next to the San Diego zoo & even when it is hot - it still gets a slight ocean breeze that cools us down - There are also more vintage bicycles @ this location - HEAVEN - I will try the " Slow Ride Event " again here - See everyone soon - RIDE VINTAGE

                                EVENT UPDATE 



   GREAT TURNOUT THIS YEAR with 52 CYCLONE COASTER riders making it & joining us in the 2014 City of Lake Forest 4th of July Parade - where CYCLONE COASTER was #30 in this years Parade which was perfect weather wise with temps in the low 80's with a light breeze & shade along Lake Forest drive from the many trees along the route - The Parade goers lined the streets & cheered everyone on - COX cable locally covered the CYCLONE COASTER Vintage bicycle group well this year I was told by friends who saw me heading the group in the parade with Bernard - You can view the parade online through Cox I believe - just keyword 2014 City of Lake Forest Fourth of July parade coverage & you will be able to see run times - 


    We all ate @ FUDDRUCKERS on El Toro road as we do every year - FUDDRUCKERS has good ol American Burgers - Fries & Malts & AIR CONDITIONING - which has been very welcoming in the past years - FUDDRUCKERS is conveniently located on the right side of El Toro road as you head BACK towards the 5 Freeway on your way home & is a quick stop that has fast service along with plenty of seating & parking with great food that hits the spot before heading home after the parade each year ...

     Our thanks again to the City of Lake Forest for hosting this great event each year & to the CYCLONE COASTER riders who make it out to enjoy these events with us .. our NEXT PARADE AFTER this will be the Laguna Niguel Christmas Parade in December .... as it nears - I will post the details on our website - facebook & online forum thecabe ... Ride Vintage






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     Living in Southern California is the perfect place to ride and collect vintage bicycles - we found this out by simply riding our vintage balloon bicycles at the beach - swap meets - marathons - parades - car shows - wherever & whenever we could meet up for a vintage bicycle ride on any given weekend - while doing just that we found there are quite a few vintage bicycle collectors that live right here in the area that enjoyed riding as well - CYCLONE COASTER was founded in Southern California in 2006 by two friends & vintage bicycle enthusiasts - Bernard & Frank - who met while collecting & riding vintage balloon bicycles themselves - GREAT AMERICAN BICYCLES - manufactured in the Pre-War & Post-War era of America - bearing names such as - Colson - Columbia - Dayton - Elgin - Firestone - Harley Davidson - Hawthorne - Hiawatha - Huffman - Indian - Iver Johnson - J C Higgins - Manton & Smith - Mead - Mercury - Monark - Pierce - Roadmaster - Rollfast - Schwinn - Shelby - Western Flyer - just to name a few - made right here in the good old U S A -

     The name CYCLONE COASTER pays tribute to the Pike waterfront amusement park which was down on the pier in Long Beach, California, many, many years ago - The COASTER part of our name is referring to the single speed coaster brake on the vintage bicycles we ride - We collect bicycles from different eras and every bicycle we ride is one we own - If you are interested in purchasing a vintage bicycle - have a budget in mind & find a picture that best represents what you are looking for - keep in mind usually the more deluxe or complete a vintage bicycle is ( it has a horn tank, fenders, light, rear rack, etc. ) the more expensive & difficult it is to find as a complete bicycle - Simply locate one of the "CONTACT US" links on the site & we will do our best to help & direct you in any way we can - there might even be something close amongst our network of CYCLONE COASTER riders


     We find ourselves riding just about anything built in the 1930's - 1940's - to 1950's - from the clean originals - the old rusty rider - the custom boardwalk runner - to the top-notch restored bicycles & anything in between - as with any hobby it seems the more you know - the more questions you have - we also noticed that there is a lot of diversity to riding and collecting vintage bicycles - a lot of times because the bicycles themselves have had a rough life - mostly from being passed down from one person to the next or just sitting forgotten in a barn or a shed somewhere - most of the time losing some of their original parts and former glory along the way - also that everyone has their own take - which is how it should be - after all it is an extension of who you are and what you are about - all in all it is a lot of fun networking with a lot of great people who we all met because of our similar hobby & passion for vintage bicycles at these events as well as riding in & around the Southern California area


          CYCLONE COASTER  6th Year ANNIVERSARY        
     Thanks to EVERYONE over the 6 year history of the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday ride - August 2013 was the 6th YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the CYCLONE COASTER SUNDAY RIDE - Yes - for those that don't know - August 5th 2007 was the FIRST Sunday Ride out of PORTFOLIO COFFEEHOUSE which is where we still meet up before each CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride - WOW what a whirlwind ... Bernard & I still have the same beliefs we had when we started CYCLONE COASTER back in 2006 - "Make a ride & they will come" wait - wasn't that in a movie ? That's right it was a "Field" not a ride - All kiding aside we wanted to have a ride - therefore CYCLONE COASTER is just that - A RIDE FOR THE PEOPLE - not a club or a business - CYCLONE COASTER is a ride where EVERYONE is welcome & EVERYTHING is FREE to all involved - Thanks to everyone for making CYCLONE COASTER what it is - Since our beginnings as CYCLONE COASTER we have been fortunate to have the support of local businesses & the city of Long Beach & we have had a lot of good memories & have made many new friends throughout the years we have been doing this from far & near - Thank you for making CYCLONE COASTER your vintage cycling destination the first Sunday of every month all year around - Ride Vintage - Frank & Bernard 
  • Mid 2006 - CYCLONE COASTER founders Frank & Bernard met in 2006 when we were buying / selling / trading vintage bicycle parts online & in local publications - we were doing it so much buying / trading / selling with one another we soon became good friends - who when we would end up meeting - we would bring something to ride from wherever we met for the days sales & grab lunch & talk bicycles / women & life in general - As we rode we thought of how cool it would be to have a vintage bicycle ride - back then we rode around telling people word of mouth & getting contact info etc. from the people we ran into on the weekends @ car shows - swapmeets & that were riding in the SoCal area in general ...
  • October of 2006 - We wanted to start a ride & started brainstorming for a name for the vintage rides that we would hold - a name that would pay homage to the area & the vintage vibe we wanted to embrace & reflect the vintage balloon bicycles we loved to ride - Hmmm so "CYCLONE" which pays homage to part of a name of an old wooden roller coaster from Long Beach's past that was torn down many years ago & "COASTER" is what our vintage balloon bicycles use as a brake to stop - we put the name together & the CYCLONE COASTER name was born - So October of this year is our actual 7 year anniversary of CYCLONE COASTER name itself - Where has the time gone ...
  • October of 2006  - Frank & Bernard also did their first Marathon together this month - The 2006 Long Beach Marathon bicycle tour - which we still do every year - 26.2 miles on our crustiest " looking " mechanically dialed in riders - We signed up for it the day before the actual Marathon - we noticed a lot of people in Long Beach were carrying these bags around as we were riding around doing our thing - so we asked " what are the bags for " & a cute girl said " the Long Beach Marathon is tomorrow " so we rode down to the Convention Center to sign up for it & I still remember the girl at the sign up desk asking us " Have you guys been training all year for this ? " & I said " Nope we have been training all day for it " & we all laughed about it ....  
  • November of 2006 - Frank & Bernard had some business cards printed with our contact information for people we would run into since we never seemed to have a pen handy ...
  • December of 2006 - Bernard had some early 1st run CYCLONE COASTER shirts printed with the help of an ex-girlfriend - I think he printed 6 of them ...
  • January of 2007 - Frank launched the CYCLONE COASTER website ... the idea of having it was to have information on EVERYTHING CYCLONE COASTER does as we ourselves get the information in & to this day it is the best way to get the latest up-to-date information on upcoming events & rides with times & directions allowing everyone to share the information & website ...
  • February of 2007 - As we rode with our shirts everywhere - others wanted shirts - so I designed the second run shirts to reflect the "history" of the name & pay homage to the original inspiration - a wooden roller coaster with the CYCLONE name that was torn down many many years in the Pike amusement area on Pine Avenue .. Long Beach history kept alive with our Sunday ride ...
  • May 4th 2007 - Frank & Bernard did their second Marathon - the LA Marathon - with a total of 6 riders - It was a small group Frank & Bernard along with my roommate at the time Matt - some people we met on our small rides Inessa - Faith & Rich - What I remember is I rode this 1948 Original Roadmaster Luxury Liner on the last Long Beach Marathon - so I rode all 68 pounds of bicycle again - well Bernard pulled out his 1948 Monark Silverking " Hextube " bicycle to ride which was like half the weight of my Roadmaster - I thought " I wish I brought another bike " - we made all 26.2 miles & had fun doing it with our new bicycle friends ... 
  • July of 2007 - We found a home for the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday rides - PORTFOLIO COFFEEHOUSE & The first CYCLONE COASTER Flyers were made - we handed them out EVERYWHERE  we rode & went that month car shows to swapmeets to bicycle shops & small business in the area & people along the bicycle paths we rode on ...
  •  August 5th 2007 - Our first official CYCLONE COASTER Sunday ride from PORTFOLIO COFFEEHOUSE began - 14 riders were there - well until I saw the picture & realized 15 riders were there since one of us took the picture of the other 14 riders - anyways that was 6 years ago when we dreamed of maybe having 20 - 30 riders with us - well as you all know we are now in the 200 + rider range every month 
  • October 19th 2008 - The very first annual CYCLONE COASTER FREE Swapmeet @ the PIKE Restaurant & Bar - Thanks to Chris the owner of the PIKE who allows us to use his parking lot for these events & opening up early to have breakfast & drinks for everyone ... Which we still do 6 months @ the PIKE - usually in April / March & again around October / November
  • August of 2013 - August marks our 6 year Anniversary of the CYCLONE COASTER Sunday rides from PORTFOLIO COFFEEHOUSE - Thanks to everyone for making the ride what it is today - Ride Vintage ...




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                                                PAST EVENTS                                                  

  • The CYCLONE COASTER Sunday ride 1st Sunday of every month  RAIN-OR-SHINE
  • 2014 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade - Meet - Ride - Watch  January 1st 2015
  • Belmont Shores 2014 Christmas Parade  December 6th 2013
  • The CYCLONE COASTER COLSON COLLABORATION ride 2014  November 2nd 2013
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 13th Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet November 2nd 2014
  • The 2014 Long Beach Marathon 20 mile bicycle tour  October 12th 2014
  • New Belgium Brewing - Tour de Fat  - San Diego  September 2014
  • City of Lake Forest 4th of July Parade 2014 - 52 riders 
    YOSEMITE Ride with the Rolling Relics  May 16th 2014
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 12th Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet  May 4th 2014
  • 2014 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade - Meet - Ride - Watch  January 1st 2014
  • City of Laguna Niguel Annual Christmas Parade Dec 14th 2013 WARM 77 degree Parade
  • Belmont Shores 2013 Christmas Parade  December 7th 2013
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 11th Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet  November 3rd 2013
  • The 2013 Long Beach Marathon 20 mile bicycle tour  October 13th 2013
  • New Belgium Brewing - Tour de Fat  - San Diego  September 2013
  • Rolling Relics San Fran ride on the Golden Gate Bridge & Lombard Street July 27st 2013
  • The SHELBY INVASION ride 2013 with CYCLONE COASTER July 7th 2013
  • City of Lake Forest 4th of July Parade 2013 - July 4th 2013
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 1st Annual BikeFEST Vintage Bicycle Show  May 11th 2013
  • CicLAvia to the Sea - Los Angeles - 150,000+ riders - April 21st 2013
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 10th Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet  April 7th 2013
  • 2013 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade - Meet - Ride - Watch  January 1st 2013
  • City of Laguna Niguel Annual Christmas Parade Dec 8th 2012 - Cooler 68 degree Parade
  • Belmont Shores 2012 Christmas Parade  December 8th 2012
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 9th Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet  November 4th 2012
  • The 2012 Long Beach Marathon 26.2 mile bicycle tour  October 7th 2012
  • New Belgium Brewing - Tour de Fat  - San Diego  September 29th 2012
  • New Belgium Brewing - Tour de Fat  - San Francisco  September 22nd 2012
  • New Belgium Brewing - Tour de Fat  - Los Angeles  September 15th 2012
  • Rolling Relics San Francisco vintage ride on the Golden Gate Bridge July 21st 2012
  • City of Lake Forest 4th of July Parade 2012 - July 4th 2012
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 8th Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet  April 9th 2012
  • 2012 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade - Meet - Ride - Watch  January 2nd 2012
  • City of Laguna Niguel Annual Christmas Parade Dec 10th 2011 WARM 81 degree Parade
  • Belmont Shores 2011 Christmas Parade  December 3rd 2011
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 7th Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet  November 20th 2011
  • The 2011 Long Beach Marathon 26.2 mile bicycle tour  October 9th 2011
  • New Belgium Brewing - Tour de Fat  - Los Angeles  October 8th 2011
  • New Belgium Brewing - Tour de Fat  - San Diego  October 1st 2011
  • City of Lake Forest 4th of July Parade 2011 - HOT 97 degree day
  • Vintage Bicycle Show / Swap & Ride Flying A Studio Newport Beach May 15th 2011
  • City of Long Beach Seperated Bicycle Lanes Grand Opening & Celebration April 23rd 2011
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 6th Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet - March 13th 2011
  • 2011 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade - Meet - Ride - Watch  January 1st 2011
  • City of Laguna Niguel Annual Christmas Parade Dec 11th 2010 - WARM 87 degree Parade
  • New Belgium Brewing - Tour de Fat  - Los Angeles  October 23rd 2010
  • The 2010 Long Beach Marathon 26.2 mile bicycle tour  October 17th 2010
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 5th Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet  October 10th 2010
  • New Belgium Brewing - Tour de Fat  - San Diego  October 2nd 2010
  • Vintage Bicycle Show / Swap & Ride Flying A Studio Newport Beach Sept 12th 2010
  • The CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride & Fourth of July BBQ Sunday July 4th 2010
  • City of Lake Forest Fouth of July Parade - July 3rd 2010 - 47 Bicycles - NICE
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 4th Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet  May 16th 2010
  • The 4th Street in Motion Festival  CYCLONE COASTER Display Booth - May 9th 2010
  • Bike Night @ the Hammer Museum & Screening of Pee Wee's Big Adventure w/ host Paul Reubens  April 8th 2010
  • The Long Beach 2010 Mardi Gras Parade & Festival - February 20th 2010
  • Sacramento / San Francisco Tour & Ride California Road trip January 8th-10th 2010
  • 2010 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade - Meet - Ride - Watch  January 1st 2010
  • Vintage Bicycle Show / Swap & Ride Flying A Studio Newport Beach Dec 13th 2009
  • City of Laguna Niguel Annual Christmas Parade Dec 12th 2009 - Cancelled due to rain
  • 4th street Annual Holiday Open House & Bicycle Decorating Contest  December 6th 2009
  • Belmont Shores 2009 Christmas Parade  December 5th 2009
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 3rd Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet - October 18th 2009
  • The 2009 Long Beach Marathon 26.2 mile bicycle tour  October 11th 2009
  • New Belgium Brewing - Tour de Fat  - San Diego  October 3rd 2009
  • 25th annual Abbot Kinney Festival CYCLONE COASTER Bicycle Valet & Display - Over 400 Valet  Sept 27th 2009
  • City of Lake Forest 4th of July Parade 2009 - 60+ Bicycles - Awarded "the Most Original Parade entry" NICE
  • Vintage Bicycle Swap & Ride Flying A Studio Newport Beach 6-28-09
  • Green Long Beach Festival CYCLONE COASTER Display & Booth @ East Village Arts District May 9th 2009
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 2nd Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet April 19th 2009
  • 1st Annual Long Beach Bicycle Festival April 3rd & 4th 2009
  • 2009 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade - Meet - Ride - Watch - January 1st 2009
  • City of Laguna Niguel Annual Christmas Parade 12-13-08  ---  45+ Bicycles
  • The CYCLONE COASTER 1st Annual FREE Vintage Swap Meet October 19th 2008
  • The 2008 Long Beach Marathon 26.2 mile bicycle tour October 12th 2008
  • University by the Sea 2008 CYCLONE COASTER vintage bicycle show @ East Village art district Long Beach 10-5-08
  • City of Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade 104th annual  - July 4th 2008 - 60+ Bicycles
  • Vintage Show & Bicycle ride Walt's Place Newport Beach 5-4-08
  • 2008 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade - Meet - Ride - Watch  January 1st 2008
  • City of Laguna Niguel Annual Christmas Parade 12-8-07 
  • Keith's Annual Sat. after Thanksgiving Day ride from Santa Monica Pier 11-24-07
  • Vintage Show & Bicycle ride Flying A Studio Newport Beach 11-18-07
  • The 2007 Long Beach Marathon 26.2 mile bicycle tour October 2007 
  • City of Norwalk 50th Anniversary Parade August 25th 2007 
  • Orange County Schwinn Collectors Woodies Cafe / Seal Beach Brunch & Ride 8-25-07  
  • Story of our ride in the GRUNION GAZETTE on newstands the week of 8-20-07
  • CYCLONE COASTER 4th of July 2007 block party Vintage Car / Bicycle Show & Ride
  • Venice Beach bicycle Show & Ride
  • Vintage Show & Bicycle ride Flying A Studio Newport Beach
  • Huntington Beach Concourse car & bicycle show 2007
  • The 2007 Los Angeles Marathon bicycle tour May 2007
  • Belmont Shores 2006 Christmas Parade down 2nd Street
  • The 2006 Long Beach Marathon 26.2 mile bicycle tour October 2006
  • Amgen Tour Bicycle Showdown & CYCLONE COASTER vintage bicycle show @ East Village art district Long Beach
  • Critical Mass bicycle ride from the Bike Station in downtown Long Beach

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