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The 3rd Annual All Clubs Gala Weekend United Cyclists and the Bike Industry

Published February 2, 2024

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Bike Clubs from around the country joined together to discuss growing culture and diversity in cycling, sharing information, and fostering access.

Long Beach, CA - February 1, 2024 - The third annual All-Clubs Gala Weekend welcomed riders to the West Coast for its highly anticipated celebratory weekend. Cyclists from clubs and groups from all parts of the United States convened at the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, California, from January 18 through 21, 2024.

With an unwavering commitment to building a more inclusive, empathetic, and respectful cycling community, the 2024 edition of the All-Clubs Gala Weekend brought together bike industry leaders, distinguished executives, and all levels of cycling enthusiasts for four days of networking, knowledge sharing, and unforgettable riding experiences.

"As a cyclist, I've always believed in the power of unity on two wheels. The third Annual All Clubs Gala Weekend encapsulates this spirit, offering a unique platform where we connect, learn, and celebrate together. It's not just an event; it's a commemoration of our shared passion and a testament to the incredible strength of the cycling community," said Rahsaan Bahati, Founder of Bahati Foundation and 10-time US National Champion.

Attendees bonded on bike rides, explored the landscapes of Long Beach and the Pacific coast, engaged prominent cycling peers and leaders in the industry during workshop settings, and took on topics to move riders and the community forward.

Immersive sessions were led by Keisha Roberson (Major Knox Adventurers), Suzy Sanchez (USA Cycling), Charon Smith (National Champion), Angela C. Williams (SRAM), Zipporah Allen (STRAVA), and Tiffany Smith (Camber Outdoors).

Friday night, participants were welcomed to an interactive meet-and-greet, prizes, and live music from renowned DJ DJ$B. While Saturday morning's symbolic ride of unity to the Korean Bell for Friendship was cut short due to weather and safety concerns, it did not dampen the energy and spirit of the group.

The weekend came to a crescendo at Saturday night's black-tie gala, where Rahsaan Bahati honored his father, Rashid Bahati, by delivering a moving story of personal test and triumph and how his father's influence shaped his life. Elliot Jackson from Grow Cycling Foundation shared his story and mission to bring more pump tracks into inner cities. PeopleForBikes President and CEO Jenn Dice, from the bike industry's trade and advocacy organization, spoke about their vision and how clubs can get involved to help the United States of America become the best place in the world to ride a bike. For the grand finale, Tiffany Smith, CEO at Camber Outdoors, moved the ballroom with a stunning keynote, bringing everyone to a standing ovation.

The 2024 celebration also highlighted a dynamic list of bike industry executives from brands, including Brompton, Canyon, Fox Factory, Giant, Highway 2, Ibis, Shimano, Specialized, SRAM, Strava, Trek, and more.

About ALL CLUBS LA Events

All Clubs LA exists to promote cultural understanding and dialogue through cycling. Organizationally our aim is to facilitate bridge building events, focused on fostering positive interactions and connections among individuals from diverse backgrounds. With emphasis on the importance of a sustainable, economically viable form of mobility, All Clubs LA believes the bicycle serves as a common bond among humanity and can change lives. We use a clear focus on cycling, cultural exchange, and charitable efforts, to make All Clubs LA Events a dynamic platform for change in communities across the USA.

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