Now in it’s ninth year, Swift Campout is a global call to adventurous spirits, encouraging people to pack up gear and pedal to their favorite camping spot during the summer solstice. The event weaves together communities from all over the world and showcases each communities’ distinctive love affair with cycling. To capture the magic of the event, we’ve called upon a handful of shops and individuals to design an overnighter that takes folks to their favorite local site– those tasked with leading the rides are called, Navigators. Each Navigator will have their own feature that tells a bit about them and their Campout.
Say howdy to Allez!
Hi, Allez! Tell us about your shop!
Our name says it all. We are a bike shop that just wants everyone in L.A. to get up and GO by bicycle. There is no city more beautiful by bicycle than Los Angeles and we want the world to know that.
As GSC we’ve hosted some of the most epic Swift Campouts ever, and we’re going to keep that going as Allez L.A. This particular event means so much to us, because we too wanna get each and everyone of y’all into those mountains for the night. No matter if it’s your first time or a seasoned bike packer, we want all y’all there, mingling and making new friends.
Can you tell us a bit about your Campout this year? Anything meaningful about your route and why you want to share this with your community?
Mt Lowe has been our home away from home since the early days of Golden Saddle Cyclery and now at Allez L.A. We’ve hosted many campouts up there and we consider it a very special place, but you’re just going to have to come along to see for yourself. It’s about 15 miles from Allez L.A. were we’ll be meeting, but it’s about 4,000 feet of climbing. So this isn’t an easy ride, especially loaded, but we’re there to make sure everyone makes it.
Can you drop some registration info & how to register?
Just show up to Allez L.A. in Highland Park, next to El Huarache Azteca, on June 24th 11AM.