[CR]Velo Rendezvous 2003 this coming October

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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 23:40:17 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Velo Rendezvous 2003 this coming October

Velo Rendezvous: A Gathering of Bike Collectors, Enthusiasts and Historians in Celebration of the Vintage Lightweight Bicycle

Dates: October 3, 4 & 5, 2003

Location: Pasadena, California, a fifteen minute drive northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Aerial photo of Pasadena and Arroyo Seco area. Mt. Wilson (elev. 5700 ft) pictured is five air miles from Pasadena (elev. 750 ft). La Casita del Arroyo is at the bottom left of the photo. http://www.velo-retro.com/Pasadena.jpg

Weather: Perfect Southern California Fall weather of course!

Venues: La Casita del Arroyo, 177 S. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena -- Built in 1933, this "little house" is constructed of stones from the famous Pasadena Arroyo and wood from the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Velodrome that had been built inside the Rose Bowl Stadium for the Olympics. It's nestled in the rustic Arroyo Seco close by the Rose Bowl, an area noted for its 1900s Arts & Crafts Movement bugalows. The architect was Myron Hunt who also designed the Rose Bowl Stadium, Huntington Hotel [now Ritz-Carlton], Pasadena City Hall and Pasadena City Library.

Panoramic photo of La Casita with the Colorado Street Bridge (the Rose Bowl is on the other side of the bridge). http://www.velo-retro.com/Casita.jpg

Brookside Park, Pasadena -- Location of the Rose Bowl Stadium (constructed 1922). Aerial view of the Rose Bowl Stadium with the San Gabriel mountains in the background. http://www.velo-retro.com/RoseBowl.jpg

Schedule: Friday, October 3: 11:00 am Framebuilder Symposium, Brookside Park, south end picnic area, lunch provided. 02:30 pm Vintage bike ride from Brookside Park, Aquatic Center parking lot. 07:30 pm Meet for dinner at Kathleen's Restaurant, 595 N. Lake St., Pasadena 626.578.0722

Saturday, October 4: 10:00 am Symposium at La Casita del Arroyo, 177 S. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena (doors unlocked at 10 am, set up chairs, etc). 12:00 pm Catered Lunch will be provided. 02:30 pm We are to be out of La Casita (put away chairs, clean up at 2:15). 03:30 pm Vintage bike ride from Brookside Park, Aquatic Center parking lot. 07:30 pm Meet for dinner at Buca di Beppo, 80 West Green St., Pasadena 626.792.7272

Sunday, October 5: 07:30 am Set up bikes for Vintage Bike Show at Brookside Park, south end behind Aquatic Center next to pool (show starts at 11:00 am). 09:00 am Vintage bike ride from Brookside Park, Aquatic Center parking lot. 11:00 am Start of BBQ (food & beverage provided), Vintage Bike Show and Parts Exchange. 03:00 pm Announcement of results of Vintage Bike Show judging.

Notes: Friday's Framebuilder Symposium: Bring a frame you have built if possible for show and tell. The Bike Display on Saturday will consist of bikes used in conjunction with the talks at the Symposium. Please remember to bring a bike stand to display your bike (or buy one from me). There will be people present to guard your bikes at the picnic area while you are on the ride. Judging of the bikes will be done by the entrants, and their first, second and third choice for best bike at the show will be tallied. Any criteria for judging the bikes can be used, however you cannot vote for your own bike. The Parts Exchange will be conducted in a low-key manner (just one or two boxes of material, preferrably one) since we will be in a public picnic area of a city park.

Velo Rendezvous Entry Info: Entry fee is $75 for three days that includes a catered lunch Friday and Saturday, BBQ Lunch Sunday plus admission to all events. Late entry fee after September 26 is $85. Fee Sunday's events only is $35. Day of event fee is $40. Please make your check out to: Chuck Schmidt. Mail to: Velo Rendezvous, 1715 Ramona Avenue, South Pasadena, California 91030-4425 U.S.A. An information packet with event details and maps will be sent out before event date.

Event Hotel: Old Pasadena Courtyard by Marriott hotel, 180 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. This is a very nice, new hotel built in a style reminiscent of the 1900s Arts & Crafts Movement and is located in Old Pasadena one mile from all three day's events. Highly recommended!!! Sorry no group rate was possible. Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 321-2211 or (626) 403-7600 (Note: Use the local number for best rate). Old Pasadena Courtyard by Marriott hotel website. http://www.courtyard.com/dpp/PropertyPage.asp?MarshaCode=LAXOT

Pasadena Area Motels: List of motels and hotels in Pasadena. http://www.pasadenacal.com/accomoda.htm

Pasadena Visitor Bureau: List of things to do in Pasadena. http://www.pasadenacal.com/visitors.htm

Old Town Pasadena: Old Pasadena is today what Westwood Village was a decade ago: L.A.'s premier pedestrian neighborhood, where car-weary Los Angelenos can actually stroll, window-shop, and dine in a relaxed outdoor, urban setting. The neighborhood dates back to the 1870's and the entire district is on the National Register of Historic Places. There are over 70 restaurants in the eight block area. Click here for description of Old Town Pasadena. http://www.seeing-stars.com/Shop/OldPasadena.shtml List of restaurants, stores, theaters, etc. in Old Town Pasadena. http://www.citycent.com/CCC/oldpas/oldpas.htm

Airports: Burbank (BUR) Airport is conveniently close by (12 mi to the west) and is highly recommended! Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 40 mi to the south west. Long Beach Airport (LGB) is 30 mi to the south.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California