Sponsors

  Helen's Cycles
Official supplier to the Velo Club La Grange Racing Team. Helen's is a bicycle store with great selection and service. Taking care of people and their bikes since 1936. Beach cruisers, Road Bikes, Mountain bikes, Fixies. 2501 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404 (map) 310-829-1836 Santa Monica 2501 Broadway Westwood Village 1071 Gayley Av Manhattan Beach 1570-C Rosecrans Av Marina Del Rey 2472 Lincoln Bl Arcadia 142 E. Huntington Drive I. Martin Imports 8330 Beverly Bl
http://helenscycles.com/
  Castelli Servizio Corse
Castelli traces its roots back to 1876 and a fine tailor, Vittore Gianni, in the heart of Milan. Through the years, Vittore Gianni clothed AC Milan, Juventus, and the Milan Ballet. The first cycling clothing was made in the 1910s for the five-time Giro champion Alfredo Binda. Maurizio Castelli was born in 1948, and grew up following the races of Fausto Coppi, a close friend with Maurizio’s father who was then owner of Vittore Gianni. Coppi always wore Vittore Gianni clothing, including the first silk skin suits designed for Fausto’s time trials. That famous photo of Coppi and Bartali sharing a water bottle while climbing the Col d’Izoard? Yep, both are wearing our jerseys. Castelli After a brief but promising cycling career, Maurizio created his eponymous brand in 1974 and a series of firsts would follow: the first Lycra shorts used in racing and sold to the public, the first colored shorts, the first sublimation printed jerseys, the first synthetic winter clothing, the first use of windproof membranes, the first hydrophilic fabric treatments, the first anatomic seatpad, the lightest jersey ever produced, and the most aerodynamic jersey ever produced. Maurizio’s vision was to be at the forefront of technology, performance and design. Maurizio Castelli died in 1995 while cycling up the Cipressa climb, the next-to-last hill in the Milano-San Remo course. Today, Castelli is dedicated to continuing Maurizio’s dream: to create the most innovative clothing for the cyclist seeking maximum performance.
http://castelli-cycling.com/en/company/
  Cannondale
Although we never forget our heritage, Cannondale and our dealers have come a long way since our birth in a crowded loft above a pickle factory in 1971. The company grew quickly during its early years. We introduced the cycling industry's first bicycle trailer, the Bugger, and added successful cycling apparel and accessory lines while earning a strong reputation for innovation and quality. That reputation proved invaluable when Cannondale introduced its first bicycle, a Touring model, in 1983. We raised the cycling world's eyebrows by building our bicycles around handcrafted, oversized aluminum frames that were both lighter and more flex-resistant than the steel models that dominated the industry at the time. We quickly followed up this success with a road racing model and a mountain bike model in 1984. Our creative reputation encouraged both bike dealers and customers to join the revolution, and widespread industry skepticism quickly gave way to a host of imitators. In 1997, Cannondale was the first company to feature large, oversized aluminum bike frames on cycling's biggest stage, the Tour de France. After powering his Cannondale to four stage victories at the 1999 Tour, the flamboyant Saeco team leader proclaimed "Cannondale is the best bike." With a reputation for shaking up the industry, we continued to push the entire cycling community with the release of our first carbon/aluminum frame, the Six13, flaunting the low weight with prison striped jerseys that read: Legalize My Cannondale. In the last 14 years, we've won five Giro d'Italia Maglia Rosas, arguing that maybe we should add pink to our brand colors. Most recently we won the Girod'Iltalia and the Vuelta a España in one single year! On the mountain bike side, Cannondale started the dual suspension revolution way back in 1990 by introducing the Delta V E.S.T., the industry's first dual suspension bike, and followed it up with the equally radical Super V and Scalpel platforms. Our riders dominated the cross country and downhill scene into the new millennium with the biggest names in dirt like Cadel Evans, Alison Sydor, Missy Giove, Cedric Gracia, Christophe Sauser, Anne-Caroline Chausson, Tinker Juarez and Brian Lopes to name a few. The creation of The Cut freeride crew brought together the audacious riding talents of Aaron Chase, Chris Van Dine and Mick Hannah. Our technologies like HeadShok, Lefty, innovative suspension and optimized aluminum and carbon design directly translated into race victories and riding that continually pushed the limits of what's possible on a bike. Widely regarded as the bike industry's leading innovator with game-changing technologies, Cannondale and its handcrafted bicycles continue to be recognized by organizations from both inside and outside the industry including: Many of the ideas that keep Cannondale products on the cutting edge come from the sponsored athletes on the company's professional racing teams. The feedback provided by the company's riders, combined with Cannondale's best-in-class production processes, fuel a near constant stream of both new innovations and improvements to existing products. With a laser focus on a rider-first mentality, we push our employees, our dealers and the bike industry. These refinements aren't limited to the company's competitive road racing and mountain bikes, however; the insights gained through racing, coupled with Cannondale's quest for constant improvement, have also benefited the company's wide array of lightweight recreational bikes as well as its lines of state-of-the-art cycling apparel and parts & accessories. This is summed up in our mantra to: never settle in our quest to create the perfect ride.
  Herbalife24
We are a global nutrition company that has helped people pursue a healthy, active life since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management and personal care products are available exclusively through dedicated independent Distributors in more than 80 countries. We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including the LA Galaxy and FC Barcelona soccer clubs, as well as champions in more than 15 other sports. Our Mission is to change people’s lives by providing the best business opportunity in direct selling and the best nutrition and weight-management products in the world.
http://www.herbalife.com/
  Lane Ochi DDS
Lane M. Ochi  D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D.,  graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 1981. He holds Fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.He has lectured to national and international audiences on the subject of aesthetic restorative dentistry and occlusion. He has been selected by the Consumers' Research Council of America as one of “America's Top Dentists”. Named in “The Best Dentists in America”, who selected him following an exhaustive peer-review survey in which the nation’s top dentists confidentially evaluated their professional colleagues. And, was selected by his peers as an outstanding practicing dentist in Southern California, and named in Super Dentists.  Dr. Ochi maintains a full time private practice in Beverly Hills with an emphasis on physiologic and aesthetic restorative dentistry. His patients include Academy Award winners, and some of the most recognized names in the entertainment business.  Dr. Ochi is currently the longest continuing sponsor of La Grange, and and can be reached at his office at 310 275-4491.
  Peet's Coffee
When Alfred Peet opened a small coffee store on the corner of Walnut and Vine Streets in Berkeley, CA, few noticed that a revolution was brewing. But, Mr. Peet had other plans. Born in Holland, Alfred Peet grew up in the coffee trade and moved to America after World War II. Shocked by what the U.S. called coffee, Mr. Peet opened the first Peet's Coffee & Tea store on April 1, 1966. His style of coffee was unlike anything Americans had ever tasted before – small batches, fresh beans, superior quality, and a dark roast produced a coffee that was rich and complex. By 1969, Peet's Coffee & Tea had become a gathering place for coffee devotees, called Peetniks, and a magnet for other artisan food crafters. The world's first "foodies" congregated in the storefronts around Peet's Coffee and the area soon had a name – The Gourmet Ghetto. The artisan coffee movement was beginning to gain ground. Alfred Peet's influence continued to grow as he inspired a new generation of coffee entrepreneurs, including the founders of Starbucks. Over the past four decades, Peet's growth has been fueled by the ever-increasing numbers of true coffee lovers in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the nation. Despite this growth, we remain true to the same principle that inspired our founder – an unrelenting commitment to quality. Since 1966, our goal has remained the same: we continually strive to raise the bar for the American coffee industry, while always delivering a great tasting cup for those who truly love coffee – for those whom a cup of coffee could only mean a cup of Peet's.
http://www.peets.com/
  Pfeiffer Thigpen FitzGibbon & Ziontz LLP
Pfeiffer Thigpen FitzGibbon & Ziontz LLP is a boutique law firm specializing in commercial litigation, real estate, entertainment, business and environmental law matters. Each of our partners practiced for many years in well-respected national and international law firms prior to joining the Firm. This experience allows us to provide our clients with the highest level of legal representation while at the same time providing the personalized service and flexibility of a boutique firm. Through our smaller size and the efficient use of technology we are able to provide first-rate legal services on a more cost-effective basis than most larger firms.We primarily handle legal matters for businesses, from public companies to small business and every size in between, but also handle matters for individuals whose legal needs align with our skills and Firm focus.The core of the Firm’s practice involves litigation and dispute resolution matters of all types. The Firm’s lawyers have significant experience at all phases of the litigation process, from the filing of a Complaint through trial and appeal. The trial experience of the Firm’s litigators is significant and forms the foundation of the Firm’s ability to provide sound guidance and representation to its clients. Firm lawyers have handled over 70 trials and/or arbitrations including class action jury trials, long civil jury trials, complex trials, as well as more routine trials and arbitrations, all on a cost-effective and successful basis.Understanding how litigation relates to a client’s financial and business goals is a crucial part of providing sound advice and developing the most effective case strategy. Thus, in some instances seeking a negotiated resolution of a dispute, such as through mediation, can best serve the client’s interest and Firm lawyers have resolved hundreds of cases through alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediations and settlement conferences.Technology also plays an important role in allowing a Firm of our size to be effective in managing large volumes of information. We have first-rate litigation support databases and imaging technology, as well as experience in using such tools effectively, to help manage cases from modest in size all the way to complex litigation that has massive volumes of documents or electronically stored information, or e-discovery.The Firm handles a broad range of real estate matters for a many types of clients and it has particular expertise in (a) commercial lease matters and all aspects of the purchase and sale of real estate, including due diligence and financing, (b) development and construction matters of all types, and we represent developers, contractors and owners as clients, and (c) real estate litigation of all types.The Firm handles all types of environmental matters for a wide range of clients, but primarily business clients. We have experience in litigation and administrative matters of all types including California Proposition 65, Consumer Product Safety matters, contaminated property matters including CERCLA, regulatory compliance matters including the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act, Hazardous Waste and underground storage tank issues, all variety of California state environmental laws, as well as brownfields and CEQA issues.The Firm also handles many types of entertainment matters for a wide range of clients, although we do not typically represent talent on a percentage basis. Specific areas of expertise include entertainment litigation, negotiation of contracts of all types, copyright matters and assistance with internet and social media business issues.We look forward to helping La Grange club members and the businesses with their legal needs and are happy to support the club’s racing mission.
http://www.pfzlaw.com
  Rudy Project
For more than 27 years Rudy Project has been committed to technology and technological innovations that offer unique solutions for athletes and weekend warriors. The unquestionable excellence of the Rudy Project line of products is a result of the desire and intuition to continuously create new ideas and to implement them in the form of development activities and quality management, on-going research in the field of materials, a rigorous program of experimentation and testing, and in interactive relationships with the recipients of the finished product. The results are astonishing. The combination of design and professionalism, the merger of aesthetics and materials: the winning mix... Our magic. Our athletes. Our men and women.The stars of the Rudy Project World.
http://www.e-rudy.com/en/
  TriFitLA
In a city crowded with corporate-owned gyms and yoga studios... a truly independent health club can be found in the most unlikely of places: the buttoned-up (though freethinking) Yahoo Center in Santa Monica, CA. Created by athletes, for athletes, TRIFIT is the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Bernard and Gina Baski [+]. TRIFIT Club & Studios offers cutting-edge programming combined with dedicated coaching from professionals who understand genuine fitness of body, mind and spirit. Completing the picture is TrüYoga [+], one of Los Angeles' first "green," eco-friendly yoga studios, designed by a world-renowned yogi and architect, offers a variety of classes taught by some of LA's most celebrated yoga instructors. The TRIFIT and TrüYoga facility offers:A 25-yard lap poolNew dry saunaA newly designed yoga studio (featured in Vogue Magazine)A virtual-reality cycling studio with 100 inch screenGroup exercise classes including a variety of core, sports-specific conditioning classes, cardio boxing and swim classes.Three squash courts, squash league and loungeTwo outdoor tennis courtsA fully equipped weight and cardiovascular room2,100 square foot yoga studio with rope wallFull menu of massage services and massage studioPilates reformer private sessionsTea lounge and retail boutique in yoga studioFull locker room amenities and towel serviceFree valet parking and three hour paid parkingRace programming for your first 5k, 10k, triathlonA newly opened USA Triathlon testing Center providing: metabolic testing, lactate testing, run gait analysis, physical therapy, bike fitting and more.The philosophy behind TRIFIT is that there are three pillars of fitness: Strength Cardiovascular Conditioning Flexibility –hence the TRIFIT name. We stand behind each pillar of fitness as an integral component of a balanced and holistic approach to fitness. TRIFIT... It's not a club, it's a lifestyle.
http://trifitmultisport.com/, http://www.trifitla.com/
  CalBikeLaw
With more than 35 years’ experience, CalBikeLaw represents injured cyclists throughout the South Bay and California. We’ve handled more than 200 bicycle-car accident cases and recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.CalBikeLaw, established by Gerry Agnew and Bruce Brusavich founders of personal injury law firm AgnewBrusavich, is a platform to educate and advocate for victims and their families who have been injured in bicycle accidents. CalBikeLaw aims to prevent these accidents by creating public awareness of bike safety and bicyclists’ rights, as well as rules and responsibilities of the road.Our personal familiarity with cycling, as competitive amateur bike racers and enthusiastic cyclists, has contributed to our success throughout the cycling community. We care about our client’s recovery and justice.If you or a family member have been injured in an accident, you need an experienced legal team that understands your situation and will ensure your rights and your family are protected, your medical bills are paid, and your legal claims will be resolved with the best possible outcome.Have you been in an accident? Contact us today!
http://calbikelaw.com/
  Giro
Giro comes from a unique place. Santa Cruz, California’s location—at the intersection of surf and mountains—attracts people of an independent mindset: outdoors people; iconoclasts who set their own priorities, more inclined to put human values ahead of corporate interests. Counter intuitively, it turns out that Santa Cruz, a place where business shuts down when the surf is up, has proven to be a powerful entrepreneurial incubator.
  Lee Ziff
Lee has has a stellar reputation in the brokerage community, with 20 years experience representing real estate buyers and sellers in about 500 successful transactions. Lee is consistently Top 1% in sales in the nation and works with a huge range of properties from 1 bedroom condos to huge celebrity estates.Lee is based in Beverly Hills with Keller Williams but handle transactions in almost every neighborhood in Los Angeles. He has a reputation for handing high end properties but loves to work with first time buyers and has handled many transactions for La Grange members.
  RAAM
http://www.raamcorp.com
  Seth Davidson Bike Injury Lawyer
Personal injury law firm that represents injured bicyclists on a contingency fee basis. Available 24/7 via cell phone at (424) 241-8118.
http://www.facebook.com/sethlegal
  crispelements
Brian Koester founded crispelements on a simple idea: clarity first, last, and always.The drive for clarity served Brian well throughout his advertising career where his accomplishments include creating campaigns for Mitsubishi automobiles, launching a $300 million campaign for IBM, and growing PeoplePC Internet service from 500,000 users to more than a million. As well as picking up an award or two along the way.Web sites designed by crispelements will always be easy for consumers to navigate, provide information in a straightforward manner, and effectively communicate your brand’s benefits and features.Brian’s favorite part of being a web designer is transforming a client’s vision into reality so they can overcome challenges and achieve their business goals.
http://www.crispelements.com