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    Empire Bikes Chino Hills Grand Opening & Group Ride Sunday 9/16

    I stopped in to buy a CO2 cartridge and they gave me a flier for their grand opening and group rides on Sunday 9/16. More info on their facebook page, looks like the road ride is 47 miles leaving at 8am. They have a good selection of Giant road bikes and a few Scott's. Address is 4200 Chino Hills Pkwy Suite #675 (on the north end of the strip mall.)

    Info on the grand opening and group ride loops:
    http://www.facebook.com/events/522485791101321/

    There's a picture of the inside of the bike shop on their facebook page:
    http://www.facebook.com/EmpireBikes?filter=2

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    Any idea if they'll let people interested in becoming roadies get fitted to a bike, and test ride it on their kid-friendly route? I asked them on fb too; if an answer hasn't been posted here, I'll post it when I get an answer from them.
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    Cool thanks. I have a job meeting a few blocks away on the 19th, I will try to stop by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JusRelax View Post
    Any idea if they'll let people interested in becoming roadies get fitted to a bike, and test ride it on their kid-friendly route?
    Most shops will let you go on an extended test ride if they think you are serious about buying. I live in Chino Hills so let me know if you want another route recommendation (I suspect the kiddie ride is not ideal for road bikes.)

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    Turns out that my friend that is interested in getting into road-riding may end up taking the bikesdirect route instead; if he decides otherwise, I may take you up on that offer to suggest a different route.
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    I started on this ride but had to cut it short. I got a flat about 3-5 miles in. After I flixed the flat, I inspected the tire and realized it was tore up. Turned around.
    Checked out the shop. Very nice store with friendly staff.

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    Wish I was able to go to this, if only for the swag. Were they really giving out camelbak bottles? Learned about them from a dude handing out cards at the foothill training ride yesterday. Seems like they cater more towards MTB though from what I saw of their pics.

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    The 42 mile road ride with 3200ft. of climbing was a bit too ambitious for me. Although I think if you're going to do Carbon Canyon riding in a group is a must. Not sure why they headed out east through Chino though. I think that route would be funner and easier the opposite direction.

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