(L-R) Ryan Villopoto, Zach Osborne, Marvin Musquin, Tyla Rattray, Broc Tickle, Aldon Baker, Kelly Lumgair, and Ryan Dungey were among the star attendees at the annual A1 Ride Daze.

Specialized A1 Ride Daze

Held the Sunday morning after the season-opening Monster Energy Supercross at Angels Stadium, the Specialized A1 Ride Daze mountain bike ride is always a good time. A road ride portion is held on Saturday, but seeing as it is the day of the race we’ve never been able to check it out because we’re already at the track! This year’s event was held in memory of Nicky Hayden, who lost his life tragically in a cycling accident in 2017.


Each year, commemorative Specialized water bottles are handed out. This year, it was emblazoned with Hayden’s signature stars and stripes 69.

This year, several Supercross racers showed up to join in on the fun; most notably Anaheim One winner Marvin Musquin and his Red Bull KTM teammate Broc Tickle, as well as fellow Baker’s Factory rider Zach Osborne. Retired racers Ryan Dungey, Jeremy McGrath, Wil Hahn, Tyla Rattray, Jeff Ward, and Ryan Villopoto were also on hand.

Ryan Villopoto shares a laugh with his friend and former trainer Aldon Baker.

Chad Reed showed up to enjoy the ride with MotoGP stars Cal Crutchlow and Jack Miller, and they were among the fastest finishers in the group, which grew to over 200 riders this year.


On Chad Reed’s @crtwotwo Instagram: Fun pedal with the boys at the @iamspecialized @nicky_hayden ride day.

The event was hosted by Rock N’ Road Cyclery and started from the parking lot at the Mission Viejo store. Riders rode a bit of bike path before popping out on the road near the famous Cook’s Corner, then climbed Modjeska Road and Santiago Truck Trail before descending the Luge singletrack, a trail that is highly regarded as the best in Orange County.


Muscle Monster, Specialized, Mind FX and more set up a cool vendors’ row in front of the Mission Viejo Rock N. Road Cyclery.

Popular Supercross privateer racers Alex Ray and the Entinknap brothers – Adam and Tyler – also showed up to enjoy a nice Sunday recovery ride after the races. The Entinknap brothers even had their pair of Honda CRF450R race bikes in the back of their truck. “We’re driving home after this, dawg!” said Adam.


The Seven Deuce Tres and Seven Deuce Deuce…redefining cycling style.

Alex Ray – and his massive calves – carve a corner on The Luge.


Former Supercross and Motocross Champion Johnny O’Mara (far left) captains a powerful amateur MTB race team that is sponsored by Baghouse Industrial and Specialized bikes.

Jeremy McGrath: style on anything with two wheels!