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The Pasadena Athletic Association (PAA) is a cycling club of over 300 members.

Rides For All

PAA supports rides for riders
of all abilities.


Dirt, Road, Track, Junior,
we do it all!

The Pasadena Athletic Association (PAA) is a cycling club of over 300 members based in the San Gabriel/San Fernando Valley area centered around Pasadena. Teams have raced under the PAA banner since the 1960’s. Though PAA has primarily been known as a masters racing team, the club has morphed into a broad organization representing all types and levels of riders.

PAA boasts current and past members who have won state, national, and international championships on the road, track, cyclocross, and mountain bikes. In 2006, PAA helped launch the PAA Pro team made up of racers competing at the elite level on the road. Additionally, PAA has a structured program of coached rides and clinics available to all its members. So if you’re interested in competing at an elite level on the road or just interested in learning how to be a better rider while making friends we welcome you to join PAA!

The Pasadena Athletic Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purposes are to provide bicycle racing and bicycling activities for the enjoyment of its members, promote bicycling as a sport, and generally advance the interests of bicycling through organized races, coaching and training events.

PAA Road Team @ CBR Upgrade Series

The PAA road team represented at the CBR Upgrade Points & Resume Builder Series in Dominguez Hills, CA.  PAA member and junior, Odinn Thordarson, raced his first adult race in the category 4/5 event. He was able to keep up with the group for more than half the race, while using a 45 tooth front [...]

Midwest Cyclocross Report: Trek CX Cup and Jingle Cross – Kent Hammond

Recently I had the opportunity to spend a week racing bicycles in Waterloo, Wisconsin and Iowa City, Iowa. Both cities were hosting World Cup Cyclocross racing along with races for the non-pros like me. Having once called this area of Wisconsin and Iowa home I figured why not take a week to race bikes, spend time [...]

Tour de Acton – Sponsored by Incycle – Oct 13

Join your fellow PAA riders and friends for a big, challenging loop along some of the most beautiful roads in the Angeles National Forest. Back by popular demand (same route as December 2014 ride), the route will be a tough, but rewarding day in the saddle. We will climb up to Clear Creek from Descanso, [...]

PAA Road Team @ Santa Anita Crit

The PAA Road Team Cat 4 and 5.  This past Sunday, members of the PAA Road team represented at the new Santa Anita Criterium hosted by Majestic Cycling. The race was held in Parking Lot B of the Santa Anita park with a good course layout, including a chicane and a 180 degree turn. It [...]

PAA’s MTB team kicks off the fall MTB season!

PAA represented at the Incycle Hammertime Cross Country Mountain Bike Race, part of the Triple Crown Series at Bonelli Regional Park this past weekend.  6 PAA racers lined up in their respective categories for a fun course. Odinn Thordarson claimed first in the "Beginner Men Under 17", while his dad Bradley Thordarson claimed 2nd in [...]

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