November Karma: Folds of Honor

  Happy Monday Gritties In this season of gratitude we are grateful to, once again, celebrate the Folds of Honor Foundation as our November charity of the month. With the motto, Honor Their Sacrifice.  Educate Their Legacy, the Folds of Honor Foundation has been working tirelessly for over a decade to provide educational scholarships to the spouses…

ROCK’TOBER at Grit Cycle

Happy October Gritties! Welcome to our first-ever Roc⚡️-Tober, where we are rockin-and rolling all month long and partying EVERY DAY!!! It’s a new month, an official new season, we have new GRIT apparel in the shop, so we thought we’d “rock” this harvest out with the theme of ROC⚡️’tober where we will bring you rock-n-roll…

How do you define INTEGRITY?

 As one our founding principles, Grit Cycle strives to have INTEGRITY permeate every decision we make.  When Matt and Marisa came together with their vision for Grit Cycle, “INTEGRITY” punctuated almost every conversation for their mission. One of our shop’s first designs was the inteGRITy t-shirt. As Grit Cycle is growing, evolving, and moving forward…

A Grit Story: Kelli Heald

  It’s true when we say, “our clients become family to us;” with Kelli Heald, though, that bond goes even deeper. A Gritty from day one, Kelli has been bouncing with us in the Saddle Room ever since Holy Grail dropped its first beat. To say she and her daughter, Lauren, are our Front-row favorites…

Barks of Love: August Charity of the Month

With 100% of all donated funds going directly to the re-homing of abandoned dogs we at Grit Cycle couldn’t think of a better charity to support during the month of August than Barks of Love. “Barks of Love is the only non-profit canine rescue program in Orange County committed to matching dogs with ideal foster…

July Karma: The Gary Sinise Foundation

Actor and Activist, Gary Sinise believes, “Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide that freedom and security. While we can never do enough to show gratitude…

Summer Beach Safety

  In recognition of our two June charities, the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Foundation + the San Clemente Lifeguard and Junior Guard Foundation we wanted to spotlight some of our own Grit Family Jr. Guard Rockstars.  We think it’s also a good time to review some beach/summer safety tips to keep all us healthy and…

June Monarch Beach Charity: The San Clemente Lifeguard and Junior Guard Foundation

San Clemente Lifeguard and Junior Guard Foundation is dedicated to the enhancing and well-being of visitors to their beach through education, developing and building community partnerships, and obtaining resources to directly support the San /Clemente Marine Safety Division’s Lifeguard and Junior Lifeguard programs. Grit Cycle Monarch Beach loves its new coastal neighborhood, and we believe…

June Charity Costa Mesa: Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards

Started in 2012 by a group of former Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards,  the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards Foundation is a privately funded, non-profit corporation created with the support from the City of Newport Beach to “preserve, complement, and enhance the City of Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Program.“ We, at Grit Cycle, are proud to sponsor…

Grit Story: Gary Williams

Today’s Grit Story is twofold. First, we’re here to celebrate one of our most dedicated and consistent riders: Gary Williams Jr.. There was zero grace period between Gary’s first ride at Grit and him becoming a full-throttle addict. One set of bounces and he was looking to buy a package of classes. He’s rides across the…

April Karma: Second Harvest Food Bank

Much of our discussions involve nutrition and food: What are the best foods and nutrients to put into our bodies? What are the best foods and nutrients to put into our bodies for fuel, for recovery, and for performance? What should I eat  specifically for fitness, maximum efficiency; what should eat after riding in the…