Monrovia: Resource Links for Championship

Enjoy Monrovia!  This was home to Upton Sinclair and the first home of the company that became McDonalds.  Monrovia is a quaint town, started in the late 1800s, with lots of cute restaurants and places to relax.  But you will be at a robotics tournament! Teams will be coming in from all over the Region, from Kern County to South Orange County out through Palmdale, Perris, and Lancaster.  Teams may be seeking food for lunch and other resources.  Some teams might need . . . mechanical parts? Hardware and Electronics Missing something important?  Gracious Professionalism might end up with parts you need from other teams, but if you need to find a missing wire or tool, here are some suggestions:

  • Drone N Hobbies (NEW!), 941 W. Foothill Blvd. Monrovia, CA (1 minute) – Sat 10am-6pm
  • Orchard Supply, 725 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia (2 minutes) – Sat. 7am-9pm
  • Home Depot, 1625 South Mountain Avenue, Monrovia (8 minutes) – Sat. 5am-11pm
  • Wal*Mart, 1600 Mountain Ave, Duarte  (8 minutes) – Sat. 9am-12am
  • Best Buy, 1470 Mountain Ave, Duarte  (8 minutes) – Sat. 10am-9pm
  • Harbor Freight, 3660 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena (10 minutes) – Sat. 8am-8pm
Restaurants There will be great opportunities to buy food onsite, supporting Monrovia’s robotics booster organization, and two food trucks for your dining pleasure.  You’ll be able to buy coffee and breakfast-y stuff after your team checks in as well.   But Monrovia has abundant places if you want to grab coffee or breakfast when you hit town, or to eat with your team before you head home.  Here’s some suggestions: Coffee or Breakfast: Food During the Day or Before the Drive Home:

Please note – the cooking or selling of food at this event by anyone other than the tournament hosts is not allowed.

  Hotels Planning to come in early to not drive in the early morning hours?  You can find TripAdvisor listings at   Here are a few hotel suggestions: ]]>