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By: Harlin Price Video: Erik Silverson Northeast Philadelphia doesn’t rank high on my list of areas for a romantic spring picnic, but if you turn a junkyard into a racecourse I’ll venture with glee into the city’s maze of tired row-homes and dirty streets. And, when I say “Northeast” I’m not talking about states that
Believe it or not, it’s been raining here in sunny Southern California. And, while this of course means we’re too afraid to ride, accordingly we’ve had ample time to reflect on the amazing December weather we experienced this past weekend on the annual Campagnolo Holiday Toy Ride.
Like bikes? Like helping under-served kids? Have a wad of cash that’s just waiting to be spent? Well, then look no further. Los Angeles— A one-of-a-kind Cannondale SuperSix Hi-Mod bicycle is on the auction block to help further the mission of the Bahati Foundation and its mission to positively affect the lives of inner city
CARSON, CALIFORNIA— AEG Facilities’ Home Depot Center Velodrome will launch the USA vs. Canada Showdown Series next Tuesday, November 22 at 7 p.m. The series will pit national team riders from the U.S. and Canadian National Teams in both sprint and endurance races in a free-to-the-public evening event. The U.S. and Canadian National Teams are
Theater Thursday is back in style with three new videos for your workday viewing pleasure. Enjoy. Bicycle Portraits – Sina Mabeta Filmed during the portrait project of Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler, this video follows Sina on her postal route through rural South Africa. For more info on the project, click here. For a neat
Bicycle Portraits is a group consisting of South Africans Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler. The two men have set out to create a three-part book during their two-year journey around South Africa. They’ve taken over 500 portraits in pursuit of their goal to depict South Africa’s commuter culture, though the two quickly discovered that the
Italian race car driver Alex Zanardi lost both of his legs in a gruesome crash in 2001. A decade later he has just won the Handcycle division of the New York City Marathon. Check out this link for more on Zanardi’s story.
Curated for you here is another installment of Theater Thursday. On tap for this week is Riding the Long White Cloud, a featured film in last year’s Bicycle Film Festival. This flick follows several professional skateboarders on a cycling tour of New Zealand’s skating hotspots. Also making the cut is Rapha’s Rapha Rides Little Switzerland,
The second annual Red Hook Criterium Milano is scheduled for Oct. 15 in the Bovisa area of Milano. An offshoot of the quickly-expanding series started in Brooklyn, New York, the unsanctioned race is held late at night and is contested by roadies, track racers and messengers alike. Track bikes are mandatory and the course is
Since we’re currently stuck in our office in a decidedly overcast hamlet of Southern California, it’s always nice when we get items like this in the post. So while we were imagining ourselves on a bit of a riding trip across the pond, we took note of the guide’s smart design (it’s printed on waterproof,
Timbuk2, one of the pioneers of the original messenger bag has partnered with Amazon with the launch of their latest line of Kindle e-readers and has produced a line of accessories to match. The Reading Jacket, among others, takes Timbuk2’s easily recognizable design aesthetic and applies it to a Kindle-size package. Check ’em out here.
The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge pairs some of the country’s most talented bike craftsmen with a unique challenge: to design and build the the ideal modern utility bike. Why a utility bike? Well the organizers of the Challenge offer this: “The two-wheeled revolution won’t come on the saddle of a race bike or a