I just stumbled across this amazing documentary originally shot for the Discovery Channel about the second-ever Iditabike race across Alaska—210 miles of frozen toes and ruddy cheeks. Produced by Mark Forman, it won the Interbike Film Festival in 1994.
The technology (and fashion!) sure has changed over the last 25 years. I can’t wait to see what bikes we’ll be riding 25 years from now.Tweet
You don’t even have to pay the troll toll.Tweet
More than 1,000 cyclists clogged the streets in front of the city’s transportation offices last week to highlight the dangerous conditions on the city’s streets. Six cyclists have died in the past two-weeks and tensions are riding high. Organizers are demanding that 10 percent of the city’s transportation budget be spent on cycling infrastructure.
By the way, we’re getting pumped for SSCXWC! Will we see you there?Tweet
Here’s the first part of the documentary about the Transcontinental Race, from London to Istanbul. Get caught up with the backstory here.Tweet
For three decades, Pittsburgh’s strongest (and craziest) riders have been racing up the steepest streets in a city where a “hill” doesn’t count unless it’s more than a 20% grade, and the steepest climbs a world-record 38%.
Can’t make it this year, or just don’t think you’re crazy enough? You can watch a live stream over at cyclingfusion.com.Tweet
The Cycle Messenger World Championships are being hosted by Mexico City in 2014, May 28 – June 5.
The best bike messengers from around the world compete on a closed course sanctioned by the International Federation of Bike Messengers Associations (IFBMA).Tweet
BikeCraft is a one-of-a-kind holiday gift fair that draws together Portland’s best artists, designers, and producers to showcase their creations made specifically with the bicycle-lover in mind. Browse and shop hand-made, locally produced gifts, bicycle accessories, jewelry, art, fashion, paper goods, and more. The event is hosted this year by Velo Cult in Portland. Admission is free but bring funds for shopping, coffee, beer and snacks.
Saturday, November 30
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
After-party: 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 1
11. a.m to 6 p.m.Tweet
Chris Igleheart is one of the longest-tenured and most-respected names in custom framebuilding. From building his own bikes to working under contract with brands like Cielo, Chris has built some amazing bikes. He even appeared in a two-page spread in Issue #11.
Recently Chris was hit by a car in Portland and fractured his left tibia. Swobo, Rapha, Chris King and other Portland-area businesses are all kicking in to host a fundraising party on his behalf to help offset medical costs. We hear he is going to be ok but has a long way to go before he can work or ride a bike again.
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By Shannon Mominee
If you like custom frames, clever accessories, cool components, and good people the Philly Bike Expo is the place to be. Dennis Jordan of The Leather Arts Store displayed his handmade toptube leather wine bottle holsters, saddlebags, belts, and shoulder bags. Jeff Williams’ booth featured bike-themed paintings. A display of vintage Schwinn Paramount track and road bikes were on display across from a sprint competition sponsored by RELoad Bags.
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You’re invited to the Cow Palace for free admission, 230 exhibitors and 48,000 square feet of bikes and beyond.
Dozens of cycling teams, clubs and individuals have purchased tables at the bike swap, while more than 50 manufacturers have signed up for full exhibit booths in the Expo area.
Handmade bicycle enthusiasts are once again offered the opportunity of a complementary on-site photo session for their beautiful bicycles at the Handmade Bicycle Guide studio.
Valet bike parking is free and will be provided by Potrero Bicycle Works, and the expo hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Auto parking is $10 and attendees are requested to arrive by bicycle or to ride share.
What: San Francisco Bicycle Expo
Where: Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, California
When: November 16th, 2013, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championship is headed east this year to the City of Brotherly Love, the same weekend as the Bileknky Junkyard ‘Cross race.
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Photos by Maurice Tierney
The Meet Your Maker Tour is your invitation to ride alongside and hang out with some of Northern California’s best bicycle frame builders and component makers.Tweet
Bruce Gordon has long been a staple of the cycling scene in Petaluma, California, and now he’s opening his first retail location to offer his hand-made frames and components.
The shop will display Bruce Gordon frames for sale, as well as his own personal bikes he has built over the last 40 years. Also on sale will be a growing collection of products from artisans who share Gordon’s commitment to US-made goods, including White Industries, King Cage, and others. Bike service will also be available, from tune-ups to custom bike builds and wheelbuilding.
If you’re in the neighborhood, swing by for the Grand Opening party October 26 from 11-7. Bruce might even wear his fez!Tweet
In 2009 Mark DesJardin was on a group ride when he realized a fellow cyclist was in a bit over her head. He suggested a few other local rides, and the idea for a website to catalog them was formed.
GroupRide.com lets users search for a ride that’s right for them based on their location. They can also create rides themselves and add details such as length, pace, size, drop or no-drop, and more. The details then become searchable to other users as well.
Since the rides in the database rely on user input, there aren’t a ton of rides yet, but you can log in and add your favorite.Tweet