One of the first alleycats I raced in was Monster Track. At the time, it was one of the most exhilarating experiences I have had. It’s crazy to think that this race is in its 14th year and has influenced alleycats the world over. Check out the details for Monster Track 14 at the Facebook page and pick up one of these Cinelli shirts exclusively at the race.
David Trimble’s Red Hook Crit is undergoing some slight changes. For 2013, there will be a new qualifying format in place. Check out the new rules below.
Boda Boda‘s return is much welcomed and this new series entitled NY1:01 is very promising. NYC offers some of the best urban riding in the world. No other city compares and videos like this make me miss my old home and homies. I used to ride this stretch of road every day. Keep these coming man!
Coincidentally, Chris is on his way back to Austin tomorrow!
My friend Sara Kinney made a video for Mess Queen, a legging and accessory company run by Courtney N. Gamble, a cyclist in NYC. This company really started to gain momentum as I was leaving Brooklyn for Austin, so it’s pretty rad to see this video pop up on Vimeo randomly. Check out more of what Mess Queen offers right here.
Props to Affinity and the Raekwon for putting this together for Ride4NY.
“Affinity Cycles and Raekwon from the Wu Tang Clan have come together to design 3 custom bikes to be auctioned off to aid those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. In typical Wu Tang black and yellow, these bikes feature some of New York Cities hardest hit areas, Staten Island, Rockaway, Red Hook and Coney Island.”
Check out more information below, including how you can purchase one of these bikes!
Photo by Emiliano Granado
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Photo by Dan Chabanov
Give me a street-thrashed track bike over a wiped and polished wall hanger anyday. Dan’s 2012 Red Hook Crit Brooklyn-winning Stanridge Speed track bike has seen some time on the NYC streets. Love this photo Dan, dead rat and all.
After a haitus, the great Boda Boda is back, bringing in coverage from NYC’s Cranksgiving 2012.
I love how Ezra can turn an everyday project into a stellar machine like Jason’s Burlington Burner. He describes this as a neo-retro lugged MTB 29r cruiser with a two speed shift-kick. Wow. Check out more at the Fast Boy Flickr.
The newest video from Deux North‘s Hunt series is pretty rad. It’s not just a bunch of dudes climbing a mountain, there’s a dialog here, a tie in with the local’s favorite past time: the demolition derby. Check it out!