Category Archives: Events
Swift Industries: Bike the Kasbah in SF Tomorrow
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This looks like a great way to spend a Wednesday night in SF, brought to you by Swift Industries and Huckleberry Bicycles:

Salsa Cycles takes you around the world with the launch of their new word touring bike, we’re excited to be one of the first to carry it but it’s a secret! You will just have to join us to see what all the fuss is about.

And Swift Industries cooks up amazing camp food to fuel the ride with taste testing, cooking demonstrations and different stove and food options. Moroccan food and drinks will be provided along with great music.”

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Jul 28, 2015 Comments are OFF
The Rapha Women’s 100 is This Sunday
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If you’ve been considering riding the Women’s 100, now’s your chance. This weekend, thousands upon thousands of female cyclists will take to the streets in cities around the world and ride 100km. In Austin, the ride meets up at Mellow Johnny’s at 7am on Sunday. Be there for a chill pace and over 100 other ladies. To find out what’s happening in your city, head over to Rapha.

Jul 24, 2015 Comments are OFF
The Official Get Sick Day Worldwide Recap – Sean Talkington
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The Official Get Sick Day Worldwide Recap
Photos from a whole lotta folks and words by Sean Talkington

Think about what we use our personal or sick days for? Dumb stuff. Staying home sick (or if you have kids you stay home when they get sick), going to the doctor, going to the DMV, jury duty, visiting in-laws, funerals, etc. Question: What do all of these things have in common? The Answer: None of them are fun. Sure, you can schedule your vacation time around whatever events you want but what if you really just want or need a single day to get your head right? Can you just tell your boss “I think I am going to skip tomorrow and ride my bike locally all day with some buddies. Might do a little swimming too. Fuck it. Maybe even grab tacos after and watch the sunset.” Some of you have awesome bosses but the majority of us are afraid to take a day off for ourselves… (more…)

Jul 22, 2015 17 comments
The PDX Invitational is This Saturday
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Don’t have any 4th plans, but would like to avoid drunken crowds of people searching for fireworks? Maybe you’d prefer to be on a bike ride instead? Live in Portland? Well, if you haven’t heard of the PDX Invitational, this one’s for you.

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Jul 1, 2015 Comments are OFF
Cadence: Open House this Thursday
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This Thursday, Cadence’s shop is having an open house to launch their new Keta kits. They’ll also have select works from Dustin Klein on display as well as a For the Love of Mud screening. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, make sure you swing by!

Jun 30, 2015 Comments are OFF
The Mellow Johnny’s Local Frame Builders Showcase Recap
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Last week, Mellow Johnny’s had the great pleasure of hosting a frame builder’s happy hour that showcased the work of five local bicycle artisans. With so many talented frame builders in the immediate Austin area, it only makes sense to get them out of their work sheds and together for a party. Icarus, Chumba, Kirklee, Paramour, and Saila all descended upon the shop for a night where they could showcase their work and talk to established fans as well as potential clients.

The energy was rambunctious. Halfway through the night, I found myself surrounded by over 100 people who were enjoying beer, friends, and the company of some beautiful bicycles. The amount of “oh’s” and “ah’s” were uncountable. From someone marveling over the beautiful weld work of Lauren from Saila to an in-depth conversation about carbon frame repair with KirkLee, there was something for all tastes. The amount of support and admiration that was had for these humble local builders was a testament to the tight-knit and passionate community that is evident in Austin’s cycling community.

For myself, the highlight of the night was hanging out with the fellas of Chumba Cycles. After talking with them about their home base right down the road from Pace Bend State Park and witnessing their love of beer, it was clear these guys loved to shred and loved to have a good time. The coolest bike they brought was a fully loaded 29+ rig called the Ursa 29+. Able to fit a 3.0 inch tire, the Ursa is clearly a bike that has the potential to handle just about any terrain you could throw at it. Three bottle cages and the ability to run a Singlespeed, 1x, or 2x set up leads to extreme versatility and the option for fully loaded camping or an afternoon shred session at your favorite local trails. The Ursa they brought was outfitted with their Zulu series bags for handlebar, stem, seat, and frame. Vince from Chumba shared with me his story about taking the bike to Ecuador for a 7-day bikepacking trip from Cotapaxi to Chimborazo and all I could think about for the rest of the night was the plan for my next bikepacking trip!

All in all, the event was a huge success. Good times were had, there was much “nerding out” on bikes, and many Topo Chicos and beers were consumed. If you have a local frame builder in your town and you’re looking for your next bike, it’s so important to see what they have to offer. Check out a few more photos below and see the full gallery at Mellow Johnny’s.

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Jun 26, 2015 3 comments