Category Archives: Events
The 2016 Philly Bike Expo Mega Jawn Gallery
Photos and words by Jarrod Bunk
I was happy to be able to attend the Philly Bike Expo this year, albeit only for a short period of time. There were so many gorgeous bikes from awesome craftspeople I could’ve only wished for more time at the show, but prior engagements had me out of there a bit earlier than I would have liked. There was so much to see, and it really was bigger than I expected going into it. That being said I was able to capture a few bikes that I really liked, but didn’t get any face time with other builders that I would have loved to. Next year if I am able to make it out I’m going to make sure to not have any time constraints. I feel like this event is going to only grow, which for me as someone who lives in PA, makes me extremely happy.
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Photo by Andy White
The Speedvagen Fit Tour has been all over in the past few years, and this time it’s heading to the East Coast of the US, with stops in NYC, DC and NC. Be sure you check out the shops and dates below and see more information at the Vanilla Workshop! (more…)
This sounds like a lot of fun! From the minds that bring you Melburn Roobaix each year comes the Tour de Melburn:
“After a decade of pounding the pavé during the coldest and wettest month of the year – the Tour de Melburn is a summery twist on the cobbled classic – Melburn Roobaix. Inspired by the big bike race in France, FYXO is injecting all the fun and festive spirit – without the racing. Just like the other Tour, riders will ride in teams of two covering all points of the compass, using their brains in the pursuit of glory. Teams accumulate time bonuses for finding Melburn landmarks, far and wide, high and low. The teams with the most time bonuses up their sleeves will be awarded limited edition Yellow, Green and Polka Dot jerseys.
A Grandest Prize will be raffled to any team that makes it to the finish by days end just for enjoying the day with us – whether they make it first or last, with a musette full of points or none. The inaugural year is one not to be missed.
Vive Le Tour!”
See more and register at the Tour de Melburn!
Usually the sequel doesn’t stack up to the original, yet the consensus I gathered at the Rock Lobster Cup II was that this year’s event was way harder and way more fun. Or maybe just way harder. Having only raced the sequel, I can’t say for sure, but having not raced ‘cross for two years, It was all I could have asked for and more. (more…)
Curtis is the best and these series from MW are always a lot of fun… Here’s the scoop!
“Join us on October 22nd for an evening with Curtis Inglis of Retrotec Cycles. Hear about his 25 years building bikes, SSWC08, restoring British cars, and everything in between. We’ll kick things off with a ride* leaving the shop at 12:30 pm and return to beers and tacos starting around 5:30 pm, with Curtis taking the stage at 6:00 pm.
*The ride: It’s a cyclocross ride. Bring a cyclocross bike and extra tubes (a road bike won’t cut it). There will be rocks and singletrack with the route sometimes erring on the mountain bike side of the spectrum. We’ll be riding in the east bay. Bring some cash for a BART ticket or meet at Rockridge station at 1:00 pm. Not to be missed. Here’s the route.”
RSVP for the event so Mission Workshop has an estimate for attendance.
Tomorrow SWRVE is throwing a warehoue sale at 3421 Verdugo Rd in Los Angeles. 100 Tacos will be there serving up food and Bicycle Coffee LA will be providing caffeine. Expect to walk away with great deals, a full stomach and a good coffee buzz…
Sunrise to Sunset at the 2016 Trans Cascadia
Photos and words by Dylan VanWeelden
The second Trans Cascadia race welcomed 100 primed racers to a blind format enduro race spanning 4 days in the rugged lands of cascadia. It kicked off with a meeting point in the Mackenzie River area where everyone was loaded onto buses with a bag, tent and bike in tow with no idea where they were going. The Trans Cascadia crew worked all season to open long time silent trails to keep even the locals on their toes. Each day hosted a full day of riding unknown trails while the night brought secluded parties only the racers will know.
If you’re looking for a wild experience next year, make sure to sign up when the 2017 registration opens because it tends to sell out in hours. Head to Trans Cascadia!
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Has it really been a year already? A full year since Giro’s Grinduro debuted in Quincy, California. Grinduro is a 63 mile route through Sierra Nevada – you know, those rad mountains, not the beer – with four timed segments. There’s a fire road climb, a fire road descent, a road time trial and a ripping section of singletrack. The event takes place on Saturday, but many people make it a weekend endeavor. Mostly because if you’re going to drive all the way to Quincy, you might as well stay a while. It costs money to race, but all proceeds from the event go to support the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. If it weren’t for their organization, or the volunteers, this event would have never taken off like it has.
Set in the Quincy Fairgrounds, the layout of the event stayed mostly the same. There were car camping spots, RV spots, a marketplace, food vendors and plenty of places to party. (more…)
The Northeast has so many great bike shows and it’s been a while since I’ve been to this one in particular but it always delivers. Make sure to check it out November 5th – 6th! See all the information at the Philly Bike Expo!
24 hours. I’ve always wanted to complete a Sub24 Interbike and this year, it finally became a reality. Part of that had to do with the size of the show this year. It’s noticeably smaller. A lot of the bigger brands have pulled out and other companies are now doing private screenings in hotel suites. Consequently, you can now walk the entire show in half a day, so for someone who keeps their eyes on products and trends within the industry, it makes it easy to hop into a booth and spot the product that’s relevant to the Radavist.
Interbike isn’t only about products though. As a media outlet, I like to connect with the companies that I’ve gotten to know over the years and meet readers who might work in the industry, or are just visiting the tradeshow. Enjoy the Gallery and check out some of my favorites below. (more…)