Thanks to everyone who came to the King of Gravus ride today, it was cold and wet but that didn’t keep us from having fun on the trails. I’m in Berlin for the Berliner Fahrradschau and to experience Berlin Bike Week. So if you’re in town, come by the Crema Cycles booth and say hello!
Going to Berlin for the Berliner Fahrradschau? First of all, I’ll see you there. Second, if you’re in town early on Friday (that’s tomorrow!) come on this 65km ride called the King of Gravus… See the full ride details below! (more…)
Rad Race put together a video recap series from Sixdays Berlin. Here’s days 1-3 and you can see the rest at the Rad Race Vimeo page.
Being priced out of your location is not fun and unfortunately, it’s hit Keirin Berlin:
“Last week our landlord informed us, that he will increase the rent by 30% and will try to sell the storefront. This will lead to the end of #KeirinBerlin We don’t have rich parents, nor do we have lots of cash on Swiss bank-accounts. Moving is not really an option, as #Berlin gets sold to investors and it’s only a matter of time till not only #Kreuzberg is the new Brooklyn… When we moved here in 2004, they begged us to take this place and gave us a 50% reduce on the rent. Please share this! And if you have any ideas let us know! We will be working on some projects to not only#savethetrackbike but to keep the first ever cycle culture cafe going and #savekeirinberlin as thisisnotamerica#gentrification sucks not only on #gentrificationtuesdaysPlease won’t let Leonard Cohen’s prediction “First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin…” happen and #rideyourbike everyday, because #cycling not only unites..”
Stay tuned to the @KeirinBerlin Instagram for updates, as I’m sure Mort will develop a plan shortly.
From Berlin comes Inch Pitch, a new print and t-shirt line, inspired by vintage cycling icons…
Here’s a video about Mianzi Rei, a woman who rides and races track in Berlin, shot on a Red…
Although it’s far from the spartan life of East Berlin, living in the west part of town is not always easy. The instability in world politics is constantly reminding the citizens of how vulnerable their city is. West Berliners stoically maintain a spirit of normality in their isolation. Their celebrations and manifestations of life before the wall serve as rituals that keep the absurdity of the surrounded city at bay…
Check out this look inside Keirin Berlin. It’s in German, but there are some nice shots of the shop’s interior.
This event always looks so awesome.
“In its 5th anniversary year, the Berliner Fahrrad Schau has established itself once and for all among exhibitors and audiences as a contemporary and influential trend show for urban bicycle themes, racing, bicycle accessories and bicycle fashion, and has already set a course for the year 2015. Next, the trade fair will be part of the planned multi-day Berlin Bicycle Week.”
Ucon and 8Bar Bikes got together recently to take the concept of creating a ‘featherlight’ track bike to the next level. Personally, I think this came out great! I really love the paint and the details down to the collaboration caps and straps. The video is a little long, but you get the idea.
Check out more photos of the bike and the process below!