The 2014 Red Bull Mini Drome NYC
Words and photos by Chris Lee
This year’s Red Bull Mini Drome took place at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on June 28th. Unlike last year’s frigid race, this year took place in the middle of summer and brought a much higher (and more leveled) caliber of racing to the event. Racers definitely took note from the year previous and brought fixed gear freestyle bikes, fixed gear DJ bikes and a lighter gear ratio. This made for some really impressive bike handling and transition pumping skills to be shown off while each racer gained more speed with every lap.
This year’s Mini Drome featured a new “fastest team” category which Brooklyn Machine Works took home. And of course the individual fastest racer which went to Brooklyn local, David Rodebough.
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That’s right, BFF NYC is kicking off tonight. head over to the Bicycle Film Festival for program information and ticket purchasing.
This is too good to not share… And please, we can all see this is reckless, there’s no point in stating the obvious in the comments. Instead, let’s embrace the epicness of #WheelieWednesdayz.
NYC’s Boda Boda has a new web store, stocked with patches, kits, bottles and shirts. Head to Boda Boda to check it out.
While I was riding the Oregon Outback, Search and State setup this contest. I guess it wasn’t really a contest, as much as a call for entries. Head over to Search and State to read up on what Joseph Henry Holway will be doing!
Here’s the latest from reflective clothing company, ICNY.
It’s Boda Boda time!
If you’ve spent any amount of time with your bike in New York City, then you know it can be an unforgiving place. Bicycle Habitat mechanic Hal has made his internet career f0r Streetsblog by grading people’s bikes locked up in the streets of SoHo. Here is the 2014 edition and check out links to the previous years below.
The Messenger’s Guide To New York City: The West Village and Midtown
Standby with Hiromi/Ghost stories and local comfort with Stoned Tone
Words and photos by Chris Lee
In the second installment of The Messenger’s Guide To New York City, I got a chance to have the man behind Boda Boda, Hiromi Bruni show me around. Hiromi was born and raised in the West Village and knows the neighborhood like the back of his hand. We payed respects to the remains of Gray’s Papaya, a hot dog joint that was a fixture in the neighborhood and got some desert at Rocco’s. We went by Dave’s Work Wear, the local’s only one stop shop for work wear. And finally chilled at his favorite midtown standby spots.
This Friday, Argonaut Cycles would like to invite you to an evening of Space Bikes in NYC. Head over to the Aether Apparel NYC Store from 6-9 PM for free drinks, a presentation from frame builder Ben Farver and the video premier of Brian Vernor‘s Argonaut Deep South Odyssey.
Ben will also have his NAHBS Best in Show bike on display for you to squeeze the brakes and pinch the tires!