Here’s the latest from e r t z u i ° Film.
“FILM Shot & Directed by Kristian Ansand & Martin Gilluck | Music by A Dancing Beggar | Produced by ERTZUI FILM ertzui.de
The Rapha Continental was established in the United States in 2007 with the aim of rediscovering the lost spirit of cycling. To help realise that ambition, the Rapha Continental joined forces with the finest independent framebuilders in America. In recognition of the Continental’s continued expansion in 2013, Rapha is now proud to be working with some of the finest independent framebuilders around the world.
The result is a growing collection of custom bikes that reflect the craft and heritage of global framebuilding, bikes that are versatile enough to handle the wide range of terrain that the Continental riders encounter. Meticulously designed and entirely handbuilt, they combine technology and innovation with individuality and flair, creating elegant, understated bikes that handle beautifully and perform brilliantly.”
As the Rapha Continental continues to grow, Rapha will be working with some of the best bespoke framebuilders in each Continental territory. In 2013, these will include:
Amaro Bikes, Crema Cycles, Crisp Titanium, Edelbikes, Festka, St Joris Cycles, Vandeyk Contemporary Cycles, Vogel Fahrradrahmenbau and Tiziano Zullo.
See more at Rapha
Today is International Women’s Day and Rapha is throwing their #WOMENS100 on July 7th. Here are the details:
The Rapha Women’s 100 - JULY 7th, 2013
We invite you to ride at least 100k with us this July 7th, 2013. This is the same day that the Etape du Tour is happening in France. Each year this event kicks off with some crazy participation number 0f 25,000 people riding the same route as the Tour de France. Unfortunately, the number of women who do this event is quite paltry. So, in an effort to get that number up, we have declared “l’attaque” (that’s French for “attack!”) on this day. Let us see how many women we can get riding on the day!
QUESTION?: Never ridden 100k before? Not a problem.
Over the next 16 weeks – roughly the time before July 7th – we will be providing tips, tricks and general guidelines to get you up and over your first 100k. We have lined up a good amount of bi-weekly (I can tell you this already that it is going to spill over to more than bi-weekly) content focused on getting you there. All brought to you by the fantastic women that we ride and interact with on a daily basis both here in Portland as well as some great celebrities in our little world of cycling (people like Gem Atkinson from Bianchista - who is the great rider and smiley woman in our Spring Summer catalog. You may notice that she likes to wear pearls. Which is awesome.)
There will be more about this in the coming weeks than you could ever imagine. As well, the San Francisco based Women’s Prestige on April 13th (which is full with 24 teams of women) will be a sounding board for what the Rapha Women’s 100 as we hope to inspire all of these ladies to join us in July.
How many women can we get to ride 100k on that day? 100? 1,000? 10,000? 100,000?
How to Follow Along?
How do you know if you’re doing it right? Well, you can’t do it wrong, that is for sure. The #WOMENS100 hashtag is going to be a great place to look to find some of the inspirational women who are helping us get there. Instagram and Twitter, go for it. Strava will also have a page completed by tomorrow to help show how many women have signed up on the day. Also, we have set up an Events tab on the Rapha Facebook Page to help you follow along.
Also, don’t miss out on the very impressive Rapha Women’s collection and the Festa Della Donna sale this season!
Photos by Ben Ingham
Check out the newest offerings from Rapha’s SS13 line. I’m pumped to see some more women’s offerings and as always, the full line looks great. See more from the Spring Summer 2013 Lookbook for Training & Racing here and the women’s bib shorts here.
Hey Cindy and Mal!
Tonight at the Rapha Cycle Club SF, Steven Nereo, aka the Single Ape is having an art opening and party. Don’t miss this show. There will be great artwork, great people and some great products for sale, including Paper Friends Purist bottles and Ramblin Rolls!
Paper Friends at the Rapha Cycle Club SF
Saturday February 16th, 7pm
2198 Filbert St
Thanks for the heads up Tracko!
Photo by George Marshall
One of my favorite dudes in Austin, BMX legend / Fairdale mastermind, Taj Mihelich was interviewed by the Albion‘s George Marshall for the Rapha Wayfaring blog. How’s that for a link-heavy opener? Make sure you check this one out!
There’s one day left on those Team Rapha Focus Oakley Frogskins I posted on eBay. Get your bid on here.
Remember these? Well this time I’m the one doing the auctioning and I’m donating 100% of the proceeds to a cycling-related charity. I started bidding last night at $.99 and it’s already over $300. If you missed them before, now’s your chance to pick up one of these ultra limited shades. Bid here.
Photos by Emily Maye
On Friday, Rapha launched their Team Sky 2013 collection online, shot by photographer Emily Maye. As someone who will always credit his inspiration, I have to say that these are some of the best Rapha product photos to date. See the full photoset here.
Listen up as SIR Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky introduces the new Team Sky and Rapha union. More to come…
I can just hear the word now: leeeverrrs. Rapha Japan’s Facebook page is filled with a ton of great riding photos but the new Rapha-branded tire levers are quite popular at the moment. I wonder when these will go into circulation?