Category Archives: Rapha
e r t z u i ° film: Rapha European Builders Film – Footprints

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  

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 BikesCrema Cycles, Crisp Titanium, Edelbikes, Festka, St Joris CyclesVandeyk Contemporary CyclesVogel Fahrradrahmenbau and Tiziano Zullo.

See more at Rapha

Apr 11, 2013 3 comments
The Rapha Women’s 100

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!

Mar 8, 2013 Comments are OFF
Paper Friends Opens Tonight at Rapha Cycle Club SF

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
San Francisco,CA

Thanks for the heads up Tracko!

Feb 16, 2013 3 comments