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Luke’s Surgery Benefit Alleycat

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Luke’s Surgery Benefit Alleycat

A few weeks ago, on June 2nd, the Austin cycling community came together to help out a local racer and bike messenger named Luke, who had broken his wrist in a crash while racing. Beat the Clock Cycling Club threw one of the biggest alleycats I’ve been to here in Texas to raise money to cover his medical bills (yay America!). Local businesses like Flat Track Coffee, The Liberty and Cycleast showed their support and people from all over Texas showed up on a sunny Sunday afternoon to RACE…

Check out some narrated photos in the Gallery!

Tools of the trade:
Mamiya 7ii / 80mm
Kodak Portra 400

This Weekend in Austin: Luke’s Surgery Alleycat

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This Weekend in Austin: Luke’s Surgery Alleycat

If you live in Austin and like to race bikes, this might be your only chance to win a race. Why? Because the dude who always wins races (road, alleycat, ss cross, whatever) is out of commission. Luke Kalloch broke his wrist a few weeks back in a road race and has accumulated a hefty surgery bill. To help him out, Beat the Clock Cycling Club is throwing a benefit race and after-party. Luke is one of the nicest (fast guys) you’ll ever meet, so come out and show your support.

I can guarantee this will be a rad event!

The 2013 MASH Anniversary Race

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The 2013 MASH Anniversary Race

This will be the first year where I won’t be in attendance at the Mash anniversary race. I’m sure Mike and the crew will have more information coming along for the three-year anniversary race on May 5th, but for now, this is all I’ve got.

You’ll just have to sit on their blog til then.

Monster Track Cinelli Shirt

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Monster Track Cinelli Shirt

One of the first alleycats I raced in was Monster Track. At the time, it was one of the most exhilarating experiences I have had. It’s crazy to think that this race is in its 14th year and has influenced alleycats the world over. Check out the details for Monster Track 14 at the Facebook page and pick up one of these Cinelli shirts exclusively at the race.

Boneshaker Winter Alleycat

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Boneshaker Winter Alleycat

Colorado seems to be the place to be for alleycats this year. Here’s a video recap from the Boneshaker Winter Alleycat. Don’t miss out on the next race from Denver Chain Chase!

Future races:
King of Colfax – February 24
Team Alleycat – April 6
Velo Smash 2: Full Moon Time Trials – May 25
Mile High Criterium – June 22
Friday Night Fury – August 30

Stuporbowl 16

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Stuporbowl 16

I’ve yet to make it out to the Stuporbowl and once again, I’ll have to say “next time”. You guys have fun!

Mike Martin’s Photos from All Chips on the Table

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Mike Martin’s Photos from All Chips on the Table

Since I can’t make it out to every rad event that takes place in SF, It’s nice to have Mike Martin of Mash to offer up some choice photos from the The Bicycle Art & Design of Garrett Chow: All Chips on the Table gallery show and Cutty Cross race. This show looked amazing and these photos will serve the purpose of introducing you to Garrett’s work if you’re unfamiliar.

Also, don’t miss out on a few shots of Garrett’s Specialized Concept Venge road bike after the show photos.

The 2012 Fijate Alleycat and Criterium

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The 2012 Fijate Alleycat and Criterium

Photos by Aarón Borrás

Last month, in Puerto Rico, the PR Fixed community threw a giant event called Fijate. Riders from both coasts came out to compete, party and soak in the endless summer sun of the Carribean. Photographer Aarón Borrás was there, capturing both the alleycat and the criterium. Check out both posts on PR Fixed.

Messengers

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Messengers

If you’ve been a regular at any NYC alleycat in the past decade, chances are you’ve seen Daniel Leeb there with an entire crew documenting it. He’s been compiling video for the past ten years and has reached the point where he’s ready to do something with it. From the looks of the trailer, Messengers is a documentary about alleycats in NYC, following two key figures: Felipe and Alfred.

Cinecycle has a Kickstarter, so head over to help out.

Premium Rush Alleycat in Seattle

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Premium Rush Alleycat in Seattle

This in from Jake in Seattle:

“Premium Rush Race Friday, August 24th here in Seattle. It’s gonna be a fun quick race with a couple of twists for the opening night of this ever so epic bike messenger movie. The race is going to end a little after 8pm in the graffiti lot across from The Paramount Theatre at 8th and Pine St. Non racers and friends should meet everyone there to award the winners and go to the movie as a group shortly after. Movie times have yet to be released but we are shooting for a showing just after 9pm at the Pacific Place AMC (600 Pine St.). Hope to see you all there!

This race is to help fund the 2013 North American Cycle Courier Championships in Seattle next summer. For more info or if you would like to sponsor this or other NACCC fund raisers events email me : jakericker@gmail.com”