When Alpacka Raft approached me about shooting a trip to New York, my mind started running with places upstate I had heard so much about in the past. But, that was quickly tempered as I inquired further to find out that they intended to raft the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Sometimes you just need to push the reset button on life by going for a ride with friends, open landscapes and the freedom that comes from blocking off your calendar for the day. Leave work at the train station, hop on the train and come back refreshed and ready to tackle your next goal.
Inside / Out at Horse Cycles
The Idea for this bike and trip transpired from a casual conversation at NAHBS in Hartford. I approached Thomas from Horse Cycles at his stunning booth filled with some of my favorite bikes at the the show and we began talking about the yet to be released ENVE Gravel Fork and Gravel Bar. Thomas quickly started to show me photos of his freshly built cabin in Upstate New York surrounded by a beautiful landscape littered with some amazing gravel roads. That was the moment I knew I wanted to get out to New York for some riding with him and I knew I wanted it to be on a Horse Frame.
Terry takes us on a ride in NYC with Cooper Ray.
In an era where events are covered almost exclusively by digital cameras, Crazy Nick takes to the messenger community in NYC with his Polaroid camera.
… but the events have already begun so be sure you head over to the Bicycle Film Festival to buy tickets and to see the schedule!
Can’t say I’ve seen this before!
Rather than ticketing cyclists in NYC, Casey Neistat wants the NYPD to fix the problems.
Terry’s ability to capture dense urban riding on track bikes is unmatched these days and in his latest cut, he takes to the streets of New York City for Monster Track XIX. If you wanna see more, he’s got a rough cut posted as well.
… thanks to Terry for making these videos, which beautifully capture this beautiful city.
… nothing can take away that city’s pride! Great video, Harrison!
… and it’s a good one! Check out some BTS footage at Youtube.
I love Terry’s 4K Chasing series and I love seeing Cardiel riding a bike. In this video, Cards joins Matt Reyes in NYC.
Terry continues his 4K Chasing series with Stoked Johnny, while he worked a chill cargo bike shift for Samurai Messenger Service.
World Famous wheelie master RRDBlocks and the Cycle Squad Maniaccs talk about NYC livin’ and what bicycles mean to them. These guys have insane bike control, don’t miss this video!
Man, I wish I could go to this!
“In 1976 Danish Filmmaker Jorgen Leth made the legendary sports and cycling film, A Sunday in Hell, about the Paris Roubaix cycling race. It defined a genre and helped put the Paris-Roubaix on the global sporting map. Watch some of the greatest cyclists ever compete in the most prestigious single-day event in professional bike racing. The golden era of cycling is in full form here. This is definitely the most important documentary ever made on the sport and argulably one of the best sports documentaries ever filmed. Simone Pace and Amedeo of Blonde Redhead have prepared an incredible adapted score that they will perform live accompanied by a string ensemble.
Live score by Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace (Blonde Redhead) with Jeanann Dara and chamber ensemble.”
Pick up tickets at the Bicycle Film Festival!
These Rapha Rides videos are really great, but the New York one’s bringing up all kinds of nostalgia for me.
Photo by Donalrey on Instagram
Our friends in NYC are in drastic need of infrastructural improvement on their lifeline out of the city and into the woods. Help make the George Washington Bridge safer for cyclists and pedestrians by signing this petition.
“Between 2017 and 2024, the Port Authority will rip out and restore the 1931-era paths on the George Washington Bridge as part of a $1.9 billion recabling and restoration project. The GWB is the sole bike-able connector between North Jersey and New York City. Its 7’ paths are dangerously overcrowded at 3700 cyclists per day and that use is growing 10% per year. If that sustains, we’ll see 9,000 cyclists per day by the time the paths re-open in 2024.
The PA should seize this once-in-a-lifespan opportunity to widen the paths to comply with national standards for a high use bicycle-pedestrian facility, but their plan is to restore them as sidewalks. Which means sooner rather than later, cyclists will have to walk.”