Video Friday, 2/24/12

Here we go:

Kicking things off a video from the ultimate urban biker network,

Red Bull Hill Chasers 2012 – Bristol, England
by: Charge Bikes
the skinny: from the vimeo page-A straight knockout format with two riders racing against each other saw fixies, BMX-ers, mountain bikers and road racers battle it on Park Street, in front of a 6,000 strong crowd.

Riders were paired randomly giving aspiring riders the chance to compete head to head against the 16 invited elite. The enthusiasts were made up of the fastest 16 riders from a qualifier, open to anyone, held on the morning of the event.

Red Bull Hill Chasers 2012 – Bristol, England from Charge Bikes on Vimeo.

Since we have the event coming up, March 24th…

2011 Red Hook Crit Highlight Video
the skinny: As part of a longer project from Jess Scott, Hyde Harper & Thomas LaGrega. This is highlights from last year’s Redhook Criterium. For a little bit more about this upcoming event, here is an article from Bicycling Magazine.

2011 Red Hook Crit Highlight Video from Thomas LaGrega on Vimeo.

This started as a birthday event for racer David August Trimble in Red Hook Brooklyn, then he took it on the road to Milano.
Here is a video from last year’s race.

Untitled from Trimble Racing on Vimeo.

Just saw on Urban Velo, San Francisco iconic bag maker, Timbuk2, is having a facebook giveaway.

Click here to enter.

Here is a review of their classic messenger bag:

more videos from Urban Velo.

Fixed Gear Malawi
by: Josh Estey
the skinny: from: Josh Estey: Malawi is a Southern African nation with a warm heart, a friendly smile and teetering on the brink of an economic catastrophe. So hop on your velocipede and join Josh Estey as he meets the people of Malawi.
STAY TUNED: Upcoming fixed-gear videos from Zanzibar and Addis Ababa will be posted soon, so subscribe to this YouTube channel and get your travel fix.

It’s All About The Bike by Robert Penn
by: Bloomsbury
seen on: Urban Velo.
the skinny: Follow Robert Penn around the world as he assembles the perfect bike. More from Urban Velo.

World Class Polo
by: Mr. Do
seen on: Urban Velo.
the skinny: From Urban Velo: Mr. Do makes some of the finest polo videos out there and this one is no exception, compiled from footage from the 2011 World Championships in Seattle this past September.

World Class Polo from Mr.Do on Vimeo.

Bike Through Mexico City
by: The Atlantic/Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, (curator of the video channel)
seen on: Urban Velo.
the skinny: from the article A Cinematic Love Letter to Riding a Bike Through Mexico City

BMX Time,

Christian Rigal MARKIT Edit
by: Will Stroud
seen on: Bikejerksmpls, video Monday.
the skinny: Christian Rigal is always thinking outside of the box. With the help of some ledges, Will Stroud’s filming, and a lot of man power to lift those heavy things around, an idea he always had got to come to life in this months edit. Christian set the ledges up all over San Diego turning some-what ordinary spots, into ridiculous setups. Christian’s taking the 4 peg game to a whole new level and he doesn’t disappoint here.

Christian Rigal MARKIT Edit from MARKITBMX on Vimeo.

by: the Set
seen on:
the skinny: 12 days of summer with Brad Simms, Kym Grosser an injured Corey Bohan, Levi Jackonia, Calvin Kosovich, Chris ODonell, Callan Stibbards, Troy Charlesworth, TM Marc Urlich & photographer Brandon Means getting loose in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Letting the good times roll! Here’s some of what went down when it wasn’t raining or flooding.
Filmed and edited by Troy Charlesworth. additional filming by Calvin Kosovich Michael Vockenson and Jerry Vandervaulk.

EAST COAST TRIP from The Set on Vimeo.

Stay Fit – Van Homan
by: FitbikeCo
seen on: The Post BMX facebook page.

Stay Fit – Van Homan from FITBIKECO. on Vimeo.

another BMX video:
A Week in Lisbon with Mike Curley

A Week in Lisbon with Mike Curley from BMX.COM on Vimeo.

Stacy Glaser gets RED
by: Stacy Glaser, Painthouse Customs
seen on:
the skinny: From the film maker, Most people know me as a custom painter, but long before I ever picked up an airbrush I was riding bikes. When the North Shore trails had no snow by mid-December, I took the opportunity to get some footage of one of my favorite trails in prime conditions. I had previously discussed doing some filming with my friend Scot Proudfoot and when I called him up he said he had access to one of the brand new, elusive, RED ‘EPIC’ cameras. The pressure was now on me to get the trail as well as my bike ready to shoot and would lead to a complete overhaul of both.

My bike needed work, so I completely disassembled it, cleaned everything, and started rebuilding. I had just received my new Hayes Prime Pro disc brakes and was curious to see how they stood up against my previous 4 piston brakes. The brakes needed to be good, so I didn’t spear off the trail- and into a camera worth as much as a Mercedes.

Worldwide Cycling Atlas: Maya Pedal
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the skinny: n 1997, in San Andrés Itzapa in Guatemala, Maya Pedal Association began recycling scraps of bicycles into Bicimáquinas.

Bicimáquinas are pedal-powered blenders, washing machines and threshing machines, eliminating the need for fuel and electricity. Pumps are also possible, and are capable of extracting 30 liters of water per minute from 30-meter deep wells (electronic pumps reach just to 12 meters).

The idea of these ingenious contraptions emerged from the desire to help the farming families of the San Andrés community. The issue that gave rise to Maya Pedal was the expense and shortage of electricity and fuel in the village.

Carlos and Cesar, creators of Maya Pedal, have achieved an extraordinary result: a worthy project that does not pollute and is extremely fascinating in its involvement of volunteers from around the world who are building a fantastic pedal revolution.

Matteo de Mayda – Photos and Videos
Pablo Pastor – Video Editing
Jhon William Castaño Montoya – Music

When I Get To Paradise
by: Luca George
seen on:

When I Get To Paradise from Luca George on Vimeo.

King Kog Promo
seen on:
the skinny: a promo of NYC’s premiere fixed gear boutique, KingKog.
453 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Mon — Fri: 12 — 7 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 12 — 6 p.m.

RACING THE END-(Marathon Crash Race 2011)
by: Warren Kommers
seen on:
the skinny: On March 18th 2012, The Marathon Crash Race is back! Register at if you want to race and find out more about this event and future races. Registration is free foo and everyone is invited.
Join Wolfpack Hustle on facebook.

RACING THE END ——(Marathon Crash Race 2011) from Warren Kommers on Vimeo.

Look inside the London 2012 Velodrome with Sir Paul Smith
seen on:
the skinny: Find out how to get involved with the Games:
British fashion designer & cycling enthusiast Sir Paul Smith takes an intimate look inside the London 2012 Velodrome.

Ye Olde Bike Shoppe – Southsea Series Episode 4
by: Wide Aperture Media
seen on:
the skinny: Stuart Trett is the proprietor of Ye Olde Bike Shoppe and a true Southsea chap, we discover what it’s like to be ‘The Bike Man’.

Ye Olde Bike Shoppe – Southsea Series Episode 4 from Wide Aperture Media on Vimeo.

Mutiny Bikes: El Paso
seen on:
the skinny: We headed out to west Texas to explore El Paso in January . Featuring Brandon, George, Justin, Grant and introducing Matt Houck.
Check out the article in Ride UK #161

El Paso from Mutiny Bikes on Vimeo.

SEA TOWN FIX UP (#1) – With Nelson and Alex
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the skinny: Day edit with Nelson Bell and Alex Garrett. Filmed with an iPhone 4. Editing: Zach Hoffner. Music: Otis Redding – Slippin and Slidin.

SEA TOWN FIX UP (#1) from ZLOG on Vimeo.

Mini Bike Winter 2012
by: Zed Baileys
seen on:
the skinny: Mini Bike Winter Video shot, cut, edited and loved by
Here is a related article about the beer fueled follies of Portland’s mini bike winter. Ben Hurt Bike Warriors Smash and Thrash at Beer Fueled Event.

alkr® | Work Sessions – Fixed Gear London
by: Alkr.
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the skinny: Work Sessions is our new series of videos where we will portrait interesting and passionate people about their work and what they love to do. The first interview we did is with Andy Ellis from Fixed Gear London.
Fixed Gear London are a group of riders who have a passion for the bikes they ride and the way they ride them.
Andy Ellis is one of the original founders of the Fixed Gear London collective and is also the editor of Fixed Magazine.
When Andy isn’t riding the streets of London, taking photographs or writing and editing Fixed magazine, you can find him designing and developing interesting new products. We have talked to him about how it all started, what he is doing and what his passion is. Check out the video. and

alkr® | Work Sessions – Fixed Gear London from alkr on Vimeo.

Jake Szybowski- 2011 Fall Trails Edit
by: Elliot Van Orman Productions
seen on:

the skinny: “This short HD BMX film features some of the best trail clips I filmed of Jake in the Fall of 2011 in Lansing and Coldwater, MI.
It also features a few shots of Jeremy and Jared Ball.

Jake Szybowski- 2011 Fall Trails Edit from Elliot Van Orman Productions on Vimeo.

Moving Sustainably
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the skinny: In this video, you’ll hear from Brendon Harrington, Transportation Operations Manager at Google, about various innovative transportation solutions at Google, which strive to keep employees commuting as sustainably as possible. Learn more at

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