Tomorrow (Saturday-March 16th) is the 14th annual Monster Track alleycat race. A New York City tradition. Fixed gear only, no hand brakes, live in open traffic.
Here is a dramatic promo from Urban Cyclist Worldwide
Winner of this coveted fixed gear classic will win a messenger bag custom made by Roland and [...]
Just got a view of Reload’s Monster Track Eleven prize bag. Sweet.
(art by Greg Ugalde-of course.)
NYC’s track bike super bowl: Monster Track is on for March 6th.
Check out the website.
Some past coverage by me: an article I did on last years 10th anniversary for Urban Velo Magazine.
Last year I profiled riders and organizers from last years MT10.
the rookie, [...]
A big part of this whole scene has been previous organizer and racer: Carlos “Diablo” Rameriez. Photo by Kevin Dillard of Demoncats. Diablo: How long have you been a messenger? Are you one now? I been a messenger for 14 year and still kicking What Monster Track races have you attended? 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 What got [...]
Just wanted to keep it going so here is my profile from this years Monster Track organizer:
The Mighty Chin-Organizer picture by Kevin Dillard of Demoncats. How old are you? too old to still be doing this Where do you reside? peoples republic of brooklyn What bikes do you own? Bianchi Pista is [...]
I wanted to follow up with my Monster Track profiles so here are a few question and answers form the Racers themselves:
PAVEL MAROSIN-The Rookie
“Hey Michael, it was nice meeting you and your family in person. Can’t believe your son was so calm in that cold. The whole weekend was [...]
Representing for the Ladies…and fast has hell too. Heather Muller (shown in the front) Dylan is in the back. How old are you? 24 Where do you live? Bed-Stuy What bikes do you own? I have a custom Squarebuilt track bike, an IRO, a Cannondale road bike, a Specialized mountain bike, and a Surly [...]
Another Young Hotshot racing Monster Track!
How old are you? 25 Where do you live? midtown south/upper west What bikes do you own? gtb track bike, continuum track frame, gt zr 1.0 road, shogun steel road What got you into track bikes? when i started working as a messenger i noticed most [...]
Alex has been tearing it up in the streets and on the track. a serious athletic competitor, who is now trying out for a reality show about athletes. (Shown in white at the Top) Also an amazing skid champ.
How old are you? Dirty Thirty Where do you live? Dirty Brooklyn What bikes do [...]
BikeBlogNYC is proud to introduce a man who needs no introduction. Kevin Bolger, otherwise known as Squid. Rolling with alleycats, messengering, racing and organizing long before this thing called “Monster Track.” Pay attention kids, cause you just might learn something from a true Innovator. Its is our honor to present: Squid. Photos by: Mark [...]