I always like to promote new bike movies even if there from Canada.
Monday, June 25th in Edmonton, Alberta (that’s Canada) is a screening of new bike movie: THE BIKE HEIST.
Here is a message promoting the film:
Greetings Most Beloved + Faithful Heistians,
We’ve dreamed big dreams + made bold promises as we’ve worked our tushes off over the last couple of years to bring you this magical bromance/bikemance film. That’s why we’re SO excited to officially announce that The Bike Heist is no longer coming summertime soon, it’s coming at you summertime NOW.
(pause for uncontrollable fits of glee and a celebratory bike ride around the block)
For those of you here in sunny Edmonton AB, please join us as we celebrate the completion of the film on Monday night (June 25th) at the Metro Theatre (Garneau) at 7pm! This screening is brought to you by the AMAZING Bikeology festival, all for the low low cost of FREE!!!! Now you have absolutely NO plausible reason to miss this hilarious, tragic, and completely unpredictable film about the power of cycling, friendship and carving your own path to happiness. Grab your pals + buds and come kick it with your friendly neighbourhood Bike Heist team. It’ll be a night to remember for all time. Extra ups to all those arriving on bike and/or sporting the sexiest of all clothing: The Balaclava.
For those of you not in Edmonton, stay tuned. Now that this baby is signed, sealed, delivered, it will also soon be yours. If you or someone you know would like to host a Bike Heist screening, please email us for more info. Otherwise, we’ll be updating the site soon with upcoming screening + festival details, new teasers, our official trailer, virtual merch booth, The Official Bike Heist drinking game, AND MORE!!!! SO MUCH MORE!!!!! So keep checking back, and like us on FACEBIKE for the fastest updates in the wild wild west.
It’s June is Bike Month, The Bike Heist has landed… life is good. Come join the fun!
The Bike Heist Team
Timbuk2 bag company showing Pride:
Every June we launch a product in honor of Pride. This year, we lightened it up so you can wear your pride with whatever you fancy; messengers, backpacks, totes, tutus, or slacks. Our limited edition Pride Strap Pad is made with extra pride in San Francisco. Strap it on to wear your pride. Timbuk2 Pride Product History: In 2010 we launched our first Pride product, a Pride Messenger bag. It lived for two years and this year, was reborn as a Pride Strap Pad.
Find out more: HERE.
Title: Fixed Fest Teaser
Title: Hit ‘Em in the Mouth-Bike Polo Documentary-Trailer
For Danny MacAskill from Jack
Title: New York Bike Wars
Title: Denver Cruiser Ride
Title: Made in England
The authors, Matthew Sowter and Ricky Feather, travelled around the country along with talented photographer Kayti Peschke, to interview the people who are leading this industry. Each artisan shares their methods, their passion, their skills and their quirks. Through these intimate conversations they express what makes them unique in this international art. The book showcases exquisite photography of the frame builders and their working environment, contrasting the raw, rough workshops with sleek images of the beautifully finished final products.
Kayti Peschke, is responsible for putting this film together .
If I was Mathew Sowter or Ricky Feather, I would have stopped in at Brompton.
Title: Flybikes: Welcome to
Title:Throwbacks Thursdays: Aitken Fit for Life
Brought to you by Nona of The Birdwheel
Face it. Manhattan is boring. You need some freaks in your life.
Ride leaves 718 Cyclery at 6:45pm. Arrive in time for the Coney Island Variety Show, sunset on the boardwalk,giant pina colada’s with bendy straws, deep fried everything and a group ride back to Brooklyn that will (maybe) get you home at a reasonable hour.
More info at the: Facebook event page.
Here is the latest from the Occupy Wall Street Bike Coalition, to help you put the revolution between your legs…
Title: Alex Singer Cycles
Title: For Those Who Suffer, We Ride
Please donate here: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/2012th_FIREFLIES_TEAM_LLL
If you are interested in sponsoring or riding please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: Brompton U.S. Championships 2012
The best part about the whole thing: the sound of live bagpipes mingling with the cheers of the crowd.
Okay, maybe that was the second best part. As with Brompton Championship events in other parts of the world, competitors wore jackets and ties! There were even awards for best-dressed man and best-dressed woman, with the prize of a tailored shirt from a local clothier.
The Mini Bike
Bike to Work Week-Chicago
Die Antwoord-Baby’s on Fire–Music Video
Created by Stephen Meierding
Graeme Obree: Hand-building the fastest bicycle in the world
Humans Invent returned to Obree’s flat in May to see what progress had been made and how his restless inquisitiveness and curious nature had impacted the design and build process. Still working from his kitchen table, with bags of nuts and bolts, dust filling up his flat and still with a solitary jar of coffee as his fellow engineer, Obree has finished the main frame of the bike and is a matter of weeks away from officially unveiling the design of the bike.
Critical Mass London-May 2012
So I embraced that. I edited quick and dirty. I chose brutal pragmatism over elegance. For example, the single shot of Whitehall ending with a glimpse of Nelson’s Column was too long in real time to fit in. But the merit of the one-take shot was it captured the variety of people on the ride, and also shows the unique way Critical Mass allows you to see the city. So the question was: How do I keep those messages without hacking the clip into an anonymous montage? The most simple solution was to selectively speed up the footage. Not slick but definitely effective.
The amateur ethos continued as I kept in poor framing, camera wobbles, low lighting, grainy and noisy images. And while I was at it, I chose to chop it up to a shamelessly joyless track with what would now become pedantic lyrics. It was liberating. By the end I decided to go for broke and edit every clip with different colour correction to complete the rough and ready nature of it.
The affordability of broadcast quality cameras that can create beautiful images have seen most people aspire to and value highly, professional looking aesthetics. Usually I’m with that crowd, and I’ll be back with them tomorrow, but it was good to regress to the skill-less enthusiast who cares more about the energy and sentiment than the slickness.
An Afternoon with Vesper
TRAILER: Una vida en dos ruedas
Music Video: I’m in Oakland and I’m Riding My Bike
Velo Cult: May 2012 Video Blog
My New York Bike Story: Squid
Squid was a pioneering organizer of alley cat races and track bike competitions to bring messengers together. Recently, he has devoted himself to mainstreaming cycling as a mode of transportation in NYC, serving as a Bicycle Ambassador for Transportation Alternatives and educating working cyclists on bike safety. In our profile, he discusses how city streets have become more bike-friendly and how he has changed his own riding habits to be a role model for young cyclists.
Many thanks to attorney Adam White for sponsoring this Streetfilm. In this short clip, Adam explains why he wanted to sponsor this video and why it is important to support Streetfilms.
Just wanted to throw in this last one. It’s a skate video, but…it shows off the new GoPro wifi which seems to offer some pretty amazing features, all controlled by a smart phone…WHA? Definitely endless possibilities for bikes.
First Run Features Announces a Free Screening. One Night Only!
Fixation brings a cutting-edge focus onto the thrilling world of fixed gear cycling. This film captures the excitement and popularity of this growing sport from all perspectives. Though technology has developed multiple speed bicycles, for faster and easier riding, both fixed and freewheel single speeds continue to have a strong following. The range of riders is vast, from professionals to the casual everyday rider.
Featuring Music by
Praise for FIXATION
“Fixation is masterfully edited” DocUtah International Film Festival
“There’s so much drama in the documentary; you get very wrapped up in it, whether you’re learning about fixed gear cycling or watching people you know personally riding in the film.” Eric Ferguson – State Bicycle Co.
“Fixation is a beautiful, cinematic glimpse into the growing and splintering fascination with fixed gear bicycles. Alex takes an even handed approach to the subject, covering the sports history and it’s varied futures with the same reverence and respect.”
That’s right, like not having a NY Driver’s license, a lot of New Yorkers don’t know how to ride a bicycle and as adults may be too embarrassed to learn. The non-profit group that puts on the 5 boro bike tour, Bike New York is hoping to change that with free bike riding lessons on an abandon pier on the Hudson River. Hey, don’t laugh. Isn’t it better to get people on bikes so they won’t need a car?
An article in the Villager:
Read more: here.
Finally Chrome has a new supply of their sweet New Era 59fifty snapbacks, paying tribute to the local baseball team for each Chrome HUB store locations:
Pick them up in stores new you today.
Hey, what are they going to do about Portland, Oregon? who only has the Trailblazers NBA?
Their grand opening was June 7th.