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One More Monster Track Event

Friday the 13th of March is pre-registration and gold sprints.

Monster Track 15 Pre-Registration // Goldsprints // Karaoke Party

Front Room: All Night Good Luck Karaoke DJS

Back Room: Goldsprints Bands: Shift Pay & Outta Gas

monstertracknyc.us Time: March 13, 2014 at 7pm to March 14, 2014 at 4am Location: Brooklyn Street: [...]

Monster Track 15-March 13th-16th

Fixed Gear only, no hand brakes.

NYC’s track bike holiday…Number 15.

More details soon: urbancyclistworldwide.com

On that Sunday…win tickets for the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Mexico City.

Monster Track 14-more recaps and photos

Sometimes it a takes a while to get all the details of a past event and sometimes there are a few oversights on my part.

First off–a big one in the oversight department.

I forgot to include the 1st place female racer, Roz Patterson.

(photo from her page on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com )

In the [...]

Congratulations to winners of a snowy Monster Track 14

This was definitely a wet one, with one of the only times it’s actually been snowing during a race.

Congratulations to Austin Horse who won and took home the awesome Reload prize bag.

(image from UCWNET )

(Photo by Mariangel)

The Top 4 from right to left:

1) Austin 2)Alfred 3)Chris 4)Chaz (first [...]

Video Friday-the Ides of March-3/15/13

Beware the Ides of March and the videos of Friday.

Title: Lucas Brunelle-Renegades of the Road
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
An excerpt from the master of the helmet camera, racer Lucas Brunelle-his documentary “line of sight.” Just in time for Monster Track 14, which Lucas has video taped like no other. Here is the NYC cut.

Title: How the Race was Won-Nice-Paris 2013
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
You could argue it was the lesser of the two March one-week stage races this year, but that’s fine. A decent sprint or two, a ton of lead changes, nice tactical riding on occasion and more than a few of the typical stage race antics. Richie Porte confirming the Maglia Rosa of 2010 was no fluke, and Andrew Talansky showing he has the energy, and at least some of the guile, to be competitive at the top tier of the sport. Good times.

Title: Fixed Gear Obstacle Racing in Latvia – Red Bull Tru Fix 2012

Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide

Title: Breakin L.A. | U.S. trailer
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
A group of bicycle aficionados from Hamburg St. Pauli made their way to break-in the city of Los Angeles. During 12 days the group scattered the city in all cardinal directions. They cruised through the barrios of East LA, blazed to the beaches of Venice and ascended the Hollywood Hills. They worked as volunteers at the Midnight Mission on skid row to bring attention to the 15,000 homeless people, who are the result of gentrification in LA.
They discovered a velodrome in the valley and self-tested their consciousness at the LA Gun Club. During the trip they met with a great variety of local riders. Although the bike scene in the capital of cars is relatively small, their skills are top notch. In the end the group attempted to reconquer the ecological desert of Los Angeles in order to survive evolutionary pressures, such as distances and traffic.

Title: Monster Track 12-2011
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
CAVEMAN rockin the gopro, representin LOS PIRANHAS holding it down for flushing, jackson heights, corona, all of QUEENS, NYC. Watch him skitch, dodge death and ride with the best cyclists in nyc

MUSIC: GHOSTFACE KILLA – DAYTONA 500

Continue reading Video Friday-the Ides of March-3/15/13

Tomorrow, Track Bike Holiday-Monster Track 14-prize bag by Reload

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 [...]

Stupor bowl and Monster Track are coming

Two of the biggest and longest running alleycat races are kicking 2013 off right.

First up is in the sub-zero realm of Minneapolis, the 16th annual Stupor Bowl.

A little info I gleamed off: urban cyclist worldwide:

You know it’s coming, once again Minneapolis will open it’s arms and bars to the bike world [...]

Monster Track Parties

Some photos from last night Monster Track 13 party at the NYC Chrome store:

This comes courtesy of: urbancyclistworldwide.com

Check out more on their photo page.

Speaking of this Saturday’s Alleycat, here is the official after party flyer.

Artwork by: Stephan Maze Georges stephangeorges@mac.com The art will never stop.

ratsvspigeon.com ratsvspigeonblog.blogspot.com [...]

Monster Track 2012-Numero 13

Underground sporting events are an integral part of the NYC bike culture and nothing exemplifies this in a more profound way then the annual Monster Track alleycat race. This event celebrates the fixed gear and is often called NYC’s track bike holiday. It draws riders from all over the world to test their skills [...]

Monster Track Pre-event

Come find out about the greatest Alleycat ever. Panel discussion with some of the street culture pioneers: Kevin “Squid” Bolger, Carlos “Jc” Ramirez and Victor Ouma. Those who’ve been there since the beginning of NYC’s only, longest running, no brakes, in the streets race. Hosted by the illustrious street poet, Kurt Boone.

Thursday, March [...]