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Bike Shop News Round Up

Here are some news bits from the local bike shops here in NYC:

Affinitycycles.com Will be hosting a pre-party for this year’s Monster Track: ************ Charlie McCorkell, owner of Bicycle Habitat, (which has a sweet new website btw) will be in Washington at the National Bike Summit which starts today. (March 8th)

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Upcoming events-Feb. & March

Here are a few upcoming events in NYC, for your cycling pleasure.

Kim Burgas isn’t afraid of a little cold. She’s put on a group ride/ice skating event back in December. Now her gang is at it again with a gallery hop.

Facebook event listing.

Also, Kim would like you to [...]

coming soon-Monster Track

Monster Track!

This weekend…Monster Track 11

NYC’s most famous fixed gear only race.

Feeling pumped?

Here is what you need to know about NYC’s track bike holiday,

also foot messenger and poet, Kurt Boone will be on hand, Saturday, at Monster Track Headquarters Affinitycycles. He’s involved in a photo project, documenting MT participants so come by, hangout, get [...]

MONSTER TRACK ELEVEN...is on.

(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, [...]

Monster Track Profile #9-Diablo

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 [...]

Monster Track Profile #8-The Mighty Chin-Organizer

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 [...]

Monster Track Profile #7-Heather Muller

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 [...]

Monster Track-Profile #3-Bike Albany

Here is our first outta towner. Andrew, creator of www.bikealbany.com That’s right, Albany has a bike scene. They come from all over to Monster Track, yes even from as far away as Albany NY. Andrew organizes races, works with Troy Bike Rescue , mutates bicycles and runs a local bike blog.

Meet Andrew. How [...]

Monster Track Profiles-Part 2, Dan Chabanov

In my on going series of those who make up Monster Track, I present Dan Chabanov. A strong young racer who is really showing a lot of promise in competitive cycling. Dan’s been winning a lot of alleycats and one to look out for in Monster Track 10. photo from his blog: sixthreetwo.blogspot.com photo [...]