Video Fridays-3/29/13

Here we go again:

Title: Hoodride Cycles
Seen on: Urban Velo
I love this little bio of Derrick in Phoenix who was annoyed with the soul-sucking red tape of running a business, so decided to just fix rides out of his backyard in an almost purposefully looking ramshackle garage. He talks about the stresses of doing it for the love, but also the value and reward of “localism”. Good on you Derrick.

Title: One Day in April-Documentary on the little 500-trailer.
Seen on: Urban Velo
The 2013 Little 500
qualifications took place in Bloomington, Indiana yesterday, just before the weather turned stupid and started snowing all over the place. With that in mind (the race, not the weather), this project needs one last push to come to fruition. The documentary, One Day in April, follows four teams as they prepare for this year’s Little 500 race, showing their passion and dedication to extremely amateur racing, the surprisingly hilly and beautiful terrain in Southern Indiana, along with the storied history of this unparalleled race. Many of you probably know the race primarily through the movie Breaking Away or our recent article in Issue 32, but this documentary gives a direct and intimate portrayal of the race’s story up to this point.

There are only 3 days left for the video to reach funding and incentives start with free digital downloads, t-shirts, photos, etc.

Title: Disassemble to Assemble
Seen on: Urban Velo

Title: State Bicycle Co.-Undefeated
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Title: Illegal Bike Race Turned Legit-this Year’s Red Hook Crit
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Title: Track Cycling in a Cathedral-2013 Red Bull Mini Drome on Brooklyn NYC
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Title: Bicycle Film Festival Hong Kong-2013
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Red Hook Crit Poster and App

The Red Hook Crit Series is less than two weeks away and to commemorate here is the official 2013 poster:

Here is more info from race organizers:

We are proud to announce the release of the Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn no.6 Official poster, featuring photography by Brian Vernor and designed by Jonah […]

New heavy lifting on the bike bags from Timbuk2

Here are some new on-the-bike bags from Timbuk2, so you don’t have to be weighted down in a backpack or shoulder messenger style bag.

Presenting the: Basket Case

And the: Cog Pannier

Speaking of, this pioneer messenger bag creator is also a proud sponsor of this years Red Hook Crit series. […]

New qualifying format for Red Hook Crit

A new format for the upcoming Red Hook Crit

Comes via: urbancyclistworldwide


At the first RHC all registered competitors must participate in a open track session which will be held on the afternoon of the race. This session will be the only opportunity to pre-ride the circuit. The field will […]

Video Friday, 10/19/12

Videos! Yeah. To help with the doldrums of Friday.

Title: Crosstown Couriers
Seen on: Urban Velo
Rudy Gonzalez of Cowtown Couriers was featured in Urban Velo #33′s feature story, Pushing Beyond The Envelope about the changing face of the bicycle courier industry. This video was shot to show the Cowtown Courier direct to consumer food delivery service in action, adding some video context to the story and looking nothing like the typical image of legal documents being rushed here and there in downtown traffic.

Cowtown Couriers from BBG Kansas City on Vimeo.

Title: Taliah Lempert
Seen on: Urban Velo
If you’ve been in the urban cycling scene for any time at all, you’ve undoubtedly stumbled across some of Taliah Lempert’s bicycle paintings. Her work has adorned magazine and book covers, gallery walls and more. Lempert is commissioned to paint people’s individual rides, which she keeps in her studio as she works on them instead of painting from photos. She says a painting might take her a couple weeks to finish as she painstakingly reproduces the rides in her style.

See more of her work here.

Title: Lance Armstrong Nike Parody
Seen on: Urban Velo
I guess Radioshack won’t be asking me to donate a dollar to livestrong any more when I buy cheap electronics. Looks like sponsors like the shack and Nike have pulled the plug on their now disgraced hero, Lance Armstrong, since the recent US Anti-doping Agency has labeled him a “cheater.” Urban Velo reminds us of this parody video that rings more true than ever.

Title: Rising From Ashes
Seen on: Urban Velo
“Rising from Ashes” is a feature length documentary about two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda, Africa to help a group of struggling genocide survivors pursue their dream of a national team. As they set out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past.
For more information visit:

Rising From Ashes from T.C. Johnstone on Vimeo.

Title: Nelson Vails Documentary Teaser
Seen on: Urban Velo

Title: Biketoberfest in Buffalo
Seen on: Urban Velo
Bikes, Beer, Music, Party. That about sums it up. In case it’s not clear from the video, “Rusty Chain” is a beer specifically designed/brewed by local brewer Flying Bison to raise money and awareness for local cycling. Check out

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Red Hook Crit Press Release

Press release on this year’s Red Hook Criterium.

Trimble Racing is proud to announce the 5th annual Red Hook Criterium to be held in Red Hook, Brooklyn on March 24th, 2012.

The Red Hook Criterium is an unsanctioned cycling and running race held at night on a short technical circuit inside the Brooklyn […]

Congratulations to Dan Chabanov

Winner of this year’s fourth annual Red Hook Crit. (photo by:

See more of his race photos:

on his Flickr Set.

Also some amazing photos fromTAK (Takuya Sakamoto)

See more at New York Bike Dreams. […]