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  • Studio 191 at Factory Five


    A few weeks ago was the the CYCLE party at Factory Five, organized by the good homie Elliott Zelinskas of Studio 191. If you’ve been keeping up with my few-and-far-between posts as of late, you’re familiar with the monthly photo and art shows that have been happening.

    The party was awesome as always; good people, good drinks and lots of good bikes.

    The next photo theme is “People” – submit your photo by Sunday May 10th to be featured. If you’re in Shanghai, be sure to keep up with the monthly photos by following the Studio 191 webpage.

    Continue on below to see some more photos from that EZ shot from the show!

    ps: thanks to whomever purchased my photo of Walton Brush at the 2013 Red Hook Crit Navy Yard Race.


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  • Monster Mash IV – Burlington, Vermont

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    poster by Kyle Sauter

    A couple of my best buds and co-conspirators back in Vermont are putting on the 4th (nearly) annual Monster Mash race. Being semi-homesick and nostalgic towards Burlington, my home of seven years, seeing the invite to the race this morning has already made my day. Even though I won’t be able to make it as I’m still in Shanghai, I’ll definitely be there in spirit and hope to follow along via Snapchat/Instagram. Anyway, enough about how I miss these guys and good ‘ole VT…here are the vitals:

    All hallows gather on the eve of the eve. After a year on the lam MONSTER MASH is back! And back with a VENGEANCE. 

    Meet: 30 Bright St. in the shadows of the loading docks
    Registration: 6pm – 7pm
    Race: 7:15pm
    Finish and after party @ Artsriot
    $5 or $20
    (Wear a costume)

    RSVP on Facebook

    If you’ve ridden this race in the past you may be familiar with the AlleyCat format we have adhered to. This year we promise you some of the same with a few twists lurking in the shadows. Monster Mash IV will be more about the trick and the treat. Don’t make any assumptions; you won’t know what’s coming around the corner.

    Registration will begin at 6pm with a mass start just after 7pm. Bring $5 to race or $13 if you want a t-shirt and poster. We’re not gonna turn anyone away, but the entry fee will help cover costs of the race, treats and prizes for all. Oh, and there will be an after party at Artsriot with prizes awarded for all your favorite categories. 

    Lets be real, wear an awesome costume. It’s going to be dark and scary, so bring a light, front and rear if you got ’em. A lock is not necessary during the race unless you’re worried about leaving your bike un attended for a short period of time, however you may want to have one at the end of the race. We will have a car at the start, and can shuttle your lock and other nicknacks to the end for you. 


    If you’ve come out in the past, you know you’re in for a good time. Check out some photos and whatnot from past years here: Monster Mash Archives


  • Stanridge Cycles For Red Hook Crit

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    Ohio based Stanridge Cycles is excited to announce the arrival of Katie Arnold to the team as it heads into it’s 3rd season competing in the Red Hook Crit Series. Arnold will join previous Red Hook winner and Cat 1/Pro, Evan Murphy at the start line in NYC this weekend.

    This years Red Hook Crit program began in October of last year while in Shoreditch, London visiting Death Spray CustomBen Eine‘s work on Mother London caught the eye of Stanridge Cycles Owner Adam Eldridge. After returning to the states Ben was contacted and it was on. Ben hand painted both frames for the event.

    This year Enve Composites, Paul Components and Vittoria Tires have joined as new team sponsors while Endo Custom remains as the jersey maker. Riders will use a variation of the iconic Stanridge HSP MkII (pictured) during the series to showcase a team that competes at the highest level of fixed crit racing.

    “I enjoy creating bikes for this series. Having these frames used under race conditions means much more to me than hanging them on display at a bike show. They’ll get beat up, scratched and used which is perfectly fine with me”.  – Adam Eldridge, Owner of Stanridge Cycles.


  • Stanridge Speed and Ben EINE for Red Hook Crit 2014

    Damn, this is gonna be something else! Can’t wait to see what Stanridge & EINE come up with.

    Stanridge Cycles is excited to announce our collaboration with Ben EINE for the Red Hook Crit this year. EINE is a world renowned graffiti artist who has collaborated with Banksy and has work hanging in the White House. Ben will be hand painting the two iconic Stanridge High Street frames that will be raced during this years Red Hook series.

    The custom bikes will be piloted by elite cyclocross racer Katie Arnold, and previous Red Hook winner Evan Murphy. Look for more from Stanridge as the bikes are done and race day approaches.



  • Massan For Chrome Video Release Event!


    Oh man, this is gonna be good! If you’ve ever seen Massan ride, you know that this video is going to be full of shredding. If you’re in Portland and are free tomorrow, be sure to check out this video premiering at the Chrome hub at noon west coast time!


    Chrome Industries announces the live screening of its first short film this Friday, December 13th at noon west coast time. Chrome will temporarily take over its website for the screening from 12:00 to 12:30 pm. The Chrome Crew worked with Portland natives Kamp Grizzly to document Massan Fluker taking his track bike and Chrome’s new Barrage Rolltop to the hills and bridges of Portland. The final 3 minute short includes some of the best riding Portland has to offer including an epic decent of Burnside at +40 mph. Set your phone alarms for noon this Friday to catch the live screening. Spread the word.   

    Related: Barrage Cargo Rolltop Review

  • Global Fat Bike Day: December 7th Ride at Old Spokes Home

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    Yep, you read that correctly. This Saturday December 7th has been declared “Global Fat Bike Day” and since my friends at Old Spokes love fat bikes so much, they’ve decided to hold a little ride this Saturday at 8:00 am leaving from the shop located at 322 N. Winooski Ave here in Burlington, VT. Head over to the Facebook event for more info!

    Oh yes, isn’t this artwork from Michael Tonn amazing?


  • The Great Turkey Chase Part 6 Recap


    Pardon me for the lack of updates this past week. As I write this, I’m sitting in the Cleveland Airport awaiting my flight back to Burlington and figured I should let you know what’s been going on.

    Last Sunday was the 6th installment of The Great Turkey Chase, an alley-cat style food drive similar to Cranksgiving, put on by Liam Griffin each year. This was my 4th year riding and probably my favorite yet!

    We had 26 riders come out this year; despite the 20-degree weather with a 7-degree windchill, 30 MPH winds and a couple inches of snow, everyone finished the race and we ended up collecting about 600 pounds of food and 18 turkeys for the Vermont Food Shelf. Not bad!

    I woke up Sunday morning in a bit of a confused state, and after seeing some new snow on the ground I decided that it’d be a great idea to ride my mountain bike for the race that’s 95% on sealed roads. My ‘cross bike would have been perfect, but as I said, my ability to make logical decisions that morning was laughable…

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  • Chrome Industries & Orange 20 Pop Up Shop in Los Angeles


    If you’re in Los Angeles, here’s a great event coming your way this Friday, November 22 from the good folks at Chrome Industries and Orange 20 Bikes! Man, I wish I could be out there, I love Van Styles’ work. More info below:

    Chrome Industries is coming to a city near you and that city is Los Angeles. We are beyond stoked to be partnering with Orange 20 Bikes to bring you a one-of-a-kind pop up HUB, Chrome_20. 

    Chrome_20 is a shop, a gallery, a finish line, and a space for the people of LA to share their favorite spots in the city.  Join us November 22nd, 7-10pm as we kick off a month long of events starting with our opening party featuring The Streets of Chrome, a street photography installation curated by Van Styles with photographs from Van Styles, Sagan Lockhart, and Jefroe Grell.

    In conjunction with the Streets of Chrome exhibit we are launching #Wrenched_LA, an ever changing, interactive Instagram wall of all of Los Angeles’ hidden gems and hot spots brought to us by you. Who knows LA better than the people who live there? No one.

    Chrome20 will have a complete selection of Chrome Industries gear for sale throughout the holiday season. Come for the booze and stay for the party, this is just the beginning of Chrome_20.


    4357 Melrose Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90029

    Open Daily: 11/22 – 12/22­