All posts tagged Fun Events

  • Massan For Chrome Video Release Event!

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    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!

    -B

    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?

    -B

  • The Great Turkey Chase Part 6 Recap

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    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

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    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.

    Address:

    4357 Melrose Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90029

    Open Daily: 11/22 – 12/22­

  • The Great Turkey Chase, Part 6

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    It’s that time of year again! Get ready for The Great Turkey Chase, Part 6 coming up a week from today here in Burlington, VT on Sunday, November 24. While many choose to race the route, as always, it’s open to all bikes and levels of fitness. The goal here is to collect food for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.

    Important Details:

    • Meet at Maglianero on 11/24 at 11:00 am.
    • Bring $15, a lock, helmet and bag. All money will be used for food donation purchases.
    • Bring any bike, your wife/husband/significant other/kids/friends/anyone and have a great time!
    • RSVP on Facebook

    HUGE thanks to Liam for putting this event on every year! It’s been such a fun race. I haven’t been riding much lately since I’ve been injured and just took a vacation, but I’ll be out cruising either way and you should be too!

    -B

  • The 2013 Herringbone Tweed Ride in Burlington, VT

    This past weekend was the third-annual Herringbone Tweed Ride here in Burlington, VT. We had an awesome gang again this year composed of friends both old and new; about 30 of us total. The weather was magical. We’ve been having an abnormally warm fall here in Vermont, and this was probably the last warm weekend we’ll have as it’s been in the 40s all week here. What better way to welcome winter than crawling around town,  enjoying the foliage, the company of friends and learning a bit about bicycling culture in Burlington? Scroll through the photos below and be sure to check Facebook for the album! Tag away.

    -B

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  • The Third-Annual Herringbone Tweed Ride

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    Hey Burlington: this upcoming Sunday the 2oth is the Third Annual Herringbone Tweed Ride taking place right here in Burlington, Vermont. We’ll meet at Maglianero around 12:30 for some coffee, tea and biscuits and depart on our sashay around 1 pm. If you’ were around for the 2012 Herringbone Tweed Ride, you know you’re in for a great time! Check out the Facebook event page for more info and if you have any questions at all, feel free to email me!

    Hope to see you all there!

    -B

  • The Dirty 40 Creed


    Have you registered for Vermont’s Dirty 40 race yet? Check out the Dirty 40 Creed then head over here to register.

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