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Summer Fix 2011

Chop ’em Down Films Presents: Summer Fix 2011 from CHOP EM DOWN on Vimeo.

Summer Fix event.

1. Josh Boothby
2. Steven Jensen
3. Joe Mckeag
4. Jake Santos
5. Congo

Shot & Cut by Zane Meyer
Music By So Creates & Sour Beats- Smoke Screen


Michael Chacon freestyling

Michael Chacon X Estevan Oriol X Falken Tire – Taking the Ford Flex to the Westside from Estevan Oriol on Vimeo.

Cool interview with Mike Chacon in Venice, showing off his freestyle riding fixed gear bike. Enjoy…


Red Bull Ride + Style

San Francisco, CA (April 30, 2011) —On a picture perfect Saturday afternoon, more than 5,000 people headed to San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza to watch Red Bull Ride + Style. The event was a collision of fixed gear biking and urban contemporary art, with the competition held on a course featuring artwork created by California artists. Red Bull Ride + Style brought together 60 riders from all over, including riders from the Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, New York and even Japan.

Participating riders competed in one of two categories: track or freestyle. The track competition was along the lines of a traditional race, with two riders going head-to-head and the one with the best time advancing to the next round. The track included a custom art installation by Los Angeles-based artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector that served as the starting arch. The competition was fierce on the narrow track, with riders elbowing each other for position, and multiple riders crashing into the guard rails. In the end, there was a final showdown between two Bay Area riders that weren’t even supposed to compete. Jason Clary and Kell McKenzie were both alternates, who were only asked to fill in for dropouts the day before the event. The two friends, who ride together often, put friendship aside for the final race, and Clary was able to edge out McKenzie for the win.
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Ignoble Mona Cocoon Backpack

There is a new backpack on a market from Ignoble. Though it is their first-ever backpack, we do love the design and shape of it. This backpack sold as Mona Cocoon Backpack and is constructed from ultra-durable, ultra-sleek materials, with a 230t nylon exterior, YKK branded nylon zipper closures and nylon herringbone trim. The bag is lined and features padded straps, a padded airmesh back, a front vertical stash-pocket, a small hood stash-pocket, and a large main compartment with internal hanging-pocket and book-sleeve. We didn’t get a chance to get our hands on this nice looking backpack but it does have some impressive specs and a nice design.


Los Angeles Winter Gold Sprints

When: Thursday, December 16 at 7:00pm – December 17 at 1:00am

A bar near you!
5922 E. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA


LA’s Fortune 700 & OC’s Pursuit is bringing the Winter we all should expect! This weeks event brings us to the Little Cave in E.LA for what will be with no doubt a mashing of liver erosion at it’s best!
Located one block from the Highland Park Gold line station
For more info check out Facebook event

1000 Bikes Foundation

The 1000 Bikes Foundation is a not-for-profit organization which is dedicated to putting a bike in the hands of 1000 foster youth and their families in communities across the United States. The 1000 Bikes Foundation is more than just a charity; it is a movement that creates a treadmark in every city it rides through. The 1000 Bikes Foundation was established in April 2010 by Michael Bowers, a New York native who grew up in various foster homes. An avid biker and cycling enthusiast, Mike, or CoolAssMike as he is know in riding circles, had participated in “rides” throughout California, New York and Miami for years. For more info check out their site and Facebook page.


IMINUSD 1 Year Anniversary

RIDE from iMiNUSD on Vimeo.

One year anniversary celebration is on the way for iMiNUSD – a full service bicycle boutique in San Jose CA. November 20th and 21st. Congrats…


Ube’s Icecream Shop

Check out Ube’s Icecream Shop where creativity is of the utmost importance. This guy can do magic with paint and works closely with his clients to achieve that unique look. He can do  anything from just stripping paint to a full paint service on your bike or any part out there. While you browse through his website, checkout something called Kendama.


Obelisk made from bicycles

Here is “Cyclisk” built by Northern California artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector out of 340 bicycles and one tricycle.


Hurley X LDG Collaboration

This bike is the first of the five bikes to be released and raffled off at the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, CA this weekend. These bikes are the result collaboration between Hurley and Livery Design Gruppe. For more info check them out here.

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