Black Label Bike Club Oakland presents a Bike Scavenger Hunt in Wild, Wild, West Oakland. Small teams of contestants (3-5) will compete to find valuable and worthless items in the Urban Post-Industrial wasteland of West Oakland. Each team will need a guide with first-hand knowledge of local geography and indigenous customs, and a camera to document discoveries that cannot be carried. A panel of celebrity judges will score each teams collected treasures for difficulty, style, and stupidity. Prizes will be awarded for various achievements, including 1st team done and best cheating. Judges will be announced in advance so the bribery can start early.
After party with tall-bike jousting and music at ABCO. Bands/DJs TBA. Cheap drinks and food will be served.
This event is still in planning stages. We are looking for items for prizes, like gift certificates, shwag, bike gear, t-shirts stickers, art, whatever. We also need dj's and bands or other performers.
Also suggestions for search items, anything funny or weird that can be found in West Oakland is good. We're gonna let people use picture phones for some items, so size doesn't really matter, even things like cool buildings or funny signs.
More information coming as its available.
Come show how fast you are, and raise some much needed bucks for Spokeland Bike Co-Op!
Friday, November 18th
Registration is AT THE PORTS where we had our last two races (NO mosswood this time) from 7-8pm.
Racing starts at 8pm! Afterparty to follow!!
$5 - $10 donation for Sprint
$10 - $20 donation for Cargo Race
As always, the speed category will have men, women, and trans brackets. One winner from each!
NEW CARGO RACE!!!! How fast can you go with 100lbs of cargo
(rider must provide own method of weight transport)
There will only be one winner from this category!
Don't be a jerk
All proceeds go to SPOKELAND!
Winners will be announced night of race and will posted online!
Again, Registration is AT THE PORTS!!!!
I did a photoshoot with Lindsey a while ago. I got her to post up on a couple shots with her Serotta and while our focus wasn't bicycles, I'm in love with hers. I'll get through all these... one day. She's shot with Chrome, Specialized, and Cinelli. One hot momma.
I consider SF the epicenter of cycling and that's why I moved here 4 years ago to it. Since then, it's been an absolute thrill meeting people and participating in races. Lately, I've become really interested in world wide events, most notably KLIFGT2011 in Malaysia. One of the blogs I really enjoy following is Flwridr's and he has an influx of videos. Check out these videos and who knows, maybe one day, I'll be in one of them.
I posted yesterday about Crihs in Cranksgiving NY 2010. I'll be driving down with Anton and Mel and we'll all be participating in Cranksgiving LA 2011. So stoked for this awesome fundraiser as well as being back in LA after 2 weeks. This year's extra special because it'll be the first time Mouse will not be here, rest in peace, so let's make this a good one.
This beautiful monster is owned by Willis Johnson. I had the pleasure of meeting him back during Red Bull weekend although I vaguely remember it. He's got a photo of me pre Benders vomit. Ha!
It's a mix of Shimano 600 and Dura Ace, with Oria tubing. Oria is straight gauged Columbus tubing, but many companies began using it after Fransisco Moser beat the hour record on an Oria tubing bike. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful bike, Wilis!
Check out his page here and some of his other gems like the Landshark pursuit track.
Thanksgiving is a time of year of giving back and one of the best ways to do that is through your local food bank alleycat. The idea is simple; at every checkpoint, there is a grocery list. Pick up the required or recommended amount, and head to the next spot. Usually, there is a speed and cargo category (to make it fair to those carrying hundreds of pounds). SF's got theirs, LA has theirs, and NY has theirs. Check out my good homie, Crihs, at Cranksgiving NY 2010.
Be sure to find your local one and support a good cause.
SSCXWC 2011 is coming to SF this weekend! One of the most anticipated events of cross all season, it's also one of the most fun to race and watch.
The Kick Off party is on Friday from 6-10pm at the Sheila Moon Store. If you want to get a ride before hand, meet at the shop at 1:30. There will be 2 groups, the fast and the casual cruising, who will show some hidden gems of Oakland Hills.
You can check out the race info here and below:
Friday November 18th:
Ride 1:30pm meet at Sheila Moon World HQ.
5900 Hollis St, Unit T-2,
Emeryville, CA 94608
The entrance is on Doyle Street between 59th & 61st. Tucked in the back/inside corner of the building adjacent to a parking lot. MacArthur BART is the closest stop
Registration Pack Pick up is from 6pm-9:30pm
Food presented by Fork Catering. Gourmet taco bar with vegetarian option. Pre-buy tickets on the store page of this site for $12 in advance, or day-of for $15.
Registration packet pick up stops at 9pm and relocates to Mojo Bicycle Café at 639 Divisadero Street in San Francisco from 10:30pm to 1am.
Saturday November 19th:
Qualifier Event: San Francisco Butter Lap with Five Cyclocross Feats of Strength 8:30am – 2:30pm rides starting every ten minutes.
Both Men and Women will participate in the qualifier.
Even though all Women will automatically qualify for the Women’s SSCXWC main event you don’t want to miss out on the fun of the qualifier ride. However, due to the field size limitations at Golden Gate Park, for the men racers, the qualifier is critical. Only 100 of the hardiest souls will qualify during the Saturday event. Another 50 will qualify at the Saturday night party by a special Sixth Feat of Strength. All riders must attend the Saturday night party to find out if they quality!
7pm – 11pm SSCXWC 2011 Party Time! Head down to the Sports Basement in the Mission. Chef Ciano from Madera will be serving a pre-race meal that you won’t believe, our own local rockers and the Godfather of Pixie-Cross Chris Schierholtz is setting up the course so we can race four-wide all night long. Meet the world famous Lloyd from 21st Amendment Brewing live in person.
Sunday November 20th: RACE DAY!
A world class course awaits featuring oversize obstacles the likes of which you have never seen. Races running all day long. Race multiple times and win!
Race-Day Schedule of Events
9:00 Men C/Clydesdale/Juniors/Tandem/Women (SS/geared) – 45 min
10:00 B Men (SS/Geared) - 45 min
11:00 Open Men (SS/Geared) – 45 min
12:00 Men SS E.A.W. - 45 min
13:00 Women SSCXWC - 45 min
14:00 Men SSCXWC - 60 min
*We reserve the right to combine fields or make adjustments based on the volume of entries by the day of the race. The course will be closed to pre-riding while other races are in progress. There will be NO PRE-RIDING of the course on Saturday.
16:00 – ?? – Post Race Party and dinner at the Buckshot Restaurant Bar and Gameroom! A short ride from the park at 3848 Geary Blvd. (Between 2nd and 3rd Ave) Please note that the Buckshot is CASH ONLY.
"Affinity Cycles and its founder Jason Gallacher are proud to officially launch the Kissena Velo Fund. Joiun us as we embark on this historic project. Please visit the Kissena Velo Fund website to learn more about details. The Kissena Velo Fund’s goal is to create and revitalize the Kissena Velodrome into a world class indoor 250 meter Velodrome and create the New York City Cycling Center and Museum.
This 501(c)3 non for profit organization is being set up to create a state of the art facility to celebrate and educate the history of cycling in New York City, and also to build champions in its Olympic caliber training center.
Affinity is launching the Kissena Velo Fund by offering a limited edition Kissena Velo Fund frame set and complete bicycle.
Here’s a list of the components:
Affinity Kissena Velo Fund gloss black with confetti sparkle
Affinity R/T crank sethttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
Fyxation pro track handlebars, cloth tape and bar ends
Thomson Elite stem
FSA sealed bearing head set
Fyxation Pilot Saddle
H Plus Son Formation Face deep section rims, laced to Formula hubs
Fyxation Accela tires
KMC Kool Chain
Only 25 of these limited products are in stock so be the first to buyhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif this limited edition frame set or complete bicycle. After the 25, we are opening a pre-order for the remaining run of frames so own a piece of history and help contribute to this great project. All contributions made towards the Kissena Velo Fund are tax deductable. For more info go to the Kissena Velo Fund website, or Affinity Cycles."
Pulled straight from Affinity