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01.17.11 Bucky Turco

With all the velodromes in England, not sure why Red Bull would even bother building a “mini-drome,” but they did and here’s some footage from one of the events wherein one participant avoids a spill by riding his fixed gear right over another. His name is Chris Akrigg and he ended up winning. […]

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02.02.10 Bucky Turco

Like graffiti, when it comes to fixed gear bikes, most people don’t get it, but for the ones that do there’s Empire. It’s a soon to be released film that shows cyclists pushing things to the limit on their track bikes through NYC, complete with Madison style slingshots and insane wheelies! |BikeBlog| […]

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08.03.09 Will Sherman

Recently, Pharrell Williams modeled a fixed gear bike to help promote a collaboration with Element Skateboards and Brooklyn Machine Works, which he partly owns. The two companies co-branded the Brooklyn Element, a newer version of the BMW Gangsta Track, and an accompanying clothing line that has as much to do with cycling as the rap […]

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07.13.09 Will Sherman

The Times spotlights a gathering of bicyclists who have been practicing fixed gear freestyle below the BQE in Williamsburg for the last couple years. John Prolly, prolific blogger, biker and host to the weekly ‘Peel Sessions’ underneath the highway, narrates a slideshow photographed by Raymond McCrea Jones. |NYT| […]

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07.08.09 Will Sherman

Urban Outfitters, one of the leading retailers of plagiarized t-shirts and clothing designs, is now selling color customized fixed gear bikes. Partnering with Florida-based online bike store Republic Bike, the new retail chain’s website offers customers an online interface to easily choose a garish combination of colors for their $399 ride. The new 24-pound bikes […]

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06.04.09 Will Sherman

Photographer Matt Lingo is releasing a new book called This City Can’t Swallow Me. The self-published photographic essay features 40 pages of black and white, strobe lit shots of local fixed gear cyclists by the San Diego-based bike rider. With this latest body of work, Lingo attempts to capture their “unique style of riding through […]

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