Streets of Chrome

Chrome is on the hunt for the next great street photographer. Hit em up with your photos here, and win some bags from their new Camera Bag line

I am stoked about this contest, I hope some new talent gets discovered.

more details after the jump.

Chop ‘Em Down Films Presents: Road to Epic Comp

Zane Meyer just put this video up of the Epic comp that went down in Sacramento. Great vibes and some awesome riding combined with zane’s production skills make for a great edit. Its good to see different filmers come together, makes for a more complete coverage of a comp.

Luxe Riot Sale

Luxe Riot is hosting their annual warehouse sale with marked down goods and custom tees by some of Seattle’s best brands such as Flying Coffin, Actual Pain, Fuct, Black Pine Workshop and more.



Matt Reyes teamed up with Colby Elrick from SKYLMT to bring us this awesome coverage from the AFC Uproar competition that was held during the SF Bike Expo

Check out wheeltalk for some more pictures

Art Dash 4 Ca$h

Yes! New Mystics happenings are so legit!

Art Dash 4 Ca$h: Part public art tour, part alley cat style bike race, part party. New Mystics, working with City Arts Festival, is producing a city and county wide bike tour/race of public art, street art, and graffiti. The 12 hour race to find and photograph public art and graffiti throughout Seattle features freak bikes, bands, unexpected locations, clever strategies and cash prizes. The race finishes at the City Arts Festival closing party. Come put in some miles, see the city, and win big!
Bring a bike, a camera, a friend.

Check the City Arts site for more.


Messman’s Messquerade

Get ready!

This Saturday the 27th, Messman is throwing his time-honored event, Messman’s Messquerade. Get a gang together with themed costumes and attend the best Halloween bicycle history has ever seen. Plus, you get a hoodie upon entry!

Go to for more.


Interbike 2012 exclusives on ZLOG’s facebook!

I will be sharing all of the photos and videos I took at Interbike on the ZLOG facebook page, as it is easier to share and comment on them while this site is undergoing construction. I took video most of the time but still captured some photos of my favorite things; mostly track bikes, fixed gears, and faces that I enjoy. Be on the lookout for tons of Interbike goodies as the week progresses. I’ve already started posting so go check it!

ZLOG & Bike Insiders at Interbike

I will be in Vegas all week at Interbike with the Bike Insiders crew. We will be doing as many interviews as possible and checking out the latest gear on the market. We have an editor on hand who will be putting together videos the same day and uploading them to the Bike Insiders youtube channel for all of you to enjoy. If you see Peter or myself be sure to say hello.

like bike insiders on facebook
subscribe on youtube
follow @bikeinsiders on instagram (will be live soon!)

Rebel Without A Cog & Vagina Monocogs

This double feature event is happening the 7th & 8th. Rob K will be hosting the 5th Rebel Without a Cog race, and is introducing an all female single speed event, The Vagina Monocogs, at the same time. To clarify, there will be events on both days (Friday the 7th & Saturday the 8th) for both male and female competitors. Winners will get paid travel to the Westside Invite in Los Angeles. Sounds like a good time for both genders.

facebook event page for gents & ladies.


The Chrome Van in Seatown

Ever since I got a whiff of fixed gear bikes I have been reading zlogblog and today is the proud day where I share my own first post with the world.

Some of you might know me already from various events and of course Cal Anderson.

I’m Nelson for all of you that don’t know, and Zach recently asked me (and two other lazy butts that haven’t done anything about it yet) to help add more content to the site.

I’ll do my best to keep y’all entertained.

For now I have some pictures I took while the crew from cali was in town filming for Can’t Fool the Youth II

Click more for the whole photo set.

Fixed Events in Florence

Fixie Crews, come out and playyyyy. This Warriors style flier is so amazing. Bike gangs are the new bike gangs. Be sure to get a gang started and check out these events in Italy.

find the facebook event pages here
and here.

More Man Up!

Lockedcog dropped this video of the recent Man Up event. That last clip was brutal. Hope your tailbone is still intact Dawson!

Man Up Competition Highlights

Here is just a taste of the madness that went down in Palo Alto/Redwood City yesterday. More videos are sure to surface, but from these clips it looked like a great event.

Lord Of Griffith

Our homie Sean of TakeoverLA is throwing his annual L.O.G. race. Be there for the brutality!

Facebook event page here.

Can’t Fool the Youth Seattle Screening

Although it is a little short notice, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do a little trick demo and video screening while the Can’t Fool the Youth crew is in town filming. This Tuesday, come see these pro-level riders shred at Beacon Hill Skatepark around 6:00. At 8:00 we will be showing Zane Meyer’s fixed gear freestyle video magazine Can’t Fool the Youth at Hello Bicycle. There will be free ice cream, as well as DVD’s for sale, and a raffle. A portion of the proceeds go towards Steven Jensen’s sister who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Please show up and support!

RSVP at the Facebook event page

Premium Rush Race

Some of the Seattle messengers are so excited for the premium rush movie that they are throwing a race to the movie theater. It is another Seattle Naccc fundraiser which is coming up in 2013, so be there and support.

check the
Naccc Seattle
website and facebook page for more updates.

Seattle’s Craig Etheridge Wins the 2012 CMWC

Chicago just hosted the Cycle Messenger World Championships, and our very humble pal Craig took the gold. Congrats!

See the full results at

Dead Baby Downhill is Tomorrow!

The Dead Babies are a club of bicycle miscreants who throw a huge party every year which starts off with a downhill race. Below is a video from a couple years ago, which shows just how much crazy shit goes down.

The Greatest Party Known To Humankind, Dead Baby Bikes 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill and Messenger Challenge will take place Friday August 3rd at Targy’s Tavern.

Registration at 5pm.
Race at 7pm.


Hip Happenings

Seattle has really been ramping up for the 2013 North American Cycle Courier Championships by hosting events and races that will help fund the NACCC. This means there is no shortage of bike happenings in the Emerald City. If you plan on travelling this summer to race, Seattle would be the place to do that since it seems each week offers a new and creative alleycat. Check this one from Mobius.

Thursday in Seattle check some art at Piranha Shop.

This Friday in Seattle, Back Ally Bike Repair will be screening the Lucas Brunelle’s Line of Sight movie. Check the facebook event page for more details.

More events around the globe:

iMiNUSD Celebrating a bag collaboration with Chrome bags.

Check the sale 5th anniversary sale at BLAQ bags.

ZLOGCAT Coverage from AlleyCatLife

Neal Poland of showed up for the ZLOGCAT eager to race and also eager to capture the action with his helmet cam. He’s posted the vid up on his site and shared these photos with me. Check it!


The day started off typical of Seattle with gray skies and a 50% chance of rain. It seemed like the rain could start at any moment, but luckily it held out until the race got underway. 16 racers showed up, which was more than I could’ve hoped for considering the looming threat of a rain storm. If rain held anyone back in this city nothing would ever get done. The race took off around 2:15 and shortly after 3:15 the first couple of riders had already finished the 17 mile course. Bryan Clark better known as Tall Bryan was the first to arrive with Christian Coomer a few minutes behind. Justin Phillips and Colin Northcraft showed up in 3rd and 4th. Around 4:00 all the racers had finished and sat relaxed at Piranha Shop gallery space as we prepared for the raffle. We gave prizes away from Leader Bikes, Rudy’s Barbershop, Boombotix, FSA & POW Gloves. Mission Workshop provided the top prize which went to Tall Bryan. Christian took home the Chrome Coveted jersey for coming in first fixed. When the prized had been divvied out, we finished the afternoon with a special pre-screening of Sea Town Fix Up #3, the latest ZLOG video in the saga. Overall, it was a great day with good people, and everyone was adequately intoxicated by 6pm. A huge thanks to Piranha Shop and those who participated, and especially to those who helped out. I hope to throw another race really soon!

4th of July White Trash Sprints

Hell Yea! I will be in attendance this year and bringing with me a Chrome Coveted Jersey for the winner.

Check the Facebook event page here.

ZLOGCAT this Saturday!

With the race quickly approaching I thought I would good to give people another reminder to come out to Saturday’s ZLOGCAT alleycat and party. We have a lot of awesome sponsors on board and those who come out and race will not leave empty handed. Each person to register for the race will get a ZLOGCAT tee and they will also be available to purchase at the after party (while supplies last). Once the race finishes up, the party at Piranha Shop will begin, where the prize giveaway and raffle will happen. Take a look below to see what kind of swag we’ve got to give away.

This Mission Workshop Vandal backpack is the top prize and will go to the fastest cat.

Boombotix hooked it up with a pair of their portable BoomBot speakers which can clip onto a belt and blast some serious sound.

Full Speed Ahead and POW Gloves


Also, Chrome is sending a last minute prize for the winner, the Chrome Coveted jersey. The only way you can obtain a Coveted jersey is to win it.

We will be raffling some prizes from Leader Bike & Rudy’s Barbershop along with some of the above swag, so come and check it out.

Facebook event page

I hope to see everyone there.

BFF Bicycle Film Festival NYC Launch 2012

This weekend the Bicycle Film Festival kicks off in NYC before it heads around the world. Be sure not to miss the Seattle bike polo documentary Hit ‘Em in the Mouth.

Bicycle Film Festival launches in New York and then will continue to Helsinki, Moscow, Istanbul, Hong Kong, London,
Buenos Aires, Milano and more than 20 other cities.
The film programming this year is stellar. The shorts programs are hugely popular and are not to be missed.

Feature film highlights include the world premiere of the feature length LINE OF SIGHT (Dir. Benny Zenga) by legendary cycling cinematographer Lucas Brunelle, and SHAY ELLIOT: CYCLE OF BETRAYAL (Dir. Martin Dwan) about Ireland’s first professional cyclist and the incredible events surrounding his career and life.

More at the BFF website