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.
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 messmannsmessquerade.net for more.
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.
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.
Our homie Sean of TakeoverLA is throwing his annual L.O.G. race. Be there for the brutality!
Facebook event page here.
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
Chicago just hosted the Cycle Messenger World Championships, and our very humble pal Craig took the gold. Congrats!
See the full results at chicagocmwc.com
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.
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.
iMiNUSD Celebrating a bag collaboration with Chrome bags.
Check the sale 5th anniversary sale at BLAQ bags.
Neal Poland of Alleycatlife.com 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!
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.
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.
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.
I hope to see everyone there.
This flier is so good! If you can make it to Italy on July 6th you should definitely check out this alleycat! More info here
Here is a chance to win some cash every Thursday. Some Seattle messengers have organized a weekly crit that takes place at the Monorail Espresso stand at 7:30. The winner takes home half of the entry purse and the other half goes towards a good cause.
Starting this Thursday Marshall (monkey boy) is throwing small races downtown as a fundraiser to help Tom Chapel save his front teeth that got knocked out. There will be different kinds of small “dashes” such as crits, timetrials, and other types of races. It’s five dollars to enter. The winner will get half of the entry, second place gets free entry to the next weeks race and the other half goes directly towards Tom’s new grill. It should be fun.
Saturday the 30th ZLOG will be hosting an alleycat race and party in celebration of our 4 year anniversary. It seems like I started this blog just yesterday, but so much has changed in the bike word within those past 4 years. I am proud to be a part of such a supportive bike community. Thanks to everyone who has contributed and followed us along the way!
The race will start at 2:00 at Cal Anderson. $15 gets you race entry, a tee shirt, and a delicious Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. The after party will be held at PIRANHA SHOP promptly after all racers finish, where there will be an awards ceremony, a raffle, a screening of some bike videos. Prizes for first fixed & first road. Also, be sure to wear your ZLOG gear because there will be a special prize for the person who reps the most!
Find the Facebook Event page here
Here are a couple things that are coming up in the next few weeks. Be sure to catch at least one!
More info about the Nine to Five at GoMeansGo.org.
One of the first and most legendary fixed gear competitions, Midwest Mayhem, is in its third year. It always brings a lot of the East and West coast riders together to ride. #MWM3
This epic bike polo tournament was held in Cracow, Poland and looked like a whole lot of fun. The video is a lengthy one at 10+ minutes, but definitely one of the more entertaining bike polo videos I have seen.
Kubota Cup – a tournament honoring the legendary Kubota flip-flops organized by Bike Polo Club Cracow. Each team went through a group stage on the first day, which seeded them into a double-elimination championship bracket on the second day. The cap was set at 16 teams.
The world premiere of the video magazine is on May 26th in Huntington Beach at the LDG Headquarters, and will also have screenings at Midwest Mayhem 3, as well as at iMiNUSD in San Jose. If you are in the Northwest don’t fret, we are working on a 4th showing here in Seattle. If you haven’t seen the teasers, check them out here and here.
That’s today folks. This month will be pretty laid back since we went all out for last month’s event, but we will still be shredding as usual. Come hang!
Good clean video, but it’s not a ‘fixie’ bro. Watch!
We are hyped to sponsor this event 3 years running! Check out the SF Sprints site for more.