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R.I.P. CHRIS CONO


I am devastated to report that a great rider, racer, organizer and friend passed away yesterday from following a crash during the CBR Public Safety Memorial Day Criterium. Chrisopher “Cono” Contreras was a hugely energetic and motivated person who believed that bike racing should be enjoyed by everyone. He created and organized a popular fixed gear stage race called Fortune 700 which took place seasonally at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. On Wednesday nights, I had the pleasure of training with him many times at Encino Velodrome. He was always great company, enjoyed riding his heart out and loved to introduce others to his passion for bike racing. Chris is survived by his wife and two sons. He will be hugely missed by his family, friends, fellow riders and Southern California’s cycling culture.
URBAN VELO:  TRACK OF AGES 

If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a great article about Encino Velodrome in the latest issue (#36) of Urban Velo featuring an interview with yours truly.  Many thanks to Krista, Mikey and all at Urban Velo!

Check it out HERE.
URBAN VELO:  TRACK OF AGES 

If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a great article about Encino Velodrome in the latest issue (#36) of Urban Velo featuring an interview with yours truly.  Many thanks to Krista, Mikey and all at Urban Velo!

Check it out HERE.

URBAN VELO: TRACK OF AGES


If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a great article about Encino Velodrome in the latest issue (#36) of Urban Velo featuring an interview with yours truly. Many thanks to Krista, Mikey and all at Urban Velo!

Check it out HERE.
TOMORROW NIGHT IN LONDON 

Don’t miss the fun at Herne Hill Velodrome's preseason fundraising party presented by Rollapaluza and Herne Hill Velodrome Trust.

Get all the details HERE.
TOMORROW NIGHT IN LONDON 

Don’t miss the fun at Herne Hill Velodrome's preseason fundraising party presented by Rollapaluza and Herne Hill Velodrome Trust.

Get all the details HERE.

TOMORROW NIGHT IN LONDON


Don’t miss the fun at Herne Hill Velodrome's preseason fundraising party presented by Rollapaluza and Herne Hill Velodrome Trust.

Get all the details HERE.

ONE DAY IN APRIL


This documentary-in-the-making about Indiana University’s Little 500 bicycle race looks like it could be incredible. Since last winter, the filmmakers have been following four IU cycling teams as they train and prepare for a shot at glory in one of the greatest and most legendary bike races in America. Now — as the big race day approaches — they need your help to finish the film. If you want to see this teaser trailer become a full movie, donate now at INDIE GO GO!

Thanks to Kyle for the tip.

JULIET ELLIOTT’S TIPS & HINTS FOR MINI-DROME RACING


Everyone wants to know: risers or drops? Accomplished mini-drome racer Juliet Elliott gives a few tips to those preparing for the MET Fixed Adrenalin Tournament next month in France. (HINT: These tips might also work for the Red Bull Minidrome in NYC this weekend!)

Register for the MET Fixed Adrenalin Tournament HERE.
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ENCINO BONESHAKER: SAMSON’S PHOTOS


The racing season at Encino Velodrome began last Saturday with The Encino Velodrome Boneshaker. The weather was perfect for a day full of track races and fun. When Sammy wasn’t racing around in circles, he was snapping photos from the infield.

See the rest of his shots HERE.
CALIFORNIA LOVE 

Now let me welcome everybody to the wild wild west.

Photo by Smiley McGee.
CALIFORNIA LOVE 

Now let me welcome everybody to the wild wild west.

Photo by Smiley McGee.

CALIFORNIA LOVE


Now let me welcome everybody to the wild wild west.

Photo by Smiley McGee.
PELIZZOLI . 瞎哈啦沙漠 

Photo by Father TU.
PELIZZOLI . 瞎哈啦沙漠 

Photo by Father TU.

PELIZZOLI . 瞎哈啦沙漠


Photo by Father TU.
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PRISTINE: FIXED DAYS BERLIN TRACK CRIT


Since it was snowing outside, the criterium race planned for last weekend’s Fixed Days Berlin had to be moved indoors so the course became short, technical and super fun. These pictures from Martijn capture some cool moments in the race.

Check out the event recap and more photos over at Pristine.
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