The Kemistry gallery in London will be hosting Grand Boucle through the month of May. Designer, Christoph Reichart, and printer, Dolly Demoratti, have pulled together a visual collection that showcases racing bikes and paraphernalia dating back to 1903. The show displays bikes and bespoke saddles, but also highlights head tube badges in a series of oversized screenprints that can be purchased at the gallery or online, so no one misses out.
They have also pulled together a Grand Boucle magazine for the show and silkscreened photographs that can also be purchased online. The oversized head tube badge prints are beautiful and would look great on any shop, garage or home wall if you ask me.
Sure to go viral like the rest of his videos, this webseries from RedBull follows Danny Macaskill as he faces down and overcomes injury in order to prepare for his biggest project yet, that will involve Macaskill creating his own indoor playground for an upcoming video. It’s great to see a video that gets away from just stunts and instead shows some of the struggles of elite athletes and the lengths they must go to keep their body and mind at peak performance.
I used to obsessively follow the various Ikea Hack sites, promising myself that someday I would turn some of my aging Swedish purchases into something new, but of course, I never did. I think I became more intimidated by the creativity of the hackers than inspired, as they could seemingly turn just a few planks of food into a rocket engine it seemed. Following in those footsteps is this latest hack from designers Andreas Bend and Samuel Bernier, who took a simple Ikea stool and made a child’s training bike. It looks like they had to use a bit of 3D printing to complete the job, but the final product looks to be pretty functional. I would imagine a bicycle wall rack would be pretty easy to make as well. Any takers?
To celebrate both National Bike Month and Military Appreciation Month, Raleigh bicycles is donating $50 from the sale of each new Raleigh bicycle to the Ride 2 Recovery program that uses the benefits of cycling to help reintegrate war veterans back into society. Much news has been made in the past year regarding the suicide rate of returning veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and it has been shown that there is a great lack of diversity in supportive services for these war veterans.
“We think it is fantastic that cycling can be part of the physical and psychological recovery process for the men and women who have served this country and paid a high cost” said Matt Millen, Marketing and Communications Manager at Raleigh Bicycles. “Ride 2 Recovery is doing an amazing job of facilitating cycling experiences for veterans and our goal through the Give Back program is to provide R2R with additional financial support so that they can show more vets the therapeutic benefits of cycling.”
Find out more about the Ride2Recovery mission here.
The 2013 Little 500 race is in the books and the video recaps are starting to come in now. Beta Theta Pi interrupted the Cutters streak of domination with a win of their own this year. This no frills video was produced for the local Bloomington paper, so you get the shenanigans of the race and not the massive party that encompasses the city outside the stadium. Till next year.
And for the women’s race…