Print copies of Urban Velo #8 are finally back from the printer. These are a big upgrade from our previous product with better printing and paper, color covers and a real binding. The very first copies have already hit the mail stream, with the bulk of them getting dropped off at the post office on Thursday morning after a late Wednesday of beer, pizza and envelope stuffing with friends.
Appropriately enough, the day we pick up the first finished copies of #8 is also the end of the line for the paper version of Urban Velo #5. Sold out, but like all of our back issues still available as a free download.
Issue #8 of Urban Velo brings forth a few changes to our print product. Along with the color covers, perfect binding and improved printing all around we’ve finally heard enough requests to make international subscriptions available. Now cyclists worldwide can receive a print copy of Urban Velo in the mail, no longer reserved only for USA residents.
Of course, free downloadable PDF copies of the magazine will still be available as each issue is released. Look for Urban Velo #8 on July 1st.
The namesake of the Mohawk Mark Party Time Cap truly does exist. “‘Cause when it’s party time, you turn it up.” Seen here where else but at the Bikefest kickoff party. Messenger, mormon, enigma, neighbor, polo sparring partner.
Along with the other new items at the Urban Velo Store, we’ve added two DVD’s. The Bootleg Sessions v.2 continues to document the best in fixed freestyle riding from the level of the riders. Monstertrack 8 documents the eighth running of the legendary wintertime brakeless NYC alleycat. Both are worthy additions to the collection.
Introducing Mohawk Mark’s Party Time Cap. Because when it’s party time, you turn it up! Printed for us by Spokepunchers on quality Pace cycling caps, the top of the bill has a gray Urban Velo logo. “Party Time” is written in assorted colors—you get what you get. Click here to order yours!
The internet television show Hi Shredability takes a bike ride around Brooklyn with one of the world’s top lady-surfers, Kassia Meador. While you’re over at VBS.TV be sure to check out the new show Toxic – Garbage Island.
Purchase an Urban Velo Six Pack and get the first six issues for just $15. That’s over 450 pages of magazine!
Highlights include: Stupor Bowl X, Bike Polo Revival, Underground Bike Riding, Track Bike Geometry, Goldsprints, The Dirty Dozen, What the Hell? and World Cup Track Racing.
Get yours at www.urbanvelostore.com.
Made for us by Octopus Incorporated, the new Urban Velo cycling caps are a limited edition item. The hats are sewn with love in Columbus, OH and feature a maxi-print panel that was hand screened by Urban Velo’s publisher. The polyester material is light and breathable, which makes it especially good for spring and summer riding.
Like all things handmade, there is some variation in size and appearance, but we’ve found that they fit both Brad and Jeff’s larger-than-average heads. Inside the hat you’ll find a silk-like nylon “stash pocket” for… Well, who cares? Our hats have a stash pocket!!!
While the color of the stash pockets may vary, all the hats are black with gray printed panels. Interestingly, the gray polyester was purchased for $6.66 from the fabric store’s scrap pile. Visit www.urbanvelostore.com to order your hat before supplies run out. Because when they’re gone, they’re gone.
ELVS printing is flat grey in normal light, but lights up bright white in a car’s headlights. Printed on 100% cotton American Apparel t-shirts, available in men’s sizes S-XL. The large print on the back of the shirt remains visible, even while wearing most standard messenger bags.
Get yours for $22 at www.urbanvelostore.com.