So get this, on the way to a concert some fans notice someone on the side of the road with a busted bike and stop to help. Imagine their surprise when the hitch hiker ended up being none other than Dave Matthews, the front man to the concert they are going to! Talk about a concert experience! Matthews ended up getting ride with the fans to the show, and in return gave them signed front row tickets! Well that’s awesome for the fans, but needless to say we only have one note. Ride a Fixed, Dave!
TRAFIK is sponsoring another awesome alley cat race on Saturday 7/27 in Mission Hills. Come out for a chance to win one of three catagories: Men’s, Women’s, and Under 18. If you don’t want to compete just check out the local action and try to pick up some prize swag! Either way, it’s going to be fun so come out and get a piece of the action!
For those of you that have been living under a rock, Wolfpack Hustle threw one of the most epic street races in LA just a few weeks ago – The Wolfpack Hustle Civic Center Crit. This was the first crit thrown in LA by the Wolfpack crew and the results couldn’t have been better. Racers from all over came to LA to test their skills on the urban course that circled our famous City Hall. Check out the full edit below that highlights the Men’s Fixed Gear (Brakeless) Final. Featuring riders from GSS/TRAFIK, Wolfpack Hustle, Leader Bike, MASH SF, State Bicycle, Engine No.11, Mobbin Mondays, CNBC, TCB, and more…
TRAFIK just had another article published in Urban Cyclist magazine! If you’re not familiar with the publication they are one of the largest international magazines dedicated to urban cyclists and street racers in cities all over the world. They wanted to add a little American flavor to their most recent issue, so TRAFIK did a write-up on the Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash Race. Check out the article and dope photos below!
TRAFIK was super stoked to be featured in Urban Cyclist! If you’re in Europe you can get your hard copy at any news stand, or if you’re in the U.S. try a Barnes & Noble. The article features Wolfpack Hustle, State Bicycle, Gorilla Smash Squad and you can catch quotes from prominent street racers like Fabian Vazquez, Scott Piercefield, Neu York, Willo, and More!
The Wolfpack Marathon Crash Race is one of LA’s largest and most popular unsanctioned road races! In the early morning hours before the LA’s marathon is run, throngs of people gathered in the closed off streets for one chance take home the dog tags!
This was the 4th annual Crash Race and was a proving ground for the street racing elite, an event where champions of the underground are crowned! This was the first of a 3 race series, so check back to our blog for race results and wrap ups on all three!
Additional photos by Raquel Natalicchio
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One of the craziest bike hacks we’ve seen! This bike has a lever that makes it shift from a 37″ freewheel, 70″ fixed AND a 94″ fixed gears. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Although we would always choose a brakeless fixed any day, it does sound fun to climb up the biggest mountain around then be able to switch and coast down and still be able to switch again to a heavy fixed ratio for the smash home! Anyways you can read the full article by clicking here!
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Wolfpack Hustle continues to up their game every race they hold. This event was their very first Crit and the outcome was epic! Riders were coming out of the wood works all the way from San Francisco, San Diego, Arizona and even as far as New York!
Competition was tough and the course was filled with many dedicated riders who didn’t make the podium like Wolfpack riders John Gabriel and Fabian Vazquez who were both involved in different race ending crashes. Craig Streit and John Gabriel are both Dog tag holders, and sadly were both involved in the same crash. GSS brought out a solid team and had top 10 finishers in every category but women’s road. Props to the LA homie Edgar (Willo) Juarez for competing alone and finishing 2nd FIXED!
Men’s Track: 1. Walton Brush 2. Edgar Juarez 3. Austin Horse
Men’s Road: 1. Sean McElroy 2. Brian Forbes 3. Evan Strade
Women’s Track: 1. Jo Celso 2. Kelli Samuelson 3. Martha Mauricio
Women’s Road: 1. Kathryn Donovan 2. Priscilla Calderon 3. Jo Celso
Congrats to the winners who worked so hard for their title. It was awesome to see so many racers flying around the corners not to mention the two gnarly hairpin turns on every lap! Wolfpack did a great job of planning out the course so there would be minimal crashes and we can’t wait for their upcoming Drag Race on Sept 7th which will be held at the 6th street bridge. Mark it down, tell your friends, and BRING YOUR HUSTLE!