The Wolfpack Hustle Unified Title Series wraps up this Saturday at the HP Gran Prix! Make sure to come out for the party, it’s completely free for spectators and there will be plenty of food, drink and music! For the racers the rules are simple, one gear, 1000ft and head to head races till there is only one man and woman. Race against whoever you want, just make sure to go register with Wolfpack Hustle! We can’t wait to hang out with everyone and enjoy food trucks, music & racing! For now you can check out the video below from the HP Gran Prix 2013! See you there!
September 27th Huntington Park
Pacific Blvd. @Zoe 5pm
FREE to the PUBLIC
1000ft Bicycle Sprint Race
Mens / Womens / Single Speed
(Fixed or Freewheel)
Top 16 Bracketed Elimination Tournament
1st PRIZE: DOG TAGS / $250 CASH / 30PTS / SWAG
OFF THE GRID is the latest film from our friend Lucas Brunelle, the man who brought us LINE OF SIGHT. If you have never seen his work there isn’t much to say other than Lucas is the best cycling cinematographer. And if you have had the pleasure of seeing LINE OF SIGHT then you already know!
The King Of Vegas Race 2014 turned to out to be the biggest KOV yet! When we rolled up to the Luxor at 9pm the sidewalk was already flooded with hundreds of racers and spectators. When 100 manifests were handed out in minutes, we knew it was going to be an epic race. Riders of all kinds came out from the farthest points of the US and beyond to have fun and see how they match up in this melting pot of urban racers.
Our DJ was bumping tunes and everybody was “celebrating Vegas style”! Due to the massive crowd, it was only a short time before police came to shut us down. But in Vegas anything goes and after dealing with the Luxor head of security we were good to go. Shortly after, racers began flying to the finish line with their awesome #KOVselfie pics! Here are some of the best. Check out the hashtag on Instagram and follow @trafik_la while your at it.
This year featured 7 checkpoints that made for over 30 miles of racing through and around the Vegas strip. The race began with a mad dash to the bikes then racers spread in every direction and were gone in an instant. Alleycats are never without controversy and the KOV 2014 was no different. But when it was all said and done the new King of Vegas was Crihs Thorman a heralded NYC messenger, followed by DEG from Sabertooth Squad/TRAFIK and Jacob from Sabertooth Squad/Frequent Flyer. The Queen of Vegas was won by LA SWAT Team member Cora, followed by Lydia from Team Throne and Sarah from LA SWAT! Congrats to all the competitors who finished!
We’re glad so many people came out to support the underground race scene! Thanks to our sponsors for throwing in for the cash prize for our King & Queen! Throne Cycles, Freqnt Flyr, Chrome, Swrve, Thomson, Boombotix, God & Famous.
Check out the video below for a nice wrap-up of Interbike and KOV2014 from Samuel Arechiga…
Thanks for the “Like” & “Share”! See all the pics over on our FLICKR page. Photo credit Samuel Arechiga and TRAFIK.
The King Of Vegas is going down tonight at 9pm by the Luxor Obelisk! There will be 7 checkpoints and you must take a selfie at each location with your face in the shot so we know you were there. First Man & Woman to snap all their pics and get back to the starting line will be crowned King & Queen of Vegas and walk away with a Chrome Coveted Jersey and a phat cash prize!
Preme Prizes are awarded to first contestants who finish the race with an additional SELFIE WITH ELVIS or SELFIE WITH a Las Vegas Police Officer (yellow shirt). So even if you’re not the fastest, as long as you finish you can walk away with prizes like a new Throne Supreme Lo!
Pics or GTFO
Vegas Sign, you must be on the side that says Vegas and it must be readable.
Circus Circus Casino
Belagio Fountain Show, must be going off in photo. If it’s not going off you better wait till it does.
Palms Casino, get that big colorful sign
Hard Rock Guitar, make sure you get the right one
The TRAFIK team made it through the desert to Vegas! This is the 2nd year Interbike is being held at the Mandalay Bay and it’s as big as ever. We cruised around the convention for a cool minute before returning to kick-back at the hotel pool. Check out some of our Instagram updates @trafik_LA. Here are a few of the cool cycling releases we got a glimpse at, including a road legal, e-bike/car? Hmmmm.
Don’t forget, tomorrow we announce the checkpoints for the King Of Vegas Alleycat Race! Right here on TRAFIK LA. For more info check out the event page below.
KING OF VEGAS: https://www.facebook.com/events/843906172287190/
Red Hook Crit started in Brooklyn, NY and has spread to Milan, Italy and Barcelona, Spain, making it the biggest unsanctioned crit race worldwide. Now in it’s second year in Barcelona, racers flock from the farthest corners of the earth for a chance to compete against the most elite fixed gear cyclists in the beautiful Spanish city. There are only a few hundred spots available and online registration doesn’t last long. It is pretty amazing to see the impact and reaction RHC gets from the fixed gear racing community.
TRAFIK team photographer Raquel Natalicchio was out in Barcelona and here is what she had to say about it:
The Second Race In The Red Hook Crit 2014 Series Took Place At A Spectacular Waterfront Venue, Parc Del Forum In Barcelona, Spain. Being A Spanish Native I Was Very Excited To Finally Experience A Race Like Those I Have Been Covering And Loving In The United States. Race Day Was Filled With A Record Attendance Of Over 5,ooo Spectators Which Had The Forum Oozing With Contagious Excitement. The Racer Area On The Other Hand Had A Distinct Atmosphere That Was Inspiring Even To Those Who Were Not Racing. It Was Immediately Obvious How Much Dedication, Passion And Sweat Had Been Given By Every Team, Racer, Coach And Helpers. Photographing And Interviewing Racers And Event Hosts Once Again Set In Stone My Respect And Appreciation For All Those Who Participate In Bringing Alive Such An Amazing Event For The Cycling Community.
(Above – David Trimble checks the course right before all hell breaks loose. See the interview below).
Check out more pics & interviews from LBC’s very own Willo and RHC organizer David Trimble HERE from our reporter Raquel Natalicchio.