Despite the annual Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash Race being canceled days before the event, the Wolfpack crew managed to pull off a last minute permit for a mass ride. Led by Damian Kevitt in support of his organization Finish the Ride, over 1000 cyclists gathered at Tang’s Donuts (RIP) to pay their respects to the recently closed LA eatery, oh and to ride all night long.
What started out as slow group ride quickly accelerated. Although it technically wasn’t a race, no one was trying to finish last. The final stretch down San Vincente was, again, a race highlight with top speeds being reached and Strava segments on watch. The finish was in the usual spot on Ocean Blvd with hundreds of cyclists milling around in the closed intersection. About 5 different people claimed they “won”. Since there was to be no dogtags awarded this year, groups of riders slowly rolled away to watch an amazing sunset then sleep for the next 12 hours. LIKE if your sleep schedule is still fucked.
Let’s all hope that WPH can negotiate a killer Race for next years marathon. Meanwhile, the remaining races in the Wolfpack Unified Series are still on, with a Crit to be held in Long Beach and the return of the Drag Race. Stay tuned to TRAFIK for all that FG life info.
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Remember that time we thought we lost those photos of the K-town Scratch Race but they were actually stuck on a memory stick in between a bunch of family holiday pics? Yeah, that time…
Kushtown Society threw a scratch race right before the holidays. It was a good chance to win some extra Christmas presents and LA came out. The course was a short circuit in the middle of K-town, the last rider to cross the finish line each lap was “scratched”. Over 50 riders came out, so they were set to do 50, 1-mile laps. More than an hour in the police pulled up and started hassling us and ended up blocking the road and cutting the race short. Fuck. But by that time there was a clear leader, Felipe Castillo from Gorilla Smash Squad and Leader took it.
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TRAFIK represents fixed gear everywhere, so when Florida’s FYXD305 hit us up to sponsor their alleycat it was a no-brainer!
Over 50 competitors came out to race in downtown Miami, Florida and unlike most of the world right now the weather was perfect! Racers rode anywhere from 12 to 25 miles tallying up checkpoints, depending on the route they took.
In the end there was only enough room for 3 on the podium. Congrats to the winners, enjoy that TRAFIK swag!
1. Fabian Garcia
2. Andrew G
3. Marcelo Araica
Everyone knows there is only one thing to do after a race and that is to party! With DJs, drinks, beer, food, bbq and icecream, what else could you want? Great turn out and thanks to all involved! Check back soon for a video!
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This vid features Wolfpack’s own Fabian on the fixie and was shot by Warren Kommers. Cant wait to see Sagan in Cali, this is going to be awesome!
This motorcycle isn’t exactly a, well, motorcycle. But looks fun, and definitely worth a few laughs!
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