Congrats to our local LA cycling hero, Richie Trimble, for stretching the envelope on tall bikes! Even Yao Ming would look up at this thing in amazement.
And last but not least, you can never have too much swag!
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TRAFIK was out in Huntington Park Saturday enjoying the race/party at the Wolfpack Hustle HP Gran Prix! Tons of spectators and racers came out to join the cycling festivities, now in it’s second year.
The entire city street was shut down and blocked off in the heart of HP and the sidewalks were packed! The railings were lined with screaming spectators as racers whizzed by two at a time. Everyone was timed and the fastest 16 then were put in a bracket and the elimination began till there was only one!
Racing in the HP Gran Prix is unlike any of the others in the series because it leaves no room for error. Racers give it everything they have for only about 20 seconds and must be completely ready when they step up to the line. All it takes is a shoe unclipping, a wheel being loose or a small obstacle in the road. Just one slip up and that’s it! When it was all said and done the points were added up and winners were named for the HP Gran Prix and the overall 2014 Unified Title Series.
Check out our full photo set at the TRAFIK Flickr!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our tent to say hi, chill and pick up some TRAFIK merch! We had a blast being out there with all the fixie foos. If you didn’t get a chance to see our new stuff, check it out at the TRAFIK shop. See you at the next event, ride safe!
Photo credit: Steve Dominguez and Wolfpack Hustle
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…
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