Monday, August 29, 2011

Bicycle Film Festival - LA 2011

Get ready for party after party this weekend starting Friday with "the TERMINATOR" Alleycat. The afterparty for friday night is TBA. The afterparty for saturday night is at los globos presented with mad decent. Click here for entire weekends film program.

 There will be a huge block party on Sunday from 11:00am - 6:00pm at the Paragon Parking Lot across the street from the theatre.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Majaco Bicycles

Introducing MAJACO Bicycles as a sponsor for TERMINATOR AlleyCat for BFF.  Majaco will be providing a ca$h prize for the 1st Place Female.  Personally, I'm a huge fan of his work.  Very clean designs and the welds are amazing.  There are a few of his bikes here and there in Los Angeles.  They are definitely one-of-a-kind!

Below is a description from their website:

     Majaco Bicycles pays attention to detail.  Our bikes are hand-crafted by its founder, Mark in Austin, TX.  Mark's experience with metalworking stems from 20 years in aerospace manufacturing.  (Yes, he manipulated metal for airplanes and rocketships.) This, along with his passion of bike riding and sculpture, coupled with his meticulous nature has proven to be the perfect combination for bicycles that are closer to works of art than utilitarian vehicles.  In 2010, Mark decided to follow his dream, quit his job, and moved to Austin,Texas to create his beautiful custom bicycles.

     Majaco Bicycles offers both custom and standard sized, hand-made steel track and road bike framesets.  We also offer frames and forks separately as well.  Along with personalized custom sizing, get your custom bike-porn mind flowing and decide on your color, lug or fillet brazing, unique cutouts, and more.  The sky's the limit.  If you can dream it, we can design and build it.

     Majaco Bicycles' custom framesets are built using US manufactured True Temper OX Platinum steel tubes.  The wide range of tubes in the OX Platinum series allows us to fine-tune a tubeset for your performance goals.  

     Our custom framesets also use US manufactured Henry James bottom brackets, fork crowns, dropouts, and lugs.  Of course, you can choose for us to fillet braze your frame and we'll use Cycle Design's brass and silver from the US as well.

     Our standard framesets come with True Temper tubing and lugs from across the pond.  They carry the same amount of hand-crafted goodness that Mark spends on custom frame builds.

Phone: 562.810.1211

El Maestros Bicycle Shop

Once again, we're proud to have EL MAESTROS Bicycle Shop for this year's TERMINATOR AlleyCat for BFF.  This will be their second year supporting the BFF AlleyCat.  This year, they will be handing out 1st price overall.
El Maestro is located in the heart of DTLA on Main Street between 8th and 9th Street.  They carry a variety of bikes, bike parts, fixed gear, art and clothing.  Their new T-shirt is pretty dope. It's a family owned business which gives it that feel of being right at home.  I literally seen them from birth, to today's successful bike shop.

Check out their store below:

806 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Neighborhood: Downtown
(213) 627-0580 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm / Sun 11:00am - 3:00pm

RYD Bikes - The Spoke

Just added RYD Bikes / The Spoke as a sponsor for "the TERMINATOR" AlleyCat for BFF.  The Spoke a local Downtown Los Angeles Bike Shop location on the corner of 9th & Olive.  Lots of good tarck bike parts and bikes.  Check em out', below is a description from their website:

RYD bikes stands for a feeling that goes inside each and every one of us.  It stands for the riding, when anything seems possible and everything seems terrifying, when all signs say to stop but letting go of our hesitation seems necessary.
In only a few years, RYD has already developed a strong following.  In addition to being a manufacturer with distinct models, we also have a chain of retail store's in LA called The Spoke.  Our store's have been a great place for rider's to come hang out, interact with the RYD team, and express ideas about the fixed gear movement.  We provide custom builds and an awesome atmosphere.
Other brands we carry in our retail stores are: Animal, Eastern bikes, Odyssey, KMC, Velocity, Euro Asia, Kryptonite, Vittoria, and many others.

RYD / / The Spoke
342 W. 9th Street                                  
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Hours: 11-6 weekdays ; 11-4 on weekends

District Designs

We're proud to introduce DISTRICT DESIGNS to our list of sponsors for the upcoming "the TERMINATOR" AlleyCat for BFF.

Below is a description from their website:

Based in Downtown Los Angeles, District Designs offers unique apparel inspired by urban and arts districts around the world. Designs not only influenced by the districts themselves, but inspirited by those who live, work, and play in them. 
District Designs is a collaboration of two brothers. Their unique individual experiences and shared love of artistic expression being the driving force behind their work.  All of our items are individually made and some are one of a kind.

Thank You DD for supporting the DTLA Messengers!  
Follow them on Twitter and District Designs Facebook

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fortune 700 Summer Sessions

This Sunday, "The End of Summer Sessions" series of races starts. Be there.

3 Sundays ~ 3 Races ~ 3 Categories ~ Over 10 Cities!

Aug. 28th - Pasadena - Long Beach (City Grounds)

Sept 4th - TBA (______)

Sept 11th - Rose Bowl to Red Box individual TT (Store 13)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"the TERMINATOR" AlleyCat for BFF 2011

We gladly invite you to our 4th Annual AlleyCat race welcoming the Bicycle Film Festival to Los Angeles.

Films/Screenings will start shortly after the race @ 7:30p

If you recall, last year we hosted the epic "Movie Mayhem" Alleycat, where racers had to race to many different movie related scenes around the Los Angeles area.

"the TERMINATOR" will consist of 6 Checkpoints throughout the surrounding Downtown area where most of the movie was filmed.
Racers will have to be knowledgeable of certain scenes and might have to perform a certain task, take a picture...etc. Aside from the checkpoint shananigans, racer will need to collect an item at each checkpoint. Racers need to present all six items at the finish line to be accounted for. Anyone missing an item will be automatically disqualified.

A manifest will be handed out prior to race time, so you may map out your route. Checkpoints do not have to be done in order. The race will not be longer than 10 miles.

START here:
Griffith Park Observatory (Next to the James Dean Statue)

FINISH here:
Downtown Independent Theatre
251 S. Main Street Los Angeles,
CA 90012

Register @ 5:00p
Race @ 6:00p SHARP!

**Race will start on time in, so it gives a chance for any racers trying to view the first 7:30p screening**

Prizes will be given out to:
1s, 2nd & 3rd Place Overall
1st Place Female
1st Place Youth (18yrs under)
and of course DFL (Dead Freakin' Last)

Engine No. 11
Orange20 Bikes
Balam Creations
Road Runner
Majaco Bicycles

District Designs
El Maestros Bike Shop
Famli Straps

Bicycle Film Festival
(more TBA)

If you're not racing, make sure to purchase your movie tickets before they sell out. Guaranteed....they will sell out! Racing Towards Red Hook - Trailer 1, will be screened this same night. Don't miss out!

Racing Towards Red Hook - Trailer
Racing Towards Red Hook - Trailer 1 from Jessica Scott on Vimeo.

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"See you at the movies.....!"

NACCC 2011 Austin TX