Red Bull Ride and Style 2013 Event Update

Red Bull Ride and Style

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- May 4th 2013, The Annual Red Bull Ride and Style will be held at Justin Herman plaza.  This has traditionally been an awesome event because it brings together awesome street artists for course design and some of the best riders in fixed gear biking.  Word on the street is that the course is full of treachery as some of the inspiration has been borrowed from X-Games Rallycross.  Jason Clary mentioned that he is going to be using a hybrid between a trick bike and a race bike to navigate his way through the course.

Anyhow, we’ll be out there supporting our favorite riders and chillin’ with the homies.  Roll out and enjoy a weekend shredding bikes with us.  Hit us up on Twitter or Instagram and don’t forget to bring your Boombot!

Fixed Gear Freestyle: Pre-Qualified Riders (Top 10)
Josh Boothby, Joe McKeag, Matt Reyes, Michael Chacon, Justin “Congo” Mitchell, Matt Montoya, Ed “Wonka” LaForte, Jakob Santos, Miles Mathia, and Tyler Johnson.

Race: Pre-Qualified Riders (Top 16)
Addison Zawada, Walton Brush, Edgar Juarez, Jason Clary, Hernan Montenegro, Kell McKenzie, Austin Horse,Massan Fluker, Chas Christensen, Jerome Stretch, Steven Tortorelli, Justin “Congo” Mitchell, Kapri Gonzalez, Tony Rabeneau, Scott Piercefield, and David Trimble.

For more information, please follow @redbullSFO / #rideNstyle on Twitter and join the Facebook event page for updates.

Above photo credit: Justin Kosman / Red Bull Content Pool

Fixed Gear Bikes Go HOOD with BlocBoi Fame – Disrespectful

Right when you thought Scraper Bikes was one of the most hood bike videos, along comes BlocBoi at full speed with no shirt and no gears. What does this mean for fixed gear biking? Well a lot has changed since the tight pant wearing hipsters of yesteryear were the only ones on these bikes.  One thing stays consistent; Tattoos are extremely cool, and the more you have the cooler you are.  FACT.   What would make this guy ever so slightly cooler is if he was slappin’ a Boombot like a real O.G.

what is a fixed gear bike?

The biggest characteristic of a fixed gear is that the rear gear (cog) is locked on the hub.  This means you can’t be lazy and coast.  You must keep pedaling with the speed of the bike.  Often times fixed gear bikes are preferred for urban commuting because there are minimal parts, low maintenance, and overall sexy looks.  Some riders that don’t use brakes on the bike rely on locking the rear wheel up to stop.  This involves being comfortable leaning over your bars and putting most of the weight on the front tire.  We recommend wearing a grill when doing this.  It’s cool.

Thanksgiving Throwdown with State Bicycle Co.

State Bicycle Co. is throwing their second annual THANKSGIVING THROWDOWN.

If Halloween was any indication on how a State Bicycle Co. party goes down you know it’s going to be good.

What to expect:
Registration 7:30-8:00 pm- Tempe Beach Park

Messenger Style Alleycat Ride (if you don’t want to “race” we are making this fun, with challenges and puzzles. ride it or race it).

After party to follow.

$7 to ride – $5 with canned food donation

TONS Prizes for winners (INCLUDING CASH & TROPHY 1st place male & female)


Line of Sight Premiering at Interbike

Come hang out at boombotix booth 32007

Lucas Brunnelle Line of Sight

Have a beer, get gear, and watch a super sick high octane documentary on urban cycling with legendary filmer, Lucas Brunnelle.  Line of Sight is jam packed with insane near-death experiences so be sure to strap up and bring extra boxers/panties.

Bike Speakers Increase FUN by 14.7X

ride fast with bike speakers and knock that beat

Having an ultraportable speaker enables our crew to have 14.7 times more fun than traditional biking methods. This is a proven fact demonstrated by the Boombotix Institute of Sound. Hit this track by Lunice- Freaky for that new new fresh beat.

Featuring riders including: Jason Clary, Joshua Squeeks, Matt Reyes, Jason Arens, Nikko Jow amongst others.

Filmed on locations in Jack London Square, Oakland, Sutro SF, and the SF Mission District, Panhandle, and Golden Gate Park.