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Bandit Cross: Ruining it for Everybody trailer

So as you may know, I organize a bunch of grassroots illegal cyclocross races throughout the year in Minneapolis.  Recently the video crew from the QBP mothership asked if I'd be interested in making a video about the series.  As this is something that I deeply love and wish to spread the idea that any a-hole can throw a race and do something positive for their cycling community, I of course said "Yes."  The full length (for a short) isn't done yet, but they just released this little trailer. 

If you're wondering about the title, it's a phrase coined by Stevil Kinevil of AHTBM in regards to his experiences with people who take cyclocross seriously. You see at first there were a bunch of naysayers from the "legit" racing community who said that we were going to stigmatize and ruin cyclocross.  Fortunately we just wrapped up our 2nd year and there has been nothing but good vibes and great times.  Many folks who can't afford to race "legit" cross have come out, and many people who were too intimidated to try it anywhere else have fallen in love with cyclocross and moved into organized racing.  And still others who don't give a shit about "real" cyclocross racing, but do love to have fun on their bikes with their friends show up every time. 

For me Bandit Cross has been a truly transcendent experience, I was a bit burned out on the whiny and pissy attitudes of people at the alleycats and Bandit Cross' no prizes, no money, no nothing but pride aspect has once more allowed me to see the goodness in the community.  Everyone's invited, everyone's welcome, just show up and bring a good attitude.  That is what it's all about. 

Long live Bandit Cross!

pop some corn and get into it.  

Bandit Cross: Ruining It For Everybody Trailer from Quality Bicycle Products on Vimeo.



January 5, 2012

This is so sick!  Keep up the good work and I am definitely looking forward to the full feature.


Your Mom

January 7, 2012

DFL in SF, CA has been running races like this in Golden Gate Park for over 15yrs. And I’m sure others in other places have been doing it too. Seems like the best way to do this stuff. Reminds me of local skate contest in the 80s—by skaters for skaters, no jocks.


January 9, 2012

DFL is awesome.


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September 18, 2012

Hello there, I love your blog . Is there something I can do to receive updates like a subscription or some thing? I am sorry I’m not acquainted with RSS?. i’ll come back!


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January 31, 2013

شكرا لإيجاز ما سبق على ما يرام. أعتقد أنني سأكون هنا يعود في كثير من الأحيان. مع أطيب التحيات.

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