We kicked off the cyclocross season this year in Minnesota with the 2nd Annual All-City Intercontinental Cyclocross Championships. This year the event was held a short ride from downtown Minneapolis at the new trailhead center at Theo Wirth. It's a gorgeous facility and it was a gorgeous day to be outside riding bikes with all your friends.
While we've gotten very good at "doing stuff" over the years, we often aren't very good of explaining "WHY" we did that thing. This article is an attempt to explain our reasoning... Today's topic is the rigid fork on the Electric Queen. We've received a few inquiries from dealers and customers about why we decided to include a rigid fork with the framesets of the new Cyan splatter EQ.
Howdy folks, Happy Monday! Today we're dropping some good news on you in the form of the return of the steel fork Mr. Pink and a new color and spec of the elusive Electric Queen. Both models are in stock right now on our dealer's floors so if they move you, no need to wait.
That's right friends, The Intercontinental Cyclcross Championships are coming back to Minneapolis Sept 9th. There's a couple of big news items here. First of all the event is happening at the new trail head at Theo Wirth park, easy biking distance from Minneapolis.
Way back on July 20th Minneapolis hosted it's first ever sanctioned Fixed Gear Crit, The Fulton Downtown Thunderdome. Not only was this the first ever sanctioned one, but it was also the State Championship Fixed Gear Crit. I believe this to be the first State Championship FG Crit in the nation. Pretty dang cool.
We are writing to you today to let you know that we'd love to meet you and share some good times next month. We're partnering with our friends and longtime dealers Thick Bikes to show some appreciation for the support you've given us over the years by cordially inviting you to hang out in
The last few years a movement has been brewing, spear headed by Resistance Racing in the Bay Area and spanning continents: TRACKLOCROSS! This Spring Resistance organized an nationwide series (plus Japan) of local Tracklocross races with each city sending its winners to Minneapolis for the final showdown. The rules were simple, all racers must ride a fixed gear bike, in order to qualify for the podium you had to be brakeless.
Holy heck, I can't believe we're actually going to pull this off! Downtown Warehouse District crit racing and we're crowning the first ever State Fixed Gear Crit Champ!
Our Brand Manager Jeff (that's me) is once more organizing the brand's namesake bike party weekend through his Bike Jerks imprint , the All City Championships. To further our goals of helping to build a more inclusive cycling community, for our sponsorship this year we have once again committed to paying the entry fees for all women / trans / femme riders. So if you're thinking you'd like to join in, please do, the good times are on us.
This collection is the brain child of All-City team rider Benjamin “SK” Davies and references his favorite Theodore Roosevelt quote and life mantra “Get Action!” From our 26th President: “Get action. Do things; be sane; don’t fritter away your time; create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action.” – Teddy Roosevelt
I mean... Dang, we are just too stoked. We have our own beer, how cool is that? And it's a really good beer too.
We love nothing more than when folks really get into customizing their All-City, and every once in a while those customizations really blow our minds. This amazing custom headbadge from Steve W. made by Cline's Custom Metal Designs made us feel all the things. It's unique, awesome, and truly makes his bike one of a kind. Drink it in.
As you may know, for years now we've been real tight with the homies at Fulton Brewing. They sponsor our local racing team, All-City X Fulton, let us host product releases at their taproom, and generally hook us up with beer whenever we ask. In exchange, we sing their praises and work to ensure that as many thirsty cyclists as possible whet their whistles with a fine Fulton beer.
Spring means new kit season here at All-City, and today we'd like to introduce you to our new stretchy riding outfit, the Electric Boogaloo kit. As always it's a fully optimized and realized clothing system with jersey, bibs, socks, and a matching tiny cap.
As Gorilla Monsoons are making their debut on our dealers floors we’re adding to the mania by dropping this hot collabo number! We buddied up with our good friends at Topo Designs to create a sweet color matched handlebar bag for the Gorilla Monsoon. (or for any bike for that matter)
Over here in AC Land there's a new addition to our Classic riding ensemble line up. The Classic Jersey 2.0! This year the goal for the Classic was to not only be timeless and understated, but to also increase the riders visability to other road users and thus enhance safety.
Come hang out with us on Friday April 6th as we celebrate the launching of our collaboration with Topo Designs and the Gorilla Monsoon onto dealers floors. We're not saying exactly what this collaboration product is, but it does compliment the Gorilla Monsoon very nicely.
We are proud to announce new additions to the All-City family. We've recently added four new monsters to our team of ambassadors, and, to a person, they are all certified bad asses on the bike and total flipping sweethearts off of it. Let's meet the new faces....
Today All-City takes another step toward a brighter future with the introduction of the Gorilla Monsoon. You can head over to the web page <---------- to find out all about what it is, but for this post we'd like to talk a little bit more about "why" it is.
We are proud to announce our latest artist collaboration project with Bryn Perrott, aka Deerjerk. It’s been an initiative for us to partner with talented artists around the country and showcase their work on some sweet All-City merch. Bryn makes woodcuts inspired from classic tattoo flash and folk art. Let’s take a little dive into the mind of Deerjerk
As we prepare to enter Gravel Race season this Spring, now is as good a time as any to write an opinion piece on the various merits of All-Road bikes vs. Cyclocross bikes. Namely what should you buy if you participate in both categories (gravel and cross) and can only afford one multi-surface capable bike.