Millimeters & Mind Over Matter
Today, the bike messenger industry in New York City is more than 40 years old. Several-hundred-thousand people—mostly young men, many black or Hispanic—have found employment as cycle couriers in that time. Once, the calling had cachet and glamor; now, it’s a marginal means of subsistence for city living.
Ask Becca: The Red Hook Crit
Red Hook Crit is this Saturday. People are schvitzing about crashing. Becca has the answers, paired with the weird and wonderful photography of Izzy Cohan.
Ask Becca: Where the messengers at?
It's the Red Hook Crit today. It used to be chock full of real life bike messengers, vying for the podium. Where are they now? Becca has the answers, Izzy Cohan has the photos.
Training Ground For A New Yellow Arrow
Stunning photography by Brazo de Hierro captured the refurbishment and rejuvenation of Barcelona's velodrome in all its detail. Ferran Bartolomé (with translations by Neus Roura) help us explore its past.
DAMON STRUB & NOMAD CYCLE
Chalet stopped by Nomad Cycle is Long Island City, Queens for a very chalet conversation with Damon Strub. Damon’s a modern-day scholar of cities and bicycles so conversation flowed from urban cycling’s slow mainstreaming, to architectural curiosities of New York, and the coming apocalypse…
Rubbing Elbows with Rubén Murillo
For decades, Colombia’s climbers have excelled in the world’s great bicycle races. Less well known is the fact that the country now turns out top track sprinting talent as well. Colombia’s national team is currently anchored by the likes of Fabian Puerta, a 2014 Worlds silver-medalist in the Keirin, and Rubén Murillo, who along with two teammates, rode to a Top 10 finish in the Team Sprint competition at the 2014 Worlds in Cali, Colombia.
Bogotá - Medellín
Chalet does Colombia: A Family Album
In preparation for our third print issue, we spent 10 days exploring Bogotá and riding 300 miles to Medellín. This is a behind the scenes look at the trip, from mountain top empanadas to duct taped achilles.
Santa Barbara, CA
Stealing Moments with Emily Maye
We can’t get enough of Emily Maye at Chalet, so it was a real pleasure to meet over beer and falafel in the Lower East Side and chat about her life following professional cyclists across the globe.
The New French Workman
We caught up with Kevin Reza in Paris, just before he travelled to San Lorenzo a Mare for his first Giro d’Italia. The 26-year-old native of Puteaux in the suburbs of Paris spoke to us about family and his cycling upbringing; what it’s like being a fresh pro at the Tour de France; being part of France’s next generation decades after its last triumphs; and how to navigate the complexities of leg shaving with the fairer sex.