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.
New York - Montréal
New York - Montréal: Part 2
What better way to come to grips with the geographic and cultural divide between two cities then riding from one to the other? This is the second part of our journey from New York to Montréal: Hudson, NY to Bennington, VT. It was shot by the master of shooting from the bike: Monsieur Phil Penman.
Colombia Is Burning
Watch how, in the span of just 1,000 meters, Nairo drops the best riders in the world, and helps distance Colombia even further away from years of stigma and prejudice.
New York - Montréal
New York - Montréal: Part 1
Maybe it was over a glass of wine, maybe it was on a training ride, either way, it wasn’t long after selecting Montréal as Chalet 002’s guest city that the idea of riding there was hatched. What better way to come to grips with the geographic and cultural divide between these two cities?
A Guide to French Cycling Lingo
The Tour de France is starting today and we’re getting in the mood by exploring expressions & idioms used by the French to colorfully and poetically describe the tactics and the personalities of a bike race.
Chalet Archives: The Red Hook Crit
This weekend marks the next evolution of the RHC empire with RHC London. Chalet won't be there, but we'll be following from afar as the world's best track bike criterium exponents race the streets of Greenwich.