Cities

New York - Montréal

New York - Montréal: Part 2

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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.

People

France

Colombia Is Burning

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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.

Cities

New York - Montréal

New York - Montréal: Part 1

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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?

Races

France

A Guide to French Cycling Lingo

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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.

Races

Brooklyn

Chalet Archives: The Red Hook Crit

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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.

Cities

Bogotá - Medellín

Chalet does Colombia: A Family Album

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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.

Bikes

New York

DAMON STRUB & NOMAD CYCLE

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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…

rides

Hatcher Pass

Climb Home

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New York cyclist and man about town Julian Darwall documents the trials and tribulations of The Hatcher Pass Road Race, an unsanctioned 70 mile dirt road race contested through the wilderness of Alaska.

Cities

New York

Millimeters & Mind Over Matter

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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.