AN AMERICAN IN MONTREAL
I’ve spent almost my entire life on the East Coast. I was a misfit in high school and always imagined I would end up in New York with the rest of my kind. Going to college in New Jersey, my first thoughts about Montréal drifted in across dorm room halls. I snatched details from conversations between Ugg Boot-clad sorority sisters planning spring break trips that (it should go without saying) I was most certainly not invited on.
A Saturday in Paradise
It's Crit week in Brooklyn! To celebrate RHC's 10th year, here is a look at some of our favorite Chalet coverage from over the years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?