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.

Barcelona

Training Ground For A New Yellow Arrow

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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

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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.

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.

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?