Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Something is missing...

The Bilenky Cycle Works Shop in North Philadelphia has been without a few of its normal trappings this week. Missing is the smell of Vietnamese spring rolls, Mounds wrappers and saddest if all...the sarcastic remarks are at an all time low. Why is this you ask? Well, it is because Simon Firth is out saving the world, one mile at a time!

Simon is taking part in this years Neighborhood Bike Works 'Ride of Dreams' - a 4 day, 240 mile ride raising awareness and money for the Neighborhood Bike Works Youth Racing Team.

The ride began on July 17th, leaving from UPENN and heading through PA. until reaching Harrisburg and then again returning to Philadelphia, today.

Congrats to all those who took part! And congrats to Simon for making it in one piece...there may or may not be a Mounds bar waiting for you on your station.

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Old News Is Still Good News!

So, shame on me for missing this, but our friend Roland from RE-LOAD BAGS is featured on the front page of the Kryptonite Website on his green Bilenky track bike!

Check it out HERE

And Thanks for the kind words as always Roland!

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Night At The Races

On Friday, we at Bilenky Cycle Works. headed out to The Valley Preferred Cycling Center Velodrome to watch the Friday night races and promote The Philadelphia Bike Expo (October 30th and 31st!)

The Valley Preferred Cycling Center  is the most celebrated velodrome in modern American cycling history – and has inspired dreams of countless champions who began their trek to glory on its 333-meter track. It is truly wonderful to have something so engrained in the history of track racing so close to us. It was my first time at the Valley Preferred Velodrome (or any velodrome for that matter) and I've quickly fallen in love. (as well as entertaining the idea that I'm actually amazing at track racing, but I just dont know it, cause I haven't tried it.)

We had a great time and got to meet some very nice people and caught some exciting races from national and international riders alike!!

Please be on the look out for us and be sure to stop by and say hello at future races at the velodrome.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Rapha Footage

If you haven't had the pleasure of watching the short film (it's that beautiful!) about this years Rapha Gentleman's Race, do yourself a huge favor and sit back, relax and enjoy. The video, soundtrack and footage are nothing short of stunning.

Also, keep an eye out for team Bilenky's Maria and Jed about halfway through, fixing a flat on their tandem!

Watch the video HERE!