Drew York will be representing Verde at Ed’s Games in Vineland, New Jersey this Saturday, June 4th. The contest starts at noon and there’s a free raffle with over $6,000 in prizes. Thanks to Carol and Ed Abbott from Ed’s Bike Shop for all of their hard work putting on this awesome annual event for the local riders. We’re excited to be a part of it. If you’re in the area, come out this Saturday and meet Drew.
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Cal Bicycles recently threw a jam at Livermore Park and this is the edit from it. Livemore is Kevin’s local park and he’s got good clips in this. Watch closely and see how many Cartel Kiraly frames you can count.
Last Friday’s shop stop at Quickie Mart in Tulsa was a huge success. Thanks to all of the locals who came out to ride with Dave Thompson and Drew York. Also thanks to Ed and James at Quickie Mart for supporting Verde. You can check out a bunch of photos from the meet and greet after the jump.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Verde’s Mike Ardelean today. Mike celebrated his 31st a little early last weekend, attending the inaugural Old School BMX Reunion at Woodward West and getting his photo taken with 80′s freestyle legend Lee Reynolds. Mike’s got a cool story up on Defgrip about meeting Lee and watching him kill the vert ramp on his Verde complete. You can check that out here. Happy birthday, Mike!
We do realize that you don’t come here to see recap after recap from Interbike, but we couldn’t resist sharing this fine photo of Lou’s ridiculous mustache. Speaking of Lou, he’s been busy since returning from Las Vegas. The phones have been ringing non-stop and orders of remaining 2008 bikes are flying out the door. Bike shops looking to save big should give him a call. 614-777-0900. Mention Lou’s mustache for a free Verde banner with any bike order (shops only). Our 2009 bikes are prebooking fast, so call to get yours on lock. Thanks to Christoph at Unity in Germany for this sweet photo.
Will Stroud is a longtime friend of all of us here at Verde. This year has been especially exciting for Will (and his wife Cristi) as they brought a baby boy into the world. Will sent us this great photo of Noah. The next exciting news for Will is that The Levi’s® Video is done and will premiere tomorrow night at the NORA Cup party in Las Vegas. Congratulations Will on all of the great things you’ve got going on these days.
Interbike begins on Wednesday and we’ve invited our friend and respected artist Don Pendleton to join us in Vegas. Don is making the trip to help us raise money to help Stephen Murray. All of us at Verde go way back with Stephen and want to contribute to hi cause. On Wednesday Don will hand paint a Verde Cartel frame, fork, and bars to be built up with some Odyssey parts (thanks Odyssey) into a one of a kind custom bike. We’re asking that you donate $5 per ticket which gives you one chance to win. One lucky winner will take home this custom ride. Please visit us at booth 5357. For more information how how to help, please visit The Stephen Murray Family Fund or Stephen’s myspace.
Thanks to everyone who made it out. From the look on everyone’s face in these photos it looks like you all had as much fun as I did. I’m glad I could celebrate 28 years with all you beautiful people! more photos after the jump (more…)
Last night Converse celebrated their 100 anniversary with their Portland employees and friends. I was lucky enough to get tickets to the private event (thanks jen!). Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth frontman) brought his brand of distorted rock and Pittsburgh’s Girl Talk spun his very danceable mash-ups. At the end of the night it was all sweat and smiles!