We are accepting film entries for the 1×1 Film Festival on friday night. Films of 7 minutes and under will be shown at the Smiley Theatre, with the audience picking a winner, and then the winner scores bike stuff. There will be a preliminary hosting competition during the intermission of the films. Those wishing to bring the race to their country must be in attendance. If you want to host and you cannot make the date, get a representative for your country. The films must be singlespeed related and information on submission will be here soon. People submitting films will get a spot in the race with their entry. Hermosa Tours will also making sweet high country shuttle dreams come true with four tasty 3hr rides with totally normal people. 10-20 bucks a head for the dream. Housing information is the next sentence. The Durango Hostel has limited space and sits just 100 yards from the course. This is prime location. It isn’t big so if you want a piece, click here and save a spot. So far we are setting up a host housing contact and have a dorm on the Fort Lewis College dorm that will be available for 15 a night. We have no hotel or motel info yet but you can do Gateway Reservations at their computer port zone and get something started. The race will begin on the streets of downtown and most events will be on the 13th block of main avenue, with the post race party and final hosting competition being south of town. So stay in town and bring yer blinkies for commuting. There will be no car parking for any event. Car drivers could become subject to hazing throughout the weekend. There is also a black and white photo contest at a local art gallery. The content must be singlespeed bikes only and no male nudity. More info on the specifics of the contest will come later. Cycling industry people will have the chance to partner with the event through numerous partnership opportunities. The specifics to that are also coming soon. The race is coming soon too.
Archive for January, 2009
Spring of 2006 was our first venture into the one by one stage race funness. The Clippership Rally was good business.
….at the Zombie Ball.
Stay tuned for information on the 1×1 Film Festival. Friday the 18th of September will showcase singlespeeds on the big screen. We are asking for submissions of under 10 minutes. You and your camera.
So far there are 656 dedicated athletes on the start list. Thats cool. Here are some good ones.
We’ve been contacted by Rotgutzen Beer to be a part of SSWC09 and we are not taking the bait. It is all to often that sweet sweet things get targeted by these big beer butts. It is worth taking a look at the crime they attempt. Only then can we really see the good that is in front of us. By the way, we had a meeting with post race venue folks, and amazing will happen.
Remember we pulled the ol’ switch-er-oonie on the date from August to September. Also for planning purposes, it is the weekend right before the Interbike trade show in Vegas. Just checkin.
This whole registration process is so drawn out. It is the 90′s and we should have realized that there is a reason they invented the online computer. We are not they, so this things takes times two.
little love video we made from our Sedona trip
It was real, it was fun. The Zombie Ball took place the night before the Rally of the Dead. SSWC09 will see a similar event, placed on the entrails of the post race evening. All photos by Chris Giles.
Sorry for now, and your late.
this button is for all the overseaers who have been having a tough time getting 35US bones together. This is for foreign folks only. There are still 37 spots available for folks across oceans. Or people from islands, and Canada. If you are not from overseas and you push the button, we buy gear and goods for our weekend with it.
these are the faces running the show
Photos by Scott Smith
Ron Andrews of King Cages, a local waterbottle holder company, loves the sswc09 thing so much he has given us start-up cash and has offered to make custom cages for the event this September. Yep, sounds cool. Ron has a sweet history in the roots of our sport as a lifestyle cyclist racing and welding for Fat Chance in the late 80′s and early 90′s. Now days, Ron is known locally as the man who can make anything in about 20 minutes, and as the master of recycling old shit and reinventing it into crafty thangs. Thanks Ron, your support is tasty and heart felt.