Onward

People of Richmond, let's all take a moment to breathe in... and back out. That was a crazy month, crazy good, but crazy nonetheless.   From volunteers,  small business owners, to local cyclists who acted as an ambassadors for the city, the people of Richmond hustled their asses off this month... 

On Friday, September 18th, the Richmond Cycling Corps threw an awesome party... I mean hosted a very successful event called Legacy 2020. Here is a bit of backstory about the 2020 event.  With all the buzz surrounding bikes and 2015, RCC wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on, and celebrate the organization's 5th anniversary. All while laying down the game plan for the next five years. Think scrappy home grown organization meets black tie... the event fell somewhere in-between. 

 Everything went off as smooth as the fresh Cap Trail. A cast of Richmond's finest turned out to celebrate. There were donors, friends, family, customers, as well as athletes in for the "bike race."  During this event an auction was held for 23 hand painted bicycle frames from the talents of Richmond Artists; the ultimate souvenir for the World Championships.

The frame featured in these photos was painted by the official artist of Richmond 2015 , Greig Leach.  Leach and the other artists took time from their busy schedules and donated their time, talent and unique perspectives on the city, all to benefit the Richmond Cycling Corps.  We cannot thank the artists enough.  The frames turned out awesome!

Legacy 2020 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Legacy 2020 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

All of the 23 frames were sold, and a hefty amount of funding was raised for the Richmond Cycling Corps. Most of the 23 frames will remain as stationary art, displayed in local businesses and homes,  but lucky for us here at the Studio, a select few of the frames will be built and ridden for years to come.  

Let's all take a moment and reflect on the memories and moments that we have taken away from the past few weeks, whether it is successful fundraising event for a local non profit dedicated to getting kids out of public housing, the electric vibes of Libby Hill and 23rd Street , or maybe the busiest week of your life as a service industry worker.  Richmond we did it, and we have a lot to be proud of. Let's maintain this momentum, this pride and this hustle in our city. 

Memories (and World Champions) made.  

Memories (and World Champions) made.  

Technical Specifications:

Frame-  Hand built Alan cyclocross frame. 

Paint- Hand painted by Greig Leach, official artist of Richmond 2015.  

Drivetrain- Shimano Dura Ace 1x11. 

Brakes- Paul Components Touring Cantilever.

Wheels- Chris King R45 hubs laced to Dt Swiss RR 440 rims.

Stem- Thompson Masterpiece.

Seat post- Thompson Elite.

Saddle- San Marco Rolls. 

Handlebars- Ritchey Classic Road Bar. 

Tires- 28c Panaracer Ruffy Tuffy.

The grass is long gone at the base of 23rd street where hundreds of spectators watched as the race winning move was made.  

The grass is long gone at the base of 23rd street where hundreds of spectators watched as the race winning move was made.  

Left behind

Left behind

As you were Richmond. 

As you were Richmond.