Black Ribbon Bike Hour – Show #3 – MPLS Bike Culture – Metal – Gravel Bike Fetish

(L-R) Dave, Chris, Gomez & Evan in the Electric Chicklet Studios

(L-R) Dave, Chris, Gomez & Evan in the Electric Chicklet Studios

Will the third time be a charm? Join Chris, Dave, Evan & Uncle Gomez in the Electronic Chicklet Studios and see. It’s the Arbor Day Special Edition of the Black Ribbon Bike Hour.

aaron_d_lgThe Local Scene – Aaron Domeier – MPLS

We have Surly Brand Ambassador, Aaron Domeier, commenting on his recent trip to the east coast on a demo tour –  the MPLS bike scene  – and music from his band Hrad Valias?

surly demo flyers

Veteran of Two Surly Demo Tour(s) of Duty – Aaron tells us about what he’s learned about the seedy underbelly of the bike world in his travels?

Then we talk about the Minneapolis Bike Scene and ask – weirdest thing? – coolest thing? – best event?

Homie Fall Fest – (Photo Gallery) –

We end our time with Aaron with some Metal! – The Band is Hrad Vallis and the track is called “Red Death”.

You can listen to more from Hrad Vallis –

The Word on the Street

This is a code plaid activation for all bike black ribbon society (gang) members in zone 5. We’re pretty lucky in Milwaukee because of bicycle events like the FTTM.

Gomez talks about Sea Otter

  • Manitou Mastodon
  • Bike test with Onyx DC Wheels
  • New Plus Tires from Terrene/Terevail &
  • New almost plus tires from  Vee Tire and WTB

BBR – Moist Capybara Beach Ride –

The Buzzard Buster – WEMS Race #1 at Levis –

Fat and Furious Drag Racing –

The 27th Annual Decorah Time Trials –

adam blakeBike Fetish – Gravel Bikes – with Adam Blake

In the bike fetish segment we talk gravel bikes with Adam Blake. He runs the premier gravel bike shop in the country that also happens to be the official shop of the Dirty Kanza Gravel bike race out of Emporia Kansas.

Gravel Adventure and Supply Co –

Salsa Cutthroat –

Maxxis Rambler –

Teravail Cannonball –

Terrene Elwood –

Dirty Kanza –

Black Ribbon Safety Meeting – Blinky Lights

Daytime running lights can reduce the chance of bicycle collisions by 33%. We talk blinky lights with Alex Applegate from Bontrager.

bonty blinky

The Tiny (yet powerful) Blinky lights that we talk about with Alex.

– Flare R City –

– Ion 100 R –

Ride like Crazy! – Come Home Safe!

Watch this, Ride bikes, and be Safe!

Beards & Beer


What’s a Crowler? Dogfish Head’s Squall IPA and the “Bearded Wonder”


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