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8 Editor’s Statement
Brad Quartuccio

10 Publisher’s Statement
Jeff Guerrero

12 I Love Riding in the City
Readers share their tales of city cycling.

20 Product Spotlight
A look at the Abus test facility.

24 Track of Ages
Krista Carlson
The Encino Velodrome is the heart of Southern California track racing..

34 Roland Burns
Kurt Boone
An interview with the co-founder of R.E.Load bags.

38 Gallery: NAHBS 2013
Brad Quartuccio

44 Product Reviews
Surly, Crank Brothers, Light and Motion, Chrome and more.

54 Alexander Montsenigos and the Unwinnable Argument
Joshua Siebert
Why there’s no point in arguing with a motorist.

60 Building Bike-Friendly Cities of The Future
George Olden
The future looks a lot brighter thanks to bicycle advocacy.

70 Ramps And Pins
Brad Quartuccio

74 Outro
Takuya Sakamoto
Monster Track 14.


In the pre-dawn hours of March 17, 2013 hundreds of racers set forth to vie for a set of coveted Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash dog tags in the world’s largest unsanctioned, un-permitted race. Photo by Mikey Wally,