The first round of orders have gone out, and people are stoked. If you ordered an interior poster, those will go out by the end of the week. Thanks to everyone around the country and the world for your early support. We got orders from all over Europe, South America, Australia and Asia.
We’ll be sending out wholesale orders this week too. Once those go out, I’ll update the blog with information on where to get the DVD in stores.
Also, there will be some screenings. So if you missed Empire during last year’s world tour with the Bicycle Film Festival, you will have a second chance. And even if you did, there is over an hour of new footage.
If you’re in NYC and don’t want to wait, we dropped off a few copies at a couple NYC bike shops. Stop by Affinity Cycles or King Kog to pick one up! And if you have a shop and would like to carry the DVD, get in touch. Wholesale pricing is available.
Everyone else will have to wait, but not long. We’re starting to ship next week.
And just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. Click on the Shop link in the left-side nav, or just go here. The DVD has a ton of new footage, the edits only seen in NYC at the first Bicycle Film Festival screening, and a couple more never seen before with special guest riders. The audio on the feature was remastered, so now you can hear every horn honk, skid, and comment by Dan C.
We’re doing pre-orders this week, and will start shipping everything after Thanksgiving. But prices will go up a little then, so grab your copies now. And if you’re a shop, get in touch about wholesale pricing.
It would have been done sooner, but our cameraman was always napping on the job.
The Red Hook Crit has become sort of a big deal in four years thanks to Dave Trimble’s amazing work getting sponsors and negotiating with the local community surrounding the race course.
The first year Kacey Manderfield, a national champ won. This year she got 7th. The second year, Neil Bezdek won. Then he got a pro ride. This year he finished second, after a being invited back to race pro for another year. Last year and this year Dan Chabanov won.
The race started fast, with the first selection forming a group of about 15 riders by the 3rd lap. A few more laps in, the eventual podium-holders Dan, Neil and Al opened up a gap. Nate Trimble, Dave Trimble’s younger brother bridged up. The chase group almost closed the gap, but strong attacks within the group ended the bridging attempt. Chas and Gerry rode strong at the front, along with JT.