1. Ditch the Van Bike Tour - Chapter 1


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    The Ditch the Van Tour is an experiment in sustainability and community oriented music touring by bicycle. In this first chapter, film-maker Marty Benson introduces all the characters on the road. See Katie Benson, Jordon Ellis and Ben Sollee weigh in their gear and ride out on the first leg of their 1500+ mile self-supported tour by bike. Follow their adventures at www.ditchthevan.tumblr.com

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    • Bike City // How To Fix A Flat + Stupor Bowl


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      This premiere episode of Bike City is hosted by Gene Oberpriller, a legend in the local bike scene and part owner of One on One bike studio. Gene takes his encyclopedic knowledge of all things bike to demonstrate how to fix a flat tire. Afterwards, Bike City goes straight into the heart of our rich bike culture by showcasing this year's Stupor Bowl. Directed by: Ryan Warner Videographers: Tommy Paulson Jr., Andy Winters, Keith Moechnig, & Daniel Garristen Produced by: Ryan Warner with assistance from Laura Gill Edited by: Josh Carlon & Sean Dominic Motion Graphics by: Josh Carlon & Aaron Groh Illustration by: Roger Lootine & Aaron Groh Photography by: Leif Hanson Music provided by: The Book of Right On Special Thanks: One on One Bicycle Studio, Surly Bikes, & Chris Cloud Bike City is created with local support by Surly Bikes http://www.oneononebike.com http://www.surlybikes.com http://www.mpls.tv

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      • Ditch the Van Bike Tour - Chapter 2


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        Chapter 2 finds the band and crew riding through southern CA and explains a little about exactly what this tour is all about. "It's not about being green, just a little more human about the pace of touring," says Ben Sollee. Jordon Ellis and Ben provide some sweet grooves to accompany the beautiful riding shots that Marty Benson has collected for the video. Follow Ben's ongoing updates at http://ditchthevan.tumblr.com

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        • Winter Bike Expo- Course Teaser


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          December 8th marks the second annual Winter Bike Expo at the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While the expo offers everything from highlights of cycling-specific outerwear to the opportunity to pedal the latest generation of fat tire “fatbikes” designed for all-terrain and all-season riding, the expo’s primary mission is to offer a venue for cyclists of all persuasions to celebrate the onset of winter riding. Industry professionals and year-round cyclists will be offering free seminars about various facets of winter cycling, and the expo concludes with a fatbike-only race in the evening. Check out http://www.winterbikeexpo.com for more information! Music credits: "Miracle Drug" --A.C. Newman "Smells Like Teen Spirit" --The Bad Plus

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          • Rollers: Surly Style


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            Rad wooden rollers from the Surly booth at Interbike 2011.

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            • Ditch the Van Tour - Chapter 7


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              In this chapter, videographer Marty Benson draws inspiration from Ben Sollee and crew's wacky days at New Belgium's Tour de Fat. Between the silly dancing, anemic monologues, sun block slathering, and teams of mutant bicycles the viewer gets an artistic interpretation of the jumbled days on the road.

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              • Ditch the Van Bike Tour - Chapter 6


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                Ben Sollee and crew arrive in Denver, CO for the second leg of the Ditch the Van tour. Everyone is a little stir crazy, especially Ben. Their performance at the Salina Schoolhouse features Jordon Ellis playing percussive cello. Also a highlight is the swing beside the schoolhouse... Ben's personal favorite in the world.

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                • Ditch the Van Bike Tour - Chapter 9


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                  "Castle! Castle! We stayed in a castle!" In this chapter Ben Sollee and friends ride in to Havre de Grace, MD for two performances at Biller's Bikes. The bike shop transforms its main show room in to a hi-fidelity listening room for two sold out performances. And to top it all off, a local B&B put the whole gang up in their beautiful guest house.

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                  • Ditch the Van Bike Tour - Chapter 4


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                    In this chapter Ben Sollee and friends train in to Salinas, CA and then ride through the fertile crescent near Santa Cruz. Between the inspiring ride and the show at The Crepe Place the gang takes a little time to visit with famed bike builder Craig Calfee. His new startup company, Bamboosero, teaches skilled labor to impoverished communites in Africa, the Phillipines, and New Zealand to build high quality bike frames out of bamboo. Check them out at: http://www.bamboosero.com/

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                    • Surly Bikes new colors


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                      The cross-check, long-haul trucker and steamroller new colors. Beef gravy brown, Truckaccino, and Creamroller

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