What’s in your Tour de Skandinavia Bag?

TdS - Team Wear

Our Tour de Skandinavia starts today and it’s going to be a great adventure for all of us. We will spend the next 1,5 weeks mostly in the scandinavian outdoors and need to be well prepared. To give you a idea about what we take with us, this is a glimpse on our Tour de Skandinavia team gear. Well, it’s not really everything, there is much more.
This selection shows a package we made for each and every rider to make sure everyone is well-prepared for the weather in scandinavia in september.
Besides our AURORA x Rad Race Teamkit, which was Made by Bioracer, there are some T-Shirts, a Longsleeve and two Hoodeds to keep everyone warm – especially off the bike.
And last but not least, Ahrberg top this off with his genius “Loop”, which will definitely keep us warm on colder rides/days, and his comfy Cycling Cap.

TdS - Team Wear

AURORA x Peter Aurisch! And much more….

AURORA x Peter Aurisch - "Bike 1"
Again, it took more time than I was hoping, but in the end everything turned out really great. I hope you like this collection, read on to learn more!

For this late summer collection I teamed up with a friend of mine, Arif Demir, he is a graphic designer and typographer. He played around with our „The Kids all Ride“ slogan and came up with a really nice script version and a great Pixação version. Especially the Pixação, a tagging/graffiti style from the southeastern metropolitan areas in south america, version look awesome, with it’s bold lettering.
The „TKAR Script“ is available as a Baseball Longsleeve Shirt. The „TKAR Pixa“ is available with a large black print on a white or grey heather shirt and also as a special reflective version! The reflective version features a large reflective print on a black shirt!

AURORA x Arif Demir - "TKAR Pixa"AURORA x Arif Demir - "TKAR Pixa"AURORA x Arif Demir - "TKAR Pixa"

This late summer collection also marks the first part of a really special collaboration.
Peter Aurisch, a multi-talented artist from Berlin, drew some amazing artworks exclusive for AURORA and i’m really happy to finally release the first artwork today. I’m a huge fan of his art and i’m very proud that I can work together with him.

AURORA x Peter Aurisch - "Bike 1"

Check out Peter Aurischs first Artwork for AURORA, It’s called „Ride 1“.
His signature style with a super fine screen print on a soft Baseball Longsleeve Shirt!
This shirt is highly limited and each shirt comes with a special sticker pack!

AURORA x Peter Aurisch - "Bike 1"AURORA x Peter Aurisch - "Bike 1"

To top it all off, there is also a assortment of completely new designed 5 Panel Caps.
Made in Europe! Made from awesome Linen fabric.
The perfect 5 Panel Caps to go with the new shirts.

AURORA - Linen 5 Panel CapAURORA - Linen 5 Panel Cap

As said, I hope you like this new collection.
Head over to the webshop and get your gear now!

Sebastian

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AURORA @ Ink&Ride in Hamburg from 30.08.-31.08.2014

Great news!
With our TOUR DE SKANDINAVIA starting from Hamburg on 1st of september, we will take the chance and also attend the really special INK&RIDE fair while we are in Hamburg.
The INK&RIDE takes place from 30.08.-31.08. at Museum der Arbeit in Hamburg and combines tattoo art, music, cycling, skateboards and much more.
We will host the AURORA x Rad Race booth at the fair and also got our friends from Ahrberg with us.
This will be the first time we have our new late summer collection with us (stay tuned for more on this) and you should better come over and check it out in person.
Besides the new gear, we will also have some nice bargains for you.
So if you are in Hamburg and want to spend a nice day with tattoos, bikes and good people, visit the INK&RIDE and say „Hallo“ at our booth.

Check out the INK&RIDE facebook event for up-to-date information.

TOUR DE SKANDINAVIA 2014

Tour de Skandinavia 2014
It’s time to announce something really big!
Together with Ingo, founder of the Rad Race, I worked the last two month to organize a very special journey. Both of us where dreaming of a tour like this for long and it was time to finally realize it.

TOUR DE SKANDINAVIA 2014

We will ride from Hamburg to Oslo in 9 days and sleep in our Heimplanet tents between every stage.
Our crew consists of sixteen people and thirdteen of them will ride the approx. 1200km on their road bike or track bike. The rest of our crew will follow in our tour van and take care of us and the equipment. We will also try to document the tour as good as possible with our cameras and hope to get back with some nice visuals for you.

This is going to be a really interesting experience, a challenge for everyone of us and a beautiful journey with stunning landscapes. Riding with the nature and see what it has to offer, no matter if it’s rain, wind or sunshine. On 1st of September we start the tour in Hamburg, will ride our way on the west coast of denmark and arrive in Frederikshavn, there we cross over the Kattegat with a ferry and reach Göteborg. The tour continues on the west coast of Sweden, we cross the Oslofjord and finish right in the heart of Oslo.

Check out this graphic to get a idea about our route.Tour de Skandinavia - Route
These are the scheduled stages, if you are around somewhere, contact us and feel free to join us!

1. Stage – 01.09.14: Hamburg – Büsum / 117 km

2. Stage – 02.09.14: Büsum – Skaeberg / 151 km

3. Stage – 03.09.14: Skaeberg – Ringköbing / 137 km

4. Stage – 04.09.14: Ringköbing – Nibe / 167 km

5. Stage – 05.09.14: Nibe – Frederikshavn/Göteborg / 109 km

6. Stage – 06.09.14: Göteborg – Kungshamn / 158 km

7. Stage – 07.09.14: Kungshamn – Sarpsborg / 143 km

8. Stage – 08.09.14: Sarpsborg – Hokksund / 140 km

9. Stage – 09.09.14: Hooksund – Oslo / 105 km

Besides a lot work and our privat effort, we are very happy that some friends/companies help us out with gear and support. As mentioned above – Heimplanet takes care of our sleeping-place, Ahrberg covers us with eco-friendly cycling accessories, together with Bioracer we produced our limited Tour de Skandinavia Teamkit, CLIF Bar provides us with the best energy bars available and helps us to keep our stamina during every stage, Kenda supplies us with all the rubber we need and last but not least Bombtrack provides us with two of their bikes!

We can’t wait and just want to get on our bikes and start this tour.

During the whole tour you will find updates, pictures, thoughts and much more in the AURORA blog.

Follow us on our journey!

Sebastian

For more updates also follow AURORA on facebook , AURORA on instagram and of course Rad Race of instagram

AURORA x RAD RACE – Wildcard Raffle

The Kids All Ride
May is here and the next RAD RACE is coming pretty soon. The first one was a blast and a great event in Berlin.
The next one will take place on 31st of May 2014 at a very special location in the Hamburg Harbour – the Brandshof. This race is called “Street Hunt” and each and every lap around a 950 m course counts.

The more laps you can win, the more points you score!
There will also be a After Race Party, to celebrate this event and all riders.
No matter if you ride a fixed gear, a road bike or what ever, this is going to be really interesting and a great weekend in Hamburg.

To make sure that you will come to Hamburg, we decided to give away 2 special Wildcard Packages for you!
Your chance to save your spot on the starter list and a nice package of AURORA and RAD RACE gear on top!

To enter this Wildcard raffle you just have to do the following steps:

1. Like AURORA and RAD RACE on Facebook, if you haven’t already

2. Share THIS blog post on facebook.

3. Leave a comment with your T-Shirt size and your preferred bike for the “Street Hunt” below this blog post.

The raffle is open until thursday the 8th of May 23:59 (GMT).
I will randomly choose a winner with www.random.org and contact the lucky ones via eMail, so please don’t forget to leave your eMail address.

The prizes are:

1. Wildcard for the RAD RACE Street Hunt in Hamburg + RR Bidon + RR Shirt + AURORA Shirt + RR x Aurora Cap
2. Wildcard for the RAD RACE Street Hunt in Hamburg + RR Bidon + RR Shirt + RR x Aurora Cap
3. AURORA “Rad Races” Shirt + RR x AURORA Cap

That’s it.
Good luck!

Sebastian & the Rad Race Crew

Rad Race Bidon
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AURORA Spring/Summer 2014 – part one

AURORA "Reflex V3" Hooded Zipper

Spring is here and so is the first part of the AURORA Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

It consists of five T-Shirts and a light Hooded Zipper.
But it would understate the case, if I leave it without any explanation.
All these new garments are 100% Made in Europe, made under fair working and also trading conditions. Besides these important factors, all garments are newly developed from scratch. The T-Shirts and Hooded have a custom fit made after my requirements. From now on every AURORA garment, will be produced just for AURORA!

I’m really proud of this first run and I think they turned out great. It took some months to get everything as it should be, but the result is stunning and I can’t wait to hear your feedback.

The details on all pieces are AURORA-like and finally a lot more ideas I had for a while, came to life in these pieces. Custom cut, functionality, photoprints and reflective designs.

AURORA "Rad Races" Shirt - white
A collaboration shirt with the RAD RACE Crew, featuring a large double photoprint by Hamburg-based photographer Björn Lexius. Another landscape impression on the “Road to nowhere” Shirt and the all new AURORA “Pocket” Shirts, featuring a practical backpocket to store your keys, wallet, mobile or tool while riding.

AURORA "Rad Races" Shirt - whiteAURORA "Road to nowhere" Shirt - white_2658655655

The AURORA “Pocket” Shirt is available in two versions. The “Reflex Pocket” Shirt features a high quality reflective fabric on the back. It’s the same fabric Nike uses for their reflective running gear, it’s state of the art and the best you can get. The pocket is durable and with the reflective fabric, it helps you to be seen at night.

AURORA "Reflex Pocket" Shirt - blackAURORA "Reflex Pocket" Shirt - black

If it get’s colder outside, just put on the new AURORA “Reflex V3″ Hooded Zipper, it’s not that heavy, but comfortable and made from super soft fabric made of 50% cotton / 50% polyester. It features a large reflective 3M print on the back, to offer visibility at night.
The Hooded Zipper also got a custom cut, that means it is slightly slimmer to prevent flapping while riding and the body is a bit longer.

AURORA "Reflex V3" Hooded ZipperAURORA "Reflex V3" Hooded Zipper

Check out all the new garments at the webshop, everything is available from now on!

Ride safe!

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