• A new season is about to start,…

     - posted on 22/02/2015

    AURORA - handmade cycling gear
    …the time is running.
    March is near, the first classic races are coming soon and there is a lot happening over here.
    Currently i’m really busy with sewing new products and stock for the season and I’d like to take the chance and give you a glimpse on how things are made. Quality and craftsmanship needs time and dedication.
    I hope you like these photographs.

    AURORA - handmade cycling gear
    Besides sewing there are several other projects in the making right now and I hope to show you more about them in the next couple of days.
    At least they should be finished right in time for this years Rad Race Crew.
    This weekend is going to be great and i’m looking forward to some awesome days in Berlin.

    I’ll keep you posted.




    Hello 2015!

     - posted on 03/01/2015

    Personally I don’t really care about the turn of the year, I don’t really celebrate nor am I looking forward to this time of the year. Only thing that might be interesting is the fact (or fiction) that something new starts and one got kind of a new try.
    Or just take it as a new chapter. But enough hype, let’s just keep it understated as always.
    #festive500 Between the holidays I tried to get some km in for the #festive500, but with several days full of icy roads and severe weather warnings, I don’t really managed to get near the 500km. But riding in the snow, below 0°, be chased by a dog during a night ride and crashing on icy roads has it’s own appeal. Wrong place for something like that and as Eddy Merckx famously said:

    “Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel.
    But ride.” ~
    Eddy Merckx

    I’m fine with every km and I look forward to more cycling adventures in 2015.

    #festive500 Besides riding bikes, I tried to start a new chapter with AURORA in the last weeks.
    The first AURORA track frame was released, the feedback so far was great and there will definitely be more.
    Some really artful and awesome collaborations where released in 2014 and as i’m more than happy with the results, I’m even more amazed about the great artists and people I was allowed to meet.
    Especially the friends at Rad Race and everything we did together so far.
    2015 will better this even more and I can’t wait to start the new season with all those Rad Races around Germany and the Netherlands. You should better check out the Rad Race website and reserve a spot.
    Another Grand Tour is already in the works and of course some new AURORA gear aswell!

    Let’s see what 2015 has to offer and I’m sure we will meet on the road, a fair or a Rad Race near your town.

    Thanks for your ongoing support! Ride safe!


    _C280063AURORA "Borealis" Road BIkeAURORA "Borealis" Road BIkeAURORA "Borealis" Road BIke

  • RAD RACE Battle in Münster

     - posted on 26/09/2014

    RDRC_Startnummer_200mm_AnsichtJust one week left until Münsterland Giro. The RAD RACE Battle will take place on 3rd of October on the historical Prinzipalmarkt in Münster, the Prinzipalmarkt is one of the main streets in Münsters city centre and covered with historical pavé. The RAD RACE Battle is a rider against rider sprint battle on a straight 160 m pavé track!
    This is going to be really interesting and worth a visit.
    Make sure to visit Münster next week, have a great day of cycling and celebrate the 7th RAD RACE with us! Check out the facebook event for more information.
    I hope to see you there.


    RAD RACE BATTLE OFFENBACH_Pic by www.lifedraft.de_6

  • 1st Stage: Hamburg – Büsum

     - posted on 03/09/2014

    Raining all dayFinally the day was there, after two month of planning, many things to keep in mind and a lot work – 16 people where meeting for breakfast in the heart of Hamburg.
    The excitement was visible in every face and everyone just wanted to start our journey.
    After setting up all the bikes, packing the van for the first time and getting ready for the first stage – it also started to rain.

    Bike Rack
    The first approx. 130 km where really wet and nothing you’d expect from a vacation trip. But the team battled it out with the elements. Sadly I had to resign the first stage after approx 75-80 km, being in the lead for the first kilometers and with a hurting knee, I decided not to exaggerate. There are more stages and kilometers to come. But the route compensated for everything.

    As said above, I rode just 80 km of the 120 km of this first stage!
    We had some wet cobble stones, empty field roads with great pavement, sheeps and in the end the north sea, the dykes and also the sun bid welcome to use while we arrived at our first camping site.
    In less than 15 minutes our eight Heimplanet tents where set up and our home for this night was prepared. A shower, the bikes where cleaned, som warm cloth and we made our last stop for this day and visited a weird italian pizzeria to get some food.

    Let’s see what the 2nd stage from Büsum to Skaerbek has to offer. The weather forecast looks pretty good so far….

    See more impressions after the jump and also head over to www.rad-race.com for even more insights.
    Day 1 on rad-race.com.

  • What’s in your Tour de Skandinavia Bag?

     - posted on 01/09/2014

    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 Bioracer, there are some T-Shirts, a Longsleeve and two Hoodeds to keep everyone warm – especially off the bike.
    And last but not least, Cycling Cap.

    TdS - Team Wear

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

     - posted on 21/08/2014

    Great news!
    With our 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 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


     - posted on 18/08/2014

    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.


    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 – 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!


    For more updates also follow Rad Race of instagram

  • AURORA x RAD RACE – Wildcard Raffle

     - posted on 01/05/2014

    The Kids All Ride
    May is here and the next 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 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

  • AURORA @ Berliner Fahrrad Schau 2014

     - posted on 30/03/2014

    AURORA @ Berliner Fahrrad Schau 2014

    What a weekend. It took some days to get everything back to normal and check out the snapshots we made during the Berliner Fahrrad Schau, but this finally is the quick recap of the weekend.

    We had the chance to share a booth with our friends from Benu Bags and many more.

    AURORA @ Berliner Fahrrad Schau 2014
    AURORA @ Berliner Fahrrad Schau 2014
    Cycling is for children of all ages!

  • schindelhauer x AURORA Goldsprint @ Fahrrad Schau

     - posted on 20/03/2014

    After some busy weeks we are finally on the way to Berlin, just two days left until this years Fahrrad Schau starts. On the backseat we’ve got a lot of gear with us and also the first pieces of the AURORA Spring / Summer Collection 2014. Are you curious?

    Beside this we are happy to announce the schindelhauer x AURORA goldsprint competition. If you are one of the fastest riders on the schindelhauer bike with our AURORA Velcro Straps on it you can win great prizes. The first gets a all new schindelhauer „Hektor“ track frameset which will be revealt this weekend for the first time. Come and visit us and take your chance to be one of the first to own „Hektor“.

    We hope to see you there!

    schindelhauer x AURORA goldsprint