Zak’s racing career began as a courier, competing in local courier races, twice winning the North American Cycle Courier “Track King” title. He segued into racing on the velodrome and worked his way through the ranks quickly.
2011 saw Zak winning the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge points race, the biggest race of the year at his home track, defeating arch rival Jame Carney. At the Fixed Gear Classic in Blaine, MN, Zak and long time madison partner Dan Harm won the madison, competing against long time Six Day pro Franco Marvulli.
Zak still works occasionally as a courier, but his main focus is on moving up to the next level in his racing career. His dream until not long ago was to race pro six days in Europe…
Very exciting news Tokyo Fixed rebrands as Kinoko Custom Cycles and relocates. It seems its all about beautiful bicycles and coffee. I very much look forward to visiting next time we’re in London.
In this week’s episode we catch up with Charge rider Juliet Elliot who talks about how she’s taken up all types of cycling having become hooked on bikes after getting into the fixed gear scene in London six years ago
Juliet’s been a Vogue cover model, a pro snowboarder and is one of the current faces of Beefeater Gin. She now spends most of her time riding bicycles and putting together her own magazine Coven: www.covenmagazine.com
Filmed and edited by Alexander Vincent Rankin