Wednesday, May 18, 2011

LABrakeless Pop Up Shop

Royal T logo_uncoated copy   LA Brakeless 3


Culver City’s eclectic art and retail space hosts the Venice-based bicycle store for a six-week celebration of two-wheel transportation,
kicking off with a public opening party on Friday, May 20

From Wednesday, May 18Sunday, July 3, 2011, Royal/T—Culver City’s vibrant 10,000-square-foot art exhibit space and retail store—hosts beachside bicycle shop LA Brakeless for a six-week pop-up residency to support and celebrate the city’s ever-growing two-wheeled transportation culture.
Offering a wide selection of high quality, hard-to-find bicycle gear, apparel, and colorful accessories, the limited-engagement shop will provide pedaling Angelenos with everything they need to use bicycling as an empowering form of personal expression, exercise, and eco-consciousness. Products curated by LA Brakeless for purchase at Royal/T will include:

§  Full Bikes, Toe Clips, Grips, Forks, and Frames in all colors (prices vary)
§  Chrome Citizen Messenger Bags ($139.99)
§  Pace Cycling Caps ($14)
§  David Rowe’s “Fast Friday” DVD ($24.99)

LA Brakeless 1  LA Brakeless 2
LA Brakeless Venice Shop (photo credit LA Brakeless)

On Friday, May 20, 2011 from 7 – 10 p.m., Royal/T and LA Brakeless invite guests to wheel their way to Culver City for the pop-up shop’s opening reception. Free and open to the public, the party will feature live dub step music by DJ no electro, a race finish line for local riding group TakeOver LA, and drinks deals including 2 for $5 Pabst Blue Ribbon, in addition to snacks and cupcakes at the “cosplay” Japanese maid café for purchase throughout the evening.

On Friday, June 24, 2011 at 8 p.m., Royal/T will also host a screening of TRAFIK Pictures’ “To Live & Ride in LA,” David Rowe’s new documentary on Los Angeles’ fixed-gear cycling community and the city’s talented two-wheel riders. The film—which debuted at the 2010 Bicycle Film Festival—will also be available for purchase in the pop-up shop ($24.99) after Wednesday, June 22.

LA Brakeless pop-up shop at Royal/T:
Wednesday, May 18 – Sunday, July 3, 2011 | Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily (until 10 p.m. on select Wednesdays)

LA Brakeless opening reception: Friday, May 20, 2011 from 7 – 10 p.m.
“To Live & Ride in LA” film screening: Friday, June 24, 2011 at 8 p.m.

LA Brakeless Flyer
LA Brakeless products start at $14
May 20 opening party is free and open to the public

 8910 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

From Thursday, April 14 through Thursday, June 30, 2011, “FACEMAKER” at Royal/T—a collection of street art and graffiti-inspired works by young artists from around the world, curated by Kathy Grayson of NYC’s The Hole—is open to the public and free of charge.

Located in Culver City, Royal/T is a playful blending of café, concept shop, and art exhibition space. The 10,000-square-foot space reflects the interior realm of fantasy that strongly influences the artist’s included in Owner Susan Hancock’s art collection. The art space showcases curated exhibitions with a focus on Japanese contemporary art; and an inventive concept store emulates the collection’s sophistication, a seamless merging of Japanese pop culture and high-end design. “FACEMAKER” will be on display at Royal/T from Thursday, April 14, 2011, through Thursday, June 30, 2011. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, with extended hours on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. The concept store and space are open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. Walk-ins are welcome. For additional information, guests can call Royal/T at 310.559.6300 and visit Royal/T is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Located near Venice’s historic streets of Dogtown where skateboarders and surfers rule local culture, LA Brakeless is part of the fabric of the local community, offering high-quality, hard-to-find bicycle parts in addition to t-shirts, accessories, and helmets. LA Brakeless also offers repair services and bicycle work by an expert staff that is serious about biking and has created custom-made bicycles for some of Los Angeles’ biggest TV and music stars. For more information, please visit

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