Cinelli | Rider Cap | Nelson Vails

I had the chance to meet and hang out with Nelson last year at Interbike, dude is the man and a hero of mine. I wait to add this cap to my collection. Swoop here.

For the latest edition of the Cinelli Rider Collection series we teamed up with Olympic Silver Medalist and US Bicycle Hall of Famer Nelson Vails to produce a limited edition cycling cap.

The ‘Stars and Stripes’ cap design was inspired by the skinsuit worn by Vails in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics when he won silver medal in Track Cycling 1000m Match Sprints.

A portion of proceeds will go to production of the forthcoming documentary film ‘Cheetah – the Nelson Vails Story’ which chronicles Vails’ improbable ascension from New York City bike messenger, to the podium of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Cinelli | Chas Interview | Rider Cap Collection


Great interview with our pal Chas and what makes him tick on and off the bike and what went into his cap design.. Cinelli has a few of those Chas designed Rider caps for sale over here. Swoop and don’t sleep cause these will be going fast.

Ben Coffey’s Tour Machine

I had the pleasure of running into my friend Ben Coffey (Cinelli USA rep extraordinaire) while we were out on our Sus Bus tour. Ben drives across country, gets to go do rad rides all while checking in with shops and repping the brands he represents to these shops, plus he is rad dude to hang out with. At a lunch stop in BFE, OR I snapped a couple shots of his touring rig and was quite impressed with it. Safe travels my friend and I’ll see you at Interbike next!