Astana Is My Team by the Astana Qazaqstan Team
Since 2019, Team Astana has been introducing members for the upcoming season in a video they proudly call a rap song. This year is no exemption and so you can hear some rad bars again in a clip that was released just a few days ago. In a song called Astana is My Team, the team founder Alexander Vinokourov and either of the pro riders claim to roll pedal for the gold medals.
The 2019 version
Performance by MC Spandx (Robin Moore)
With almost 2,8 million views, the video became a road bicycling rap hymn since 2009 when it went public. While some people keep hating it, for others, the song is a funny demonstration of what a road bike nerd is willing to do for higher performance.
My Bike by Y.N.RichKids
If you were a kid, you would undoubtedly have wanted to have a part in the YouTube music video My Bike. In the video, a bunch of school kids are hanging around on the BMX bikes while rapping about how much they want to ride a bicycle. Even though the clip was released nearly ten years ago and the kids have grown, the song still has a strong message. The instant hit was performed by an American hip hop group Y.N.RichKids from Minneapolis that was founded in 2010. Shortly after releasing the clip in 2013, the eight members group gained international recognition as Da Rich Kidzz.
Rap Battle: Mountain Biker vs. Road Biker by IHFT Films
This is the ultimate word battle between an MTB rider and a road cyclist. The tension between the two dimensions of riding a bike had to be settled by a radical song describing the pros and cons of both groups. With over three million views, the song still makes as much fun as in 2014 when it was released. Expect hilarious rhymes you can use as insistent arguments in every roadie vs MTB row.
Scraper Bike by Trunk Boiz
A scraper bike is a colourful bicycle that was pimp-uped by the user, often with wildly decorated frames and spokes. The original scraper bike team was founded in 2007 by Tyrone “Baybe Champ” Stevenson Jr., aka Scraper Bike King, in 2006 in Oakland as a way to help teenagers to stay away from a crime or violence. The movement got recognition in 2007 after Trunk Boiz released the YouTube music video “Scraper Bikes” about riding scraper tricycles around the town.