Film

Chocolate Spokes

Gregory Crichlow left his architecture job in 2011 to start a bicycle shop in Five Points, a traditionally African-American and Latino neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. Servicing residents’ bikes keeps the doors open, but hand-building steel frames is what inspires him.
 

About

Director

Brendan Leonard

Running time

5 minutes

Country / Nationality

United Kingdom

Our Judges say:

Strong pillar in a diverse community shows that's why it's important to get Outdoors with your sport in your own style.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Gregory Crichlow left his architecture job in 2011 to start a bicycle shop in Five Points, a African-American/Latino neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. Dreaming of hand-building bike frames, he quickly realized that servicing neighborhood residents’ bikes would pay the bills instead. The first custom Chocolate Spokes bike, the one he built for himself, sat in the front window of the shop until someone stole it in 2013. Since then, he’s built 10-12 bikes per year for customers—but never replaced his original bike. Now, he’s finally building himself one. Chocolate Spokes is the story of a craftsman, entrepreneur, and dreamer.