The name, Grand Theft Velo, is a play on the controversially popular Grand Theft Auto video game series and the event itself is modeled after the video game’s mission-based game play.
I’m currently putting the finishing touches on the poster for this year’s race. In the meantime, here’s an uncolored sneak peek.
I’m told that, from the start, Grand Theft Velo has drawn the interest of riders from all over the country and has been gaining popularity each year since. I came across this photo of a GTV spoke card that was taken in Baltimore by Daniel Macadam.
Essentially, spoke cards are laminated bragging rights that riders achieve for participating in races. I genuinely like the idea of my mud splattered art spinning around on a bike somewhere in New York or Maryland.