The tribalism within the world of riding bikes has existed at a much higher pitch for a much longer time than what we’re seeing in the national politic. So in the same vein, but without that SNL budget, we bring you first stanzas of the in-progress BICYCLIST Unity Song.
We interview Bill Walton, Former ABC/ESPN/NBC Basketball Announcer, NBA All-Star Basketball Player, UCLA All-American, and one of the fifty greatest players in NBA, about is love of cycling and his plans to ride the Million Dollar Challenge for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Eroica California has always had an eye towards the culture and art of cycling. The event welcomed artist Miguel Soro Garcia, who discussed the inspiration and methods for his paintings. Eroica also featured collector Elizabeth Norris, displaying her collection of vintage posters.
Magnum Photos opened their archives to Guy Andrews, founding editor of Rouleur magazine, so he could curate a book of unique photos chronicling the history of cycling. Andrews supplements the photographs gathered from the archives with insights into the lives of the people in the front of and behind the camera. Readers will discover many unfamiliar photos and gain a new appreciation for what it takes to be a professional race photographer.
Paso Robles, CA–The Great Western Bicycle Rally has been a recurring Memorial Day tradition for bicyclists from all across California who descent on Paso Robles for Memorial Weekend. The four days of the festival include guided rides every morning and afternoon, route-maps for self-guided exploration of the central coast, and a multitude of family-friendly activities scheduled throughout the 4-day weekend.
A few months ago, MASH SF hosted the world premiere of their new video project in San Francisco. Since that time, we had been wondering when MASH would be bringing the party to Southern California. The time has arrived.
The Sea Otter Classic continues to break grounds in the cycling community with a new addition to this year’s racing schedule, an eMTB race. This is the first e-bike race of it’s kind in North America, comparable only to the Rad Am Ring track race in Germany. The Sea Otter, however, does things a little differently; this year they will be taking the eMTB off the asphalt and onto dirt with plenty of climbing combined with a challenging cross country course.
You may be seeing a few bright green bikes on the streets of Santa Monica this weekend, when the Breeze Bike Share program, presented by Hulu, kicks off their exciting launch with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 12. The bike share program works like this: when you find and/or reserve a bike on the Social Bicycles mobile app, you will receive a pin code that is to be entered on the keypad lock on the bicycle.
Dan Marker-Moore slices elements of his Los Angeles photographs to create one magical piece. He uses a technique called ‘Time-Slicing’. A time-sliced image is a montage of photographs taken over a period of time and then combined to create one cohesive image. As told to City Lab, Marker-Moore says of the process, “Nothing is really frustrating about the process. Going to a remote location high above the city and taking a long break to watch the sunset while the camera takes a picture is great.” His pieces capture the brightness and beauty of the colorful vibrations of Los Angeles.
Art prints were only available for purchase at the art shows, until recently when ARTCRANK announced the opening of their online store. On any day there are 30 limited edition art prints for sale at a reasonable price of $45.
We find bicycling movies are a great way to slowly dose your friends and family with the spirit of bicyclism. They also serve as a way to keep the mental fire stoked while suffering on an indoor trainer, traveling or letting the guns recover on a Friday night. The line-up changes frequently on Netflix so be sure to check these out before they drop off into obscurity. Enjoy!