Posts from the ‘rides’ Category
Check out the Spoke(n) Art Ride before Amy Darling’s show:
Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Bike Oven this Saturday, December 8, 2012 for another Spoke(n) Art Ride gallery tour.
Meet at the NELA bike-coffee metroplex located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065 at 6 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. We return to the start point at around 10 or 10:30 p.m. for a reception.
The Spoke(n) Art Ride is a monthly tour of galleries open for NELAart’s Second Saturday – a special night when area galleries and studios open their doors to the public until the wee hours.
The ride is a slow-paced cruise, stopping every couple of minutes. Sometimes we veer off the beaten path, sometimes a backyard party – it all changes slightly from month to month. For more general information about the ride, check out the Bike Oven’s Spoke(n) Art page.
We obey major traffic lights on this ride, we are polite to gallery owners and the general public on this ride. This ride is about art, community, the city, conversation, and living the good life without damaging the lives of others. If you want to “get faded” and “mash” – please do go on another bike ride. Seriously, this is Saturday night, you are free to do as you please. Don’t ruin our fun and we won’t ruin yours.
Don’t have a bike? No problem! We rent single speed beach cruisers with blinkie lights for $20. We have a fleet of bikes – just make sure to show up at or before 6 p.m. to ensure you get a bike! Things get hectic at start time, with over 100 riders congregating at the shop before we leave.
There is a Facebook event page for this ride.
Any questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is what a Spoke(n) Art ride looked like once:
I got the last spoke card from the last MNR ever. Epic.
For Pete’s sake click the photos for more photos of the same event.
From Atomic Cycles:
Where: Atomic Cycles 17322 Saticoy st. Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 609-0113
When: Sunday, October 30th, Noon Sharp!
Choppercabras 11th annual Halloween Ride is a bicycle event unparalleled in all of Los Angeles, perhaps all the globe! Bicycles bashed, blood spilled, hot dogs eaten, 2 wheeled mayhem unlike anything you’ve ever seen! (unless you’ve been to one of these before.) And it’s all free! Did I mention hot dogs?
What you will need:
1. You ready to have fun
2. A bicycle in good working order
3. You dressed up as a character from medieval times.
A note on the time. Do your best to arrive on time or you’ll miss out on all the fun, we don’t wait for you, as there will be hundreds of people there on time ready to ride. We start at Noon, not hipster time, but real time.
How to get here:
Take Orange line to Louise, North on Louise until you are at Saticoy, go west on Saticoy, follow the noise and smells, you’re there!
Events: Tall Bike Jousting, Tall Bike Battle Royale, and Capture the Flag
*Special bikes will be provided for these events. You still need a bicycle for the ride on the ride.
We will do a few miles at a leisurely pace through the mean streets of the San Fernando Valley. We ride a few miles, we go slowly, and we try and keep the ride together. We like to see all riders occupy the right lane only of the street so we can co-exist with traffic and maximize our fun. The cause if fun, pick fights with people in cars on your ride, not ours. This is a cruise, a put, a crawl, not a race just so you know. When we get done we will be back at Atomic Cycles for the bb-q. Did I mention free hot dogs?
Back to base for some dogs and conversation, now time to relax. Dogs are free until they run out. There is a bar in the same parking lot, a liquor store and grocery across the street just so you know.
Show up with a bike ready to ride, any kind of bike is welcome. Do not show up with a basket case or a bike that needs major repairs, you may not get them.
I do not loan bicycles for the ride. Bring a bike that is rideable to the ride, save yourself the embarrassment and be ready.
Dress up in costume. It’s ok; you’ll still be “cool” if you dress up.
Show up on time. Noon. I recommend not partying until 5 am the night before if you want to make it on time. I’ve heard all the excuses and I don’t care because it is you who will miss out.
The Ring of Death.
The Ring of Death or “ROD” is the ring of car tires that the events take place in. Entering the ring of death means you are accepting that you may get hurt, will most likely get hurt, and are not going to cry to me later about your injuries. If you jump in the ring to take a picture, you may get hurt, you may damage your gear. If you find this too dangerous, then by all means: STAY ON THE SAFE SIDE OF THE ROD! You have been duly warned.
Audience Participation of aforementioned events.
If you want to participate in an event you may understand that you may (well, for sure) come under some form of bodily harm. There have never been more serious injures than some cuts and bruises but just so you know, these events are a bit rough. No kids may do an event but the ride. Sorry.
If you are a spectator and interfere with any of the events, you are accepting the fact that the event participants can and may hurt you. In other words: if you want to join in, then do so. If not, watch, but not both.
Do not throw the cones. Don’t. It breaks up the action.
The list of Yes!
Can anyone come?
Is it ok for kids?
Can I help?
Can I bring some drinks, food for everyone?
Can I have some fun?
The list of NO’S!
Can I borrow a bike?
Can we ride scooters, vespas, mini bikes on your ride?
Do we need to belong to the Choppercabras to ride?
Can I film your event without asking first?
Any other questions can be directed to Paul (818) 609-0113 email@example.com
When you hear the phrase, “don’t think of a black cat,” you think of a black cat because the command, “think of a black cat,” is in the sentence. This is one of the major psychological problems that exist in contemporary society.