Film makers for a project called California is a Place
produced this short film about Scraper Bikes. They showcase the Scraper Bike King of East Oakland, CA and his Captains. It’s a really uplifting story about Black urban bike culture and how it’s keeping kids out of trouble while simultaneously embracing a green (and fly) mode of transportation. Check out the video here
These bikes are just one of just one of many types of California bike culture I’m aware of: the lowrider bikes, beach cruisers, fixed gear, etc. I love the aspect of personalization; maybe some friendly competition and showmanship will get kids dedicated to biking more.
(photo via Know Your Meme)