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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)