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Biketastic Weekend in East Hollywood and LB

March 12, 2010

I love me some bike-related events, it is an indisputable fact that bike people are good people. This weekend appears to be a great weekend for bike oriented events throughout the area. The centerpiece is Artcycle, a bike-oriented event celebrating art and culture in E-Ho. I’ll let their website do the explaining:

“Hop on a bike to take a tour of some of East Hollywood’s finest galleries, like Synchronicity, Thinkspace and Junc. Check out New Media Artists, see a show at Sacred Fools, check out or just browse among the dozens of artists and performers displaying their creations at the street scene on Santa Monica Boulevard.

There will be plenty of yummy food and live entertainment, including the exotic salsa dancers of Salsarologo and the gypsy jazz phenomenon of KillSonic. And don’t forget to bring the kids, for arts and crafts, face painting and lots of hands-on fun. Be sure to bring an old T-shirt for a BYO silk screen.

Rad. The festival is being held at Santa Monica and Virgil, just east of the Santa Monica Blvd. Red Line station, between 2 and 10 PM.

There’s also the DownTownShowDown in Long Beach – ironically being held a mile out of Downtown in Bixby Park. It’s basically a fixed gear fest, the centerpiece is a street-messenger style alley race, there’s also a track stand competition and a barbecue. The fun begins at noon. Hey, maybe the fixed gear kids could hold a race that goes up the LA River and ends at Artcycle? Well, there’s always next year.

Also, the following weekend is going to be the much anticipated sequel to last year’s bike summit, which has been redubbed “Street Summit“. It’s going to feature NYC’s Janette Sadik-Kahn, and our own (sorta) hometown hero, Charlie Gandy of the Bike Long Beach department. See ya there!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2010 7:51 am

    “Biketastic” indeed 🙂 Although, I also would have appreciated “biketacular”.

  2. Drew permalink*
    March 31, 2010 10:46 pm

    Thanks, Chewbacca. I’ll leave it to you to come up with an equally clever translation en español.

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