Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Scrapertown" by California Is A Place

Scraper Bikes is definitely a process, and that process is definitely for the kids, so they can get [their] mind off of what's really going on in these streets...(Tyrone Stevenson, Jr.)
California Is A Place is two folks (Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari) trying to tell stories about this great state; they did an in-depth piece on Scraper Bikes -- a group of guys in East Oakland that ride around on customized bikes. Scraper Bikes blew up in popularity a couple of years ago, from a YouTube video that was posted. The California Is A Place video does a great job at illustrating the mission of the group (plus, it's beautifully done).

Scrapertown from California is a place. on Vimeo.


Molly said...

That's really cool. Christian and I just watched it together. Don't be surprised if my road bike has flashy tires one of these days. Ha! ;)

madichan said...

I was so impressed with the young man who runs the organization - what a solid dude!