Ride On! Bicycle Shop and Co-op!

Our beloved Leimert Park is under attack by gentrifiers and hostile landlords looking to displace folks at the earliest sign of hardship. With rents in the area skyrocketing, the ongoing construction to Crenshaw Blvd., businesses in the area are under immense pressure to remain open.

We all know what happens when we displace a Black-owned business. We know who’ll move in. RideOn! is more than just a bike shop. RideOn! provides critical education and enrichment programs for local youth. We have been on the front lines of improving street safety for the neighborhood, and we’ve been a very loud advocate for directing much needed public resources and money to the Leimert Park community.

Your donation will assist with general operations, and the launch of our new progams. More importantly, your support will ensure RideOn! and the other Leimert Park businesses remain within reach of The People.


Yellow Carpet Tour at Mavic!

As I pulled into Mavic’s parking lot with the Team Dream Tourist De France squad, we were instantly surrounded by yellow. We pulled the Peugeot 504 in next to all the modern Service Course vehicles, where there were VW Station Wagons and Sprinters all over the place, even BMW motorcycles, but nothing had the class of the little 504. So we decided to give her a rinse since she’d be leaving for the final stage of the Tour De France on the Champs-Élysées the next day. Now looking back at it, I think Mavic may have just tricked us into washing their car for them, but at the time it seemed so cool.

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