Bicycling is Booming in South Los Angeles
Bicycling in South Central has always been about more than bicycling. For members of clubs like the South L.A. Real Rydaz, the bike has long been a vehicle for making change, whether it was giving themselves a new direction, building a sense of community, or giving back to the community. In taking to the streets and consistently reclaiming their space – and doing it in style – they’ve inspired others to follow their lead. And although the club scene has exploded over the last five years, these groups have tended to remain off the radar of most bicycle advocates. Hear about the origins of this unique bike culture, how important they are to the community, how community service fits into their mission, and why they can’t be ignored.