May 28, 2010

Rollin’ on my Scraper bike

By Elisa | 2 Comments »

I have known about this for a while, but my good friend Dan reminded me about it today so it is time to share.

Scraper Bikes! Seems to be a wonderful thing in Oakland.  Wouldn’t it be fun if Bici could get involved with something like this?   Check out the video and tell me if you are not inspired and humbled.  Yeah, I didn’t think so.  Today I passed a bunch of kids in the Eastlake neighborhood with their bikes turned over and they were just wrenchin’ away and my heart was light.  Kids love bikes and bikes mean freedom!

from Rocketboom: “In order to become a member of the Original Scraper Bike Team, you must: Be a resident of Oakland, CA. Be at least 7y/o or older. Retain A 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), Create your own Scraper Bike…(It Has To Be Amazing, Or Else You Can’t Ride.) A single-file line when riding. After 10 rides The Scraper Bike King and his Captains will decide if your bike is up to standards and if you can follow simple guidelines. After your evaluation we will consider you a member and honor you with an Original Scraper Bike Team Shirt. Only worn when Mobbin’ Stay posted to our website for all upcoming Scraper Bike Rides…” — The Scraper Bike King.

When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.  ~H.G. Wells
These kids make me hopeful.

There is a Donate button on their page. What a great way to support cycling and youth.

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  1. On May 28th, 2010 Elizabeth said:

    Hey Elisa, thanks for posting, this is really inspiring.

  2. On May 30th, 2010 David said:

    That’s great. The scrapetown video is awesome.

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