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"There ain’t nothing like riding on a lowrider bike," says William Holloway, the almost 60-year-old president of the Real Rydaz, Los Angeles' only lowrider bike club. The bikes stand out from the average beach cruiser: what makes a bike a lowrider is how low the frame can go before the pedals touch the ground. Some lowrider bikes only sit two or three inches from the street. The owners put a lot of effort into making them traffic-stoppers, with fancy paint jobs and mirrors, twisted chrome and spinning rims. (See the bikes in action here.)
It's Bike Week here in Los Angeles which means there's no better time to strap on that helmet, squeeze into some Spandex, and try out a few of L.A.'s new bike lanes. But this week also serves as a perfect mid-month check-in for our 30-day GOOD Challenge to stop driving so damn much. With only 15 days of May to go, can you find ways to bike, walk, or take transit instead of driving?
To keep you motivated, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition has plenty of two-wheeled activities happening all week (as part of a bigger roster of activities happening all month, in fact). From Tuesday morning's Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Samaritan Hospital to a Wednesday morning ride through downtown (meet at Union Station at 8:00 a.m.), there are lots of ways to show your support for biking in L.A. Plus, Thursday is Bike to Work Day, and if you pledge to ride to work online you can be entered to win prizes like an REI cyclist kit or a gift card to Target.