When I was growing up we lived on our bikes and rode in packs everywhere…the movies, fishing, friends’ houses, the parks. Your bike was a part of you. Then age 15 hit, you got your drivers license and goodbye bike. It’s very interesting that a lot of young people now aren’t bothering to get car licenses. Whatever the reasons, they love their bikes more than cars. I love it.
One of the places you can see this happening is the last Friday night of every month at the corner of Wilshire and Western. From all directions several thousand riders arrive.
They then take off together, shepherded by the cops.
It’s a terrific get together, full of energy, friendliness.
It made me feel good just to be there photographing.
The ride is sponsored by a group called “Los Angeles Critical Mass.” Here’s a link to their site.
All Photography Copyright John Fritzlen