Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
Bicycling

L.A.’s Freedom Ride: Black Kids on Bikes

11:45 AM EDT on May 10, 2010

On the fourth Sunday of every month, cyclists take to the streets of Los Angeles for the "Black Kids on Bikes"
(BKoB) ride. BKoB is part of a series of events called "Freedom
Rides," aimed at getting more black Angelenos to enjoy the unique
experience of group cycling. BKoB aims to provide a safe, fun
venue for kids to ride the streets. Despite the name, the rides are open to cyclists of all races, ages, and skill levels.

The ride is the brainchild of organizer James Spooner, who wears many hats. Some know him as a Bikerowave volunteer, others as a tattoo artist. Still others know him as the groundbreaking film maker responsible for the 2003 cult film "Afro-Punk."

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Serious Crash in Greenpoint Again Reveals Flaws in City Design, Enforcement Against Reckless Drivers

A woman was seriously injured — and is clinging to life — because a driver with a long record of recklessness slammed into her on a Greenpoint Street as she came home with milk.

February 22, 2024

POWER PLAY: City Moves to Put Thousands More E-Car Chargers on the Sidewalk

We should stop and think before giving over curbside space to car drivers, a mistake the city made in the 1950s.

February 22, 2024

Bill to Cut Vehicle Miles in New York Would Also Reduce Traffic Deaths, Costs and Pollution

"As this data makes clear, a new approach will not only protect our climate, but also make New York a safer, more affordable place to live," said state Sen. Andrew Gounardes.

February 22, 2024

Thursday’s Headlines: Celebrate What’s Good About Our City Edition

It's now less than one week til the annual "Public Space Awards" on Thursday. Get your tickets now. Plus other news.

February 22, 2024

Underhill Ave. Still In Limbo Two Weeks After Mayor Promised Decision in ‘A Day Or So’

The mayor's perception of time differs from that of mere mortals, but he did say on Feb. 5 that he would decide "in a day or so." It's been two weeks.

February 21, 2024
See all posts