“To Live & Ride in L.A.” Is Here, Party With the Creators on Saturday
There’s been a lot of buzz building around the Los Angeles premier of “To Live & Ride in L.A.” the amazing-looking documentary of the emerging fixed gear bicycle culture right here on the “most dangerous streets in America.” You can watch more previews and learn more about the film at the official website. Information on the L.A. premier can be found after the jump.
In case you missed it, fixed gear bicycles have moved from trendy accessories for hipsters into the bicycling mainstream. Just last week, on our Flying Pigeon ride, I had a discussion with several riders, including NELA Bike fixture Harv Wolen, about how many “kids on fixies” we ran into on our relatively short five mile ride through Highland Park. It seemed like we couldn’t turn a corner without running in to some new group of riders zipping along the road or practicing tricks in the park.
But “To Live & Ride in L.A.” focuses on the rides, races and lives of some of L.A.’s most famous fixed gear riders. People who are part of the group ride or fixed gear scenes will recognize a lot of the names and faces in the films. Heck, just by reading Streetsblog you should recognize Roadblock. The film was directed by director David Rowe who also directed bike documentary “Fast Friday.” I’m not a movie reviewer by any stretch, but I’ve seen a lot of these types of films, and can honestly say that this one has a lot of energy and is so professionally done you’ll think you’re watching a summer blockbuster.
Get the details for Saturday’s event after the jump.
What: Worldwide Film Premiere and Cocktail Party
When: Saturday, June 25th, 2011
6:30pm – 12 midnight
8910 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, 90232
Who: Fixed Gear Superstars Hern, Mr. Quick, Tracko, Ace Boogie, Efrem, Anthony, Roadblock, Sean Martin, Joey Inferno, Fish N Chips, Charlie Murphy, NY Joe, Tim Hammer
VIP Media Hour meet-and-greet with riders, director & producer: 7 to 8pm
Film screening: 8:30pm
Film Q&A after the film
To coincide with worldwide screenings
Performances by DJ Stereotype, Mega Dangle, Tiger Stripe, and LEAGUES.
Visuals by Tiger Stripe & LEAGUES
Bike valet by Chubby Boob
VIP Gift bags for press
Presented by Trafik and LA Brakeless
Sponsored by Aerospoke, Dangerbird Records, Hammerness Bikes, Zevia, Soju, Chubby Boob, TOLA, Broccolicity, Soundwaves
Please RSVP To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Passes to Be Given Upon Arrival