Ride of Silence: South L.A.

The Ride of Silence will start at the Benjamin Torres Memorial Site in Gardena (135th and Gramercy), Then, we will head to Watts to the Sylvester Henderson Memorial Site. After that, we will head to Compton to the Ovidio Morales Memorial Site before heading back to Benjamin Torres Memorial Site. We ask that you bring a few candles and arrive 30 minutes before the ride starts so we can leave promptly at 7pm. As we ride across the town, there is no talking on the ride — pure silence. So, please, leave the chatter for the stops we will make at each site. Also, follow the rules of the Road Captains that will be wearing the Safety Vest.

Thanks .. your point of contact will be JP of Los Ryderz and John from East Side Riders …..See you all on the 15th!

(Logo design by Javier Partida, Los Ryderz)


Anniversaries of Hit-and-Run Deaths Mark Time but Not Healing

Anniversaries can be a b*tch. They can be positive reminders of how communities can come together and rally around victims and their families in the face of tremendous loss. But they also mark the years that have passed since those families’ lives were forever changed. And time, particularly in the cases of hit-and-runs, seems only […]

Brotherhood Unity Bike Ride

Los Ryderz and East Side Riders host a memorial ride for hit-and-run victim Benjamin Torres. Gather at Will Rogers Memorial Park – 1335 E. 103rd Street. More information at Facebook event.

Gardena PD Ticket, Harass United Riders of South Los Angeles for Taking Lane while the Case of the Hit-and-Run Victim They Were Honoring Remains Unsolved

22400 (a) vc Impeding Traffic from Danny and Kat ZKO on Vimeo. The United Riders of South Los Angeles had just left the memorial site for Benjamin Torres, killed last October in Gardena in a hit-and-run, when they were pulled over by the Gardena Police Department. They had stopped at the site to replace Torres’ […]

Eastside Riders: Ride for Love

East Side Riders Bike Club is at it again with the ride 4 love with a twist this year. This year we will include the ride for social justice also known as the Benjamin Torres ride. We will Start at 1200 in Watts the ride out to Gardena to the Site where benjamin Torres we […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

There’s some big stuff on this pre-holiday week. The two biggest things are clearly the “Ride of Silence” and the Metro Board meeting. Tonight – The city of San Marino holds a public meeting on its Bike Plan. Bike SGV seems to think it’s pretty good. But there are NIMBY’s. And they have flyers. Get […]