Bikes On The Freeway, Again!

May 10, 2008 at 1:42 pm in Biking in LA, West Side

Last month a group of cyclists calling themselves The Crimanimalz took to the freeways in a daring demonstration showing exactly how inefficient driving a car in Los Angeles can be sometimes. They rode their bikes on the freeway. I said then that this move was equal parts stupid and awesome, and stick by that. Yesterday, they did it again…

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And there’s also now an entry on the ibikeyou wiki documenting this, what now seems to be reoccurring, display of fed-up-ness. Also as can be seen in this thread on Midnight Ridazz, it seems regular bikes were joined by roller bladers a one incredibly tall bike. Possibly with some kind of head mounted camera (that footage does not seem to have been released yet).

A few unconfirmed rumors, speculation, and bold faced lies:

  • While the first ride had around 12 people, this ride may have more than doubled and been closer to 30.
  • This ride may have been attended by Superman and Han Solo.
  • People in cars on the freeway may have been seen cheering the riders on and taking phone cam phictures.
  • A darring run from the police might have been involved.
  • It’s been suggested that there were over 7 cameras filming video of this ride, footage from which may or may not be edited together and released.

Shocking events for sure, what will happen next time?

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Pic by alexbcthompson full set here. UPDATE! A few more pics and a brand new video after the jump.

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Crimanimalz – The Freeway Ride II (Teaser) from Flunky Carter on Vimeo.

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