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L.A.’s Freedom Ride: BKoB

12:20 PM PDT on May 7, 2010

On the fourth Sunday of every month, cyclists take over the streets
of Los Angeles as part of the "Black Kids on
Bikes
" (BKoB) ride.  BKoB is part of a series of rides called the
"Freedom Rides" aimed at getting more black Angelenos to enjoy the
unique experience of a group cycle ride.  BKoB aims at providing a safe,
fun venue for kids to ride the streets, but despite it's name - the
ride is open to riders of all races 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, and still others know him as the
ground making film maker responsible for 2003's cult film
"Afro-Punk."

Ivy writes:

Spooner, a recent transplant from the rainbow streets ofNew York City, walks and talks New York, but now calls Cali home.  James was cool enough to sit down with me despite of me, to tell me about how the ride came to be and what he personally gets out of the ride andcycling in general.

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