To Live & Ride in LA
For fixed-gear cyclists, Los Angeles is a city that has it all. From the neon glow of Hollywood to the sun-drenched boardwalk of Venice Beach, fixed-gear has evolved into a vibrant street culture that is uniquely L.A.
From director David Rowe (Fast Friday) comes a new documentary feature that explores a side of L.A. few outsiders have seen. From races through rush-hour traffic to midnight loft parties, To Live & Ride in L.A. is a fast paced-trip through the busy streets and back-alleys of one of the world's largest cities.
To Live & Ride in L.A. features talented local riders tearing up the streets with first-time visitor Keo Curry (Fast Friday, Macaframa) - one of the living legends of the sport. Bike to hidden spots off the map, race a midnight alley-cat, keep pace with the riders from Wolfpack, and hang with the local crews, graffiti artists and other L.A. personalities burning up the fixed-gear scene.
David's groundbreaking film, FAST FRIDAY documented the emerging fixed-gear bike movement in Seattle, Washington. As one of the pioneer filmmakers to document this scene, David remains on the forefront of fixed-gear culture. Since relocating to Los Angeles, David has focused his attention and camera lens on the growing Los Angeles bicycle community. Always in the right place at the right time, David's latest film To Live & Ride in L.A. explores a side of Los Angeles that few outsiders have ever expected from a city better known for its paparazzi, botox, and traffic jams.
TRAFIK is a group of creatives who love biking the streets of L.A. and the world. Armed with a camera, an internet connection, and an extra tube or two, together are bringing the fixed-gear movement to a worldwide audience. Cycling is a way of life and our goal is not only to show how vibrant the bike community is in L.A., but how the fixed-gear movement is shaping culture around the globe. From Japan to Australia, Europe to South Africa, urban fixed-gear cycling has become a symbol of a new generation that isn't afraid to bomb hills, split lanes, and defy norms.