Los Angeles' Bicycle Kitchen

A growing number of people are using bikes in Los Angeles, and their informal headquarters has become the Bicycle Kitchen.
November 27, 2004, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"In the word-of-mouth way that a warehouse nightclub becomes the favorite hangout of the after-hours party crowd, or that a strip-mall cafe becomes a nucleus for the neighborhood, the Bicycle Kitchen has become a center of gravity and a source of energy for bicyclists in the core of urban Los Angeles.

Some do it to save money on transportation. Some for the kicks. Some for the sociability. In the end, most do it because they believe it's the right way, the only way, to connect with the city. In their determination, some are drawn here from smaller and less crowded places, because if you're going to take on the chaos of urban life with a bicycle — well then, Los Angeles is the promised land."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Friday, November 26, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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