Peter Porras isn’t just bike fanatic, he’s a man of the people. While he loves to ride, he gets excited watching other people ride. A couple of years ago he crashed hard and was hurt for eight months. To help rehabilitate himself he built a few small practice jumps in the empty lot behind his house. This quickly evolved into a dirt pump track involving the whole community. Now all the neighborhood kids are riding bikes and learning how to keep up the track, and more people are meeting and riding together every day.
As part of our sponsorship of the 2009 Bicycle Film Festival, we gave our Courier Collection Skate Messenger Bag to Hernan Montenegro, the winner of the Los Angeles alleycat race. Here he is receiving his prize:
Last week marked the launch of the first in a series of videos entitled Bridging the Gap. The first video features Hern riding his track bike through the streets of LA with his BMX bike stuffed and strapped into the Skate Messenger Bag (we told you this bag was roomy). The video, directed by Joseph Lobato, also features beautifully shot footage of Hern pulling off some impressive tricks once he reaches his destination.
Pista Concept + Aerospokes + BMX bars + retro stickers and colors = We want one of these Trackstar/DQM bikes.