I came home from a Saturday morning ride with friends, ate lunch, started reading and came across this. An article called Pimp My Bike: Detroit’s Custom Cycles in Pictures in The Guardian. Here are a few pictures from the article. Photos are credited to Nick Van Mead, from the article.
Ashia, waving in the photo above, is quoted in the article saying she feels safer with groups, “It’s positive — and God Knows in Detroit, we need positive things like this.”
This blog is usually original posts, but obviously the Slow Roll movement in Detroit merits our attention. They are innovating and reaching out to expand the conversation about our public roads, our cities and neighborhoods, economic renewal, social wellness, all propelled by bicycling. This movement is bigger than any one group, in fact, it’s a global movement.
“It makes the city far more human…they have conversations, make eye contact…the people are friendlier” than they were before all these rides started, says Todd Scott of the Detroit Greenways Coalition (quoted from the article). And my goodness, don’t we all need friends.
Go read the article on The Guardian, it conveys the beautiful essence– https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/nov/02/pimp-my-bike-detroit-custom-cycles-slow-ride-in-pictures
Photo Credits to Nick Van Mead
I’ve blogged about Slow Roll before. Let’s be cities of friendly bicyclists.
Check out my post Green Infused Classic Cars for another innovator, a very famous one.
And more landmark journalism by Nick Van Mead and The Guardian–
America’s Road Trip: Will the US Ever Kick the Car Habit