— byron@bikehugger (@bikehugger) September 18, 2015
These Strip rides in Vegas are always like a club Stefon, Weekend Update’s city correspondent, would visit. Welcoming all to ride with us, and starting at Mandalay before ending up downtown, there’s the controlled chaos of the group in a Las Vegas boulevard lane. Filling that lane for blocks are a cast of characters doing wheelies, on fixies, funky freaks, zooming eBikes, low choppers, adult-size big wheels, retro road bikes, folders, and even a 36-inch mountain bike followed by a 3-wheeled cargo trike.
We’ve seen it all and then some in the hour or so the ride takes. About 1/2 way along the route, Hammer and Cycle joins us from Dino’s and it gets even weirder with denim, leather, and cruisers riding by clubs attended by “sunburnt drifters with soapsuds beards.”
We haven’t seen Furkles, Jewpids, human bathmats, Teddy Graham people, or Gizblow the Coked-Up Gremlin, but there’s always next year! And we hope you join Tern, New Belgium, Green Guru, and us.