Watch Sweet Ride USA Episode 1

In our first episode, shot in Los Angeles, Andrea “Mama B” Denike Martinez, Steven Lau, Nat Gale, York Tan and Kate Fields joined me in the quest to seek out two great desserts, explore the city, and burn off all the calories by the end of the ride.

After checking in with our resident dessert expert, Erika, for an idea of what we’d have to burn on the ride, we rode from Silverlake to The Pub at Golden Road Brewing to check out their croissant bread pudding. After Nat’s psychedelic wardrobe change, we headed down along the LA river path to the Nickel Diner in Downtown LA to sample their famous bacon donut. Along the way we did a mini-tour of locations from the sci-fi classic Blade Runner, and did an on-bike interview with Nat who works in the LA Mayor’s Office of Transportation to get the inside scoop about the battle to transform LA into a bike-friendly city. Not an easy task, but it’s one worth fighting for.

The Links:

The full route at RidewithGPS – Check out all the stops, the elevation, and even download the route to your own GPS-enabled device to go on your own Sweet Ride.

Blade Runner stops: The Bradbury BuildingThe Million Dollar Theater2nd Street Tunnel

Wolfpack Hustle Midnight Drag Race video

Andrea “MamaB”‘s bike crew the Bodacious Bike Babes on Facebook

LA’s fantastic open streets festival CicLAvia

Steve’s bike, the PureFix Juliet

Andrea’s bike, the All-City Space Horse

 

Written by Steve

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