Bicyclists who take to L.A.'s streets at night [Google+ hangout]
Don Ward, a.k.a. "Roadblock," of the bicycling group Wolfpack Hustle will join Ari Bloomekatz and Armand Emamdjomeh of The Times for a live Google+ hangout Thursday at 1 p.m. about street biking at night in Los Angeles.
Please join us for the live video conversation.
Wolfpack Hustle is one of the city's most notorious underground bicycling groups, but they've become unexpected vehicles for activism in recent years and have shifted toward the mainstream.
From Bloomekatz and Emamdjomeh's report in Thursday's paper:
The pack is one of L.A.'s most notorious underground cycling clubs. For more than six years, it has prowled the pavement at night — a high-speed middle finger aimed at L.A.'s car culture.
Red lights and cars are minor inconveniences. Potholes, broken glass and metal shards that can cut up tires? Just bring a repair kit.
Every Monday at 10 p.m., a couple dozen Wolfpack riders surge from the parking lot of Tang's Donut in Silver Lake for a journey that can carry them up to 60 miles or more.
They mix it up each week — Mt. Wilson, the Vincent Thomas Bridge, Magic Mountain. They ride at night because there's less traffic. Sometimes, they make up the route as they go.