Ahhh spring is here and the air is heavy with pollen. We all can relate with the birds and the bees this time of year, but gallery owners fear the locusts. Bike First Friday was started by culture vulture Victor Lytvinenko of Raleigh Denim and his cohorts but it has grown into something much, much bigger. Propelled by the popularization of fixed-gear and bike culture in urban areas across the nation, April’s Bike First Friday was around 120 bikers. Cyclists , mostly of the hipster flavor can be seen literally swarming through the streets as they go from gallery to gallery.
One of the participants made this beautiful video capturing some of the youthful magic of the experience. It includes the obligatory speed trip downtown and a great M.I.A. Boys dance mix. We’re down. See you in May?