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LA Bike Kitchen Helps Get Cyclists on the Road – September 27, 2012

Like similar spaces across the country, the Bike Kitchen is a hub for DIY culture

While living in Oakland, Vivek Mittal's only form of transportation — aside that of public variety — was his bicycle. But after living in car-dominated Houston and now Los Angeles, the 33-year-old attorney moved away from bike riding and instead came to rely on his automobile to get around.

bike kitchen posterThe Bicycle Kitchen is a horizontally based organization with no leadership and almost entirely
run by volunteers.

That is, until now.

After six years without owning a bicycle, Mittal recently purchased a used ride on Craigslist so he can join the growing bicycle culture in Los Angeles. In some parts of LA, bike riding more… more

by: Robert Fulton

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