Best Bicycle Activists - 2013
The Bicycle Tree
At least once a month since 2006, members of the Bicycle Tree collective have done something downright revolutionary in this cycling-crazed county of ours: set up a tent somewhere in OC and offered their services free of charge to anyone who needs it. It could be a vintage Schwinn or a unicycle, a BMX or some graphite pro shit, or even a fixed-gear hipster treasure—the Bicycle Tree guys and gals bring out vulcanized patches, inner tubes and wrenches to fix problems big and small. But better than just giving the masses charity, the Bicycle Tree volunteers also teach people how to fix bikes via workshops or quick lessons (currently partnered with El Centro Cultural de México in SanTana). And, in their nicest move of all, the Bicycle Tree is always looking for parts to build bikes to give to needy kiddies—all free of charge, of course.