PHOTOS : EAST VILLAGE BIKE AFFAIR

IMG_5225^ The East Village Bike Affair ( #EVBIKDESD ) started off with a group ride around downtown on Deco Bikes! Deco Bikes is the first ever bike share program implemented in San Diego.

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^ The weather was PERFECT for our morning ride. Crystal clear sunny skies, 80 degrees and on Valentine’s Day. Only in San Diego right?

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^ The ride led us all around downtown. This is us shredding past the library.

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^ Passing Fire Station No 4.

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^ The person driving this car TOTALLY ruined our shot!

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^ Getting on the bike path.

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^ Everyone rode with great etiquette, staying in one lane and stopping at lights.

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^ Group shot!

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^ Heading back.

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^ Acamonchi getting wild!

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^ E Street.

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^ The pack arriving back at the East Village Bike Affair.

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^ Famoso was slinging epic food! IMG_5177

^ The East Village Bike Affair was held in a warehouse space on 14th and F. When you walked in, you were welcomed with this mural by local artist Acamonchi.

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^ Acamonchi and his work.

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^ Close up. Can you spot the little AWLF on one of the flyers? (Acamonchi actually has an AWLF tattoo too!)

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^ The warehouse space was temporarily turned in to a vendor space.

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^ DJ Pokkey kept the party rockin!

 

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^ See our YOU A CAR NOT THE ROAD T? The Recyclery SD was selling a few.

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^ Super rad, laser cut howling wolf necklace by Frickin Lazer Beams.

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^ Downtown Ace Hardware was spinning wheels and handing out prizes.

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^ Deco Bike! So excited they’re here!

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^ Stoked to see Leader at a San Diego “community” event.

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^ East Village – Opoly?!

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^ An East Village proposed landmark sign.

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San Diego has so much to offer and East Village is full of opportunity.

Having lived the past 8 years in Downtown San Diego / East Village, I see the area’s potential. Vacant warehouses, mixed with early 1900’s architecture, provide a canvas ready for renovation and a new generation of growth.

The East Village Bike Affair was the first, of hopefully many, community building – cycling events in Downtown San Diego. The goal is to promote East Village / Downtown as a livable area. It’s got a ways to go, but it’s got nowhere to go but UP from here on out.

Thanks everyone who came out and thanks East Village Association for hosting!

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Photos + words by Charlie Sears – alphamail@theawarewolfs.com

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