Monday, February 22, 2016
Monday Is Bicycle Night In Las Vegas Thanks To Smash Broslv
The fixie bikes were leaning against the curb in front of The Beat coffeehouse on East Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas Monday night.
The young bicyclists were waiting for brothers Erik and Marco, better known as Smash Broslv, who hold this weekly night ride every Monday.
This particular Monday night was special -- the Smash Bros were doling out free T-shirts for their followers. They quickly gobbled up the black medium and large short-sleeve shirts, as Erik and Marco handed them out from the back of their car in front of The Beat. Thank you Jose Gonzalez for this terrific photo of the Pugsley I pedaled and the shirt.
It's a slice of the Las Vegas bicycle scene you don't see much. Most Las Vegas cycling photos show Summerlin roadies hammering along State Road 159 with the famed Red Rock-striped mountains framing an inspiring backdrop.
But these guys are fixies pedaling the urban streets of Las Vegas. Tonight's ride headed to Alta Drive, then west on Alta before the group headed south on Jones to Chinatown, with a return trip back to downtown Vegas.
This was my last ride with these guys. In late July, I wrote about this ride.
There must have been about 40 bicyclists pedaling under a full moon.
Kudos to Marco and Erik, for shepherding these young bucks on wheels through Las Vegas. They provide a safe night-time ride event on a day of the week when most people are calling it quits early.