Bike Day Family Festival
In 1890 when William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen Jr. took off to explore the world on bicycles they turned heads wherever they traveled. The safety bicycles they used on their journeys were a new invention for the time. Along their way, Sachtleben and Allen documented their adventures with two novel compact Kodak film cameras chronicled in Round Trip: Bicycling Asia Minor, 1891. On this special day in honor of Round Trip, bike down to the museum to celebrate bike culture during this afternoon of free events and activities for all ages.
Begin the day at the Hammer Museum for Close Encounters: Build-A-Bike where you can design your very own bike model from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm then head down Westwood Boulevard for more fun at the Fowler from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Work together to decorate a bicycle in the style of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Bendskins (the imaginatively adorned vehicles in World Share) and create accessories and special decorations to give your own bikes flair. Steps from the galleries, learn bike safety from UCLA Recreation and then participate in a bike parade at 2:30 pm. Inside the museum, enjoy an ice cream social by Peddler's Creamery and see how they make bicycle-churned organic ice cream. The day’s events conclude with a 3 pm screening of To Live and Ride in LA, a documentary on the Los Angeles fixed gear community, which kicks off with a raffle for two adult bicycles to take home. (Screening recommended for ages 13 and up.) Complimentary bike valet and tune-ups provided by Fleet Street Bikes.
Co-presented by UCLA Recreation and UCLA Transportation.