En octubre pasado presentamos “Fijate el movimiento”, evento cumbre del ciclismo urbano en la isla. El festival contó con la participación de invitados / amigos internacionales como Alfred Bobe, Austin Horse, Federico de Cinelli y Takuya Sakamoto. Este ultimo es fotógrafo responsable de documentar la escena en Japón y USA, a ganado innumerables premios y reseña su experiencia de su estadía en la isla en URBAN VELO la revista mas importante de América y una de las revistas mas importantes del mundo.
“Last October I was invited to attend “Fijate,” which was a historical event for the Puerto Rican urban bicycle scene. The rider pictured to the left is Luis Rafael Robles, a native bicycle messenger who’s largely respon- sible for the fixed gear movement in Puerto Rico.
I was particularly inter- ested in this cross-cultural cycling experience, because we (New York City bike messengers) have always known that the urban fixed gear movement was started by messengers from the West Indies. Not surprisingly, I found a strong connection between New York City and Puerto Rican cycling culture. The same is true with the exchange of street culture, especially hip hop, which was born in the Bronx by people from the Carribean community. For these reasons, I strive to capture the bicycle scene as “culture” and not as “sports.”
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