March 02, 2015
Motivational Monday: The Scraper Bike King
Tune into the latest Grit Media Original, featuring Tyrone "Baybe Champ" Stevenson Jr. -- The Scraper Bike King. Scraper Bikes began appearing on East Oakland’s streets in the early 2000s, when the Bay Area’s Hyphy movement had become a national phenomenon. Hidden inside a DIY bike shop on the corner of 50th and International Boulevard, Grit “mobs” with some of Oakland’s youth re-aligning bike forks, twisting handlebars, and raising seat posts barely high enough to reach. The result? A movement that is changing the bike game as we know it.