More than 10,000 bicycles on streets blissfully unencumbered by cars.
That’s CicLAvia, the annual bike tour of L.A., a group-ride rejoinder to the gripe that L.A. has no sense of community.
There are food trucks. Live music. Families. It’s a solid way to spend a Sunday. And it’s free.
Virtue, a fairly new San Diego outfit, was started by William Mulyadi, a Chinese-American whose family owns bicycle factories in the Middle Kingdom. Those factories make bikes for the big boys.
But Mulyadi makes a high-quality bike for half the cost.
We like the Seven.
It’s a smooth-riding French design that’s similar to the Pashley Guv’nor, a pricy two-wheeler that runs up to $1,000.
The 100-percent chromoly frame is solid steel, weighs 28 pounds and sports sealed bearings.
The handlebars — with leather grips and a bell — are tiled like a Parisian delivery bike.
The MegaRange Shimano gears switch with ease on inclines.
Not that there are any hills in L.A.