El Centro de las Américas brings you a chronicle of bike rides where we exercise, integrate our Latino population, and hit up local awesomeness. El Centro is a non-profit in Lincoln, Nebraska that strives to educate and empower the Latino community and the community at large.

Funding provided by Community Health Endowment of Lincoln.

jueves, 9 de septiembre de 2010

Ride 15

The mere four of us had the destination of our choosing. With perfect weather and two good hours until sunset, we decided to make the unofficial Latino Bike Tour ride an official record distance: 10.6 miles round trip. We set off to Lintel Park to pick up the Dietrich Trail, which took us east to 70th street. A one-eighty later and we were heading towards the picturesque sunset and Latino Bike Tour history.

Nice ride!

jueves, 2 de septiembre de 2010

Ride 14

Ride 14 marked the unofficial finale of Latino Bike Tour. To bookend the program, our group of 13 rode down to Sheldon once again to view part 4 of the Cuban film series. We watched Illogical Temple, a student-produced documentary made by UNL's 2004 College of Journalism. Afterward, we watched Cuba: La Solidaridad, a short doc made by John Daniel Walters and yours truly.

Further rides are scheduled for September 7 and 14.

Nice ride!

Ride 13

Not far from El Centro is the spacious new location of Monkeywrench. A quick jaunt down Q Street and we met up with co-owner Eric, who gave us a very thorough demonstration of bike maintenance.
He's been wrenching for 20 years, so it was laden with bike-speak and seemingly facile manipulation of bike components. Above, he shows the boys some finer points of brake calipers.

He had the brilliant idea of working on the kids' bikes, so the three in question are now running like butter. Afterward, everyone got a bell or a tail light, courtesy of Latino Bike Tour funds.

Thanks, Eric! Nice ride!