Building a bike to LAX

Our CEO Mark has made a habit of cycling to LA the past few years. He first rode to TED Long Beach in 2009, and last year he campaigned to raise money for At The Crossroads by riding to LA once again. This year Mark continues his tradition of a 400+ mile costal ride to TED…..but this time with a new bike!

Mark spent the past few months amassing just the right parts and designing a custom frame to build a bike from scratch for his latest journey. “Really Mark is building his own bike,” you ask? Yes, really! And here is part one in our video series. Enjoy!
Photos from un-boxing day:


Custom steel wheels with red anodized hubs.


Hot derailed with nice red accent.


Custom built SoulCraft frame w/matching rack and red powder coat.

In case you’re wondering Mark is building his bike in our newly unveiled community bike bench. Now open for all to come and tune up, fix a flat, drink a beer or just hang out. Fix it. Tune it. Build it. Ride it! Stop by Rickshaw any day of the week to check it out in person. We’d love to give you a tour.

2 Responses to “Building a bike to LAX”
  1. This is so awesome Mark! At The Crossroads is so happy to have your support, and we can’t wait to follow your trek to Long Beach once again. Good luck with your build!

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