'Hot August Bikes' Gets Moving Aug. 17 at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Billy Gil, July 29, 2014 01:00pm | Post a Comment

On Sunday, Aug. 17 from noon to 5 p.m., Amoeba Music is holding its first ever Hot August Bikes event at the Ivar parking lot, just down a half-block from the store.

The event will feature DJs, food and drinks, bicycle-related workshops, a prize wheel and raffle tickets for prizes from Sole Bicycle, Bern Helmets and more! We’ll be celebrating bike culture in partnership with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC), which works to raise awareness about the proposed bike lanes on Hollywood Blvd. LACBC will also provide bike valet service, and you can sign up to become a member on site.

The bike-a-licious prizes we’ll be raffling off include a grand prize of the beautiful Sole Bicycle pictured below, plus cool Bern helmets, limited edition bike gear, $100 Converse gift certificates, gift certificates to local restaurants and Amoeba, concert tickets and more.

Hot August Bikes at Amoeba Hollywood

Look out for free treats from Hubert’s Lemonade, Roots Hummus, Ice Cream Ian, Hollywood Farmer’s Market, Pure Luck Vegan and Bicycle Coffee.

You can also score a limited-edition T-shirt created by Golden Saddle Cyclery—and you can choose a photo transfer print on site to make a T-shirt or tote with the folks from Lumi and their sunlight-activated printing magic. These designs are created exclusively for HOT AUGUST BIKES!

A portion of all proceeds from any sales and all proceeds from prize wheel/raffle tickets at Hot August Bikes will go to benefit LACBC. Founded in 1998, the membership-based nonprofit Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition works to build a better, more bike-able Los Angeles County. Amoeba is proud to support their efforts to make the whole L.A. region a safe and enjoyable place to ride.

Hot August Bikes is sponsorsed by the fine folks at Converse, Sole Bicycles, LA Weekly and KCRW.

Bike on down and have a great time with us!

A bit more about our sponsors and participants below:

Chuck Taylors, Stan Smiths, high/low tops, we love them all. Amoeba is happy to have Converse’s support to throw our first (annual?) Hot August Bikes event!
Founded in 2009 by two friends and based in Venice, Sole Bicycles can help you fall in love with your daily commute. High performance (and cool) fixed gear and city bikes are their passion.
Since 1978, LA Weekly has been decoding Los Angeles for its readers, infiltrating its subcultures, observing and analyzing its shifting rhythms, digging up its unreported stories and confronting the city’s political leaders.
kcrw logo KCRW is driven by the spirit of Los Angeles and delivers in innovative ways—on the radio, digitally and in person—to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College.

A full service bike shop specializing in stoke, located in Silverlake at 1618 Lucile Ave. The Golden Saddle Cyclery crew is creating exclusive T-shirt designs for Hot August Bikes that will be on sale at the event.

The Lumi Process is a cool, new photographic print process for textiles and natural materials. This L.A.-based company makes mixable, dilutable, water-based dyes, which develop their color in sunlight. You’ll be able to see the process in action at their booth and get a limited-edition photo print made on-site. Can’t make it to the event? Lumi and Amoeba will be sharing the images so you can DIY your own too!

Action sport company Bern specializes in head protection for bikers, skaters, snowboarders, skiers and wakeboarders with adaptable and stylish head protection. They’ll be joined by MCM (Multicultural Communities for Mobility) to educate people about bike safety and importance of wearing a helmet with fun workshops and more!


The kind folks at Hubert’s Lemonade will been joining in with free drinks of their sweet-tart and perfectly refreshing lemonade for all.

Roots will have some hummus available for snacking and sampling for attendees. Roots is a purveyor of nine flavors of hummus, run by two very cool brothers in Asheville, N.C. You can find their non-GMO hummus at indie grocers as well as Whole Foods.

The Hollywood Farmer's Market will have some seasonal fresh treats for on offer for sampling at Amoeba for this event! The weekly market (Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine) hosts 160 farmers, producers and food artisans and everyone from local families who live in the neighborhood to some of Southern California’s most respected chefs use the Market as their weekly food source and walk-in pantry. Located at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Ivar St. in the heart of Hollywood.

Ian and his truck provide free ice cream at festivals, community events and cool fundraisers like Hot August Bikes! Ice Cream Ian is also available for private parties and film shoots. And, did we mention—FREE ICE CREAM!!!

Formerly the Pure Luck vegan restaurant, now in the form of a pop-up/catering service. Try one of their amazing vegan burritos and follow them on Twitter for the next curb or punk show they’ll turn up at.
Started in 2009 by three brothers, a cousin, and a family friend in the Bay Area, Bicycle Coffee Co. roasts quality coffee in their custom built roaster and deliver it by bicycle, using organic, fair-trade, Arabica beans grown by farm cooperatives.


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