Thank You Fossil Fool for another Awesome Night of Cruisin’!

Nov 24, 2008Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Thank You Fossil Fool for another Awesome Night of Cruisin’!

When we learned that Fossil Fool and his Choprical Fish were in town for the weekend and up for a Cruiser ride we headed off to Marina Del Rey to meet him for a night of bike rapping. After hooking up at the bridge over the jetty at Marina Del Rey we headed off to Dockweiler and some nighttime campfire rapping!

Here’s a video of the highlights of our adventures…

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Biketoberfest, Sat. 10/18

Oct 16, 2008Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Biketoberfest, Sat. 10/18

Hey Bike Rockers –

There’s a fun looking bike event on Sat. in Fairfax, Biketoberfest:

Lots of nice, local handmade bikes, beer and music. That’s the good life, right there.



Here’s a pic of Nate Byerley from Oct.fest 2007 mixing up a smoothie on an Xtracycle (photo by Mo Gaffney)

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First Ever Southbay Bicycle Music Festival – An intimate musical bicycle cruising night round the campfire

Jul 22, 2008Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on First Ever Southbay Bicycle Music Festival – An intimate musical bicycle cruising night round the campfire

We couldn’t have picked a better day to celebrate the first ever Southbay Bicycle Music Festival, July 19th, 2008. On a warm sunny afternoon we met at Hermosa Pier, sang happy birthday to Cruiser of the week “Tony’, then we headed off towards the Esplanade cruisin’ to the Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. (What can I say, it felt like we were heading off to Woodstock so the mix was leaning a little towards the ’60’s for this ride)We had a few newbies and some returning youngsters like 2 year old Lola Martin and her 3 1/2 year old sister Sophia, who came with their dad Roger. (Sophia and Lola are former Southbay Cruisers of the Week’ as well.)

As we made our way to Valley Park we were greeted by Makena, one of our featured artists, all set and ready to perform for us thanks to help from ‘Amy ‘The Wonder Woman’ who missed the ride so that she could decorate the park with posters and banners and help the musicians set up. She was also helped by Mary Caldera-who along with Shawnee made two awesome posters just for this occasion. (See pics on

After settling down to a barbecue, Makena kicked off the evening’s performances which included some classic and orignal hawaiian music which inspired us to get up and dance. All the way from Hilo, Hawaii, Makena was awesome, feeding our souls with island tunes like ‘Ulupalakua’ and ‘Waikiki Hula’ It was sure nice to finish a ride in a park and be greeted by Hawaiian music. This duo has performed on MTV and around the world and it was awesome to have them kick things off! They even taught us a little about Hawaiian culture between sets.

As the evening set in we lit our bonfire and were mesmerized by Manhattan Beach’s Delfina. Although only 18 years old, and with only one year of guitar/singing behind her, you’d think she’d been playing since the day she was born. Filling up our souls with stirring original tunes like ‘April Eyes’, and ‘Ritmo Porteno’, this Argentian born rising star had us all on the edges of our rocks around the bonfire. Were it not for the fear that our shared battery powered amps might run dry, she could have performed for us all night long.

Next came The 3 Heads. Acoustic rock legends in their hometown of Eureka,CA, these four took our makeshift stage around the bonfire, and picked up on what Makena and Delfina had started. Belting out original tunes ‘Undertow’, ‘Holiday’, and their anthem ‘World Was Ours’, these guys really helped set an intimate mood around the campfire with their acoustic guitars, bass, and cajon. Their jokes between songs were even more entertaining. At one point they broke into a spur of the moment spontaneous ‘Southbay’ rap song at the end. We were even entertained to one encore performance although, we would have loved to heard them play a few more.

We finished off the night with some karaoke performances including a few from Victor and his son singing some classic Doors. It’s hard to follow up to acts like Makena, Delfina, and The 3 Heads, but we had to try, and we had fun doing it too.

Last but certainly not least, we helped benefit ‘A Window Between Worlds’, ( a local Venice,CA based group that helps abused women and children get a second chance on life by providing then with safe housing and an art healing program. We brought them canned foods, art supplies, clothing, and $20 in cash donations.

We are looking forward to the next Southbay Bicycle Music Festival. A year seems a little long to wait, so we might have this become a semi annual or possibly even quarterly event.

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The Roller Derby Ride w/ the South Bay Cruisers

Apr 18, 2008Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on The Roller Derby Ride w/ the South Bay Cruisers

Posted by Wild Johnny
05/17/2008 – 16:15

The Roller Derby Ride w/The Southbay Cruisers!!!
Music, Bikes, and Roller Derby Girls-what more could you ask for?

WHO WE ARE: The Southbay Crusiers are a bicycle stereo amplified social ride based in Hermosa Beach. We bike, skate, and blade the southbay cities once a month. (Learn about us at

THE EVENT: Two of the best kept secrets in the southbay: The Southbay Cruisers and The Angel’s City Derby Girls team up for this epic night of hard hitting action on rollerskates!Several of our southbay cruises are professional roller derby girls and they have invited us to attend one of their events on May 17th, 2008-a match which features the Block Steady Crew vs the Shore Shots!

We will meet at in front of our usual meeting point in front of the Lighthouse Cafe on Hermosa Pier at 6:00PM then ride at 6:30PM sharp. We’ve mapped out a bike friendly route that will take us to our first stop at:

The Toyota Center
555 Nash Street
El Segundo,CA

where we will watch the roller derby match which starts promptly at 8:00PM. After the match we will ride to Stick N’ Stein in El Segundo where we are invited to a post match party. All ages are welcome to attend. If you are under 16 please come to the ride with a parent or guardian.

We will have at least one bike stereo pumping music along the way. After the party at Stick N Steins we will ride back to Hermosa Beach where we started from.

DRESS??-TATTOOS/Rocker attire – A small group of us went last week to see what actually happens at a roller derby game-very ecelectic crowd-families as well as rocker/tattoo decorated people. We plan on having a preride temporary tattoo party at hermosa pier before the start of the ride. COSTUMES ARE NEVER REQUIRED TO ATTEND OUR RIDES but they do make it alot more fun.

TICKETS: Are $15 at the door the day of the game. BUT as a southbay cruiser attending our ride you can buy them in advance for $11. For Southbay Cruisers discount tickets go to: type in ‘Cruisers’ in the discount code.

Details on Please email with any questions.


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First Annual Southbay Bicycle Music Festival

Feb 22, 2008Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on First Annual Southbay Bicycle Music Festival

Posted by Wild Johnny
07/19/2008 – 20:21

Impressed with the success of the first Bicycle Music Festival put on by Fossil Fool and the San Francisco Cruisers last year, the Southbay Cruisers of Hermosa Beach, CA will be hosting the First Southbay Bicycle Music Festival in Hermosa Beach,CA on July 19th, 2008.

What will happen at the Southbay Bicycle Music Festival? We will ride through the Southbay and end up at Valley Park in Hermosa Beach where we will light a bonfire, barbecue, and have various bands and solo performers perform for us. This event will also feature our own Southbay Cruisers stepping up the mic to perform Karaoke and dance.

This will be a unique opportunity for up and coming bands from Southbay Los Angeles to be given a chance to get in front of live audiences around an intimate campfire setting. It will be a blast! We will adapt the music to the surroundings playing mostly acoustic songs with battery powered amps that we will haul on our xtracycles and trailers.

Acts so far confirmed include:

Delfina – ( awesome emerging singer/songwriter. Likes to ride her bike too with her Dad.
Makena – ( Award winning hawaiian duo. They’ve performed all over the world and on MTV.
The 3 Heads ( an up and coming acoustic rock band. The bass player, Jared, often rides with the Midnight Ridazz in downtown LA.

Here is a video promoting the event featuring the song “World Was Ours” by one of our featured bands ‘The 3 Heads’…

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