Monday, October 3, 2011
Richmond turned out deep to the grand opening of its first and only Bike Lounge, the Spokes Shop, on Sunday. Everyone from Mayor Gail McLaughlin to local farmers from Urban Tilth was on hand to dedicate the space and represent with Brian Drayton, executive director and the Spokes people, many young adults from all over Richmond. One young man explained his pride by stating that it was the first time he had seen a project all the way to fruition. CRP was in the building representing the popular mural painted by Elijah Pfotenhauer, Beats 737, and Desi W.O.M.E just a few weeks ago. The Spoke Shop is an innovative approach to promoting cycling culture. It will be a lounge and neighborhood hub, with coffee, books on biking. Spokes will offer a mobile bike repair service and other was to support bikers in the community. Located near the newly renovated Greenway, it will serve bikers throughout out the Bay Area. CRP was honored to participate in making the dream a reality and looks forward to creating more murals dedicated to healthy lifestyles in Richmond.