California Is a Place: Scrapertown

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"In order to become a member of the Original Scraper Bike Team, you must: Be a resident of Oakland, CA. Be at least 7y/o or older. Retain A 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), Create your own Scraper Bike…(It Has To Be Amazing, Or Else You Can’t Ride.) A single-file line when riding..." -- The Scraper Bike King

This gorgeously shot documentary will introduce you to the Scraper Bike King, a twenty-year-old East Oakland native and creator of the scraper bike movement.  

In case you missed it, you can read Zachary Canepari's interview with The Atlantic here, and watch more stories from California Is a Place.

Drea Cooper is a filmmaker and Zackary Canepari is a photographer. To see more videos and photographs from California Is a Place, visit  http://californiaisaplace.com/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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