California Is a Place: Scrapertown

"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/.

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

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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