The Weekly Stripe – 26.01.18

In our age of ubiquity it can feel like youth subcultures simply re-process the past, lacking the time, space or inclination for originality. One exception is #bikelife, a movement of urban youth that is growing across major Western cities.

The movement started with dirt-bikers performing wheelies en masse on the streets of NYC

…but soon migrated to bicycles and other cities around the world

Leading figures sports hundreds of thousands of followers

The culture has developed a political subtext

The skills involved make #bikelife easy to join but hard to master