Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Return of Cyclecide

Cyclecide Heavy Pedal Bike Rodeo, a nationally known punk rock, bike-centric circus show, is making its home in Bayview once again.

Situated next to Flora Grubb on Jerrold Street, a newly-leased warehouse is home to bike and ride builder-welders, the band Los Banjos, and clowns who perform tricks and skits during shows. Together they are known as Cyclecide, one of Bayview’s most unique neighbors.

Cyclecide had resided at the Green Tortoise house on Jerrold until moving to ACE Junk Yard. ACE closed in 2008, leaving Cyclecide homeless ... no small problem for a troupe of performers with a complete carnival of pedal-powered rides, art bikes and an old school bus.

Cyclecide, with its pedal-powered midway and punk-rock clowns, is a yearly fixture at Art 94124’s annual art’s festival on Fairfax and 3rd, and has made appearances at SF Sunday Streets. The troupe has performed at rock festivals such as Coachella and Bumbershoot; and, rumor has it, their midway will be a feature of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park this fall.

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