Had a great day at the first CicLAvia event on the mighty Flying Pigeon Path Racer. Over 7 miles of closed streets/roads through Los Angeles. Thousands turned out to pedal and celebrate 2 wheeled power!
What is a Path Racer? Path is the old fashioned Victorian/ Edwardian cycling term for track. So a path bike is purely for the track. High bottom bracket no clearances and no drillings for brakes. A Road-Path is a bike with track ends that is dual purpose for both road and track racing, angles not quite as steep and bottom bracket lower than a pure path (track bike). Normally the front fork crown is not drilled for a brake. They run 28" wheels, and feature horizontal drop-outs (Fish tails). Another term for Road-Path is Road-Track.
Who are Bishops? Bishops formed in 2009 by a group of New Zealand bike enthusiast in a garage on Bishop Street, Christchurch. They are dedicated to restoring and building custom Path Racers for all to enjoy.