Born in Ensenada, Mexico, in 1970, Gerardo Yepiz is a major contributor to the worldwide street art and graffiti scene. He is a graphic designer, silkscreen printer and visual artist who has exhibited in the U.S, Canada, Mexico, the UK, France, Spain, Japan and The Netherlands. His work is closely tied to the international music and action sports industries. Not to mention, he is an outspoken vegan as well as bike activist. With his bike he takes to the pavement and make his way around with no need of car or oil.
“Bike riding has great potential for friendship and community,” says Gerardo, as he talks about the purpose of mass rides—to laugh, have fun, meet new people and get crazy on bikes in a peaceful expression of individuality.
But in the original spirit of critical mass, these rides harbor an undercurrent of grassroots activism as well.
“There’s a political statement behind them,” says Gerardo.
“Reclaiming the streets, making it safe for everyone to ride and
reminding motorists to be more aware and drive safely.”