Hell On Wheels!

First Rule BMX and Cyclecide Bike Rodeo Present:

Sunday Oct. 30, 2005

Photos of Hell on Wheels by Laird and August.
Photos By Rudy

Sunday, Oct. 30
$5-10, kids under 12 free
@ Bike Kitchen, 19th St. & Florida in the Mission, SF
(Between Harrison and Bryant, Mission District, SF)
(415) 505-9936

  • 10am ramps open
  • DJs & bands start at noon
  • zombie ride at dark

$5 in zombie costume, $8 no costume, $10 to compete

Kids under 12 free (but $10 to compete)


Calling all bicycle enthusiasts and the Undead… First Rule and Cyclecide present HELL ON WHEELS, the only Zombie Halloween carnival in the City dedicated to the almighty bike!

Starting at 10am on Oct. 30, Bay Area BMX, street, and flatland riders are invited to participate in an all-day ramp jam, complete with an MC, contests, and prizes. Yes, this is no pro affair at all: First Rule, the new BMX company started by S.F. flatlander (and Cyclecide rodeo klown) Koit and BMXer Kweli (no last names), spent the past 2 months scavenging wood and pallets in the ghetto to bring SF cyclists of all stripes the opportunity to participate in a good old-fashioned homemade-ramp hootenanny… Dressed as zombies. (Zombie makeup artists will be on hand to infect people, but folks are encouraged to rip up their clothing and roll around in the dirt before they attend.)

Zombies not interested in watching BMX athletes and crazy jackasses fly through the air will still have plenty to do: bike games, tallbike jousting, and the famous mutant bikes and pedal-powered carnival midway of SF’s own Monster Nation and Coca Cola commercial stars, the Heavy Pedal Cyclecide Bike Rodeo. Adults and children of all ages are welcome, and so are skaters! You heard right: First Rule of San Francisco officially declares the decade-long war between BMXers and skaters to be OVER. Hence, HELL ON WHEELS. Bring it. Everybody.

Zombies can also bang their heads (or someone else’s) to live music by REPLICATOR (1:30pm), a blistering art-rock trio that sings songs about nanotechnological assassination, and HATE BREEDERS (3:30pm), the Bay Area’s premier Misfits tribute band. In between bands, DJs BIG DADDY, PARKER, and Redwine’s TOPH ONE will be holding down the decks with everything from hip-hop to hellish Halloween hits. There’ll also be live graffiti painting by the notorious Future Primitive Soundsession’s BUDER and crew.

Then, if that’s not enough, when the sun goes down and the makeup artists have zombie-fied everyone, it’s time for a ZOMBIE RIDE around the desolate back-streets of shady San Francisco — the nether regions of the fair city, where killers kill, power plants pollute, tweakers eat brains, and the ghost of pirates past curse entire neighborhoods with violence, destruction, and new biotech buildings. (It’ll be just like the Thriller video, but with bicycles…) The ZOMBIE RIDE ends up at an undisclosed location near the City’s sewage treatment plant, where Mark Perez and crew will be offering $3 admission to bike-zombies on the final night of his own Halloween show with the infamous Life-Sized Game of Mousetrap.

Get on your bikes and ride!… if you dare.
HELL ON WHEELS benefits the Bike Kitchen, a Mission District community bicycle repair and learning shop that happens every Tuesday from 7 to 10pm … until their eviciton, slated for March of 2006. Bike Kitchen zombies will be on hand to eat your brains and talk about their ongoing bicycle education projects for both children and adults, as well as their need for a new space.

Cyclecide photos available

One Response to “Hell On Wheels!”

  1. Laughing Squid » Hell On Wheels Says:

    Laughing squid has an announcement as well.