Taiko at CicLAvia 2016

Taiko at CicLAvia 2016

Sun, 2016-10-16 08:00 to 18:00

downtown Los Angeles
CicLAvia route


Taiko at Los Angeles' greatest bicycle event, CicLAvia!  Debut of "Yatai bayashi" bike trailers.


  • 8:00 "Long Haul" depart ATUS
  • 11:30ish enter CicLAvia route
  • 12:00ish arrive Grand Park, rest, lunch
  • 12:30-15:30 Yatai Bayashi, Calypso along route
  • 15:30 depart Grand Park for ATUS
  • 19:00ish arrive ATUS

Times and locations subject to change.  Call Kris for day-of location/status.


  1. water
  2. sunblock
  3. Kris' contact info
  4. energy
Set List: 

Kotobukijishi long haul
Yatai Bayashi
Kotobukijishi long haul

Wrap up: 


  • Kotobukijishi as long haul music
  • core crew of 5 on Alphonse with additional cyclists
  • calypso with Andy and Blaine (cyclists following!)
  • yatai bayashi trailers
  • TerraTrike-compat. axles by Andres


  • reliance on downtown "hub" for stationary taiko (JANM plaza is expensive!)
  • insufficiently-welded tow arm (no tack welds!)
  • improper tracking of trailer steering system wears tires.  Need engineer.

Suggestions for next year

  • schedule
    7:30 meet, breakfast
    8:00 depart
    12:00 lunch downtown
    15:00 depart
    19:30 return
    20:00 dinner
  • become official Feeder Ride -- Slow and Steady
  • yatai carts as naname!
  • if yatai carts meet us downtown, leave logistics to pairs of riders
  • odaiko cart?
  • collab with Samba da Mudanca?
  • non-Kris day-of contact person (with Twitter account)