It’s no secret that the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club London (BSMC) has been exploring venues in the States to expand its offering. Today BSMC officially announced the opening of a new second location, in Downtown Los Angeles.
Bike Shed Los Angeles – Huge
It may seem like that BSMC London, has been around forever. However, this move comes a mere five years after the doors of the ‘Arches’ venue, in London first opened. Since then the BSMC has become an integral part of the new wave custom movement. More so, the advocate and shaper of resurgent moto-culture.
The Arts District at 1580 Industrial Street, is the chosen location. At 30,000-square-foot the L.A. venue is enormous. Markedly, larger than the 12,000-square-foot venue in London. Members in London might be a little jealous of the enormity. Though, more likely they’ll be making plans for an American road trip.
Co-founder/owner Antony ‘Dutch’ van Someren says: “… it allows us to do things we’d love to do in London, but can’t fit – like a proper members bar and a tattoo studio.”
Within the venue – a 7,000 square-foot event space will house art, photography, pop-up shows and member inspired events.
BSMC L.A. Decor
Interior concept renders of the Bike Shed Los Angeles show exposed red-brick, warehouse walls. Floor space is populated by Chesterfield sofas, with custom motorcycles on display.
Alongside the visual eye-feast of custom motorcycles, the Bike Shed L.A. venue will offer “freshly-cooked unpretentious food and drink”. In addition, the club shop will sell fine motorcycle goods and apparel.
RIDERS AND NON-RIDERS WELCOME
Formed with motorcycle aficionados at heart, the BSMC nevertheless sees the club as an inclusive place. An analogue oasis for all – away from the modern world.
“We pride ourselves in being inclusive, because for far too long, and for reasons beyond our understanding, the traditional motorcycling community has intimidated non-riders who are nonetheless excited by motorcycle culture.”
BSMC MEMBER PERKS
Access to a swank bar, ride-outs and special events are included in the membership. Additionally, members can expect invite-only dinners hosted by key figures from motorcycling. For example, a GP Racer or an adventurer such as Charley Boorman. He happens to be an investor in BSMC LA – alongside Nick Mason from Pink Floyd.
BSMC LA is anticipating opening its doors to the public in Autumn 2020. Membership fees have not yet been announced. According to ‘Hollywood Reporter’ however, the cost is expected to be between $600 and $800 per annum.
BSMC has released footage showing the construction of its new Los Angeles location in progress. The video pans across a ginormous [30,000 sq ft] floor space of 1945 era warehouse, that will house all aspects of Bike Shed Moto Co.’s U.S. venture.