19 Apr '16, 4pm
In Rio de Janeiro, A Hub For Coffee, Bikes And Beer At Bastarda
Years later, inspiration struck again. Walking with his dad, Marcos Leoni, in their family farm, Leta noticed some old bikes and motorcycles that had been forgotten in the barn. They started thinking how easily we dispose of old/broken tools to get new ones, probably manufactured far away and not made to last long. They began to refurbish these bikes and soon started looking for a place in Rio that could serve as a hub for biking enthusiasts. They found the perfect spot close to the Horto region in the Botanical Garden of Rio—54 hectares of preserved green area inside the city. This is where most bikers in Rio do their daily training—including Leta, who rides about 35 miles a day.