If you've been Lowriding for the past twenty years or more, then you are one of the few individuals who have seen the culture evolve into a more family-oriented lifestyle. For the most part, the days of solo riders are long gone, leaving behind a new generation of families who have multiple riders holding keys. If that's not the case, then it is dad bringing along the wife and kids to the shows, instead of going as a lone rider. No matter the scenario, the family has always been of the utmost importance to a rider, but even more so in these modern times.

Many clubs now allow family members to wear colors at the shows and participate in club functions. As a result, Lowriding is a family affair, which makes it even more enjoyable for everyone.

Techniques Car Club is definitely a club that recognizes family importance, and kept it in mind as they picked the perfect Southern California Sunday to host their annual picnic. The club reserved the picnic area at Schabarum Regional Park in Rowland Heights, and sent out the invites to their members and the members' families.

The club chose to focus on the children for the picnic. The children, like the wives/girlfriends, support the club by attending shows, helping at the shows, and some are a part of Techniques' Bike Club. The picnic was a way to thank them for their support.

Club member "Cholo" was in charge of entertaining the kids, and he did a heck of a job! The kids were kept busy all day with games and activities, and with prizes given out to those lucky kids who won the games.

There was also plenty of food and drinks for everyone that was in attendance. Entertainment came in various forms; the club set up a volleyball court for anyone that wanted to play, and music was played throughout the day.

As the day became evening, it was time to pack up and head home. Everyone, especially the kids, had a great time! Events like this bring family life and club life together, and help to strengthen the bond between club members and their respective families. I'd like to personally thank Techniques for inviting my family and I to the picnic. We, like everyone else, had a wonderful time!