Lowriding is a family affair in the Loya family. Oscar Loya is a longtime member of Techniques car club of Los Angeles and his children, Adrian (age 6), and Azalea (age 9), are the youngest members of the Techniques Bike Club; the oldest Lowrider bike club in existence.

The Loya children have been attending Lowrider shows and car club events since they were born. Oscar thought a Lowrider bicycle would be the ideal start for the kids. This would introduce them to another part of Lowriding as owners of their own bicycles, and allow them to have something more to do at the car shows as competitors and members of the bike club.

Azalea's bike is a 1970 Schwinn 20-inch Sting Ray, purchased by Oscar for only thirty-five dollars. Some of the key additions to this incredible build include a number of NOS parts and hard to find accessories, which really make the build stand out. The final touch for Azalea's Schwinn was a Felix The Cat-themed display for the bicycle. After a year of construction, Azalea began entering the bike in shows. She has won her share of trophies at local shows, and took first place at Lowrider Magazine's San Bernardino show in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Adrian's 1979 Schwinn 16-inch Pixie used to belong to his uncle Russell. When Adrian was born, it was passed down to him, and it certainly has a new life now. Just like his sister's bicycle, Adrian added some hard to find Schwinn accessories, pushing his build into the realm of uniqueness. Adrian completed the accessories on his Pixie with the addition of a custom painted baseball bat in Los Angeles Dodger blue with the Techniques logo painted on it. Since Adrian is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he decided to name the bicycle "Dodger Blue." Oscar and Adrian also decided to go with a Los Angeles Dodger display theme for the shows. Since the completion of the build, Adrian has placed first at the Lowrider Magazine Las Vegas Super Show in his class three years in a row, and took top honors at the Lowrider Magazine San Bernardino show for four years in a row. He has also done very well at local shows, just like his sister, Azalea.

The Loya family would like to thank Bob from West Covina Schwinn for the NOS and OG parts, Benny and Leno for their help getting the bicycles back to original condition, and their fellow Techniques members for their support. Oscar has shown his children that Lowriding is not just for adults or individuals; it is for families. He is instilling this tradition in his children, who one day will have children of their own to share along with. He is also showing them the importance of family bonding. With many more years of Lowriding ahead of them, Azalea and Adrian are a shining example of the next generation of Lowriders. Start ‘em young!

Tech Specs

"The OG"

Owner: Azalea Loya

Bicycle: 1970 Schwinn 20-inch Sting Ray

Club: Techniques Bike Club

City/State: Baldwin Park, CA

Paint: Bodywork by Benny Miranda of Schwinn Resto, in Baldwin Park, CA. Paint by Leno of Leno's Custom Paint, in Baldwin Park, CA.

Interior: Rogelio of Rogelio Upholstery in Baldwin Park, CA covered the NOS seat using original Schwinn materials.

Chrome: Chrome by Classic Chroming in Irwindale, CA.

Accessories: Schwinn spot & taillight, NOS Sissy Bar Shocks, OG Front Bumper, NOS Bike Lock, Schwinn Hub Shiners, Schwinn Streamers, NOS Tool Bag, NOS Cross Flag Valve Caps, NOS Flashlight, NOS Tail Lights, NOS Checkered Flag, NOS Speedometer, NOS Seat, NOS Bat Holder.

Tech Specs

"Dodger Blue"

Owner: Adrian Loya

Bicycle: 1979 Schwinn 16-inch Pixie

Club: Techniques Bike Club

City/State: Baldwin Park, CA

Paint: Bodywork by Benny Miranda of Schwinn Resto, in Baldwin Park, CA. Paint by Leno of Leno's Custom Paint, in Baldwin Park, CA.

Interior: Rogelio of Rogelio Upholstery, in Baldwin Park, CA., covered the seat using original Schwinn materials.

Chrome: Chrome by Classic Chroming in Irwindale, CA.

Accessories: Schwinn hub shiners, NOS bat holder, OG Flag holder, OG streamers, NOS valve caps & Schwinn hubs and OG speedometer.