Humble beginnings

The original yellow bicycle was a vintage Schwinn rescued from an LA junkyard. It served as a commuter car, camera dolly, and grip truck my first two years in Hollywood. When actors came by the studio they would find it parked outside to make room for rehearsal or filming. Over time the yellow bicycle became a signpost, a symbol of our collective: a loose-knit group of theatre and film artists committed to doing ambitious work, even under humble conditions. A group that was going places, even if it meant cycling uphill against the wind. When I moved to New York in 2018, the bike stayed behind in Joshua Tree. But its spirit lives on in its successor, a 1975 Raleigh (picture here), and in its namesake: Yellow Bicycle Collective.

-Joshua Crone
Founder & Director