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Lowrider Bicycle Built by Duke City Lowrider Bike Club Unveiled in Washington D.C.

The lowrider bicycle was built by students from the Duke City and Olathe, KS Lowrider Bicycle Clubs.
September 29, 2023

This week, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), unveiled a lowrider bicycle honoring the agency’s 50th Anniversary. The lowrider bike was jointly built by students in the lowrider bike clubs in Albuquerque and Olathe, Kansas to commemorate the DEA’s 50th Anniversary. The two clubs are supported in part by the DEA’s Operation Engage.

“The Duke City Lowrider Bike Club has been a great success,” said Councilor Klarissa Peña. “Having this bike that our students helped build be showcased at a national level is another success story for this youth engagement program.”

The Duke City and Olathe Lowrider Bike Clubs take a community engagement approach that bridges the gap between at-risk youth and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Together, community partners and the youth build lowrider bicycles, while educating the youth about issues affecting the community such as substance abuse and misuse, crime, violence, and anti-law enforcement sentiments.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Operation Engage initiative is a comprehensive community-level approach that bridges public health and public safety to address the drug epidemic through prevention strategies, facilitating conversations and collaboration with local partners. Each field division office identifies its most challenging area within their region based on current drug threat data, designates a city or region, and focuses evidence-informed substance use prevention and community outreach efforts to make a true and measurable difference.

For more information on the Duke City Lowrider Bike Club and to be a student participant or a community mentor, please visit: