• Rully Khairul Anwar Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Elnovani Lusiana Universitas Padjadjaran
  • M Taufiq Rahman Social and Political Science Faculty, UIN Sunan Gun ung Djati Bandung
Keywords: organic solidarity, community, classic bicycle, Tasikmalaya


This study explores the solidarity of members of the classic bicycle community, which is often referred to as onthel. With a field study in Tasikmalaya, this study discusses the background of the formation of community and solidarity between members of the ONTA (Onthel Tasikmalaya) bicycle community as part of the preservation of traditional culture as well as a healthy lifestyle. The theoretical basis used in this study refers to Emile Durkheim's theory of social solidarity. According to him, solidarity in society works like "social glue," in this case, can be in the form of values, customs and beliefs shared in collective bonds. The theory is used as a framework in seeing various phenomena that appear in the field, especially related to social solidarity of members in the bicycle community (ONTA) in Kalimanggis Village, Manonjaya District, Tasikmalaya District. The method used in this study is a descriptive method with a qualitative approach that is by analyzing the data obtained, then describing in the form of narrative stories based on interview data, observations that have been obtained and also equipped with documentation in the form of photos, activity agenda and others. The study found that the solidarity of members in the ONTA bicycle community is based on the belief to maintain the legacy of ancestors and the solidarity of fellow community members. The social solidarity of members in the onthel bicycle community ONTA is based on the principle of kinship and good interaction among members who make good relations between one another. The solidarity in the ONTA bicycle community is very strong, this is evidenced by the similarities of fellow members. Thus there are values of organic solidarity in addition to health goals and maintaining traditional culture.