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FRONT Block Party Ride – Miles of Smiles
Date: Jul 16, 2022
Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

July 16th (Saturday) – Front Block Party Ride – Miles of Smiles

Start/Finish: Public Square @ Bike Cleveland Tent

This year, Cleveland is home to two free summerlong contemporary art triennials, festivals that happen every three years, FRONT (July 14-October 2) and CAN Triennial (July 8-August 31). Combined, these festivals create the opportunity to see and experience contemporary art from 200+ artists, in 40+ venues, and in 10+ neighborhoods throughout Northeast Ohio. Bike Cleveland is proud to partner with FRONT and CAN to offer a series of curated cultural adventures by bike where you’ll get to see artworks, hear from artists and/or FRONT/CAN staff, and support local businesses along the way. 

Join us for our kick-off ride at the FRONT Block Party on Public Square on Saturday, July 16th. Meet up at 2pm and ride out at 2:30pm. We’ll ride 8 miles to visit several FRONT Triennial exhibits at venues throughout Downtown Cleveland and Ohio City, returning back to the FRONT Block Party around 4:30pm to enjoy the rest of the event or head home.

Note for participants: To ensure a safe and fun ride please make sure that you have the following:

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Launched in 2018, FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is a free, contemporary art festival of artist commissions, exhibitions, performances, films, and public programs that takes place across Cleveland, Akron, and Oberlin every three years. Delayed in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FRONT returns July 16 to October 2, 2022 in an exhibition titled, Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows. The exhibition title draws inspiration from literary giant Langston Hughes, who called Cleveland home during his formative years and maintained an artistic connection to the region. Participating local, national and international artists were invited to create works that consider and explore art’s role as an agent of transformation, a mode of healing, and a therapeutic process (from dust to rainbows). Experience FRONT this summer at 30+ venues across Northeast Ohio, including the Akron Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa), Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin College), SPACES, Transformer Station, and Cleveland Public Library branches. Learn more at frontart.org.  


CAN Triennial is a regionally focused contemporary art exhibition featuring Northeast Ohio artists. Conceived in 2016, the inaugural CAN Triennial took place in 2018. Delayed in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CAN Triennial returns for a second iteration July 8 to August 31 and is titled, You Are Here. This multi-venue exhibition is organized in collaboration with a diverse team of curators who have assembled more than a dozen exhibitions that will offer an experiential journey representing this moment in time, place, and history in Cleveland. Experience CAN Triennial this summer at 15+ venues including the Morgan Conservatory, Zygote Press, The Sculpture Center, Graffiti HeArt, Brick Ceramic + Design Studio, and Waterloo Arts. Learn more at cantriennial.org