Pedaling Art: A celebration of bicycling art and culture
Ohio City Bicycle Co-op presents the second annual exhibit Pedaling Art, a celebration of bicycle art and culture, May 18 through May 26. The fundraiser exhibition includes visual art in a variety of media, as well as wearable art and crafts, all of which are made from recycled bike parts or have a bike focus. Cleveland Bicycle Month is May (coinciding with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month), culminating in Bike-to-Work Day and the Pedaling Art opening reception on Friday, May 18. The Ohio City Bicycle Co-op (OCBC) will provide free, secure bicycle valet parking for those who opt to ride. A portion of Pedaling Art sales will be donated to OCBC to help support their mission to promote cycling in Greater Cleveland. The opening night will also feature food, drinks and music. Pedaling Art will be open for two Saturdays, with the co-op continuing its programs, members shop time, retails sales and a social ride.
Are you an artist? Check out the call for submissions. All submissions are due by May 4th.
The Ohio City Bicycle Co-op was founded with bicycle education as its primary activity, with the purpose of increasing bicycle use, as reflected in its incorporation filing:
“The mission of the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op (OCBC) is to promote the use of bicycles in greater Cleveland and engage area youth and adults in cycling activities that foster independence, resourcefulness, and good health. The OCBC works to accomplish this by offering safe cycling and bike repair education, Earn A Bike programs, and a consumer’s cooperative bike shop; by providing dependable used bikes and accessories; and by producing cycling events and tours that impart skills while encouraging riding for fun, fitness and practical transportation.”
In 2006 the OCBC trustees approved this “working mission statement” to describe what they do: “Help people use bicycles.”
Ohio City Bicycle Co-op – 1840 Columbus Road Cleveland, Ohio 44102 – 216.830.2667
For more info please visit www.ohiocitycycles.org