Philadelphia’s Bicycle Art Benefit Auction is scheduled for March 22nd, featuring dozens of pieces of upcycled bicycle art up for the bidding. Scrap parts from the basements and dusty corners of Neighborhood Bike Works and The Bike Church are being transformed into pieces of art, with all proceeds going back to this DIY bike projects helping to get residents on bikes, and knowledge about how to fix their rides into their heads. The organizers of Philly’s Bicycle Art Benefit Auction are inspired by the Tucson group, Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage (BICAS), which has been producing about 300 pieces a year since 1995, filling the Tucson area with more than 6,000 pieces of bicycle art. You can view the art at Studio 34 in West Philadelphia starting March 2nd, with the March 22nd auction featuring music and fun times. Check the Facebook event page for more info, and how to submit your own work.
This Cinelli cap was made in conjunction with cycling legend Nelson Vails, inspired by the stars and stripes skinsuit he wore at the 1984 Olympics. A portion of the proceeds go towards Nelson’s documentary film Cheetah — The Nelson Vails Story that is set to premiere this month before making the rounds across the country. Available for about $20.
This music video for Nashville based And the Giraffe was shot for just a couple of hundred dollars with much of the footage coming from a handlebar mounted camera pointed at the rider rather than the road ahead. Bikes and music intersect yet again.