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Go Bike! Community Project

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Showcase Your Brand during the World Road Cycling Championships in 2015 and beyond. 

In September, more than 1,000 athletes, 400,000 spectators and millions of television viewers will join Richmond during the 2015 UCI World Road Cycling Championships.To celebrate, i.e.* is forging an innovative partnership with the City of Richmond and local businesses to develop a permanent public art project that will:

  • Showcase business support of cycling
  • Serve as the flagship bike rack project for the City’s Master Bike Plan
  • Spotlight and support local artist/artisan talent
  • Help beautify downtown in preparation for this transformative event!

Go Bike! will install 30 custom designed bike racks in key locations throughout the city. These bike racks will be functional, original works of art created by local artists and feature sponsor company branding. A public unveiling, gala, walking tour and artist talk are just some of the events designed to bring attention to this inventive and exciting project.

This is a first come, first served project; select your company or organization’s bike rack now! There are only 30 locations, and they will go fast because the cost to “own” a one-of-a-kind public artwork that serves as a key transportation hub in a highly visible part of the city is only $5,000, or $10,000 for a larger bike corral.

Sponsorship funds will be used to:
  • Host a design contest with a $2,500 award for the winning design that will distinguish all of the racks
  • Manufacture the winning design using a local artisan
  • Provide a $1,000 stipend to each of 30 local artists to create an original work of art based on the selected design
  • Each rack will feature an engraved plaque with sponsor name and/or logo.

To see a gallery of the finished artwork click here. Photography by Ken Penn.

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Photo by Connor Lifson

 

Still want more information?
Local Artists Unveil New Public Artworks for Bike Racks – Press Release
Richmond gets 30 new, artsy bike racks – WTVR
Art coming to Richmond bike racks – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Bike rack art might be the new mural – RVA News

If you are interested in sponsoring a rack or corral, contact Chrystal Neal.

Cityside locations
Locations*
(Corrals appear in bold)

1. 21st Street Tower Park, 2101 Riverside Drive, Sheet 26
2. Arts District, 311 W. Broad Street, Sheet 16
3. Bellevue – MacArthur, 4023 MacArthur Avenue, Sheet 4
4. Bellevue Avenue, 1223 Bellevue Avenue, Sheet 4
5. Belmont Avenue, 1 N. Belmont Avenue, Sheet 9
6. Broad at Laurel, 814 W. Broad Street, Sheet 15
7. Broad Street, Broad at Brook & Adams, Sheet 16
8. Brown’s Island Dam Walk, Sheet 17
9. Business District, 1111 E. Main Street, Sheet 3
10. Business District, 1021 E. Cary Street, Sheet 3
11. Business District, 919 E. Main Street, Sheet 3
12. Carillon, Sheet 29
13. Carytown, 2908 W. Cary Street, Sheet 9
14. Carytown, 3300 W. Cary Street, Sheet 9
15. Center Stage, 600 E. Grace Street, Sheet 2
16. Church Hill, 314 N. 25th Street, Sheet 21
17. Church Hill, 400 N. 27th Street, Sheet 21
18. Church Hill, 310 N. 33rd Street, Sheet 21
19. City Hall, 900 E. Broad Street, Sheet 2
20. Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd Street, Sheet 2
21. Downtown, 416 E. Grace Street, Sheet 2
22. Fan, 825 W. Cary Street, Sheet 14
23. Fan, 205 N. Shields Avenue, Sheet 11
24. Fan, 26 N. Morris Street, Sheet 14
25. Floyd & Main, 10 N. Nansemond Street, Sheet 8
26. Forest Hill & Semmes, 3416 Semmes Avenue, Sheet 27
27. Haxall Point, 320 S. 12th Street, Sheet 18
28. Hotels – Marriot/Hilton CBD, 500/501 E. Broad Street, Sheet 2
29. Jefferson Avenue Roundabout, 620 N. 25th Street, Sheet 20
30. Altria Theatre, 6 N. Laurel Street, Sheet 14
31. Libby Hill Park, 2801 E. Franklin Street, Sheet 23
32. Lombardy Park, 347 N. Lombardy Street, Sheet 13
33. Lowline, Dock Street, vicinity of 25th Street, Sheet 22
34. Manchester, 3 E. 3rd Street, Sheet 1
35. Manchester, 201 W. 7th Street, Sheet 1
36. Manchester, 321 W. 7th Street, Sheet 1
37. Meadow Park, Meadow Street at Stuart & Park, Sheet 12
38. Museum District, 700 N. Sheppard Street, Sheet 7
39. N. Boulevard, 1017 N. Boulevard, Sheet 6
40. Rocketts Landing, 11 Orleans Street, Sheet 25
41. Scott’s Addition, 3200 W. Leigh Street, Sheet 5
42. Scott’s Addition, 1715 Summit Avenue, Sheet 5
43. Shockoe Bottom, 101 N. 18th Street, Sheet 19
44. Shockoe Slip, 14 S. 14th Street, Sheets 3, 18
45. Shockoe Slip Shockoe Court, 1301 E. Cary Street, Sheets 3, 18
46. Turning Basin, 14th & Dock Street, Sheet 18
47. Union Hill, 2202 Jefferson Avenue, Sheet 20
48. Union Hill, 2306 Jefferson Avenue, Sheet 20
49. Uptown, 2329 W. Main Street, Sheet 11
50. VCU Bookstore, 1111 W. Broad Street, Sheet 15
51. VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, Sheet 10
52. Westover Hills, TBD, Sheet 28
*subject to availability

Arts Sponsor:
Altria

 

 

 

Active Living Sponsor:
Bon-Secours

Workforce Sponsor:
DOM HORZ 2C SPOT

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