Bicycle themed art planned for Logan Square

    The bicycle community is rallying around an art exhibit in Logan Square. The Moore College of Design is curating a series of installations and performances this summer about the bicycle design. Local tinkerers and advocates are jumping on board.

    The bicycle community is rallying around an art exhibit in Logan Square. The Moore College of Design is curating a series of installations and performances this summer about the bicycle design. Local tinkerers and advocates are jumping on board.

    It looks like a gearhead garage made in heaven. Artist Ryan Humphrey hung 30 BMX bikes from the rafters of Moore College’s white-cube gallery and built half-pipe ramps for trick riding. The walls are wrapped in carpeting made in the pattern of Eddie Van Halen’s guitar.

    Bike designers and advocates near and far are participating in the show, including a local youth training program and the International Bicycle Film Festival. Local frame builder Stephen Belinky says the enthusiasm for bikes makes Philadelphia poised to become the next bicycle city – but it’s not there yet.

    Belinky: A place like Portland – they have a bigger level. They have lots of bike builders are getting a lot of attention, they have a lot of bike advocacy. We’re kind of like at a beginning level of that.

    This month, City Council put into law a requirement that new building developments provide bicycle parking.

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