21 November 2009

The 27th El Tour de Tucson: today!

Here's a special image in honor of today's El Tour de Tucson, the internationally acclaimed bike race. To my friend Mark who is racing today ~ go like the wind! Good luck & good speed!

This open air structure is the Bike Church and it is considered to be a shrine to bicyclists as well as a memorial to fallen bicyclists.

The structure is 24' tall and is made primarily of bicycle parts. The colorful acrylic panels glow at night from solar lighting. Blessing Hancock of Skyrim Studio and Joe O'Connell, the talented sculptor of Creative Machines, built this with the help of local teens. (Note: Joe also created the fantastic Griffin sculpture on Scott Avenue.)

The Bike Church is on Main near Davis.
http://tucsoncitizen.com/art/2009/08/16/bike-sanctuary-inaugural-in-barrio-anita/

2 comments:

  1. I was just in Tucson last month and I had to stop and take photos of this! The sun was just starting to set and the stained glass was lit up against the sky beautifully. I noticed that it was comprised of bicycle parts. Cool!

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