Drizzling rain didn’t stop the dozen smiling faces on funky contraptions as they paraded down University Avenue in St. Paul on October 13 displaying decorative bicycle art. Wacky Wheelers, a family-friendly project of artists Mitchell Dose and Alicia Dvorak, invited bike enthusiasts, young and old, to decorate their bikes at Cycles for Change. The community bike ride that followed was organized with intent to liven up the prolonged construction on the Central Corridor.
The Wacky Wheelers event took place in a parking lot outside Cycles for Change. Customized bicycles were displayed and available to ride.
According to its Facebook page, “Wacky Wheelers is supported by Irrigate, an artist-led creative place-making initiative spanning the Central Corridor in St. Paul during construction. The project is a collaboration between the artist, Gordon Parks High School, Frogtown Youth Farm and Market Project, Leonardo’s Basement and Cycles for Change.”
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