Bike Month Loveland
Exhibit: Revolve – The Art of Cycling
May 18 – August 31, 2018
Loveland Museum Lobby
Public Reception: Friday, June 8, 6 – 8 pm
White Rhino Customs, located in Denver, Colorado, is a place where art and lifestyle intersect. Founder, Ian Houghton, and his team have collaborated with incredible local artists to design and build some of the most jaw-dropping bikes available to date.
Through the rEVOLVE: Art of Cycling series, White Rhino not only hopes to recognize and promote amazing local talent, but also aims to introduce an unparalleled aesthetic that has been missing from the cycling industry. They strive to revolutionize cycling culture through blending innovative fabrication, customized creation and artistic sensibility. The White Rhino team builds custom bikes as unique as the person riding them.
Program: How the Bicycle Changed American Culture
Thursday, June 14, 5:30 pm
Presented by Dr. Robert Gudmestad
From the introduction of the first bike in the United States in 1819 to the recent trend of bike sharing, the bicycle has been influential in shaping American culture. This lecture will discuss how bicycles changed American definitions of femininity, made car culture and aviation possible, were a marker of childhood in America after World War II, became a tool for fitness, and why the mountain bike came to dominate modern bike culture.
Art by Bike Tours
Experience Loveland like never before! In celebration of Bike Month, three rides are scheduled, each capturing unique, local elements and perspectives. A trained guide will lead each ride.
All rides 8 am – Noon. Check-in at 7:45 am.
Minimum age: 11 with an adult.
All riders must pre-register through the Chilson Recreation Center’s summer issue of Leisure Times.
Participants must sign a waiver on the morning of the rides (or in advance on-line) and bring their own bike, bike helmet, water bottle and appropriate clothing.
Encounter Loveland’s world-class art collection and local artists
Route One – Northwest Art By Bike on Saturday June 9, 2018, 8 am – Noon. An opportunity to learn about Loveland’s art collection and meet some of the artists while riding between the following locations: Mehaffey Park, Columbine Gallery and the Benson Sculpture Garden. The ride begins and ends in the south parking lot of Mehaffey Park (3285 W. 22nd Street).
Route Three – Downtown Art by Bike on Saturday June 23, 2018, 8 am – Noon. A wonderful opportunity to learn about Loveland’s art collections, mural program and meet some of the artists while riding between selected artwork and studio locations in and around downtown. The ride begins and ends in the parking lot of the Senior Center (700 E. 4th Street).
Learn about the City’s compelling history and classic architecture
Route Two – Downtown History and Architecture on Saturday June 16, 2018, 8 am – Noon. This guided bike ride includes an opportunity to learn about Loveland’s significant history and exceptional architecture. Riders will learn from local historians and experts. The ride begins and ends in the parking lot on the north side of the Police & Courts Building (810 E. 10th Street).