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Painting, photography, prints, drawings, doodles. Probably about bicycles.

Alley Cat Racing, art, Events, Media, Music, News, Ride Your Bike, Rides, Seattle, Washington

New Mystics Presents: Dream Machines

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Tonight (Friday August 22nd) at 5:00 p.m. New Mystics and Back Alley Bike Repair commemorate the closing of the Nord Alley kinetic sculpture exhibit “Natural Movement” with a social hour, sunset group ride, alley cat race, BBQ, and hyphy dance party featuring new songs by WIZDUMB.

If you haven’t seen the Natural Movement exhibit this is your last chance and you wont want to miss it. The evening is going to be a blast and help to raise money to send off local bike polo champions “The Guardians” to the world championships in Paris France this fall.

art, Media

Bicycle Illustrations: Dawn Painter

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Loving these Campagnolo illustrations from Dawn Painter. “My task is simple, the subject vast. To illustrate bikes, bike parts and accessories for a bespoke bike maker. Using a combination of pencil, pen and watercolour drawing techniques.” – Dawn Painter


More bike illustrations from Dawn Painter HERE.

art, Bicycle, History, Photography

A Cycling Lexicon

This looks incredible.  Headbadges have long been a favorite part of the bicycle for me.   They remind me of the figureheads on tallships.  I remember how cool it was that the headbadge on my old Schwinn cruiser was screwed into the head tube, with two tiny little screws.  A little detail that made it seem like they took pride in their work.

Now there is A Cycling Lexicon:  An A-Z of bicycle headbadges collected by a professor of biology in Michigan, curated and designed by Carter Wong design. Available HERE

Christmas is coming up if anybody is looking for a gift for me…

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art, Media

Russian Cyclist Mural: Sicksystems “Speed”


“Giant Russian cyclist rides left-hand-drive track bike on side of building.” An impressive mural by Russian artist Sicksystems. However I wish someone would have caught the fact the drivetrain is on the wrong side of the bike, or maybe its intentional? Other side of the world, other side of the bike?

Advocacy, art, Bicycle, Media, News, Travel

Parkcycle: Mobile Park Life


Parkcycle, a social green space on wheels. That’s what John Bela of Rebar group and Till Wolfer of N55 had in mind when the conceived ‘Parkcycle Swarm’. consisting of four small mobile parks, the project explores the possibilities of the public sculpture, while at the same time raising awareness of cycle-power and green space trough a participatory activity. ‘Parkcycle Swarm’ invites city dwellers to pedal the mini park lands throughout the city of Baku. ‘Parkcycle’ has been specially commissioned for PARTICIPATE: Baku Public Art Festival 2013, which continues until September 17th. So if you find yourself in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan be sure and take one for a spin!

More information & photos here: Parkcycle on

art, Bicycle, History, Media, Portland, Vintage

Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design


If you have the chance this summer you should head on down to Portland and check out Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design an exhibit at the Portland Art Museum running from June 8th to September 8th.

From the collection of Vienna-based designer and bike aficionado Michael Embacher, this special exhibition features some 40 bicycles representing every decade from 1925 to the present, each chosen by Embacher as examples of pivotal moments in the evolution of bicycle design. The exhibition will include racing, mountain, single speed, touring, tandem, urban, folding, cargo, curiosities, and children’s bicycles. There will also be various events and programs taking place all summer long, check out the Cyclepedia Programs Calender for dates and more information.

art, Bicycle

Bike prints by Karl Addison

I’ve known Karl for a number of years now.  He moved to Berlin a while ago to pursue his street art stuff and has been doing amazing things with murals with some rad folks.  He has stopped doing his apparel line, and instead is doing limited print runs.  He has a lot of different stuff- but since this is a bike blog, here are his bike prints.

Check out his Big Cartel site HERE