Biking communities in the SF/ Bay Area
Exhibition: April 14th – 25th, 2014
Biking is cheap, easy, fun and good for you and the environment! As we confront the reality of climate change, many turn to pedal power to reduce consumption of fossil fuels, improve health and connect with their community. The students of SFSU are no exception. Over 1000 students bike to campus daily and student groups are working hard to increase these numbers (based on the SFSU campus wide 2011 transportation survey).
“Sweet Ride” showcases the vibrant urban biking culture in the San Francisco Bay Area through a collection of photographs, lm, interactive art pieces, and installation work. Featuring non-pro t and volunteer organizations, as well as small businesses driven by passionate entrepreneurs, “Sweet Ride” tells the story of what it means to be part of the cycling lifestyle, community, and advocacy that is prominent throughout the Bay Area.
The exhibit’s primary collection of photographs celebrates Bay Area bike organizations and their community events and campaigns, hand-crafted artisan designed bike frames by local builders, civic bike signage, and a bicycle made entirely from recycled bike parts. Concurrent display in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center: “Bike Jewelry” by La Loba Loca, showcasing sustainable jewelry created from used bike inner tubes and parts.