Pedal Pop: The Art of the Bicycle
For Pedal Pop, thirty artists have created imagery inspired by the spirit of cycling with a conscious. The bike aesthetic is explored in an upcoming benefit designed to coincide with the kickoff of the U.S.A. Pro Cycling Championships. Darlene Fuhst, JJ Ohlinger and Todd Mcdonald are among the artists who will show bicycle themed-work on Sept. 18 at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, South Carolina, near the starting line of the race.
The work from each participating artist will be sold in series of 20 limited edition prints and two artists will custom paint bikes that will be on display. Proceeds benefit Global Bike, an international organization that donates bikes to caregivers in developing countries. The premise behind the charity has a cool spin. The average care giver in Zambia travels six to ten miles a day to see three patients — made much simpler by bikes that the organization provides rather than on foot. Global Bike also sends bikes to Bolivia, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda. Also benefitting from the Pedal Pop is Team Type 1, an organization in which six professional cyclists with type 1 diabetes will participate in the nine day race Tour of Rwanda in effort provide diabetes medication and supplies in Rwanda. Pedal Pop offers a fresh approach to trail blazing on two wheels.