Pictorial survey documenting the creative efforts of both cyclists and artists in creating bicycle-related graphic art, jewel-encrusted bicycles, sculpture, and performance art (Cristo-type events where cyclists don costumes and ride through the city, as well as stage plays, circus stunts & sound). It documents a group of Trinidian kids in Brooklyn who have attached full-size speaker cabinets to their bicycles to create mobile sound stages as well as a cyclist who rides a tricycle around while projecting silent movies on his back from a projector. This book documents the recent explosion of culture surrounding the bicycle and includes several art gallery shows as well as 3rd World bicycle projects.
Society's current level of interest in the bicycle spontaneously emerged over the protests of traditional cyclists scolding them for riding fixed-gears without brakes, gears or helmets. While you could easily find books on traditional values in cycling you could not find books about the excitement people find in cycling and the creative explosion it inspires. This is that book.