Many Miami drivers are scared to leave their carports as long as the cycling menace is riding loose. But there’s hope.
“Bicycles are fragile, especially when they come in contact with a car that weighs an average of 4,000 pounds,” says Giorgio Cerboncini. “The need to have both riders and drivers understand that there is a happy meeting place of safe road coexistence is paramount.”
Cerboncini is part of the ArtCycle group curating a temporary exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum (285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables), featuring sculptures made out of bicycles as well as “2D artworks about biking and bike safety.”
The Ford Motor Company is a major sponsor of ArtCycle, which is nice of them and a lot more than Google is doing with their self-driving HumanHunter cars. Cerboncini said Ford is a company that shares ArtCycle’s “grassroots philosophy to creating awareness for safer streets and a better understanding between drivers and riders, promoting wellness through an active lifestyle while supporting the arts.”
ArtCycle began last year as an art bike-tour during Art Basel week. The Coral Gables museum then exhibited the art-cycles as part of a Gables Bike Days event. Bike Days are like opposite days but instead of saying the opposite of what you mean, you become a bicycle.
This year, it’s back to the Coral Gables Museum for a 30-day exhibit. The show kicks off with a VIP reception on Thursday at 6 p.m. Museum admission is $7 to $5. Children 6-12 get in for $3 and younger get in free. Call 305-603-8067 or visit CoralGablesMuseum.org.
Jan. 23-Feb. 23, 6 p.m., 2014