Discovering More Outdoor Bike Art in Metro Vancouver

Bike imagery detail in outdoor art mural at Clarke and Powell St.,  Vancouver BC. The Earth Giveth, The Earth Taketh Away (2007). Photo by  John Steil
Bike imagery detail in outdoor art mural at Clarke and Powell St., Vancouver BC. Enttiled “The Earth Giveth, The Earth Taketh Away” (2007). Photo by John Steil

Several months ago in this blog, I highlighted several outdoor bike art installations in the City of Vancouver.  Since then, there have been more outdoor bike art discoveries with the helpful eye of local artist-cyclist, John Steil.

This time, we extend the search to the suburbs while also filling in gaps with some previously missed City of Vancouver bike art.  These  two blog articles, Parts 2 & 3,  cover over 15 more  permanent outdoor bike art installations in Port Moody, Surrey, New Westminister and District of North Vancouver.

Photos here and in the web links show that some of these wonderful art installations have been around in the neighbourhoods for the past few years.

 

"Trial by Stone". By Ross Agro (2002). A mural under road viaduct by the Rotart bike park, Port Moody BC. Photo by John Steil

"Trial by Stone". By Ross Agro (2002). A mural under road viaduct by the Rotary bike park, Port Moody BC. Photo by John Steil

While the bike theme is the central focus in some art work,  in others you need to gaze more closely to find the cycling imagery.  However even if it is a small portion of the overall composition, cycling holds for some artists and viewers, suggestions of movement, fun and unfettered exploration outdoors.

So take a closer look at the wide variety of outdoor bike art in Metro Vancouver. Not many major cities have this  number and range of art media for permanent outdoor bike art.  Anyone familiar with Richmond, Burnaby Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and other areas close by,  for any public outdoor bike art?  Please share with us all here!

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