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 ARTcycle  :  Sydney Green Ring

ARTcycle Inc.

 

ARTcycle Inc., is an artist run cycling initiative.
We promote art and artist-friendly cycling activities including tours, interactive, cross-discipline and hybrid arts practices.
We are based in Sydney, Australia. We promote human powered social change.

Background

Formed in 2010 as outreach between MASSBUG, BIKESydney and At The Vanishing Point Contemporary Gallery (ATVP), ARTcycle was conceived as an enviromental, social practise to promote active transport and zero emission mobility, we experiment with a variety of forms. ARTcycle incorporated in 2011 and operates as an interest based Bicycle User Group (BUG) affiliated with Bicycle New South Wales, the peak body for commuter and recreational cycling in New South Wales.

Rides & events

We plan and lead bicycle tours on themed rides to places of cultural and environmental significance. Ride leaders are trained by Bicycle New South Wales to escort riders safely and in comfort. These are fun and immersive social events where artists and non-artists benefit from personal interaction. The art and cycling communities have a natural affinity as early adopters and adapters of new technologies and social forms. Social engagement between the two communities helps break down barriers, builds confidence and builds audiences.