The Art of Cycling Celebrated in This Weekend's High Point Cycling Classic
9:31am Jul 22, 2013
This weekend in High Point will be the first time a USA Cycling National Championship has ever come to North Carolina. That’s great news for cycling fans and art enthusiasts. In addition to hosting both the Women’s and Men’s Pro National Criterium Championships, the area surrounding the downtown transportation terminal will come alive with bicycling-inspired art. Theatre Arts Galleries in the High Point Theatre presents "The Bicycle: Art Meets Form", an Invitational Exhibition juried by Green Hill Center’s Edie Carpenter.
Opening reception is this Friday, July 26th at 5:30pm in the Main and Hallway galleries. There’s Five Leading Lights of custom bicycle frame building with some of the world’s finest and their amazing frames on site including Italy’s renowned builder Dario Pegoretti. Vintage bikes from the 1930s onward will be on display too, plus there’ll be live music, fun for kids, and much more. Mock Orange Bikes owner Chip Duckett is also a cycler, partner in a professional cycling team, and vintage bike collector himself. The North Carolina native has brought all of these interests together in helping to lure professional cycling to High Point. He chatted with David Ford and was joined by Theatre Art Galleries Executive Director and High Point native Jeff Horney.
"The Bicycle: Art Meets Form" fun begins Thursday, July 25th from 3-5pm with a Vintage Bike Gathering at the High Point Plaza Hotel. There’ll be a free screening of the movie, "Breaking Away” (see trailer below) in the High Point Theater at 7:30pm, the Art/Bike Exhibit in Theater Art Galleries is 7:00 to 9:00pm. There’ll be dinner, live bluegress, and cash bar and that’s just THURSDAY. Friday is the Contemporary Hand Built Bike Exhibit in the Showplace Atrium from 3:00 to 8:00pm, Kids Bike Races with the Pros from 11:30am - 12:00pm, and much more, and then Saturday get set for the National Championship Races and after race party with Sol Fusion. Sunday morning the fun continues with more exhibits and a Bike Swap Meet in the Showplace parking lot from 8:00am – noon.