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we bike tuscaloosa - bicycle art

We're so very proud to share this amazing project with you. In collaboration with the City of Tuscaloosa, The University of Alabama, local businesses and community members, we are helping bring unique sculptural bicycle parking art to parks and street corners throughout Tuscaloosa.

Each piece is unique and designed and built right here in T-town. Student artists create their designs, present them to the City of Tuscaloosa, and then construct and deliver them for installation. The pieces use waste steel from local steel company Nucor where possible, and leverage all the phenomenal resources and expertise at The University of Alabama to make it happen.

This innovative project is helping add to the uniqueness and beauty of Tuscaloosa, with improvements that are built for generations to come, and is one part of our collaborative, and concerted effort to make Tuscaloosa the most bicycle-friendly city in Alabama.

Visit this page often to follow our progress as bicycle racks are built and installed throughout Tuscaloosa.

Inaugural Project

The first two sculptural bicycle parking racks were commissioned by the City of Tuscaloosa in 2016, and we're excited to show you those works in progress.

Under the tutelage of renowned UA Professor of Sculpture, Craig Wedderspoon, artists Alli Stone and Brandt Deeds designed and built the first two bicycle racks, one of which will be installed at Government Plaza Park, and the other in downtown Tuscaloosa.

We're so very proud of their hard work, and we know you'll love them, too!

Artists Alli Sloan and Brandt Deeds with their work
Inaugural sculptural bicycle parking installations in progress
sculptural bicycle racks in progress

From Waste to Public Art

Where possible, artists are using scrap metal provided by local steel company Nucor to build the sculptural bicycle parking racks. Using recycled steel is a creative way to give repurposed steel a second life, and keep project costs low.

Scrap Metal
More scrap metal

First Racks Have Been Painted

Inaugural Sculptural Bicycle Racks Installed

We're so excited to share the inaugural sculptural bicycle racks installed in downtown Tuscaloosa! Thanks to the UA Sculpture team and the City of Tuscaloosa these beautiful and functional art installations are helping make Tuscaloosa the one-of-a-kind city it is.

Ride your bicycle down to the corner of 4th and 23rd to see them for yourself!

Stay Tuned...

We'll keep sharing new images and stories with you as the project evolves.

Have a question about the project? We'd love to talk! Contact us at info@sassafrascenter.org.