The Bike Church

N Granada Ave Tucson

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Bike Church is a walk-in metal sculpture made entirely of recycled bike parts. The parts have been arranged into geometric forms that borrow from religious iconography. Some of these include Christianity, Islamic, Judaism and Native American faiths. The structure was designed and created by Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock of Creative Machines assisted by a team of eight students. The stained glass windows of the Bike Church cast colors onto its white frame while solar lights illuminate the sculpture at night. On the structure, bike chimes hang like organ pipes and give the sculpture an interactive twist.

Visitors can play the chimes and fill the surrounding area with sound. This shrine to cyclists allows visitors to contribute to the sculpture, as they can place pictures or other mementos at the memorial.

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