PEDAL CRAFT PHX Celebrates Design, Bicycles, and Downtown Community on April 20

Local designers and bike enthusiasts Jon Ashcroft, Dorina Bustamante, Jonce Walker, Jeremy Stapleton, and Nicole Underwood know there's a very geeky and compositionally beautiful place where cycling and design meet. 

 And on April 20, they're inviting the community to celebrate the intersection. 

PEDAL CRAFT PHX will feature hundreds of bicyclists, a bicycle-themed poster show, and a display of bike racks from 6 to 10 p.m. at Kitchen Sink Studios Gallery, 828 North Third Street. 

​Get there early to see cyclists ride in and to call dibs on bike-themed posters by 25 local designers. 

Each design, printed with acid-free ink on archival paper, will be an edition of 20, signed by the designer, and up for grabs for $20. A percentage of the poster sales will go toward funding a temporary park at the vacant Ro2 Lot at 1005 North Second Street. 

The bike racks, designed by local sculptors, will be on display thanks to SideWalk Phoenix, an organization focused on walkability and community in Downtown. 

The idea for the event, says Ashcroft, came from a similarly themed bike/design show in Austin. He reached out to the event's coordinator to bring the traveling show to Phoenix, but when he didn't hear back, he decided he'd make a few improvements, sign up a few of the best designers in town, and make it an event of our own. 

PEDAL CRAFT PHX will take place during Third Friday, and admission is free. The poster show will be on view at Kitchen Sink Studios from 6 to 10 p.m. and throughout April, by appointment. During the event, organized bike rides and walks will bring attendees to local restaurants with event discounts. 

For more information, check out the Pedal Craft website

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