Every year about 109 million bicycles are produced, and 140 million people are born. That adds up to lots of extra bikes to make art with.
Burning Man Festival 2007 by Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector
Bikes reclaimed from garbage dumps and recycling centers form a 30 foot high archway.
Pic: Jenene Chesbrough www.flickr.com
Bicycle Shop Germany
Christian Petersen admires the facade of the bike shop he co-owns in Atlandsberg, north east of Berlin. How they get the bikes down when needed is an unknown! Originally found at “pixdaus.com/single.php?id=258207”
Bicycle Furniture Tubes as cushions, wheels as frame.
By Andrew Gregg – designs many great pieces – check out his site…
Tour Table by Gae Aulenti
Available through: www.mintshop.co.uk
Picture originally found at “www.moggit.com/2009/03/source-livingetc-were-guessing.html”
Retread – By Judd Turner
Bicycle tires, wood frame. 26″ x 18″
Originally found at “judturner.com/new_work_gal/new_gal6.html”
Robert Rauschenberg Riding Bikes, 1998
With neon, in a fountain, Berlin.
Pic: Hans Bug www.commons.wikimedia.org
Bicycle Sculpture Vancouver, Canada
An bike riding artist driven to frustration…
Pic: Dustin Sacks www.flickr.com
Sculpture on top of the River City Bicycle Store Portland, OR
Pic: Dr Burtoni www.flickr.com
SeeSaw Bike – made from Brooks England bike parts…
Designed by Ben Wilson
Susan Crownenwett, San Francisco 1999
Have seen extended length fences like this, that look really nice…
Originally found at “sunsetscavenger.com/AIR/photo_display.php?n=11”
Hanging Bicycle Fence – Myrtleford, Australia
Picture originally found at “picasaweb.google.com/Judgealans/CroajingalongTrip2010#5546619734880648882”
Popular design for the wheels keep the gate up off the ground.
Bicycle Gate My favorite!
Bicycle Fence in Blue Ridge Mountains
Black Bicycle Fence
Surrounding Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycle’s (RIB) Old Shop
Pic: Sandy Su www.flickr.com
Bicycle Sculpture by Donald Lipski
Washington Convention Center. Lipski’s stool sculpture seen behind.
Pic: Thom Watson www.flickr.com
Bicycle Sculpture ‘Surge’ 2006, Chicago.
Lucy Slavinski www.lucyslivinski.com
Bicycle Sculpture and Windchime
by David James of Alberta, Canada. www.bikengruvin.com
Bicycle Wheel Dome
Bicycle Sculpture by Jake Beckman
Entrance to Morgana Run Bike Trail Cleveland
Bicycle Sculpture ‘Cyclisk’
Artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector. Santa Rosa’s 65′ obelisk sculpted from recycled bicycles. It weighs 10,000 lbs and is made from roughly 340 recycled bicycles collected from local nonprofit community bike projects.
Related Post: Bike Rack Art Installations
It took nearly four months of welding to manufacture. Could be the look of the future, obelisks of waste. Picture originally found on Flickr at “flickr.com/photos/23987787@N07/5215726478/”
Bicycle Wheel Mirrors
By Gilbert VandenHeuvel of Ontario
Ivy League Bikers
Rusting bicycle trellis hung on side of houseboat Bolinas, California
Pic: James Gaither www.flickr.com
Bicycle Fence – Golden, Texas
Bike Accident in Denmark
Pic: Tomasz Sienicki www.commons.wikimedia.org
Bicycle Celebration – St Omer, France
By Phil Nevard www.flickr.com
Fish on Bikes – Surrey, England
Artist: Daren Greenhow
Pic: M J Richardson www.commons.wikimedia.org
Bicycle Gear Sphere by James Irving
Pic: Paul Carnahan www.flickr.com
Bicycle Sculpture, Palmer Sculpture Biennial, Australia
Pic: Harvey Schiller www.flickr.com
Bike Cart – After shopping, for flat lands only.
Instructables – How to… www.instructables.com
Double Bicycle Chair
By Gilbert VandenHeuvel of Ontario
Recycled Bicycle Chain & Tire Chair
www.brcdesigns.com – Inman, SC
Bicycle Chain Chandeliers
By Carolina Fontaura Alzaga
Arla K Foster says
I am a bicycle artist. Paula LaPorte and I spent two years completing the Twelve Dancing Princesses, a green interpretation of the Grimm Fairy Tale. They are currently on display in Bennington, VT but I would like to get photo’s on your site. Each Princess began with a bicycle frame and grew into her own personality, using found objects, both natural and manufactured. They are kinetic sculpture and audience participation is invited. I love all the wonderful creativity and fun in the photo’s on your site. TY for sharing!
Michelle Fontaine says
Great photos of what is done with bicycles. Here is another spot to see bicycles recycled into art. Here is the link. https://www.bikengruvin.com
Unfortunately, the RIBs bicycle fence shown above has been replaced with something ugly.
Jay's Cycle Center says
First time on this site. Beautiful work!
LOVE this!!! Can we add photos – there are very cool bikes hanging on lamp posts in Roturua, (North Island) NZ. And this gives me some ideas for Longmont, CO as well . . . .
This is huge fun! I smiled all the way through!
Tonda Yandell says
Absolutely loved it all, made me smile Thanks !
Craig Currie says
Very cool stuff. I was a little relieved at the end to learn why there might be a surplusage of bicycles when I suspect many 3rd World countries would love to have some of the bikes that are throwaways for these purposes. That said, still cool.
Except for the chair with chains as a backrest.
These give me some ideas. Love them.
I just love the artistic minds that came up with these ideas.
shirley nathan says
wonderful. thinking. creative. useful.
Capt. Richard Barone says
Love the inspiring page, my team will see that bicycle recycling is bigger than anything you could have imagined it would be. Thank you and stay in touch, Capt. Richard Barone, Bici-Rehab of Costa Rica https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/95596?a=553389
AWESOME IMAGINATIONS … GREAT ART!!
all well done !! I do some of the same but with a unique twist. The project is truely an inspiration……….m
Jean Anne says
These designs are amazing testaments to human ingenuity and to the usefulness and versatility of the bicycle. You don’t have to be a cycling enthusiast to enjoy these works of art!
Richard G Tulloch says
Thanks for this great post! I’ve referred back to it and added some of my own bike art images on my blog:
Hi, we made the ‘black bike fence’ that appears in this cool web site. If you are up to it, you can label it ‘bike fence at the Diabase Lodge’.
Would you like to see more of our bicycle related stuff?
Ruth Brannan says
Well so amazing! Trying to track out people who are bike ‘creative’ in UK for bike festival near Cambridge! 2013 …you want to show some of your work off?! Get in touch!
Sue Tilley says
As my husbands, and son are keen cyclist and I am an artist, I have had some fun with bike components. Can I send you a picture of a bike chain dress sculpture I made to upload?
I would love top see the dress sculpture..
Andy otterstrom says
I have made a sculpture in my front yard that incorporates evergreens and bike rims that would look great in the site. Let me know and I could send you the pic
Wow! Impressive and creative! I would love to connect with anyone that would like to share their creative bike art – or collections of bike art – with 22,000+ enthusiastic attendees at Pedalfest in Oakland, CA. http://www.pedalfestjacklondon.com
Hey great work! this is some awsm stuff, very inspirational! love it. Check some more fun bike action here: http://www.juxtonartbikes.com Í love to network with some creative likeminds so contact me about bikes ::)
Arielle Tayar says
http://www.niritlevav.com – she makes sculptures of dogs out of bicycle chains!
Brenda/John Braun says
Call for Artists – ‘Unchained – The Art of the Bicycle’.
Calling all bicycle loving artists and artistically inclined bicyclists. Artworks, the Visual Arts Center of Trenton N.J. is kick’n up the RPM’s with a bicycle themed art exhibit celebrating Trenton Cycling Revolution’s 17th Annual Bike Tour. An exploration into the intersection of Art and Bike Culture, all media will be considered from depictions of bicycles and bike culture to objects made of bicycles. Accepted works will be on display in the Main Gallery in from May 11 – June 8, 2013. For more event/entry process information please visit artworkstrenton.org/unchained
awsome,inspirational,phenominal,happy,sad.my sister committed seuicide one week ago. Amy was an awsome beautiful loving spirit. She would have adored this site, as do i.
Feel free to check me out at: Daves Bike Art Stuff (on facebook)
Besides pictures and objects on bikes, there’s also the famous Bizarre Bike Booklet with photo’s, drawings and details on Dutch bikes (in Dutch and English).
more information please visit: http://www.roojan.nl
We love vintage bicycle. This is nice recollection of talent. Eco friendly artist!
my friend Ruth who makes stuff from bike inner tubes under her label Qhere
This is some interesting stuff
Scott Campbell says
I am inspired to do something like this with all the bicycles I’ve collected. Thanks for the motivation.
Julie Keating says
We are organizing an unconventional bicycle expo at the Tinley Park Convention Center (near Chicago), October 2-4, 2015.
It will include all types of unconventional bicycles, you name it, it will be here.
We thought you would be a good fit for the expo.
You can find all the exhibitor information on our web site: Cube-Expo.com
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for your time.
Lynne Robinson says
Cool gallery. You might enjoy the kinetic bicycle sculptures by San Diego-based artist Amos Robinson. Photos and videos can be seen on his website http://www.amosrobinson.com.
Stephen Feher says
I make human forms from bicycle chains. These can be seen at http://www.bikechainart.com.
Bike&Chain: The Ultimate Guide to Bicycling Culture is velorutionary literature available for free online at