FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT ROBBIN ZELLA AT 203-332-5052

AEOLIAN BIKE RIDE SLATED FOR BRIDGEPORT 5/30

52 CYCLISTS SOUGHT

PART OF SWEETPORT FESTIVAL
 
NO ENTRY FEE


BRIDGEPORT –
The unique Aeolian Bike Ride, which has already been to New York, San Francisco, Canada, South Africa, Australia and Italy, is coming to Bridgeport Saturday, May 30.
 The ride, sponsored by The Housatonic Community College Museum of Art in conjunction with the Sweetport Music and Art Festival, will field 52 bicyclists wearing handmade, rip-stop nylon costumes that they borrow for the ride across the city.  The easy bike ride will inflate that attire into a bunny, bubble or drop shape.

 “The Aeolian Bike Ride is a fun event which is really a form of public art,” said Housatonic Museum of Art Director Robbin Zella, “and we are sponsoring it in conjunction with Sweetport.  The goal of the ride is to excite, delight and involve the rider and the passerby. The idea is to create a fun, public participatory art event that transforms both the bicyclists and the landscape into a work of art.”

 “We need at least 52 volunteers to enter the race,” Zella said. “People interested in participating or serving as volunteers should go to http://www.uji-making.com/lists/?p=subscribe&id=1.

The bike ride, which should take 60-90 minutes, will begin at People’s United Bank Plaza, 850 Main St. in downtown Bridgeport. Participants, who must be at least 4 feet tall, should bring a helmet and a bicycle to the event.

Inflatable costumes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, riders without costumes are welcome to register and participate.

The Housatonic Museum of Art is located on the campus of Housatonic Community College at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard.