The Downtown Greenway has commissioned local artists to create bike racks along the 4-mile trail. Currently two bike racks have been installed on the trail created by Erik Beerbower. One (pictured above) was created by Erik Beerbower and is located at Five Points. In the spirit of being green, it is created from recycled bike parts. The second bike rack (pictured below), also by Erik Beerbower, is located at the trailhead at Morehead Park and is shaped to spell the word “PARK.”
The Greenway will feature more bike racks along the trail as each phase completes to help bicycle traffic and offer more varied kinds of public art to be enjoyed across the entirety of the Downtown Greensboro area.
The third bike rack has been installed on the Tradition Cornerstone site at the corner of Smith and Prescott Streets. This bike rack was created by local art student at Guilford College, Will Kimmell. Below is a photo of Will with the finished rack called “Bike Forest” and the sign that he created. Read more about Will and watch video of his work.
A fourth bike rack has been installed at Woven Works Park at Innovation Cornerstone. It was designed and fabricated by artist Randy Walker who also created the Innovation Cornerstone and other elements of play on the site. This bike rack is called “Loom” after the theme of innovation and the textile industry that makes up part of Greensboro’s history.
A fifth bike rack was installed in September 2017 at LoFi (Lower Fisher) Park on the Downtown Greenway located at the corner of Eugene and Smith Street near Joymongers Brewing Company and Deep Roots Market. The Onion Bike Rack was designed by Guilford College student Kim Canaan.
Millstone bike rack located at the corner of Elm and Bragg Streets was created by local artist Jim Gallucci and was fabricated to represent a millstone that would have been found at the Daily Bread Flour Mill adjacent to the Downtown Greenway.
Complimentree Kindnesses bike rack located at the corner of Fisher and Simpson Streets was created by Darrah Roberson, a graduate from Greensboro College in the Visual Arts program. The ‘tree’ represents the large hundred year old trees found throughout the Fisher Park neighborhood with metal work that includes whimsical leaves and an owl created after the neighboring day school children began calling it the “Winnie the Pooh tree”. The metal tags offer suggestions for small acts of random kindnesses.