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Ever think about designing a bike rack? Extended & Updated

Lawrence Central Rotary Bike Rack Project
Lawrence Central Rotary invites local and regional artists to submit new creative designs for its community bike rack initiative. Lawrence Central Rotary’s community bike rack initiative has resulted in the construction and placement of four bike racks in the Lawrence area. The fifth bike rack will be placed in front of Van Go Inc., 715 New Jersey, Lawrence, KS. LiveWell Lawrence, a Douglas County Community Foundation initiative that is focused on improving everyday environments to make it easier for people to get more physically active, has joined Lawrence Central Rotary in funding this bike rack. The selected bike rack will become the property of Van Go Inc. We encourage anyone to submit a proposal. BE CREATIVE!
Deadline: May 15, 2012
Eligibility: Open
Budget: $2,000 (All-inclusive bike rack budget including design and fabrication.)
Installation to be completed by Van Go Inc.
Specifications for Design:
  • The bike rack must be able to withstand severe outdoor weather in cold and hot temperatures and should be low maintenance with excellent sustainability. It should also be made of nonabrasive materials that can be easily maintained and does not scratch or damage bicycle frames with a durable finish that does not sustain damage from bicycles or locks.
  • The bicycle rack must accommodate at least 8 bicycles.
  • Artists/designers should approach the project as a permanent installation to be installed into a concrete surface, with a minimum 10 year life expectancy.
  • The selected entry will be exclusive to the Lawrence Central Rotary’s Bike Rack Project.
  • All work must be safe for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages with no pinch points, sharp edges, or corners.
  • The work should be of an appropriate height and design so that it will not create a hazard for visually impaired or physically challenged pedestrians. A bicycle should not have to be lifted off the ground to access and be secured to the rack. The artwork must allow for part of the bicycle frame as well as at least one wheel to be secured to the rack.
  • Refer to the attached photo for bike rack location.
  • The design must be compatible with commonly used U-locks.
  • Artists/designers are encouraged to review the bicycle parking guidelines created by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. More information can be found at

Review Criteria:

  • Creativity of design – visually noticeable, artistically designed, and unique.
  • Durability of design
  • Environmentally friendly design
  • Easy maintenance

How to Apply:

  • Only electronic submissions accepted.
  • A one-page statement with your name, contact information, and a brief written description of your project which includes:
  • a description of your concept
  • the materials to be used and assembly
  • the capacity of the bike rack
  • a brief statement of your experience in creating a work of art or fabricating materials
  • Sketch of proposed bicycle rack, in color, and with explanatory notes and dimensions
  • Budget
  • Resume with current contact information
  • 3 to 5 clearly labeled digital images of previous work relevant to this project with corresponding, numbered list of same works with title, media, dimensions, project.
  • budget, and brief description of the work.
  • Three professional references with contact information, including email and telephone number(s).
Project timeline:
  • Proposal submission deadline: May 15, 2012
  • Notification of selection: May 23, 2012
  • Bike rack delivery to site: August 27, 2012
  • Proposed installation timeframe: August 28-31, 2012
  • Bike rack unveiling: early September, 2012



Project contact:
Jane Huesemann
Lawrence Central Rotary


Ride Lawrence Wristbands now available

Ride Lawrence Wristband

Wristbands are now available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the construction of new bicycle racks in downtown Lawrence. Wristbands are $5 each, plus $1 for shipping. Make checks payable to Lawrence Central Rotary and can be sent to Scott Wagner, 1115 Kanza Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049.

Ride Lawrence Rack at the Rotary Arboretum

This rack was installed in June at the Rotary Arboretum.  It was funded by all three Lawrence Rotary clubs.

Ride Lawrence Bike Racks

ride lawrence bike rack

Ride Lawrence

Here are some more pictures of the Ride Lawrence bicycle rack located at the site of the Saturday Farmer’s Market between New Hampshire and Rhode Island and 8th and 9th Streets.  The rack is at the Rhode Island Street entrances.

A new Bike Rack & Tour of Lawrence — a busy weekend!

Spandex was everywhere..  From Friday night until the rain fell on Sunday night.  It was a wonderful weekend with lots to see.

Friday night was the sprints up 7th street from the Post office past Mass Street.

Here’s a pic of the start of one of the Crit races Sunday.

Saturday the Ride Lawrence team was on hand at the Farmer’s Market dedicating a new bike rack.  Ok ok.. it faces into the farmer’s market.. but it’s still pretty cool.  The racks designer Sean McCue (far left) was on hand along with the fabricator Randy Harwerth of Har-Noy Metal Fabricators (next to Sean).  There’s one that looks just like it out at the Rotary Arboretum by Clinton Lake too!

Sunday we were set up downtown by the start/finish line of the crit course.  For the second year, members from the Lawrence Central Rotary were on hand staffing the Kids Zone with an inflatable obstacle course and bounce house for kids to play in, more importantly, all free of charge!  This aspect of it honestly pleasantly surprised a lot of parents looking for things for their to do after the kids race.

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