Tucson Oddity: Bike Church is a walk-in sculpture
The sculpture on Granada Avenue near Barrio Anita should be viewed up close.
The Bike Church, as it’s called, is a walk-in metal sculpture made of bike parts, stained-glass windows and musical chimes, details that at a glance may not be noticed by passers-by.
Although it’s called a Bike Church, it’s a nondenominational celebration of bike culture featuring traditional religious architecture.
“We borrowed a little bit from a lot of religious iconography,” said Joseph O’Connell, one of the artists behind the Bike Church.
The Bike Church, near Barrio Anita, uses religious symbols of various traditions - including a Yaqui dancer. KELLY PRESNELL / ARIZONA DAILY STAR