Bike Fun Fest, a street party to celebrate Davis’ first community bike mural, is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday along Third Street between E and F streets. Live music, do-it-yourself bicycle and helmet decorating and free art activities are planned. Families also can pick up back-to-school bike safety information.
The event is co-sponsored by the Davis Art Center and Paint Bike Fun.
Mayor Joe Krovoza will cut the ceremonial ribbon in front of the mural that has been painted on the north side of Wheelworks, at Third and F streets, at 10:45 a.m.. Local bands Whole Earth Family Jam and The Hoots will play from 10 a.m. to noon and Dilly Dally the Clown will make balloon bicycles for the kids.
There also will be face-painting, giant chalk drawings and make-your-own bike panniers. Activities will be hosted by the city of Davis’ Street Smarts program and Ride Walk Davis, Davis Bicycles!, Cool Davis and the Davis Art Center’s Discovery Art Program.
The Bike Fun Fest will celebrate the completion of more than four months of work on the Bike Fun mural, a whimsical, colorful painting. A multi-generational process, the mural was inspired by drawings from children in the community.
Artist Danielle Fodor led the community design and paint process to celebrate Davis’ most treasured pastime, cycling. More than 50 community artists — children and adults, novice painters and professionals — contributed to the mural, which highlights all things local, from sunflower fields to our bicycle police.