Project Bike 2018 is a remarkable example of a vision brought to reality.

Imagine the guts and glory it would take to peddle each mile clear across the state of Minnesota – the muscle, the determination, the joy, the setbacks, and the fulfillment upon the quest accomplished.

Fortunately we are invited to view the premiere of a documentary about this adventure without having to leave the comfort of town. Most certainly we will be inspired to make our own visions a reality.

“Imagine the guts and glory it would take to peddle each mile clear across the state of Minnesota – the muscle, the determination, the joy, the setbacks, and the fulfillment upon the quest accomplished.”

Photo by Kyle Zeiszler - Project Bike 2018 - Dana's Tralier
Photo by Kyle Zeiszler – Project Bike 2018 – Dana’s Trailer

This summer, Dana Sikkila’s Project Bike peddled 960 miles reaching both sides of the Loon State, hitting Moorhead all the way across to Taylors Falls. Along the way, Project Bike collected and carried artwork, by bike, and also documented the entire adventure.

The Project Bike 2018 film documentary premieres this Friday, October 5th at the 410 Project from 7-9 pm. The viewing of this amazing feat will be located in the back parking lot of the 410 Project around 8pm. You’ll want to bring your own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the film.

The documentary will feature these Minnesota artists

  • Chris Walla — Moorehead
  • Travis Beauchene — Detroit Lakes
  • Erika Hagberg — Crosby
  • Martin Nelson — Brainerd
  • Blayze Buseth — Fergus Falls
  • Lynette Yencho — Owatonna
  • L’Andrae Bradley — St. Paul
  • Franconia Sculpture Park — Franconia
  • Margarita Arguedas — Franconia Sculpture Park Artist in Residency
  • Amy Birnbaum — Milaca
  • Amy Toscani — Minneapolis
  • Jackson Duin — Minneapolis
  • Jacob Kuddes — Shakopee
  • John Sell — Lonsdale
  • Mark Hall — Kasota
  • Megan Hoogland — Mankato

The documentary also showcases all Minnesota musicians, here’s the list

  • Jermey Poland and Lantz Dale
  • Corpse Reviver
  • Little Whale
  • Kaleb Braun-Schultz
  • Wick.
  • Stacy K
  • Pierre
  • Lucid Llama
  • Reina del Cid
  • Gully Boys
  • Irie Minds

Opening night for the Project Bike 2018 exhibit will also have live music provided by Dos Amigos from 7-9 pm.

Come view the 42 pieces of artwork collected by bike, along with photographs of the tour, artists, their studios, and processes. There will be local food and drinks to share as well. The event is free and all ages are welcome!

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