The Bicycle Mosaics are a series of eight clay tile mosaics on the sides of the York Avenue bridges. Each tile was created with designs by many community members including the Community Design Group, Mosaic on a Stick, the Bike Edina Task Force, Edina Public Art Committee, Edina Art Center artists, and the residents of the City of Edina in general. The clay and glazes used were chosen for the durability in harsh Minnesota weather and will be lasting images to celebrate our bike trails. The mosaics have been treated with a special anti-graffiti coating for security. The mosaics welcome bicyclers entering and exiting The Promenade in Edina.
Once the design was complete, production potter Adama Sow of the Edina Art Center, and Alex Dirr, an Edina High School graduate, created the pieces in clay, fired and glazed the work then completed the final grouting prior to installation.
The work is a permanent gift to the City of Edina sponsored by the Bike Edina Task Force, the Edina Public Art Committee and the Edina Art Center.