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Last year, brightly painted inoperable bikes started appearing throughout my home town, Muskegon, Michigan.

Another Painted Bike

They're placed in road medians, chained to signs. Sometimes chained to bike racks.

Mystery Art

Nobody is quite sure where they're coming from.

Bicycle Art

They just seem to show up. And they're hard to miss. And beautiful to look at.

This year, more bikes are showing up again. The artist is still anonymous and at large.

I'm glad that there are folks out there to make the world seem weird and new.

Artists tease our minds and give life texture.

Originally posted to Michigan, My Michigan on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 12:45 AM PDT.

Also republished by Pink Clubhouse, Velocipede Vanguard, Hydrant, and DKOMA.

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