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Carin Mincemoyer told us that the design for this bike rack
references the symbol for a thunderstorm seen on a weather report. She explained to us that most of her artwork involves our relationship to nature. She feels that
biking changes our relationship to the environment by making us deal with the weather more directly. Biking urges people out of the climate-controlled comfort of buildings and cars and into engagement with the environment around them, forcing them to notice the weather and either embrace it or protect themselves from it. No longer just a topic of casual conversation, the forecast becomes vital information about how to prepare for the day.. That it does.
Carin has designed other weather inspired bike racks. We found this information about her Partly Sunny, Snow, and Rain bike racks that won a similar design contest in Philadelphia.