Minneapolis Institute of Art, Handsome Cycles partner with art-inspired bikes

Credit: Submitted photo courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) and Handsome Cycles announced Tuesday a collaboration for the museum’s Bike Night event on July 16. 

In celebration of the MIA’s 100th anniversary, Handsome Cycles will unveil three custom bikes inspired by works from the museum’s permanent art collection. The Northeast Minneapolis-based bike maker took inspiration from paintings by Claude Monet and Frank Stella and the 1948 Tatra T87 sedan. 

Handsome Cycles will also offer an exclusive line of MIA bikes, which are available for purchase through the museum store and Handsome Cycles’ website. 

“The MIA is excited to partner with Handsome Cycles, a company that shares the museum’s commitment to embracing the local and integrating great design, technology, and experimentation, while staying true to its core values and community, “ said Hunter Wright, the MIA’s venture innovation director, in a statement.