While the big news on the streets of Savannah yesterday involved a presidential motorcade, a different sort of vehicle should get more attention as bicycle-related events round out the week. On Thursday, March 4 at 9 p.m., the bicycle culture movie “Veer” will be screened at SCAD’s River Club. Sponsored by SCAD’s student news organization and Desoto Row Gallery’s “Spoked” bicycle art festival, the Matthew Modine-narrated film is free and open to the public. It’s preceded at 7 p.m. by a screening of the indie rock music poster documentary, “Died Young Stated Pretty.”
On Friday morning, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s 2Wheels 2Work bicycle commuting event returns, this time with the support of Savannah’s legal community. You don’t have to be a lawyer to enjoy free coffee from Jittery Joe’s in Davant Park or ride in the Wheels of Justice bicycle convoy from Habersham Village. You might even win a free bike!
On Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. an opening reception for Spoked will be held at Desoto Row, located in the Starland District. Artists included in the show are Graham Carswell, Ashley Dowling, Angela Petsis, Evan Pomerantz, George Retseck, Cecily Upton, Kevin Willsey and Jessie Jones.
Spoked continues on Saturday from noon-6 p.m. with a Bike Expo. The event will feature demonstrations, contests, informational booths and a group ride sponsored by the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.