Rack to Rack

T omorrow, a huge number of local cyclists ride from Rock to Rock.

Most other days of the year, a huge number of local cyclists ride from rack to rack. They often get creative, expanding the concept to include parking meters, traffic signs, spired gates, young trees—basically anything slender in the middle, thick at the ends and solid throughout.

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Sometimes the rack installers themselves get creative. You almost feel bad sliding a bike lock around the racks outside 100 College Street, because they’re so artful and new and you wouldn’t want to scratch them. The wavy rack outside the Yale Medical Bookstore is livened up with bright green paint. Vegetarian institution Claire’s Corner Copia has a metal rack bent and painted into squash, carrots and broccoli.

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Meet Lynda at the New Haven Free Public Library

If you’re one of New Haven’s many local cyclists, you’ll want to be eating your veggies, among other things. Come Sunday, it’s May, a.k.a. New Haven Bike Month, and there’s lots more riding to fuel.

Photo Locations

1. 100 College Street.
2. Kroon Hall (Yale).
3. Union Station.
4. Elm Street, near College.
5. Peabody Museum of Natural History (Yale).
6. Cross Campus (Yale).
7. Osborn Memorial Laboratories (Yale).
8. Kroon Hall (Yale).
9. Hall of Graduate Studies (Yale).
10. Brady Memorial Laboratory (Yale).
11. Orange Street, near The Devil’s Gear Bike Shop.
12. Pitkin Plaza.
13. Yale Medical Bookstore.
14. Wall Street, across from Yale Law School.
15. Claire’s Corner Copia.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

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Turning down a dream editing job right out of college, Dan instead went into marketing and media sales to better cover the rent. Stints at Spin Magazine and Yahoo! followed. But he kept scratching that writing-and-editing itch—first on the side, then at a couple of startups. Dan is now scratching it as Daily Nutmeg's editor.

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