Rack to Rack

E ach April, local cyclists ride from Rock to Rock.

The rest of the year, they ride from rack to rack, and they often get creative. Parking meters, traffic signs, spired gates, young trees—basically anything slender in the middle, squat at the ends and solid throughout will do.

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Eli Whitney Museum - The Leonardo Challenge

Sometimes the rack makers themselves get creative. You almost feel bad sliding a bike lock around the elegant racks outside 100 College Street or the Canal Dock Boathouse. Vegetarian institution Claire’s Corner Copia has a metal rack bent and painted into squash and carrots.

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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

If you’re one of New Haven’s many local cyclists, you’ll want to be eating your veggies, among other things. There’s riding to fuel.

Photo Key

1. 100 College Street.
2. Claire’s Corner Copia.
3. Brady Memorial Laboratory (Yale).
4. Elm Street, near College.
5. Canal Dock Boathouse.
6. Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.
7. Union Station.
8. Humanities Quadrangle (Yale).
9. Kroon Hall (Yale).
10. Osborn Memorial Laboratories (Yale).
11. Peabody Museum of Natural History (Yale).

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. This updated story was originally published on April 29, 2016.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories.

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