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Artists invited to create art-worthy bike racks

ENCINITAS — The Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association is seeking artists to design and fabricate unique bike racks for installation on business members’ private property along North Coast Highway 101.

The designs are to be one-of-a-kind, site specific, safe, hold a minimum of four bicycles and have a unifying theme that embodies the artistic spirit of Leucadia. The winning artist will get a cash prize of $1,000 and be provided funds to fabricate selected designs.

Competition packages must be submitted to the Leucadia Main Street office by e-mailing to  HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected][email protected] by 3 p.m. June 4. Additional information can be found at or by calling (760) 436-2320.

Potential bike racks sites for Tier One include HapiFish, Gold Coast Plaza, Leucadia Beach Inn, Surfy Surfy, Pannikin, Pandora’s Pizza and the Leucadia Main Street office. For Tier Two, possible sites are Roberto’s, Leucadia Donuts, Leucadia Post Office, Priority Public House, Bull Taco and Encinitas Surfboards.

The art installation bike rack competition is being held in conjunction with the city of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community grant program. This generous grant will partially fund the design and arts competition for the winning bike rack designs to be installed along Highway 101 in Leucadia.