"This exhibit combines two things that I've enjoyed for a long time, but never put together: bicycling and photography," says Bruce Forbes, Union College associate professor of art and graphic design who is displaying photographs in Union College's McClelland Art Gallery until Dec. 3.
The exhibit presents 24 color photos taken this summer while Forbes participated in the Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) with 600 participants and the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) with 10,000 registered bicyclists.
This is the sixth time Forbes has participated in the BRAN and his second experience with the RAGBRAI—the longest, largest and oldest touring bicycle ride in the world.
"The bike rides are such an adventure. You go through little towns and meet the most interesting people—people who are part of the ride and in the communities," Forbes says of the week-long rides. "There are all kinds of people who ride across the state—kids, families, grandparents. It's not just athletes. You're likely to meet people from all ages and all over the country."
The McClelland Art Gallery is in the Ortner Center on the Union College campus, 3800 S. 48th Street. Enter the campus from Prescott Avenue. The art gallery is free to the public and open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact the Ortner Center at 402.486.2545.