Ride on over to "Bike Rides: The Exhibition," at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield. Sunday afternoon is when the Aldrich hosts Bike Fest, an outdoor celebration of everything having to do with bicycles.
The event will feature a meet-and-greet with exhibit curators and artists, bike tricks performed by BMX riders and acrobats, free Cannondale demos, tune-ups by the Bike Doctor, primp-my-bike contests, prizes, rides, helmet fittings, family activities, refreshments and more.
The event will kick off early in the day with the Le Tour d'Aldrich -- three organized bike rides for cyclists of all abilities. Riders will depart from East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield and finish their ride at the museum.
As for the exhibit itself, it explores the growing relevance of bicycles in contemporary art and culture. There are about 30 pieces; some are artistic representations of bikes, while others are cutting-edge, fully functional bikes from the world's best designers.
Among the items on display will be two of Lance Armstrong's Trek bikes, used this past year at the Tour de France.
The exhibit also shares facts about bike use and encourages the use of human-powered vehicles.
IF YOU GO: Bike Fest is Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. outside the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 258 Main St. in Ridgefield. Organized bicycle rides begin at 11:30 a.m. from East Ridge Middle School at 10 East Ridge Road, ending at 1:30 p.m. They
are for cyclists 18 and older with their own bicycles and helmets. Ride leaders will provide maps and directions at registration, which includes a T-shirt. Rides are either 13.4 miles, 22.5 miles, or 27 miles. Admission to the ride, festival and museum is $25. Admission to just the festival and museum costs $10, but is free for members and kids under 12. The exhibit runs through Jan. 3 at the museum. Admission is free on Tuesdays. Call 203-438-4519 for further details or visit www.aldrichart.org.