Cetin Oguz, associate professor of art at Delta State University and one of Flight 2020's trailblazers, is organizing the community based performance art project he calls Ride the Line.
Oguz will draw a blue line with chalk while riding his bike and leading a group of cyclists on a six-mile trip from the DSU coliseum to historical downtown through residential Cleveland.
The blue represents the symbolic color of the Flight 2020 campaign.
DSU students and the community are encouraged to participate. Registration for the free event begins at 9:30 a.m. and the ride will begin at 10 a.m.
The innovative performance technique will also bring attention to beautifying city streets and making them more biker-friendly.
"Through this project, Flight 2020 intends to bring awareness for cycling lanes and trails and community integration," said Oguz. "Flight 2020 believes that our future is brighter and healthier when we collaborate.
"A lot of people think of art as being on paper or canvas," he added. "Actually, art can go way beyond that when you use your local environment as a canvas, in a sense."
Signed release forms will be required at registration and participants are encouraged to bring helmets and protective gear.
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