Sculpture Representing First Woman to Bicycle Around the World

In March 2022, Chris Cole, a local Bend artist, installed a new sculpture in the Discovery West neighborhood. This new public art in Bend, Oregon is a tribute to Annie Londonderry, the first women to bicycle around the world in 1894 and 1895. The seven foot tall, inverted pyramid design includes decorative bike cogs, ship window, and illuminated image of Annie and a descriptive plaque. Visitors can get a peek into Annie’s life and history through the porthole. Hear Chris’s story on this podcast and how he connects to the story of Annie Londonderry.

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