The Upstairs Gallery
“THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form”
August 29 – September 22, 2017
The Upstairs Gallery features an Exhibit of Vintage Italian and Golden Era of American Racing Bicycles from the personal collection of Dr. Chip Duckett MD, who has been deeply involved in cycling and collecting racing bicycles for over 35 years. While retired from racing, he continues to collect and restore vintage lightweight American and Italian racing bicycles.
…..”many times, the chase and the long process of the restoration of the bikes is much more enjoyable than owning them in the end. This is a fun chance to share a glimpse with others.”
The bikes shown include rare bikes from his Cinelli collection as well as rare examples of early Italian bikes such as Bianchi, Colnago, Gloria and Willier. Also on exhibit are American race bikes from the 1970s Golden Era of Cycling, and examples will include Exxon Graftec, Teledyne Titan, and “Jock” Boyers personal Confente which was used to win the 1980 Coors Classic and again in 1981 when he was the first American to race in the Tour de France.
The 2017 High Point Cycling Classic marked the return of one of the most well attended and celebrated sports and entertainment events in High Point, North Carolina’s history. Founded in 2010 by avid High Point cyclists Chip Duckett, Randy Carda and Rodney Simpson, the High Point Cycling Classic quickly became one of the community’s most anticipated gatherings. The Classic came back thanks to substantial community support from the City of High Point, Business High Point, Inc., the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau, High Point University and many other local, loyal corporations and individuals.