The "Bike for Art" scavenger hunt was a proposal by Olympic cyclist and Long Beach native Antonio Cruz. "I'm always trying to connect biking with whatever kind of cause you can attach to it," Cruz said, "and I thought, why not biking for the arts?"
Molly Gardner- Grants and Special Projects Coordinator for the Long Beach City Arts Council was approached by MOLAA once the project was approved. Gardner and Cruz decided that the event would best serve as a fundraiser for another Arts Council project, "The Collaborative," an art gallery downtown that was established by the Arts Council to showcase emerging artists and innovative techniques.
In this slideshow of the events that day Cruz, Gardner, and some volunteers and participants talk about their experience in the event.