Pasadena’s First-Ever “Human Sculpture” Forms Shape of Giant Bicycle at the Rose Bowl

Volunteers take part in the giant Human Bike Sculpture part of the Amgen Tour Of Cali., 2019, at the Rose Bowl, Friday, April 26, 2019.Volunteers take part in the giant Human Bike Sculpture part of the Amgen Tour Of Cali., 2019, at the Rose Bowl, Friday, April 26, 2019.Crystal Williams directs the volunteers.Volunteers take part in the giant Human Bike Sculpture part of the Amgen Tour Of Cali., 2019, at the Rose Bowl, Friday, April 26, 2019.a young boy takes part in the giant Human Bike Sculpture part of the Amgen Tour Of Cali., 2019, at the Rose Bowl, Friday, April 26, 2019.Volunteers take part in the giant Human Bike Sculpture part of the Amgen Tour Of Cali., 2019, at the Rose Bowl, Friday, April 26, 2019.Volunteers take part in the giant Human Bike Sculpture part of the Amgen Tour Of Cali., 2019, at the Rose Bowl, Friday, April 26, 2019.Volunteers take part in the giant Human Bike Sculpture part of the Amgen Tour Of Cali., 2019, at the Rose Bowl, Friday, April 26, 2019.Volunteers take part in the giant Human Bike Sculpture part of the Amgen Tour Of Cali., 2019, at the Rose Bowl, Friday, April 26, 2019.Volunteers take part in the giant Human Bike Sculpture part of the Amgen Tour Of Cali., 2019, at the Rose Bowl, Friday, April 26, 2019.

Photography by JAMES CARBONE

5:17 am | April 27, 2019


Pasadena’s first “human sculpture” formed a giant bicycle shape Friday at the Rose Bowl to celebrate the lead up to the 14th edition of the Amgen Tour of California as well as the accompanying Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race, both of which will culminate in finish line crossings in Pasadena in May.

Photographer James Carbone caught the action on the ground at the iconic Court of Champions at the historic Rose Bowl stadium as a drone flew overhead capturing an aerial shot of the unique work of art.

Both the Amgen Tours will end in Pasadena on Saturday, May 18, although they start on different dates at different points in the state.

The men’s race takes off from Sacramento on Sunday, May 12, and will go through seven stages. The women’s race begins in Ventura on Thursday, May 16, and includes three stages.

The annual Amgen Tour is the only U.S. men’s and women’s races on the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) World Tour calendar and have helped launch some of today’s best known and most decorated international cyclists, at the same time attracting the most talented competitors and teams in the world.

This year, the event will hold special significance as it will include Olympic hopefuls gearing up for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

The organizers of the human statue event included the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Rose Bowl Stadium, and CICLE (Cyclists Inciting Change Thru Live Exchange), a Los Angeles nonprofit that promotes the use of bicycles for everyday transportation.