No bike should spend its life on the sidewalk. That’s why Todd Van Fleet rescues bikes. “Snapping the shutter is the easy part. Finding the bikes is where the real adventure begins.” Todd rescues old cruiser bikes from the corners of barns, sheds, and junk yards; then straps them to his back and hikes to far-flung, lonely landscapes, giving each bike a story in a photograph. Todd’s bold and whimsical scenes earned a spot in Denver International Airport for a 2008 exhibit called Colorado, See the New West Like a Local.

 

In 2012, Todd’s work prompted the town of Vail, Colorado to give him access to remote areas of Vail Mountain so he could produce a series of bicycle-landscapes – or as Todd calls them, “Bikescapes” – for the inaugural year of the USA Pro Challenge bike race. The Bikescapes were displayed on low-set billboards throughout Vail Village as part of the Art of Motion exhibit for Vail’s Art in Public Places program.

In 2013, the boutique apartment complex, Cruise, commissioned Todd to design lobby and lounge artwork to welcome tenants into the fashionable, Uptown complex. Todd installed innovative displays conforming to Cruise’s aesthetic theme, including a bicycle mounted to “float” through a wall and images printed directly onto metal plates.

Todd finished his degree in Fine Arts in Illustration from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 1998, and has since worked in advertising as an art director and photographer. Todd recently chose to follow his passions and join the creative team at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette, Colorado.

 

Todd’s strong faith has driven him to become a better man and leader, prioritizing his wife, Stephanie, and his three beautiful children: Mackenzie, Kaylin and Luke. Todd and his kids spend hours upon hours building forts and Lego creations. The family loves hiking and camping, and they spend lots of time exploring the trails wandering through their neighborhood just outside of Boulder, CO.

TODD VAN FLEET

VIVA LAS VEGAS
VIVA LAS VEGAS

Fine Art Print, 44 x 66

HATCHED
HATCHED

Fine Art Print, 35 1/2 x 23 1/2

PROP CYCLE
PROP CYCLE

Fine Art Print, 60 x 40

JACKPOT
JACKPOT

Fine Art Print, 60 x 40

DOOR 28
DOOR 28

Fine Art Print, 36 x 24

STAR GAZER
STAR GAZER

Fine Art Print, 24 x 34

WILD AT HEART
WILD AT HEART

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HIDDEN SUNFLOWERS
HIDDEN SUNFLOWERS

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OWL CANYON TRIO
OWL CANYON TRIO

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SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK
SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK

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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

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ASPEN DAISY
ASPEN DAISY

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CABIN CRUISER
CABIN CRUISER

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DUNE CRUISER
DUNE CRUISER

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GO GREEN
GO GREEN

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GORE RANGE
GORE RANGE

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KENOSHA PASS
KENOSHA PASS

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ROCKABILITY
ROCKABILITY

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SCHWINN BRICKS
SCHWINN BRICKS

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THE GETAWAY
THE GETAWAY

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TYPHOON
TYPHOON

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VAIL VALLEY SUNSET
VAIL VALLEY SUNSET

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WHEELS OF YESTERDAY
WHEELS OF YESTERDAY

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PINEY LAKE
PINEY LAKE

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PINEY LAKE TRIPTYCH
PINEY LAKE TRIPTYCH

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ASPEN HERD TRIPTYCH
ASPEN HERD TRIPTYCH

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CHAIN GANG
CHAIN GANG

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CHAINS AND CRANKS
CHAINS AND CRANKS

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FENDERS
FENDERS

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FORKS
FORKS

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FRAMES
FRAMES

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HEAD BADGES
HEAD BADGES

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HEADLIGHT
HEADLIGHT

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HUBS
HUBS

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SEATS
SEATS

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WHEELS
WHEELS

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