Stewart Sneed, owner of Cycle Stops Custom Bike Racks, shows off the official bike rack that will be seen all over Columbia. When Stewart Sneed visited Oregon, he noticed bike racks along streets almost every 50 feet. "Why don't we have something like that in Columbia, " he thought. As a cyclist, he recognized a need. As a welder, he saw a business opportunity. That was the seed that grew into Cycle Stops. The fruit of the company will be popping up all over Columbia in coming weeks when Cycle Stop's distinctive palmetto tree bike racks are installed in front of businesses.
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COLUMBIA, SC — This series of short videos shows you how welder and artist Stewart Sneed creates one of the custom-made bike racks being sold by the city of Columbia to encourage pedaled transportation during National Bike Month.
Staff writer Joey Holleman used the popular video app called Vine to take you step by step through the process. Vine records 6-second looping video clips, which can be shared on social media. Scroll down and watch the images become animated. (Not optimized for tablets).