Hi, my name is Joseph Bard and I make Love Machine Cycles. This adventure began at the crossroads of my interests; I’m a builder, an artist, a lover of functional sculpture and a relentless pursuer of the good life. Enter the bicycle. It was a calling I could not ignore. The challenge of blending utility with aesthetic and tailoring this to your individual needs to create a seamless machine that you will love, is why I do what I do.
I’ve always been one to follow my creative spirit. For the past seven years I’ve been one half of the group Pryokinetics. We create large scale kinetic fire sculptures that have been featured at events around the world including – Burning Man, Coachella, Noctural Festival, Robodock in Amsterdam (check out videos below).
While I had always loved bikes, a visit to Amsterdam really pushed me to take a deeper look at bicycles and the lifestyle surrounding them. After seeing the integral part the bicycle plays in the daily life of the people there I became fascinated with bike design and construction. A parking garage with 5,000 bicycles and no cars really opened my eyes and drove me to want to create bikes instead of merely ride them.
I go to work everyday with the motivation of what I learned is possible and the desire to convey that feeling through every bike I create. I’m following my dreams to build the bike of yours.