The Ride - Calgary, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sapien
N 51° 02.461 W 114° 03.332
11U E 706410 N 5658511
Quick Description: The Ride sculpture is located directly west of the north entrance to Cowboys Casino, 421 12 Ave SE, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 6/14/2021 1:30:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM14D0X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 3l diesel
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Long Description:
The Ride is another sculpture created by the husband and wife team of Veronica and Edwin Dam de Nogales for the Calgary Stampede. Check out their other piece Courage and Thunder just to the east of this location. This 3.6m tall sculpture was installed in 2008.

Done in the same style as their other sculpture, The Ride shows a rider vying to stay atop a bull while it tries to throw him off. The rider must stay on for eight secs, which is said to be the most dangerous eight secs in sports. If the rider doesn't get bucked off, he receives a score based both on his performance as well as the bull's performance. Bull riding is just one event held during the Calgary Stampede's daily rodeo competitions.

If you enjoyed this sculpture, be sure to check out the rest of the art work on the Stampede Grounds. The Ride sculpture is actually just one stop along the Stampede's Art Walk, a 19 piece self-guided walking tour highlighting many of the interesting sculptures and murals around the grounds. All of them are waymarks as well!
Title of Piece: The Ride

Artist: Veronica and Edwin Dam de Nogales

Material/Media: Bronze and Stainless Steel Sculpture

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): North entrance to Cowboys Casino

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

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