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'Bicycle Brent' encounters himself at Summerfest

Photo courtesy of Emily Kendall
Brent Carpenter is pictured holding a print of a painting gifted to him this week by Summerfest artist Doyle Geddes, shown at right.

Logan’s Summerfest Arts Faire has a rule against bikes, but who’s going to stop “Bicycle Brent” Carpenter from riding through the event venue to honk his horn and wave at everyone?

Most would agree that Cache Valley’s well-known goodwill ambassador has earned that privilege as a regular at most local parades and outdoor events, rain or shine, for the past 30 years, including his role as the relay runner who delivered the Olympic torch to USU’s Spectrum in 2002.

So Thursday at Summerfest was no different — that is, until Brent rode close by the booth of artist Doyle Geddes, whose watercolor paintings of iconic Cache Valley scenes include a picture of Brent aboard his bike riding past another beloved Logan sight, the Bluebird restaurant. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.