Wildwood – Maxwell W. Chambers, Boy Scout – Wildwood Troop #75 and Eagle Scout Candidate with the help of Randy Hentges of ABS Sign Company and few other volunteers constructed an 8-piece bike rack sculpture out of aluminum, each piece representing a letter, spelling out his hometown of “Wildwood”, NJ. The idea came to Chambers after visiting other cities around the country that had unique bike racks, and being a cyclist himself and the son of a local bike shop owner, Chambers believed that his hometown could benefit from a bike rack/sculpture project.
The planning, project design, and construction of the bike rack sculpture took Chambers approximately six months, and through a partnership with the Boardwalk Special Improvement District, the bike rack sculpture has been permanently installed for display and usage at Byrne Plaza in Wildwood, NJ, where cyclists frequent for special events including concerts, festivals, and farmers markets.
Chambers, 17 years old, is currently a senior at Cape May Technical High School majoring in pre-engineering. After high school, Chambers plans on attending college to study engineering.
“I would like to sincerely thank the Anglesea Irish Society, the Morey Organization, and other local businesses and organizations as well as local residents that donated time and money for supplies to construct my Eagle Scout project. Also, a special thank you to the Boardwalk Special Improvement District for giving me the chance to put my project display,” said Chambers.