Creative-styled purple bike racks are now located in downtown Elkin. The Main Street Advisory Board created the concept, colors and theme. According to Laura Gaylord, community manager for Elkin, the MSAB wanted to hire a local artisan rather than order bike racks from a catalogue. The idea surfaced from when the Cycle NC event was held in Elkin a few years ago, and the board realized there were no bike racks downtown for the riders to lock up their bikes. Gaylord said the creative bike racks double as art.