Event

Register for Museum Without Walls Public Art Bike Tours this Spring!

June 4th and June 26th 10am - 12pm weather permitting
Fairmount Park (Begin at 24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, end at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art)

The Association for Public Art’s (aPA) “Museum Without Walls Public Art Bike Tours” are back! Register for a free public art bike tour that explores Philadelphia’s outdoor sculpture in Fairmount Park.

Working with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Women Bike PHL, the aPA is offering two tours this spring: An open-to-all bike tour on Sunday, May 22nd (rescheduled to Sunday, June 26th, see below), and a special Women Bike PHL tour on Saturday, June 4th. Both rides begin at Iroquois Park at 24th and Pennsylvania Avenue near the Iroquois and Symbiosis sculptures, continue through Fairmount Park, and end at the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. These bike tours are free, but registration is required and space is limited.

Please bring a water bottle and helmet. If you do not bring your helmet, you will not be able to participate. These tours are recommended for urban cyclists with some experience riding on busy streets or in traffic. We will be traveling at a leisurely pace.

To learn more about Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO, click here.

 

Public Art Bike Tour stops at Smith Memorial Arch in West Fairmount Park
Photo Ashley Lippolis © 2015 for the Association for Public Art

TOUR 1: Open-to-All Public Art Bike Tour

*Due to rain, this ride has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 26th, 10am-12pm.
Free, but REGISTER HERE

This bike tour is open to anyone who would like to register. The ride is a 5-mile loop through West Fairmount Park and the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, highlighting public art included in Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – the aPA’s interpretive audio program for Philadelphia’s outdoor sculpture.

 

TOUR 2: Special Women Bike PHL Tour

Saturday, June 4th, 10am-12pm
Free, but REGISTER HERE

This is a special Women Bike PHL bike tour, open to women-identified, trans, and gender-non-conforming folks only. The ride is an 8-mile loop along Kelly Drive and Martin Luther King Drive, highlighting public art included in Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO – the aPA’s interpretive audio program for Philadelphia’s outdoor sculpture.

A public art Bike Tour led by the Association for Public Art stops at John J. Boyle's Stone Age in America
Cyclists take a closer look at John J. Boyle’s Stone Age in America (1887) on Kelly Drive. Photo Ashley Lippolis © 2016 for the Association for Public Art

Thank you to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Women Bike PHL for their support!

 

Related Artworks

Artwork

Iroquois

(1983 – 1999)

by Mark di Suvero (1933 - )

Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval and Spring Garden Street

Mark di Suvero’s monumental Iroquois has a robust energy and physical presence. The abstract sculpture is formed from painted steel I-beams, which are emblematic of the artist’s use of industrial materials.

Artwork

Symbiosis

(2011)

by Roxy Paine (1966 - )

Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue (Iroquois Park)

Hand-fabricated from thousands of pieces of stainless steel pipe, plate, and rods, Symbiosis is part of Roxy Paine’s “Dendroid” series.

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