05.14.11 | Motor City Muralism | 10 AM

Join Detroit Bikes for a new bike tour: Motor City Muralism. Beginning and ending at the Detroit Institute of Arts, participants will explore murals throughout the city of Detroit and be invited to a special tour of the Diego Rivera murals at the DIA.

The course will feature a tour from artist Halima Cassells (Detroit Mural Factory) of "American Beauty" in Tech Town. We’ll also travel through various neighborhoods (Midtown, Woodbridge and MexicanTown) to see works by: Katie Craig, Phillip Lauri, Carl Oxley, Marianne Audrey Burroughs, Jennifer Quigley, Juan Carlos Hearn, Dasic Fernandez, Hubert Massey, Vito Valdez, Jerome Ferretti, and Katie Yamasaki among others.

We’ll stop for pastries (or tamales) at La Gloria Bakery in Mexicantown and will conclude at the Detroit Institute of Arts where participants will be invited to a docent-led tour of Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry frescos followed by lunch at the Café DIA.

What: Motor City Muralism

Date: May 14, 2011

Starting Point: Detroit Institute of Arts | John R Group Entrance | Meet at the staircase

Car Parking: Street parking or public lot across from the DIA John R Entrance ($5.00)

Starting Time: 10:00AM – Please leave time to park & gather; we’ll leave promptly at 10.

Approximate Ending Time: 2:00PM

Length of Ride: » 16 miles / » 26 km

Pace: Leisurely The Route: Detroit Institute of Arts – Midtown – Woodbridge - MexicanTown


Cost: Ride: Free

Snacks at La Gloria/Lunch at Café DIA: Bring a few bucks for goodies

Admission to DIA: $7.00 cash; $8.00 credit; free for DIA Members® Required for those riders who choose to join us on the DIA tour

Rain/Snow Date: None; please dress for the weather[