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Bike to historic statues in Harlem

bike ride

Bike to historic statues in Harlem

6 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
bike ride

Bike to historic statues in Harlem

bike ride

Bike to historic statues in Harlem

6 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Experience a one-of-a-kind history tour through Harlem's public art, via a leisurely bike ride. We'll meet at a shop to rent bicycles (or bring your own) and tour through Harlem to see great sculptures of historic black figures, from Frederick Douglass to Harriet Tubman to Malcolm X to Duke Ellington. At each one, after a brief introduction, the statue will be "reanimated" with the audio playback of a key speech or writing, gradually filling out a tapestry of black history in America and in Harlem. We'll also have an exclusive visit to the Walls-Oritz Gallery, where my photography and video art was recently exhibited. We'll take a snack break at High Bridge Park, with its panoramic view of the north end of the city, and stroll past the picturesque Harlem Meer.

Your host

Learn more about Matt

Matt

I am a Harlem resident, avid cyclist, art enthusiast, NYTimes staffer and documentarian. My photography of Harlem sculpture was featured at the Walls-Ortiz Gallery and Center in 2016.

What's included

Food
Fruit bar or granola bar.
Drinks
Bottled water
Equipment
Poncho if rainy.

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Where you'll be

Ten miles, in bike lanes where available. We'll see 6 sculptures: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Adam Clayton Powell, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X & Duke Ellington. And several sights: the Walls-Oritz Gallery, the Malcolm X Center, Harlem neighborhoods, High Bridge Park & the Harlem Meer.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Guests must be able to comfortably cycle 10 miles. The pace is leisurely. There is one long incline, but no steep hills. We will keep to roads with bike paths to the extent possible.

More tips

Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a camera or phone to take pictures. Bike rental is not included. Expect a rate of $8/hour.

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Bike to historic statues in Harlem
6 reviews
€37/person
6 reviews
€37/person