For those looking for atypical bike tours around Brooklyn, the Get Up and Ride tour company has announced that it is offering the “Brooklyn Pulse: Urban Art and Culture Tour”, which gives guests a full experience of visiting some of North Brooklyn’s funky and colorful industrial canvases, as well as a collective art gallery along the way.
For starters, the tour is between 2.5 to three hours and features many industrial roads that can be rugged at times. Starting in Bushwick and then a visit to Williamsburg, cyclists will ride past and receive commentary on over 50 original works by 40 international and local street artists. Mediums for the art ranges from spray paint to wheat pastes.
Mixed-in with the arts scene is also a comprehensive overview of the area’s music scene, including discovery of North Brooklyn’s coolest music venues, unique performance spaces and underground independent cinemas. Add in a dash of culture with a comprehensive look into the history and artistic culture in the area.
There will be stops for beverages in a local Bushwick raw chocolate factory, and tacos at a traditional tortelleria.
The "Brooklyn Pulse" tour begins running on August 19 and runs at 3:00 P.M. on select afternoons. Tickets are $49 and include bike rental.
For more information, visit www.getupandride.com/bike-tours.