5th Annual Bike the Bridgeport Art Trail
Saturday, November 11; 8:45 am to 6:15 pm
Meet up at 8:45 am at 1103 Main Street to enjoy coffee and a snack before pedaling off . The Bike Tour will depart at 9:15 am to explore Bridgeport’s hidden treasures and booming art culture. Bob Halstead, local resident and Bridgeport raconteur, will lead a a free bike tour to artists’ open studio spaces along the 2017 Bridgeport Art Trail, with visits to 305 Knowlton Street Studios and the Armstrong Gallery, NEST Arts Factory, Archive Movies & Music Store, American Fabrics Arts Building, and more.
Historic stops along the way will include the shuttered Palace & Lowes Majestic Theaters as well as a ride past the Victorian architecture surrounding Washington Park in Bridgeport’s Historic District. There will be an afternoon stop for lunch at Pantanal Restaurant & Churrascaria.
Urban Bike Tours of Bridgeport aims to use the bicycle as a means to connect the dots of Bridgeport’s flavor, history, and architecture, highlighting local artists’ adaptive re-use and repurposing of historic buildings. We will explore the long-vacant, exquisite, and historic Palace and Majestic Theaters, discovering amazing creators of new works in old buildings, all while meandering through historic and ethnic neighborhoods on bikes. Throughout the year, Bob leads several adventures across the city with Urban Bike Tours of Bridgeport. Join the event page for more details via Facebook: Urban Bike Tours of Bridgeport.