Monday, May 16, 2011

Project365: Day 135 - Bike to Art

Nearly 60 riders joined the Des Moines Bike Collective and the Iowa Architectural Foundation for the Bike to Art event, a tour of the wonderful art and architecture of Downtown Des Moines via bicycle. This was one of the signature events for Bike Month 2011 in Des Moines.

Day 135 - Bike to Art: Pappajohn Sculpture Park

The tour group rode to the Pappajohn Sculpture Park to learn about a few of the prominent pieces in the park.

Day 135 - Bike to Art: Iowa State Capitol

After making their way through Downtown while visiting some of the most notable buildings in Des Moines, riders made their way up Capitol Hill to visit the monuments and art on the Capitol grounds.

Day 135 - Bike to Art: Skyline View

The ride ended at the Shattering Silence sculpture near the Judicial Building. The view back towards Downtown from this spot is excellent.

This was an amazing event with a fantastic turnout. I was privileged to be the architectural tour guide for this group, and I look forward to doing this again next year!

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