Durham's Murals by Bike Tour

Durham's Murals by Bike Tour

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"Major" the Bull Sculpture

211 W. Parrish St

At the Bull

Durham, NC 27701

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Preservation Durham bikers guide riders thru downtown Durham showcasing mural art on Durham's historic buildings

About this event

Important safety rules :

  • All bikers must register on Eventbrite to be on the tour.
  • 20 tour goers are allowed per group tour.
  • Scooters are welcomed if you do not own or rent a bike.

Preservation Durham has partnered with The Nasher Museum of Duke University and the Museum of Durham History to create a bicycle tour of the historic murals of downtown Durham. Some murals that will be featured, amongst others, include:

  • Manbites Dog Mural

  • Angel of Spring Mural

  • The Wall of Hope Mural

  • The Cookery Mural

  • Two Way Bridges Mural

  • The Hayti Mural

  • Durham Civil Rights Mural

  • Trinity Design Mural

  • The Pauli Murray Murals

  • Also, the tours include a mural by Odili Donald Odita, commissioned by the Nasher Museum, at the Downtown Durham YMCA.

The tours meet at the corner of Parrish and Corcoran Streets downtown Durham at the "Major" the Bull sculpture.

The tours are designed for anyone who has a bike and is comfortable riding on a city street. The tour is guided by a docent who is an experienced cyclist and lasts about 90 minutes. BYOB – bring your own bike - we do not provide bikes. Feel free to rent an electric scooter downtown or bike from a local bike shop.

Tours may be cancelled on short notice due to extreme heat or inclement weather.

Tours will be shortened to one hour on days when the temperature is above 90° or below 50°. Please take the weather into account when planning to join a tour. In hot weather, wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a bottle of water. In cold weather, bundle up and bring a cup of hot coffee! For walking tours always wear comfortable shoes.

Tours are also available by appointment for private and school groups. These tours may be customized and a fee does apply. Please contact the office to arrange at 919-682-3036 or info@preservationdurham.org.

Our tours are lead by our fantastic volunteer tour guides – everyday folks who like meeting new people and learning about Durham history. Interested in becoming a tour guide? Further details can be found at our volunteer page.

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