Bike Ride: FOLLOW HER!
MURALS & MOSAICS BIKE TOUR
“FOLLOW HER!” through the streets of Austin and discover courage, strength, creativity, wisdom, pride, love, and drive of notable women, performers, and activists captured through several murals and mosaics of different formats and styles. Get on a bike with us and our partner – Ghisallo Cycling Initiative – and learn more about these women and artists who honored them. Join us and enjoy friendly bike routes that connect these art pieces in an urban gallery. The participants will not only have a chance to see the artworks, but also hear stories behind them.
Let’s celebrate together the street art in Austin!
Two mosaics portraying the founders of La Peña: Lidia Perez (by Martha Diaz) and Cynthia Perez (by Litzy Rea Valdéz).
STOP 2. 710 W Cesar Chavez St (Austin Public Library)
Six mosaics of Austin’s Female Leaders:
Dr. Martha Cotera (by Carmen Rangel), Dr. Teresa Lozano Long (by Veronica Ceci), Dr. Bertha Sadler Means (by Lolita Rodriguez), Sylvia Orozco (by Lys Santamaria), Cathy Vasquez-Revilla (by Litzy Valdez), Peggy Vasquez (by Litzy Valdez).
STOP 3. 111 E Cesar Chavez (Line Hotel; stop at the opposite side of the street):
Mural “Wonder Woman” by Sandra Chevrier & Shepard Fairey
STOP 4. 1415 S Congress Ave:
Mural of Angela Davis – Radical transformation by NIZ (part of The Black Legacy Project)
STOP 5 / FINISH: 440 East St. Elmo Rd. (The Yard):
Josephine Baker & Pola Negri by Julia Mirny & Dan Terry (producer: Dot Dot Dot Connect)
Mural dedicated to Texas Advocacy Project: HOPE by Dan Terry. The goal of the mural is to raise public awareness of the issue of domestic abuse and trafficking and to kick off a capital fundraising campaign to help abuse survivors.
We will meet at La Peña at 227 on Congress Ave to start from there. Our last stop will be at The Yard where one of the murals is being painted now and will be completed by the end of November – so brand new fresh from under the paintbrush. The Yard has food trucks and cafes open on Sunday, so plenty of cool places to grab something after the ride.
We are very excited about this route and so happy that we will promote so many art pieces that talk about women and their work.
Thank you to our partner for providing bike tour expertise and help!
Thank you to The Yellow Bike Project for helping us spread the word