Registration is now open; Riders of all levels can see the city
in a new way on the George Eastman Bike Tour beginning on May 15
Rochester, N.Y., April 7, 2021—The George Eastman Museum has announced that it will begin its series of family-friendly George Eastman Bike Tours on Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. Each tour is $25 per person, and advance registration is required at eastman.org/biketours, as space is limited to 12 participants. Registration is also open for the July 10 and September 4 bike tours.
The two-hour tour is led by Jesse Peers, archivist in the George Eastman Legacy Collection and certified bike instructor through the League of American Bicyclists.Peers will guide participants on a relaxed pace, 6.5-mile tour that begins and ends at the Eastman Museum. A nod to George Eastman’s own love of cycling, the bike tour will take riders to ten different locations related to the life and work of this pioneer of popular photography and famous Rochesterian.
The museum welcomes riders of all ages and experience levels to participate. Each rider will need to sign a waiver before the tour begins and must bring a helmet, mask, and tuned-up bike. In addition, the following guidelines are in place for the safety of all participants:
- Riders must wear a mask or cycling buff that covers nose and mouth for the duration of the ride and while on museum property.
- Riders must wear a helmet.
- Riders should try to maintain 6 feet of space from others when stopped and ride 20 feet behind the next rider.
- If feeling ill, riders should stay home. (The museum will try to accommodate anyone who must cancel due to illness on a future ride.)
For more information about the bike tour, including tickets, safety precautions, refunds, or weather delays, visit eastman.org/biketours.
Cycling groups or workplaces interested in booking a private bike tour may contact Jesse Peers at email@example.com for more information on available dates and pricing.
About the George Eastman Museum
Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the National Historic Landmark estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 400,000 photographs, 28,000 motion picture films, the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology, one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema, and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and, through its two joint master’s degree programs with the University of Rochester, makes critical contributions to the fields of film preservation and of photographic preservation and collection management. For more information, visit eastman.org.
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