Heritage Bike Rides

Heritage Bike Rides invite you to pedal to marvelous and incredible sites in the city, where we will enjoy tales, stories, images and activities that, in a fun and entertaining way, bring us closer to the memories around which we weave our past, present and future.

Heritage Bike Rides is an activity of the MEMORY AND HERITAGE UNIT of the SECRETARY OF CULTURE of the MAYOR’S OFFICE, carried out in association with CORPORACIÓN FRACTAL and COLECTIVO SICLAS.

In 2015, we had four Heritage Bike Rides:

Heritage Bike Rides
“GARDEL’S LAST FLIGHT”
We visited the OLAYA HERRERA Airport. Inside, we re-lived the events and emotions that have given significance to this place, declared of cultural interest for the many important happenings it has witnessed. One of such significant events was the tragic passing of Carlos Gardel, one of the great ambassadors of tango, a musical genre with roots and tradition in Medellin.
(With the support of the public establishment OLAYA HERRERA AIRPORT, operated by AIRPLAN S.A.)

Day: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Meeting time: 5:30pm
Starting point: Carlos E. Restrepo.
Time of departure: 6:00pm

 

CERRO EL VOLADOR: CRADLE OF INDIGENOUS FOUNDERS
The second Patrimonial Bike Route took us to Cerro El Volador Ecopark in an adventure where culture, fresh air, nature and music converged with the ancestral energy of the site.
We visited Medellin’s most extensive tutelary hill to reunite with stories of our indigenous forefathers. Together we rediscovered a magical place, full of footprints and traces, that is considered part of the natural, cultural, and pre-Hispanic patrimony of our country.

Day: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Meeting time: 7:30pm
Starting point: Carlos E. Restrepo.
Time of departure: 8:00pm

ILLUSTRIOUS SCULPTURES
Illustrious Sculptures was the name given to the route designed to traverse the downtown area of Medellin by bicycle, and to become familiar with the aesthetic-artistic Steampunk intervention in some of the historical-monumental statues of the city.

Day: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Meeting time: 3pm
Time of departure: 3:30pm
Starting point: Carlos E. Restrepo.

JARDÍN CEMENTERIO UNIVERSAL
Day: October 31, 2015
Meeting time: 3pm
Time of departure: 3:30pm
Starting point: Carlos E. Restrepo.