The Whitney Museum partners with OutCycling, the Meatpacking Business Improvement District, and the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center to present the first-ever Whitney Hopper Bike Ride in 2023.
Celebrate Edward Hopper’s birthday with a round-trip bike ride (Sat, July 22, 2023, beginning at 7 am) from the Museum in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to Hopper’s birthplace of Nyack, New York. This approximately 60-mile round-trip bike ride takes place July 22, 2023, on what would have been Edward Hopper’s 141st birthday.
Cyclists start their journey at registration early Saturday morning from 7 to 8:30 AM outside the Whitney Museum (99 Gansevoort Street, Manhattan) with light refreshments before heading north to the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center (82 North Broadway, Nyack). Edward Hopper House is where Hopper was born and grew up in Nyack before moving to New York City. The Edward Hopper House offers snacks, Hopper birthday activities, and tours of the artist’s home, including a look at his 1897 bicycle. At the end of the visit riders head back to the Whitney Museum, which is located near the neighborhood where Hopper lived and worked for much of his life.
Each participant receives an exclusive Whitney Hopper Ride water bottle and two tickets to return to visit both Edward Hopper House and the Whitney Museum, which always has works by Hopper on display as part of their permanent collections.