There was so much wall art we didn’t see, we decided to dedicate another ride to it!
Our ride focused on the Wall Therapy graffiti art pieces along the El Camino Trail, Rochester’s newest addition to its urban multipurpose trail network. El Camino literally means “The Road”, however there is a deeper meaning to Rochester’s trail, and to other trails around the world that share the moniker (El Camino de Santiago in Spain, El Camino Real de los Tejas in Northern Mexico/Southwestern US). Although the Spanish version was developed as a pilgrimage route, and the Mexican/Texan version as an exploratory route, Rochester’s El Camino Trail was conceived as a safe urban passage and safe recreational path for local residents and travelers from near and far.
Our El Camino experience included and unexpected run-in with Jessie and Katey, 2 artists from Baltimore, Maryland who were in the midst of completing their “Magic Amazing Carpet…” (so named by Brendan Perdue) along the stretch of the El Camino trail that crosses Route 104. And we also met Rochester City School District teacher Jennifer Jones, who was absorbing all of the positive energy and thought provoking art offered by the trail. All-in-all a wonderful 3 hours of exploration and discovery.
This trip was on July 27, 2013
Trip distance: 10.3 miles
Riding Time: 3 hours
Leaders: Shawn Brown, Marcus Cooper, Marc Lavender, Krista Grande