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September 30th, 1997
Bike Tour

Robert Montgomery Scott and the Park House Guides will host "Flat Rocks and Locks," the latest Philadelphia Museum of Art Bike Tour. On Sunday, October 5, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., cyclists will have the opportunity to explore the Manayunk Towpath and Fairmount Park. Refreshments will be served at the Canoe Club, a private boating club that stands at the confluence of the Wissahickon and Schuylkill Rivers.

The Bike Tour departs from the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 1:00 p.m., and costs $3.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children (note: the Bike Tour may be too lengthy for children under 10). No pre-registration is required for this "rain or shine" event. Refreshments are included, and souvenir tee-shirts are available for an additional cost of $7.00. Helmets are recommended!

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

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