A Walk on the Wild Side

In our city of wheels — cars, bikes, scooters, ’blades and skateboards — going for a walk has almost become an oddity. But the Colorado-owned business Walk2Connect works to remedy that situation by inviting people to just slow down. Part of the program is a series of community walks and tours, including today’s City Safari: Guerrilla Art (Southside), a five-mile stroll through the streets and back alleys of the Golden Triangle and Baker neighborhoods and the Art District on Santa Fe in search of the area’s rich lode of street and graffiti art.

Fully researched by walk leader Rachel Hultin (she says those preparations required “a hell of a lot of walking and riding my bike”), the experience is a companion to Hultin’s popular RiNo/downtown street-art tour, which is always a sellout.

“This is the first time I’m doing the south-side tour,” Hultin notes. “To me, the street art reinforces the idea that you experience your universe differently at three miles per hour. What I really love about street art as an urbanophile is how it allows us to take pride in places in the city that can be overlooked. No tour is ever the same twice.”

The three-hour City Safari steps out at 1 p.m. at an undisclosed location and ends three and a half hours later with a beer stop. The cost for this fancy footwork is $25; go to walk2connect.com to make a reservation.
Sat., March 22, 1 p.m., 2014

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