Motorcycle Exploration – Murals and Street Art in Bushwick, Brooklyn

yamaha fz07 parked on wycoff avenue in bushwick brooklyn

When you think about getting out for a ride on your motorcycle, how often do you think about heading into a major metropolitan area? More often than not, my thoughts about riding involve being in remote areas, places of solitude, or lonely mountain rounds.

But if you want to get in and around a city, being on two wheels gives you lost of room to maneuver where a car can’t.

The Beauty and Solitude of an Empty City

Solitude. Now that is something that I wouldn’t typically equate with existing on the edges of the five boroughs of New York City. And yet, what I discovered is that it could be experienced.

Sure, timing was everything. The universe had to line up the chess pieces and I had to make the opening move. But on an early Sunday morning at the end of August when these photos were taken, I pretty much had Wycoff Ave in Bushwick, Brooklyn all to myself.

The streets that morning were filled only with the compressive thump of my motorcycle exhaust and the swirling color of street art. The city streets felt simultaneously alive and yet… not.

With initiatives from groups like the Bushwick Collective the streets of this area have become an ever-expanding canvas of street art and murals. This smattering of photos is just the top of the iceberg.

artichoke pizza neon sign wycoff avenue bushwick brooklyn streetscene
street art painted buildings sea wolf in bushwick brooklyn street scene
yamaha fz07 motorcycle parked in front of mnstrsqd street art patch whisky ghostbeard
wycoff avenue in bushwick brooklyn - dface til death do us part mural street art
Artist: D-Face
patch whisky ghostbeard collab bushwick brooklyn street art mural mnstrsqd
Artist: Patch Whisky
patch whisky ghostbeard collaboration bushwick brooklyn street art mural mnstrsqd
Artists: Ghostbeard and Patch Whisky
Artist: D-Face
humpty trumpty mural in bushwick brooklyn street art
bushwick brooklyn street art murals
golden street art mural in bushwick brooklyn
Artist Golden
sipros sipros big ears donut street art mural bushwick brooklyn
Artist: Sipros Sipros
Artist: Golden
jason naylor bushwick street art mural brooklyn
Artist: top – Jason Naylor
phetus street art bushwick brooklyn cupcakes
Artist: Phetus
stik street art bushwick brooklyn
Artist: Stik
phetus88 street art bushwick brooklyn
Artist: Phetus


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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5 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    Just how early did you have to be there?

  2. Steve G says:

    Very cool, so much color to see when there is time to stop and appreciate it.

  3. John Persons says:

    I typically don’t like big cities but sights like these are enjoyable to experience. I found something similar when I was on travel in Dallas, TX. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lowell says:

    Fantastic photos as usual. Excellent work.

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