Bike Pirates Bike Rave
Friday, August 9th, 2013
Meeting at Dufferin Grove Park
Bike rave is a D.I.Y. event that combines lights with synched music while riding through the streets of Toronto from dance destination to dance destination. The more lights the better, and the more fun the better.
This is Bike Pirates’ second year hosting the event, and we want it to be bigger and better this year!!
Here is the premise:
Everyone covers their bike with lights, glow sticks, streamers, colour, fuzz etc. and meets at the first meeting location. We will make a playlist, which will be available for download a week before the event. At the meeting location, everyone with a sound system will press play at the same time, and then we ride critical mass style through the city. VOILA! Bike Rave.
Join the Facebook group:
And check out what happened last year:
We will be meeting at Dufferin Grove Park at 8:30 pm, leaving at 9:00 pm. Bike Pirates will be selling glow sticks (pay what you can), so show up early if you need help decking out your bike.
Following Dufferin Grove, stops will be made at:
High Park Adventure Playground
Trinity Bellwoods Park
Kings College Circle
Follow Bike Rave on Twitter for live tweets of our location on the day of:
Download the playlist here:
(if you get a player, right click and select “save as”)
Big thanks to Navid Taslimi and Noah Siegel for help with the playlist, and Justin Bull for hosting it on his server
Some Bike Raving tips from the pros:
*Ride safe!! Be conscious of drivers and other riders. Give other bike ravers lots of room on the roads and bike paths
*Stay with the group. Bike Rave is not a race- if you are too far ahead and we make a turn we will not be sending out a search party
*Make sure you have lights and a bell and all that legal jazz
*Don’t be an asshole on the road. If you find yourself in a confrontation with a driver or police officer, be friendly and smile. Bike ravers are lovers, not fighters
*LEAVE NO TRACE. There was a lot of mess left by bike ravers last year, and we want this year to as clean as can be! Throw out your trash or bring it with you to a place where you can
*Standard disclaimer: Please note that Bike Pirates does not condone the use of illicit substances and/or alcohol while riding a bike
THINGS TO BRING:
*Lights, soundsystem, party attitude
*Spare tubes and patch kit in case of flats
*Lots of water
*All your friends
Toronto Bike Rave is not associated with Vancouver Bike Rave, however we want to acknowledge the awesome organizers who created the original event out west. Want to see how awesome Vancouver Bike Rave is? Check out the video: