Bike Rave 2014

Bike Rave 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Start: Christie Pits Park @ 8:30 pm

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.

This is Bike Pirates’ third 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.

Check out what happened last year:
http://www.blogto.com/sports_play/2013/08/20_neon-drenched_highlights_from_torontos_bike_rave/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinreis/sets/72157635001873481/

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2014 Playlist
http://zeus.justinbull.ca/bikerave2014.html

Playlist this year was created by SINergy (Atomic Soundwave)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/SINergy/258419774206108

Thanks to Justin Bull for hosting!

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2014 Route 
https://www.google.ca/maps/ms?msid=204276576287428834070.0004ffcf1f45a44bdf978&msa=0

Start- Christie Pits Park
Stop #1- Perth Park
Stop #2- High Park
Stop #3- Coronation Park
End- Trinity Bellwoods

We will be stopping to dance at the four stops along the route. Follow Bike Rave on Twitter for live tweets of our location on the day of:
https://twitter.com/TorontoBikeRave

Join our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1431575880449106/

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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

*Snacks

*All your friends

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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:

http://vimeo.com/24980012