Update: Take note this event is now starting at Science World, Creekside park just north of the dome.
Vancouver’s favourite annual glowtastic mobile dance party on wheels, Bike Rave Vancouver, returns on July 5.
Take 3 minutes and read below the important information about the event from their Facebook page:
As in previous years, there will be a custom, meticulously hand crafted five hour mix for this epic event. This mix will feature many of Vancouver’s top electronic producers, and all sorts of genres and decades, so no matter what you love (or hate) they have you covered.
Having everyone participating playing the SAME music in sync is one of the main great things about this event, so leave your own mix at home.
Part of the fun is getting your bike decked out like a late 90’s candy kid. Let’s show those alien onlookers how awesome and future we are!
Glow sticks, EL wire, bike lights and anything else shiny or blinky. Get creative! This is a great chance to show off your DIY skills and really impress that special someone, cuz nothing says “this one’s a keeper” like being covered in glowy stuff.
Most dollar stores have glow sticks, and some party supply places sell them by the case. Almost every bike shop in town has cool lights, if you find somewhere particularly cool let us know!
Environmental disclaimer: El Wire and LED’s are clearly the more eco friendly option as they can be used again in the future. No shame here, just something to keep in mind.
THE ROUTE: (Note the change in starting point)
Ravers will be gathering at 8 p.m. near Science World at Creekside Park, and launching at 9 p.m. sharp.
They have planned a few stops along the way to do some dancing and find/lose your friends:
- The underpass at Devonian Park
- Second Beach in Stanley Park
- The band shell at the Plaza of Nations
Riders are urged to be considerate when they are go through neighbourhoods after. The only complaints that have ever come up from these events were from groups rolling though unofficial areas afterwards, so please keep that in mind.
Organizers are not responsible for the safety of riders. Although they have done their best to ensure that the route is well lit and safe, it does involve a little riding on the road and in the dark. Riders should obey all traffic laws.
When riding on bike paths, watch out for oncoming riders and give other bike ravers room, since most will probably be swerving a little. Last year, some people got hurt due to being a tad bit careless.
The ride will happen unless it is absolutely pouring rain outside. Someone will be there from 8:30 p.m. til 10:30 p.m. to let people know if the ride is cancelled.
Their carbon footprint is almost zero, and so is their budget. While there aren’t many expenses there are some, a couple bucks would sure help. If your glad this happens, please donate by clicking the button at the bottom of www.BikeRave.ca
Vancouver Bike Rave 2014
Date: Saturday, July 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Creekside Park, Just North of Science World.
Feature Image by luke.me.up