Aeolian Ride 2nd Annual Rockaway Bike Parade
Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
Far Rockaway, NY
Join the Aeolian Ride as we participate in the 2nd Annual Rockaway Bike Parade to promote human powered transportation! Bike parade will depart from Firehouse 59 and travel along Rockaway Beach Blvd to Shorefront Parkway @ Beach 95th St. Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet.
The parade is free however all participants are required to register in advance. Children under 14 must have a parent or guardian present with them on the parade and sign their waiver on the day of the event. The Rockaway Bike Parade is sponsored by National Parks Service.
For more information about the Aeolian Ride visit www.aeolian-ride.info
By signing up for the ride you agree to the waiver
When & Where
Aeolian Ride aeolian-ride.info , is an international art event where the public becomes inflated sculpture on bicycles, transforming the landscape of each city. The effect is a sort of joy loop: those riding feel the elation of being a child at play, dazzling bystanders who become giddy, returning joy to the riders.
The world’s only inflatable bike ride has inflated 22 times in 19 different cities around the globe. In 2004, the first Aeolian Ride passed through lower Manhattan hoping to lift some dark residue from the traumatic and senseless act of violence of September 11th with a joyful and seemingly senseless act of art.
Anyone can sign up to ride in one of 75 inflatable costumes. The original designs: white bubble, bunny and drop, contrast the chaos of the surrounding street. In 2012, kids costumes made from colorful recycled parachutes blasted off at Rockaway Beach, reflecting the rainbow of the future.
Aeolian Ride is an exploration in making the impossible possible via contagious joy, people power, bicycles as perfect machines and wind energy. Aeolian Ride was created by artist, Jessica Findley, and has been supported by people who love to play. See her work at www.sonicribbon.com.