#BikeRave (yup, hashtag BikeRave)
www.BikeRave.ca <-go to there, do it now! NOW ARE GO!
(seriously just go there, it's all the same as here but looks way nicer, especially on Chrome)
That's right everyone, you're favourite annual glowtastic mobile dance party on wheels THE BIKE RAVE is back!
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) we'll have you covered with one or the most ravetastic megamixes in the galaxy!
The mix will be available for download when it's ready from www.BIKERAVE.CA through our soundcloud account https://soundcloud.com/bike-rave-2014.
PLEASE, no matter how awesome you think your taste in music is, having EVERYONE playing the SAME music in sync on a bazillion separate speakers is one of the main awesome parts of this event, so save your own mixes for your own after parties please.
We are planning on also streaming the mix this year with the help of CITR.ca, which should help with the sync challenge. So get your mp3 player of choice, and either log onto the stream, or hit play when we do the countdown and be a part of the biggest mobile sound systems in the world!
Need sound for your ride? There are simple solutions from $15, and some pretty impressive creations. Just remember to charge those batteries.
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.
Same as last year we'll be gathering at 8pm at Crab Park and launching at 9pm sharp.
The glowing map is best viewed in Google Chrome at www.BikeRave.ca
We’ve planned a few stops along the way to do some dancing and find/loose your friends:
The underpass at Devonian Park
Second Beach in Stanley Park
The band shell at the Plaza of Nations
If you're late, just catch up. We ride pretty slow and are not hard to find.
We will officially disperse after Plaza of Nations.
Please be considerate of whatever neighbourhoods you go through 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.
Say it again, hashtag BikeRave
When an image is uploaded to instagram with the #bikerave you will see it on www.BikeRave.caom. Bike ravers around the world unite!
THE COVER OUR ASS DISCLAIMER:
We are not responsible for your safety;
We have done our best to ensure that the route is well lit and safe, but it does involve a little riding on the road and in the dark. We should attempt to obey all traffic laws. If we get split up, we can rejoin at one of the several stopping points along the ride, so please stop at red lights and stop signs.
LOOK WHERE YOU'RE GOING!
When riding on bike paths, watch out for oncoming riders and give other bike ravers room, since most of us will probably be swerving a little. Last year, some people got hurt due to being, um, a tad bit careless. While we don’t have any issues with people having a good time, do try to avoid getting so wasted that you smash into people and cause them to get hurt. If you’re riding with someone super drunk, try to encourage them to ride at the back of the pack.
Overall, take care of yourself, and take care of each other. This is a rave after all, so PLUR and all all of that good stuff.
If its nice out, we ride. If it’s iffy, we ride. If its raining a little, we ride. If it’s pouring, we don’t ride. If you aren’t sure, show up anyways. Someone will be there from 830pm til 1030pm to people know if the ride is cancelled. Fingers crossed!
CREW AND HELPERS:
While this is a fairly organic and barely organized DIY event, there are some things that would be good to have officially covered. If you'd like to get involved you can email BikeRave2014@gmail.com
Sponsors and volunteers have no legal liability for the well being of participants, these are just extra awesome people that are willing to help make our city extra awesome.
Our carbon footprint is almost zero, and so is our 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