In case you missed it, The Rockaway Beach Bike Parade is coming up, hosted by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance!
TIME: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11 AM – 2 PM
DEPARTURE LOCATION: Firehouse 59
5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 11692
Artist Jessica Fielder contacted us to let us know that The Aeolian Ride will also be taking part in the parade.
What is Aeolian Ride you ask?
It 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. Check out the photos from last years event:
If you are interested in joining the Aeolian Riders you can sign up, for free, here:
If you would like to participate in the parade otherwise you are encouraged by the promoters to “wear something fun, goofy or ridiculous as they bike or walk their way along the parade route with bikes, skates, skateboards, or “people” powered carts, or vehicles. We encourage individuals as well as school groups, and organizations to join in the fun.”
All Participants must register, either through the Aeolian Ride or Through the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s website: