Bay Rising Tour-Bicycle Music Tour Feat. Rupa & The April Fishes


In celebration of Earth Week 2012, San Francisco’s global mashup band Rupa & the April Fishes and local bicycle music touring veterans SHAKE YOUR PEACE! will present the Bay Rising Tour – pedaling their bicycles 200 miles around the entire perimeter of the San Francisco Bay, presenting concerts with a bicycle-powered sound system that converts the leg-power of volunteer pedalers from the audience into electricity to run the sound system.

The purpose of the tour is to give both of the bands, and those who join them on their rides between show stops, an opportunity to learn about the dynamics of the San Francisco Bay Bioregion in an adventurous, sociable, and direct way. The tour is inviting cyclists of all skill levels to join the bike rides between the tour stops; and because each of the band members will be hauling up to 100 lbs of musical equipment behind them on bike trailers, no one is likely to be left behind.

The 10-stop tour will include performances in traditional music venues and guerilla art spaces. Check below for all the dates.

Bay Rising Tour 2012

  • Thu/April-19 – Stanford University – Palo Alto, CA *
  • Fri/April-20 – SJ Bike Party – San Jose, CA *
  • Sat/April-21 – Fremont Earth Day Grounds – Fremont, CA * ~
  • Sun/April-22 – Earth Day Party @ The Center For Sustainable Living – Oakland, CA *
  • Mon/April-23 – Keller Beach Park – Richmond, CA * ^
  • Tue/April-24 – Beaver Liberation Show in Town Center – Martinez, CA *
  • Wed/April-25 – Glen Cove Ceremony by Ohlone Leaders – Vallejo, CA * #
  • Thu/April-26 – Arizmendi – San Rafael, CA
  • Fri/April-27 – Seahorse – Sausalito, CA
  • Sat/April-28 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

  • * = Pedal Powered Show
  • ~ = Washington Hospital (2500 Mowry Avenue) at 3pm
  • ^ = With Riparian Bike Tours Presenting Water Quality Science Before The Show
  • # = Honoring The Sacred Ohlone Burial Ground And The History Of The First Peoples Of This Region

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