A Look At Bicycle Day Event Artwork: 2013 – 2018
On April 19, 1943 scientist Dr. Albert Hoffman ingested a substance that he developed, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-25. Hoffman took a bicycle journey after taking LSD and first experienced its psychedelic effects. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the holiday that has been dubbed “Bicycle Day” in tribute to Hoffman’s ride. Euphonic Conceptions and Legion Of Bloom Music have been presenting events in San Francisco to honor Bicycle Day and later this month will launch the first-ever Bicycle Day tour. Each event has been promoted with wild artwork and below find a collection of those images dating back to the Bicycle Day 2013.
Shpongle and CharlestheFirst are aboard to perform, while visual artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey will take part in panel discussions and paint live at all three stops. Attendees can expect live music, live painting, art installations and more at each Bicycle Day event. The tour begins at The Midway in San Francisco on April 19. Next up is a stop at The Mayan in Los Angeles on April 20. Finally, the inaugural Bicycle Day Tour concludes at the Joy Theater in New Orleans on April 21.
The Floozies will also play at the San Francisco event with Goopsteppa, saQi and Mihkal rounding out the main stage lineup at The Midway. Desert Dwellers are confirmed for the L.A. stop as are Antenne, saQi and Soulular, while Otto is aboard for the New Orleans event. Tickets for San Francisco are on sale through Ticketfly, L.A. packages can be purchased via Ticket Fairy and New Orleans tickets are also up for grabs via Ticketfly.
“The Bicycle Day tour was inspired by the amazing feedback and growth of the SF event over the years, and wanting to bring that type of experience to other cities. Things worked really well this year being able to bring Shpongle back (he played in 2013) to showcase his new album, and always has amazing chemistry with the Greys,” Josh Pollack of Euphonic Conceptions told JamBase. “Mixing in CharlestheFirst ‘s more melodic, downtempo bass we thought was a perfect complement. We are huge fans of the Greys and really enjoy working with them, our crowd has always been very receptive to their art and vision, we’re thrilled to be able to continue doing events together.”
Here’s a look at Bicycle Day artwork from 2013 – 2018: