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AEOLIAN RIDE
 
  ABOUT AEOLIAN RIDE
WHAT IS AEOLIAN RIDE?
       

Aeolian Ride, 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. Come join the fun!

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

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 07.28.12

GOVERNOR'S ISLAND, NEW YORK, 06.10 & 11.12
ROCKAWAY BEACH, BROOKLYN, 05.19.12
AEOLIAN ISLAND, VULCAN SICILY, 07.16.11

RIA DE AVEIRO, PORTUGAL, 07.02.11
BREMEN, GERMANY, 10.30.10
OMAHA, NEBRASKA10.30.10

LISBON, PORTUGAL 10.07.10
SAN JOSE, 09.18.10
LISBON, PORTUGAL, 11.10.09
SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA, 10.01.09
BRIDGEPORT, CT, 05.30.09
TOKYO, JAPAN, 05.16.09
MILAN, ITALY 11.27.09
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 09.08.07
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA 09.10.06
MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA 03.11.06
LOS ANGELES 09.10.05
CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA 01.15.04
SAN FRANCISCO 10.10.04
NYC 06.05.04



 


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THANKS TO THE SUPPORT FROM
ROCKAWAY WATERFRONT ALLIANCE
PERFORMANCE DESIGN PARACHUTES
SUPER UBER GALLERY
CICLORIA
POST
THE KüNSTLERINNENVERBAND BREMEN / GEDOK
GREEN PRIX
WAITING ROOM GALLERY

HOUSATONIC MUSEUM OF ART
THE BROOKLYN ARTS COUNCIL,
THE BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL,
ABICI
BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION.

THANKS TO THE HELP FROM
THE SAN FRANCISCO BIKE COALITION
,
THE BICYCLE EMPOWERMENT NETWORK
BIKE SUMMER

THE ARTIST THANKS EVERYONE WHO HAS JOINED THE RIDE + VOLUNTEERED TO MAKE THIS RIDE POSSIBLE.

 
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