AEOLIAN RIDE

The Aeolian Ride, is an international art event inviting the public to inflate as sculptures on bicycles, transforming the landscape of the 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 24 times in 20 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.

Medium: ripstop nylon, people, bicycles

FLORENCE, ITALY 10.25.14
MONTREAL, CANADA 08.24.14
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 08.17.14
FAR ROCKAWAY, NEW YORK, 05.18.13
HONG KONG, CHINA, 04.28.13
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