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20 neon-lit photos of Toronto's roaming bike rave

Posted by Derek Flack / August 11, 2014

bike rave torontoBike Pirates third annual DIY bike rave hit the streets of Toronto on Saturday, touring the west side of the city as a neon-clad armada surrounded by electronic beats and loud chatter. The group assembled at Christie Pits park at dusk to bling out bikes with lights of all shapes and sizes, before heading out into the darkness. With multiple bikes belting out a communal playlist, the cyclists rode critical mass-style both as a safety measure and to ensure that everyone could hear the music.

This year's route took the firefly-like peloton from the Pits to Perth and High Park, down to the waterfront and finally to Trinity Bellwoods where the ride disbanded. The group was at it most impressive visually around Coronation Park, where the lack of street lighting allowed the bikes to shine in the darkness.

Check out all the highlights from the bike rave in this photo gallery.



Grant / August 11, 2014 at 02:40 pm
Mad fun! Props to the Pirates and all participants.
paul / August 11, 2014 at 02:48 pm
This looks as close as an adult can get to childhood joy. Sorry to miss it!
Winston spear / August 13, 2014 at 10:13 pm
Hey gang I had a blast, would to meet the organizers
To organize another bike rave in the east end of the city
Like soon after your bike rave , but all the same people
Just do one in the east end and try these parks
One night is not enough in this city.
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