Bike rave a go

Art in the Open, Up­street Craft Brew­ing plan glow party fundraiser

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT/COMMUNITY -

A bike rave and dance party is set to glow in Char­lot­te­town.

Par­tic­i­pants are in­vited to gather at 8:30 p.m. on July 8 in Vic­to­ria Park to dec­o­rate and out­fit their bikes with a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent glow prod­ucts. Glow prod­ucts rang­ing from bracelets and neck­laces will be avail­able for a small do­na­tion.

Art in the Open and Up­street Craft Brew­ing are host­ing the fam­ily friendly event in sup­port of the an­nual Art in the Open fes­ti­val, which takes place later this sum­mer in Char­lot­te­town.

Once the sun sets and par­tic­i­pants have trans­formed their bikes, Mikey Was­nidge, spe­cial events and mar­ket­ing man­ager from Up­street Craft Brew­ing, will turn up the mu­sic on the mo­bile speak­ers and gather the cy­clists to lead them on a pa­rade.

The route will travel up Kent Street, to Rochford Square and then over to Con­naught Square. Pa­raders will stop at each park for an im­promptu dance party be­fore re­turn­ing to the route.

Cy­clists will then travel down Wa­ter Street, up Queen Street and fin­ish on Vic­to­ria Row on Rich­mond Street.

From there, the bike pa­rade will even­tu­ally make its way over to Up­street Craft Brew­ing.

“The bike route was cho­sen as it hits most of the spots that will be ac­tive dur­ing Art in the Open,” said fes­ti­val co-cu­ra­tor Becka Viau.

“Our fes­ti­val is all about en­hanc­ing and cel­e­brat­ing the use of pub­lic space. A glow­ing bike party is a great way to cel­e­brate these spa­ces.”

Fol­low­ing the bike pa­rade, par­tic­i­pants and the gen­eral pub­lic aged 19 and older are in­vited to Up­street for a dance party.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the pa­rade is free and hel­mets are manda­tory.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the event page on Face­book or email artintheopen­

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