Written by: Mikala Lugen
Bicycle Day SF To Return After Two-Year Hiatus Celebrating Psychedelic Activism, Music & Art
Need something to do on Bicycle Day? Well Utah, look no further. If you’re up for a road trip, Bicycle Day SF will return after a two-year hiatus to celebrate the “Good Doctor” Albert Hofmann, his invention of LSD, and his infamous bike ride home after intentionally ingesting the substance.
For nearly a decade Bicycle Day SF has fostered community and connection in the San Francisco and greater Bay Area with its unique annual art & music festival. Making its return on the famous holiday of April 19th at the Midway, Bicycle Day SF will include daytime programming with keynote panel discussions with leading experts in the field of psychedelia in addition to a night of music and art festivities.
The first ever daytime programming will include a sneak peek of filmmaker Seth Ferranti’s latest documentary, “Psychedelic Revolution: The Secret History of the LSD Trade” followed by an interactive panel of leading experts in the fields of activism, research, the arts, and decriminalization. The speaker panel will discuss the current state of psychedelics with key topics ranging from the legalization of LSD, psychedelic research, medicinal benefits of psychedelics and more. Speakers will include medicinal chemist and creator and director of Vice’s Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia Hamilton Morris, Leonard Pickard, Isaac Abrams, Rhoney Stanley, Timothy Tyler, Seth Ferranti, Mark McCloud, Mountain Girl, Ryan Jay Beauregard, and Madison Margolin.
After the educational daytime programming, the event will transform into a consciousness evoking celebration featuring headlining music performances by Emancipator, Desert Dwellers, Axel Thesleff, and Häana. Additionally, visual artists Jonathan Singer and Android Jones will showcase psychedelic-influenced art and elements for an immersive experience.
“We are so thrilled to bring back the revered and uniquely Bay Area annual celebration of Bicycle Day for the first time since 2019,” Josh Pollack of Bicycle Day mentions. “Similar to years past, the party will include all things psychedelia, however for the first time we are including a daytime programming of conferences and panel discussions with some legendary figures in the psychedelic community. This includes touching on topics such as decriminalization, therapeutics, research, arts and culture.”