The Amazing, Inflatable Community Bike Joyride The Amazing, Inflatable Community Bike Joyride
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The Amazing, Inflatable Community Bike Joyride

by Jessica Findley

May 24, 2013





Aeolian Ride, the world's only inflatable bike ride, is an international, public participatory art project. I created the ride as an exploration in making the impossible possible via contagious joy using people power, bicycles as perfect machines, and wind energy. In 2004, the first 50 Aeolian Riders, inflating in white costumes, passed through lower Manhattan. The ride hoped to lift some of the dark residue remaining from the traumatic and senseless violence of September 11th, by creating a joyful and seemingly senseless act of art. Since then, the ride has inflated 23 times in 20 different cities around the globe. 

Aeolian Ride was created by artist, Jessica Findley, and has enjoyed the support of people who love to play. See her more of her work at WWW.SONICRIBBON.COM



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