Toronto Bike Rave: The Story of a Large Group Ride
Large group rides can be fun, but difficult to organize and execute safely. This presentation will cover our 6 years organizing Toronto Bike Rave, which saw 200-700 riders coming together for a night bike party once a year. We'll talk about the importance of planning, having a strong team of volunteers, how to do it DIY and inexpensively, and also how important it is to have fun, celebratory moments as a bike community. We'll outline our many mistakes and what we learned along the way so you don't have to make them too.
At the end of the workshop we would love to open the floor to hear about others' successful group rides, and what has worked and what hasn't. We'd also like to discuss the challenges that different cities' infrastructure, bylaws, and geography may pose.