The Re-Cycle was — and is — a beautiful Frankenstein’s monster of a festivity. Its goal? To bring together members of the DC DIY tech, arts, and sustainability community for an epic bike ride and interactive art installation.
Part-promenade, part-critical mass, and part-art party, on NOVEMBER 11th, we brought together over 50 people and their bikes at Bicycle Space for a grand, musically-driven ride down to the DC Week closing party at the Arena Stage, where we be took over (part of) the place.
Along the way we traced our route with the best of DIY mapping technology so that, after the ride, we can share a dynamic map of the route online. (Coming soon!)
The ride itself will showcased the power of recycled goods: We’re constructed a bicycle float out of recycled materials to serve as our mobile art piece and as a bandstand for a “junk band” — one that plays instruments made of entirely recycled material.
The Re-Cycle loves interactivity. The folks we rode with were encouraged to sing, ring, and drum along with us, (occasionally helped the float get over a hill,) and even contributed with decorations. To get a glimpse of the events that helped make this crazy ride happen, point your curser to our calendar.
The Re-Cycle was made possible with grant funding from the 24 Hour City Project and our glorious partners: