What is Bicycle Night?
April 19—Bicycle Day—is a global celebration of psychedelic research and education in honor of the anniversary of Albert Hofmann’s first intentional use of LSD. For the past seven years, the Bicycle Day Parade through San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and other celebrations have brought the psychedelic community together to commemorate this watershed moment in psychedelic history.
In the midst of a global pandemic, there has never been such an important moment to illuminate the healing potential of psychedelics, and to do it in a way that provides a rare outlet for connection and fun. This year brings an opportunity for a truly global commemoration of Bicycle Day in digital space.
To mark the occasion, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is hosting Bicycle Night—a live, experimental, immersive online experience where you’ll wander through a curated collection of livestream experiences and meet like-minded people along the way.
This year, in vastly different circumstances, the MAPS community will gather together in virtual spaces, seeking to utilize the technology available to us to celebrate this occasion by connecting in new ways.
Registration is free—just click “Register” to reserve a spot, and we’ll email you before the event begins with more information and instructions.
What is MAPS?
Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
What is the event schedule?
The event lasts from 5pm - 10pm PT. Different livestream experiences will be available for different amounts of times (ranging from 1-5 hours). You will be able to see the times of opening clearly labeled on each room.
When does registration close?
Registration will be available leading up to and throughout the duration of the event.
I didn’t receive an event receipt/confirmation by email, what should I do?
The email confirmation is likely in your spam inbox. Please check your spam folder to see if the email was redirected there. If you still aren’t able to find a confirmation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I got an email from Wix Events, is this you?
No, Bicycle Night is not associated with Wix Events.
Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
Yes, you can transfer your registration by sharing your login details. Feel free to update email address and/or password accordingly. Please note that login details will only grant one device access to the event.
How will I access the event?
Bicycle Night will unfold on the Bicycle Night website at bicyclenight.org. To enter the event, visit bicyclenight.org and click “Login.” Then enter your username and password (you should have created an account and received an email confirmation email when you registered for your ticket). After entering your login details, you will be entered into the main event page.
What technology will I need for the event?
We recommend you access the event from a desktop or laptop computer, if possible. The event will be accessible via mobile or tablet, but a computer is preferred for the full experience.
What browsers will I be able to access the event from?
Bicycle Night will be compatible with Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. Bicycle Night is not compatible with Safari or Internet Explorer; please avoid these browsers when accessing the event.
Please note – the experience has been designed for desktop devices.
What about cookies?
Where can I ask questions or get help?
Support staff are available throughout the entire duration of the event via the Intercom chat box on the bottom right corner of the website.
Code of Engagement
What is the Code of Engagement?
To maintain a safe space for exploration and creation, Bicycle Night maintains a Code of Engagement:
- Ethical Speech: No hate speech or bullying. Abusive or threatening speech or writing that expresses prejudice against a particular group, especially on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation is not permitted and resulted in a ban from the event.
Will the experiences be recorded so I can watch later?
Livestreams broadcast on Twitch are automatically saved and can be watched later.
What are ‘experiences’?
‘Experiences’ refers to communal spaces that are open to the public. Experiences can choose their own opening hours — some will be open for the duration of the event; others will only be open for an hour or two. The opening hours of each will be clearly marked on the website (though we can’t promise that hosts will follow their schedule precisely).
Experiences are totally under the purview of their creators, and are reflections of the artists. Bicycle Night (and the MAPS and Liminalia teams producing the event) do not control what happens inside experiences.
We aim to set high community standards regarding the type of environment created in art rooms. Digital Rangers will be on deck in each room to support in the case of any questions or problems. That being said, enter experiences at your own risk (and reward!), as we cannot guarantee what will be occurring inside any experience at any point in time.