Another crazy bicycle: STEAMPUNK ArtRides April 2 & 18

Join the San Buenaventura ArtRiders Bicycle and Social Club for this month’s ArtRides to participating First Friday and ArtWalk galleries and art studios.

The theme is STEAMPUNK! No you don’t HAVE to have a Steampunk bike (I’ll be on my bikergo of course) but it’s fun to imagine a bunch of us riding around on these crazy bicycles!

Steampunk FFArtRide April 2:
Meet at the Ventura Beach Promenade Fountain at 5:30pm; ride leaves at 6pm.

Steampunk Sunday ArtWalk ArtRide April 18:
Meet at the Ventura Beach Promenade Fountain at 1:30pm; ride leaves at 2pm. Steampunk Fashion Show & ArtWalk afterparty at Bell Arts Factory 432 N. Ventura Ave. from 4-6pm with beer donated by Anacapa Brewery (thank YOU!) and food TBA.

Participants are encouraged to dress with the Steampunk theme of reINVENTion, reCREATion, and reCYCLE. There will be on-going workshops at Bell Arts and Vita to help.

Think Jules Verne science fiction.
Think Victorian-inspired like corsets and hoop skirts with a punk twist.
Think gears and wrenches, watches and horns.
Think vintage, and otherwise wacky, fun, ornate clothing in natural fibers and colors as well as jewel tones.
If all else fails, think Tweed Ride.

Please DO bring recent inventions, bicycles with headlights, cups for libations, and musical instruments.

Please DON’T wear contemporary looking clothing (jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes). In addition to being a blast, ArtRides are a performance art piece as well as environmental activism: dressing up draws attention to cycling and to cyclists.

This family friendly ride is free, but donations are welcome.

Learn more about Steampunk and ArtRides at
Join us on facebook: San Buenaventura ArtRiders Bicycle & Social Club.

Coming up FFArtRide May 7: Disco Ball!

Re-Cycle For Earth Month! Steampunk Rides April 2 & 18

This Earth Month April, in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, GO GREEN ReCycle with STEAMPUNK Style and join us in your STEAMPUNK ReCycle Fashions!

Steampunk Bicycle First Friday ArtRide
First Friday April 2
530pm        Meet California St. & Promenade
6pm            Ride to Art Galleries & Studios
8pm            Follow Us to the After Party TBA

Steampunk Bicycle Sunday ArtWalk ArtRide
ArtWalk Sunday April 18
130pm Meet California St. & Beach Promenade
2pm     Ride to Art Galleries & Studios
4pm     After Party & Fashion Show
Bell Arts Factory 432 N. Ventura

Show off your STEAMPUNK! Beer from Anacapa!!

What’s STEAMPUNK? Recycled Fashions! Wild Inventions! Recreate! ReUse! ReDesign!
Bring a cup & money to donate for beer & food!!

Watch for more information: at Art Predator and at bikergogal on how to participate in the ride and fashion show and more details on what in the world we mean by Steampunk anyway!

Steampunk Bike and Light Instructable: