Neon outfits, bright lights, and rad music – all night long.
Students and bikers partied it up at UBC’s Bike Rave event with neon lights and crazy outfits.
On Saturday April 7th, the mobile party had participants biking from dance floor to dance floor to get down and funky without the use of drugs and alcohol. The event was hosted by Party 4 Health, an organization dedicated to “creating a more engaging, inclusive, and exhilarating alternative to conventional party and entertainment culture.”
The Bike Rave was one of many events held by the organization that encourages partying for reasons of benefiting interpersonal skills, physical and emotional health, and relationships.
Jacques Martiquet is the founder of Party 4 Health and he says he has been planning bike raves since 2014. “The UBC Bike Rave has a few core principles promoting sustainable transportation, promoting an active lifestyle, and community engagement campus,” he says. “Partying is actually healthy. If [people] can leverage partying, it will actually benefit their mental health, benefit their social well-being, and benefit their physical health.”
Through sweet outfits and decorated bikes, this alcohol-free mobile party is definitely a way to help students loosen up. “We’re trying to create an inclusive, exhilarating culture, and bike raves are the perfect event for it,” says Martiquet.
If you happened to have missed the rave, you can check out the Party 4 Health website for more events like this one. Some of their upcoming events include the Vancouver Silent Disco, Vancouver Undie Run, and the NYE Party Train.