What is Bicycle Day?

Bicycle Day is an international holiday that commemorates the date that Dr. Albert Hofmann first tripped on LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-25) and bicycled home from his lab in Basel, Switzerland on April 19th, 1943. During the bicycle ride home, he experienced the psychedelic effects of LSD, making this the date of the first acid trip in history, propelling the West into the Psychedelic Age. Learn more…

  • “I think that in human evolution it has never been as necessary to have this substance, LSD. It is just a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be.”

    Albert Hofmann, the father of LSD
  • “Instead of all of this energy and effort directed at the war to end drugs, how about a little attention to drugs which will end war?”

    Albert Hofmann
  • “I became aware of the great universal significance of visionary experience. It plays a dominant role, not only in mysticism and the history of religion, but also in the creative process in art, literature, and science.”

    Albert Hofmann


In honor of the occasion, our vision is to create a space to celebrate and explore the impact that psychedelics have made on creativity, medical science, community, environmentalism, and spirituality. We strive to engage in a balanced conversation about the use of psychedelics and the influence they have played on our society & culture. We will be hosting prominent visionary art, engaging talks, talented performers, and thumping soulful beats. This will be an opportunity to learn, celebrate, and foster community conversation.


Thursday, April 19th 2018


The Collective HQ
3770 Selby Ave, Los Angeles, California 90034



Doors open at 7:00 PM for mingling and tea.
Tea provided by the I.AM.LIFE Guayusa Tea Lounge.
Presentation will begin at 8:00 PM.


Tickets coming soon!




Rachel Hope Will speak about how MDMA dramatically transformed her life in just 6-8 hours. Rachel Hope is a mother of four who used MDMA to cure a life-long battle with PTSD. Rachel was given the MDMA as part of her participation in a Maps.org study. The study found MDMA-assisted psychotherapy cured 83% of participants with treatment-resistant PTSD, compared to 25% cured with psychotherapy alone.






Make the I.AM.LIFE Guayusa Tea Lounge link to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/140526806108760/.



Our friends at The Collective HQ have opened up their doors. For more info, check out http://www.thecollectivehq.com/



Street parking is available. Please be mindful of signs. Allow extra time if you can, as finding a space can be difficult.



(Click HERE for recap of 2016)
(Click HERE for recap of 2015)


The Aware Project produces Bicycle Day L.A. and other events in Los Angeles, CA area to gather and educate the psychedelic community.

The Aware Project’s aim is to balance the public conversation about psychedelics, spread accurate information, and give a new face to psychedelia.

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© Copyright 2015 Bicycle Day LA. Both the Aware Project and Bicycle Day LA do not encourage illegal activities, only knowledge, harm reduction, and community. Artwork by Michael Divine.