SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 29, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — THE CYCLECIDE CLOWNS ARE COMING… AGAIN.
The only artist to be invited to perform at the Coachella Valley Music Festival for six years running, San Francisco’s HEAVY PEDAL CYCLECIDE BIKE RODEO returns to the grand music festival in the desert — and its new country-music twin the following weekend — with some BIKE-COPHONY of its own!
Once again, the most interesting shade on the festival grounds comes in the form of CYCLECIDE’s awesome (and world’s only) traveling PEDAL-POWERED CARNIVAL MIDWAY … participants can and will enjoy the breeze provided by the 12-rider BIKE CAROUSEL, the two-person FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE, or the mighty, four-swing, pedal-powered CYCLOFUGE. For FREE, ladies and gents. All the rides are free.
Yes, folks, the PSYCHOTIC BIKE RODEO CLOWNS OF CYCLECIDE will show their dirty tutus again this year to pie unsuspecting riders in the face during the brief, thrice-daily sideshow performances featuring our punk rock mariachi band LOS BANOS … to war with coolers full of WATER BALLOONS as gawkers watch their friends fly 20 feet in the air on the world-famous pedal-powered FERRIS WHEEL … to encourage participants to hurt themselv– er, try their luck on our bendy SWING BIKES, the messed-up WRONG-WAY BIKE, the lawn-mowing SUBURBAN INTRUDER … or to JOUST on our infamous TALLBIKES …
Also and furthermore, Cyclecide’s “fearless bleeder” Jarico Reesce conceived of a theme for this year’s art and performance — BIKE-COPHONY — after listening to a bunch of hippies at Coachella banging on a metal sculpture with sticks at all hours of the day for the past two years. “How can we drown that out?,” he asked himself.
The answer: The MELODY MAKER, a brand-new interactive kinetic sculpture that creates music! This MELODY MAKER is made entirely out of pre-cycled urban detritus — and as its six riders pedal at the base of the structure, every revolution will cause windmill-like blades on top of the tower to turn … which causes guitars to strum, percussion instruments to bang, and other instruments such as xylophones and washboards to create a musical BIKE-COPHONY entirely controlled by the contraption’s participants!
And finally, this year, no more Hollywood douchebags will be tolerated on set: CYCLECIDE HEREBY CHALLENGES ANDY DICK TO A TALLBIKE JOUST. The gauntlet has been thrown. We’re just saying. We can’t stand that guy.
SAN FRANCISCO’S HEAVY PEDAL CYCLECIDE BIKE RODEO: More drunk clowns. More carnival rides. More franken-bikes. More idiotic skits. More interactive sculpture. More BIKE-COPHONY.
No brakes, no problem. 2 dum 2 die.
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