Tune Your Ride’s bicycle-powered concerts, events, mobile stages, and services are fun, green, and activating. Our sustainable approach to putting on shows is at home in environmentally-conscious, bicycle-friendly and cooperative communities.
While energy and transportation are central issues in society that are often discussed in negative language, our services create ‘Aha!’ moments by showing (not telling) that green approaches are not only possible, but fun! With our unique pedal powered set-up, shows literally cannot happen without the audience's participation, whose direct involvement powerfully bridges the gap between the stage and audience, idea and action.
Tune Your Ride was founded in 2014 by James Davis and James Hetmanek, building on the success and popularity of the Toronto Bicycle Music Festival: a free community event spanning three Toronto city parks in one day, with mobile music performances leading group bike rides between venues. The BMF won the City of Toronto's Live Green Award for Greenest Group in 2013 and will celebrate it’s 7th anniversary in 2016.
Tune Your Ride has also pedal-powered and managed stages at Arts & Crafts' Field Trip Festival, Live Green Toronto Festival, Open Streets Toronto, the Guelph Jazz Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Evergreen Brickworks and in parks along the shores of the St. Lawrence river and Lake Ontario between Brockville and Toronto.