KALW’s Crosscurrents

Role: Reporter, Producer, and Interviewee

“Once an underground celebration of LSD, ‘Bicycle Day’ is now mainstream”

These days, we all know that April 20th – 420 – is a day people celebrate cannabis. Less well-known in the calendar of, ahem, drug-related holidays is the day before, April 19th. It’s known as Bicycle Day, and it started as a quiet, subversive celebration of LSD. Now, Bicycle Day is celebrated around the world. As LSD and other psychedelics are becoming more mainstream, this year’s Bicycle Day in San Francisco included a conference to discuss psychedelic medicine’s use in therapy, research, art, indigenous cultures, and decriminalization. Reporter Jonathan Davis attended Bicycle Day San Francisco to learn more.