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State College, PA

(814) 867-9935

Rick Hirsch is a nationally-known composer, arranger and jazz educator living in State College, PA. Check out his music, book a live jazz band in Central Pennsylvania.

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Bike-to-gig Day

Rick Hirsch

Oh, how I love when the stars align and make it feasible to ride my bike to a gig. I think these are my main criteria:

  • Venue must be easily bike-able from my house (i.e. I'd have no qualms about biking there without my horns in tow).
  • Dry, not-too-frigid weather
  • I don't have to bring sound gear
  • Gig attire is not too dressy (i.e. no clothes that require dry cleaning)

Here's my rig from a park concert I played yesterday:

Set-up:  Burley 2-child bicycle trailer. 1998 vintage, about the same age as my oldest daughter, in fact.

Contents: tenor saxophone, music stand (with folding legs), backpack with miscellaneous accessories, tote bag with four fat 3-ring binders of music.

You can't really see it in this photo, but this trailer attaches (easily) to the back of my bike and is towed behind.

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Do you ever bike to gigs or rehearsals with your instruments? What's your set-up?