A virtual cycle race through Europe's cultural heritage.

The #BigArtRide is a virtual reality installation that brings together two participants in different cities (one in the Netherlands, one elsewhere), invites them to get on their (stationary) bikes, put on virtual reality ‘Oculus Rift’ headsets, and navigate through a virtual city experiencing centuries of Europe’s art along the way.

The #BigArtRide tour is a part of the Europeana280 campaign to launch Europeana Art History Collections - and to celebrate the Dutch Presidency of the EU. It's brought to the public by Europeana, the Dutch design studio DROPSTUFF.nl, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, and Embassies of the Kingdom of The Netherlands across Europe.

The tour has been visiting European cities since April and it will go on untill June 2016.

For a preview of the virtual reality installation, watch this video: https://vimeo.com/163390915

Find out where the #BigArtRide will go next on: http://www.europeana.eu/portal/collections/art-history/big-art-ride