Dr. Albert Hofmann first discovered lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD or acid) from ergot fongus in 1938. He accidentally ingested a tiny amount of acid on April 16th in 1943, and then he purposely ingested a larger dose of LSD on April 19th, 1943. Which is now celebrated as Bicycle Day. He was tripping hard, and during this time was commuting to his lab via bicycle. So his bike ride home became the famous first ever LSD or acid trip. Today we honour Dr. Albert Hofmann’s huge contributions to the psychedelic community.
Photo is of Dr Hofmann and MAPS founder, Rick Doblin, in the 80s.