Boston Bike Party: Spandex (Cambridge Start!)

The next Boston Bike Party is Friday, September 8th!

Ride with Boston Bike Party as we GLOW across Cambridge & Somerville on Friday, September 8. Whether you’re a jock on the sports field, a glam-rocker, a jazzerciser, or a Trekkie, it’s time to bust out the most synthetically fabulous of all clothing: SPANDEX!

Be a part of our fluorescent and neon streak as we rewind our mixtape back to the 80s and book-it down the streets.

We’ll make stops along the way for everyone to show off their best moves as we warm up for a final round of dancing at our rad outdoor after-party near Assembly Square. The fun will stretch deep into the night!

Wrestle through your closet to find a lycra leotard, some sparkling stockings, or whatever else makes you feel ravishingly radiant!**

 

A Starry Night in Dorchester

Starlight, star bright, so many bikes I see tonight 
Starlight, (star bright) make everything alright 
Starlight, star bright, Bike Party is tonight 
Starlight, (star bright) ooo yeah 

You must be my lucky wheels 
‘Cause you make this city really appeal
And if I’m lost a Bike Partier will be my guide 
I just roll along and you’re all by my side . . .

Join us for the next Bike Party as we continue our Summer Tour of Boston! This month, we’ll be exploring the roads of Dorchester late into the Starry Night!

Friday, August 11, 2017
Meet at 7:00pm, Allen Park, Dorchester (78 Winter Street)
Route: Coming Soon!
Lookbook: Coming Soon!
Submit your Playlist suggestions: https://open.spotify.com/user/124512560/playlist/2UjTWEY3zgx7RMypS3mrvR

Artwork by Nick Carlisle
Lyrics adapted from Madonna’s 1st studio album

Under the Sea: Lookbook

July 14th Boston Bike Party will make a big splash in East Boston!

Join us as we leave the mainland in a tidal wave of bikes, music, & dancing as we dive deep into the underwater world. We’ll leave behind a trail of bubbles, laughter, and contamination free party stops.

So come ride the riptide with us for a few nautical miles and resurface for epic dance parties on the shore. Be sure to inflate your floaties (and your bike tires) so you’re ready to submerge yourself in fun!

School may be out for the summer, but there will be schools of fish on bikes heading over to East Boston! (source)

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Boston Bike Party: Hometown Pride

Boston Bike Partiers grew up all over the world, so this month we’re celebrating your Hometown Pride!

Dig up your old high school chess champion t-shirt; show your support for your childhood little league team, or bring something from your country to display with pride! We’ll be celebrating our diverse origins but riding together as one open community: Boston Bike Party!

Friday, June 9, 2017 @ 7:00pm
MEET AT UNION SQUARE IN ALLSTON

click for map: https://goo.gl/maps/jSnXTqZJD1x

RSVP & Invite your friends to the Facebook Event!

Route: coming soon!
Playlist suggestions: coming soon!
Lookbook: coming soon!

This is BBP’s 2nd stop on our Summer Tour around Boston! Check out the schedule to see where neighborhoods we’ll be visiting each month!

Artwork by Emily Thibodeau

Party Animals – Lookbook

Dog goes “woof”
Cat goes “meow”
Bird goes “tweet”
And mouse goes “squeek”
Cow goes “moo”
Frog goes “croak”
And the elephant goes “toot”
Ducks say “quack”
And fish go “blub”
And bike party goes “BIKE PARTYYY!!”

Friends, this month, Boston Bike Party turns FOUR years old!! And for our fourth birthday, we invite you to unleash your inner PARTY ANIMAL and party with us! All creatures including bipeds, quadrupeds, velocipedes welcome!

* Friday May 12th, 2017
* NEW: MEET AT STONY BROOK T STATION, JAMAICA PLAIN
*Ride Playlist Submissions: https://open.spotify.com/user/aswiley/playlist/39zGWUe6gkxPkZ4europZu
* Route: TBA
* After Party: Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain
* Become a BBP volunteer: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613145108796796/
*Art work by: Robert Mulak

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Boston Bike Party Goes on Tour!

This summer, Boston Bike Party is changing things up!

Gather your favorite road trip playlists, dig out your maps, and pack some snacks ’cause we’re bringing the love to five new starting locations this summer! That’s right: we’re taking a vacation from Copley and beginning our ride in different spots this May, June, July, August and September.

Our tour stops this summer will be:
May 12: Jamaica Plain
June 9:  Allston
July 14: East Boston
Aug 11: Dorchester
Sept 8: Cambridge/Somerville

As always, we will be sharing all the details as they are planned. Specific meet up spots will be announced a few weeks before each ride!

So please follow us on Facebook & Twitter to stay up-to-date on all important ride details, and check this website for slightly slower announcements.

Boston Bike Party: Re-cycles!

This month we’re celebrating our lovely earth and invite you and your bike to reduce, reuse and re-CYCLE! Spending too much time on the couch rather than coming out to bike party? Reduce! Have a sweet bike party costume you’ve been looking for an excuse to wear? Reuse! Have some soda cans that could look great on a bike wheel? Or cardboard boxes that need to be turned into bike-riding robots? Re-CYCLE!

* Friday, April 14th, 2017
* Meet at Copley Square at 7pm; roll out at 7:30pm
* Ride Playlist Submissions: click here for collaborative Spotify playlist
* After Party: Flat Top Johnny’s, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge MA
* Become a BBP volunteer: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613145108796796/
*RSVP, invite your friends, and get up-to-date news for this event on our Facebook page!

Artwork by Nick Carlisle

Revolutionaries – Lookbook

On Friday, March 10th, Boston Bike Party will take to the streets to celebrate and honor revolutions of all kinds!

Click here for details on the Event & click here to RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook!

*** Boston Bike Party loves creative, thematic costumes, but also encourages participants to be conscientious of the potential for cultural appropriation and to reflect before choosing what you wear or display. ***

With that said, here’s your Lookbook to get the gears revolvin’ . . .

TBD (source: link here)
Don’t throw away your shot . . . to channel your favorite Hamilton look!  (source)

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Boston Bike Party: Revolutionaries

Have you heard the news going around? This month’s Bike Party will be revolutionary!

With spoke cards orbiting our hubs, we will pedal our loving bicycles deep into the movies, books, songs, and movements where change has been – or is being – made!

As we spin through the streets, we will celebrate the spirit of resistance by sporting Princess Leia’s buns and Katniss’s braid, by channeling the power of organizing youth with robes and wands from Hogwarts, and by singing along with Beyonce’s demands for justice while rocking bold leotards.

Whether it’s real or fiction (or a planetary / wheel pun…), come represent a revolution close to your heart!

* Friday, March 10, 2017
* Meet at Copley at 7pm; roll out at 7:30

*Facebook Event: RSVP & invite your friends!
* Ride Playlist Submissions: coming soon!
* Route: TBA
* After Party: TBA
* Lookbook: coming soon!
* Artwork by Sarah Nichols

** Important Note: Cultures are not costumes. If you wish to honor those of a real-life movement in which you are not centered, please be conscientious of how you do so and reflect before choosing what you wear/display. (Consider reading this article for a basic introduction to cultural appropriation: http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/06/cultural-appropriation-wrong/)

With the current heaviness of the world, this is intended to be a fun night to celebrate, refresh, and unite our community while still recognizing the serious challenges that loom & the rebellious energy that is needed. While Boston Bike Party is a fun event, we encourage you to engage in concrete action & investment to support the current revolutions demanding human rights.