BBP Wild

BBP Gone Wild – Route, Fun, & Safety

We’re expecting another awesomely large pack of Bike Party Animals this month, so once again Summer Mode will be in full effect!

Check out our awesome, new route for this month’s party here!

What is Summer Mode?  Summer mode is a more laid back way to enjoy biking in the city on these hot summer nights.  We stop at red lights and we stay behind cars at red lights (aka: please no filtering) so that cars have a way out instead of getting trapped by our swarm.  Just like us animals, drivers don’t like being trapped… bad things happen when animals get trapped… so let’s just avoid it by offering car drivers a way out.

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Why Summer Mode, what’s wrong with corking?  It’s mostly for the safety of our volunteer team. When Bike Party was smaller, the group could make it through an intersection in just one or two changes of the light… sure car drivers were mildly annoyed (and we were ok with that) but when we get 400+ riders, it can take 5,6,7 or more changes of the light, and drivers sometimes get road rage, and our volunteer intersection marshals would take the brunt of that anger. We had more than a few occasions where things got scary.  Road Rage is the opposite of fun.

Now riding in Summer Mode, volunteers still might hold traffic briefly to let a large group of riders cross a particular intersection. Then, using their sound judgment, these volunteers will direct the rest of the bike partiers to wait momentarily to let cars go by. Please follow directions from volunteers to maximize Fun and Safety!

Note: If we come upon police officers, follow their directions. If they motion us to continue through a red light, it’s ok to go ahead! Be sure to say thanks, smile, and give them a “Bike Partaaaaay!” holla.

But I might get lost! You won’t!  We’ll have a volunteer at all the turns!  So just keep riding straight until you see a turn marshal telling you when to turn.  We also have a dedicated sweep rider to keep the stragglers from getting dropped.  The Sweep Rider will be carrying a broom.  So just kick back and enjoy the ride without worrying about getting left behind.

Ride the wave!  Stopping at red lights means that we’ll get divvied up into manageable “waves”.  The average wave should be about 50-100 people, so it’ll still be a party!  For maximum fun, find a music trailer, and stick with that wave!

What if my bike breaks down? We’ll make sure you don’t get lost, but we can’t stay long enough to fix your bike if you have a problem.  You’ll have to support yourself in the event of a bike meltdown. But don’t worry, we never ride too far away from public transit, taxi cabs, uber, or a quick call to your mom if your bike falls apart.  As always we encourage you to bring the stuff you need to fix a flat tire and do the ABC Quick Check before you ride.

And NOW, a graphical representation of how to enjoy Summer Mode!

Special thanks to Baltimore Bike Party for letting us borrow their graphics and stuff.

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Staying behind cars waiting at intersections will allow them to stay out of our group. It’s not Boston Bikes & Cars Party, we want our group to be exclusive to us awesome bike riders.

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Do not filter through the cars.  This is a dangerous move in a group.  Sure you might be able to cut in front of the car(s) but the 80 people behind you might not be able to.  This runs the risk of having someone stuck next to a car in their blind spot when the light changes, and even more so splits up your wave of riders with cars in the middle!  Just stick behind the traffic and stay together.

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Even if you come up next to one vehicle on a multi-lane street, it’s best to stay behind the front of that car.  You don’t know when they may accelerate or want to make a turn.

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Don’t crowd around cars, blocking them in.  Let the car have the ability to pull out in front of your group and not be trapped in the middle of the party.

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Ride ONLY in lanes of traffic going your direction.  If there is traffic going both directions, especially on streets with only 1 lane each way, it is EXTREMELY important to stay in OUR lane.  Riding against traffic is one of the most dangerous things you can do.  It may look like no car is coming at the moment, but someone could turn into that lane at any moment without seeing you.  Just don’t do it, let’s stay in our own lanes and stay safe!

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Stay off the sidewalks.  They are for pedestrians, little old ladies, and kiddos playing hopscotch.  There is no need for us to risk barreling over any of them.   Even if the sidewalk looks nice and wide, we have enough numbers where it’s safe to be in the street, let’s leave the sidewalks for others.

BBP Wild

Boston Bike Party Gone Wild! – Lookbook

♫♫ In the jungle, the mighty jungle, Bike Party rules the night ♫♫

Release your inner party animal and take a ride on the wild side!

We’ll swing, slither, and swoop through the streets with our paws on our handlebars, howling with joy toward all we pass. Unleash your beastly moves at party stops where our animal kingdom will rage together under the new moon!

This month, Boston is our jungle, and Bike Party has Gone Wild!

  • Friday, August 14th, 7:30 pm @ Copley Square
  • Facebook Event
  • Help us create the purr-fect playlist, submit to our playlist here!

And… here’s your LookBook!

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Boston Bike Party Presents: BBP Gone Wild!

♫♫ In the jungle, the mighty jungle, Bike Party rules the night ♫♫

Release your inner party animal and take a ride on the wild side!

We’ll swing, slither, and swoop through the streets with our paws on our handlebars, howling with joy toward all we pass. Unleash your beastly moves at party stops where our animal kingdom will rage together under the new moon!

This month, Boston is our jungle, and Bike Party has Gone Wild!

PLAYLIST SUBMISSIONS: https://open.spotify.com/user/vahalia/playlist/0oOsWDjK6OMFt9b4pFcT5S
LOOKBOOK: Coming soon!
ROUTE: Coming soon!

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/736592596453160/ 

BBP Presents: Treasure Island!

TREASURE ISLAND – LOOKBOOK

Ahoy, Bike Parrrtiers!

Are ye feeling parrot-brained while treasure-hunting on yer lonesome? Need some inspiring sea shanties to sing  yer scurvy blues away? Are ye ‘fraid of the open sea but love eating coconuts? Never fear! All ye pirates and land lubbers alike arrrr welcome at Boston Bike Party Treasure Island!

Join us, mateys, as we pillage and plunder on our two-wheeled ships through the streets of this fair city! We may find hidden treasures and island wonders on our voyage, but watch out for the natives — aye, they’re a lively bunch! ARRRR!!

  • Friday July 10th, 7:30pm
  • Facebook Event
  • Tell us yer favorite sea shanties here
  • After parrrty…only found by treasure map!

Here’s a lookbook to get ye lookin’ like a right beauty:

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Boogie Lights – LookBook

Bike Partiers!

Feelin’ the night fever?  Come celebrate Summer with a trip down to funky town! Grab some vintage threads, string up those neon lights, and get ready to boogie ‘cause Boston Bike Party is turning this city into a disco inferno. We’ll start hustlin’ at 7:30pm and keep groovin’ all night long!

  • Friday, June 12, 7:30pm; departs from Copley Square
  • Facebook Event
  • Suggest songs on the collaborative playlist here.
  • After Party: BYOB (Bring Your Own Boogie!*)  Dance the night away into the wee hours at City Point Beach in South Boston.
  • *Use your imagination for what the second “B” can also stand for, but please remember to carry out what you bring in!

    Here’s your lookbook, in 3+ simple steps… (Step 2 will blow your mind!!)
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    Let’s Be Twinsies – Lookbook

    Bike Partiers,

    Get ready to double the pleasure & double the fun! Boston Bike Party turns two this month so find a buddy, or 2 or 3 or 4, and declare, “Let’s Be Twinsies!”

    With our doppelgangers by our side, we’ll experience deja vu with a Bike Party highlights tour of Boston. Maybe we’ll find Waldo and replicate some sheep. Perhaps we’ll spot celebrity duos while avoiding an attack of the clones. Either way, we’re sure to be like peas in a pod rolling down the double-laned roads of Boston. Get ready for the Terrific Twos!

    Suggest songs on the collaborative playlist here:
    https://open.spotify.com/user/aswiley/playlist/08CSBAq0dfVJq70DNucLoN

    Friday, May 8, 7:30pm
    Departs from Copley Square
    Facebook Event
    After Party: Flat Top Johnny’s, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

    Here’s your lookbook…

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    The Birds and The Bees – Lookbook

    Bike Partiers,

    It’s time for the birds and the bees to start pollinatin’ if you catch our buzz. Grab your yellow jackets, put some petals on your pedals, and get ready to soar with this amazing flock! After taking flight, we’ll shake our tail feathers at a party nest and swarm our way to some sweet sweet nectar at the after party!

    Friday, April 10, 7:30pm
    Departs from Copley Square
    Facebook Event
    Route: 8 miles
    After Party: Flat Top Johnny’s (Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA)

    Here’s your lookbook . . .
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    Divas, Dolls, & Drag – Lookbook

    Bike partiers,

    We’re going vogue for Women’s History month and celebrating the divas, the dolls, and the drag aficionados among us. It’s time to channel your karaoke idols, unpack your vintage attire, and experiment with the joys of cycling in a dress. Pull out your feather boas and don’t go easy on the glitter! Free your mind and join us for one flawless ride.

    Friday, March 13, 7:30pm
    Departs from Copley Square
    Facebook Event
    Route and After Party: TBD

    Here’s our lookbook . . .
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