BBP Nov ’14 – A Space Odyssey – LookBook

This month, join Boston Bike Party on a Space Odyssey as we journey to galaxies far, far, away, destination unknown.

  • Launchpad: Copley Sq.
  • Date: November, 14, 2014
  • Time: 7:30pm, liftoff at 8pm
  • Facebook Event

Preparing or liftoff in 5…4…3…2…1….


E.T. bike home

astronaut on bike

where we’re going, we don’t need bike lanes (Image Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/10485011606154965/)

Marvinmartian on bike2

Beware of villains in space. (image source: http://forums.teamestrogen.com/archive/index.php/t-34808.html)

Star Trek Premiere Soap Box

Ain’t nothing like cruisin’ in a Starship Enterprise with the hood down, feeling the vacuum of space in your hair. (Image source: http://www.damngeeky.com/2013/06/10/11880/homemade-soapbox-starship-steals-the-show-at-star-trek-into-the-darkness-2013-premiere.html)


Be one with space face. (Image source: http://imgarcade.com/1/night-sky-costume/)


Lightspeed head protection is crucial. (DIY instructions here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Silver-Disco-Costume/)

signs tin hats

Don’t let solar winds get your down. Always use protection. (image source: “Signs”, 2002)


Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya! (Image source: https://twitter.com/iamtoddkaiser/status/178605403553275905)

pacman bike

Never pass up the opportunity to embrace a good space chase. (Image source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/10485011606154926/)


A space odyssey? Yip, yip ,yip, yip yip yip yippppp! (Image source: http://velokat.blogspot.com/)

planet costume

Intergalactic, planetary. (Image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvHj0vovQHI)


Please, no Kryptonite U-Locks on this space odyssey.


I got the whoooole, world, in my bike wheels! (Image source: http://www.sidebysidecsr.co.uk/beta/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/bike-planet.jpg)

alien costumes

Space is a great place to meet new friends. (Image source:) http://vegasmotherrunner.com/2014/08/11/et-full-moon-midnight-race-recap-and-a-larabar-winner/)

bottle jetpack

Soda-powered space travel is a great way to explore the galaxy. (DIY jetpacks: http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2012/04/super-sci-fi-rocket-fueled-jet-pack.html)

Thinking of skipping this Space Odyssey?

I’m sorry, Bike Partier. I’m afraid you can’t do that.


BBP_RvsD-800 WP

Robots vs. Dinosaurs! – LookBook

Bike Partiers,

Prehistoric evolution may have shaped T-rexes to be lean, mean, tiny-armed, fightin’ machines, but machines have evolved to go to space, reproduce themselves, and even vacuum your floors, all without the need for humans!

This month, bike party needs your help deciding which creature would be best for world-domination on bikes: robots or dinosaurs?

Check out our lookbook below to help you decide!


Garlic breath is not always a bad thing (source: http://ericjoyner.com/)

Pew pew pew!! (source: http://kosmixmedia.com/jurassic-park/)

Pew pew pew!!
(source: http://kosmixmedia.com/jurassic-park/)

(Source: http://schmoesknow.com/power-rangers-movie-gets-a-release-date/27984/)

(Source: http://schmoesknow.com/power-rangers-movie-gets-a-release-date/27984/)

World domination begins with Hollywood! (Image source: http://barney.wikia.com/wiki/Barney_Through_the_Years)

World domination begins with Hollywood!
(Image source: http://barney.wikia.com/wiki/Barney_Through_the_Years)

(Source: http://heartymagazine.com/blog/costume-help)

(Source: http://heartymagazine.com/blog/costume-help)


(source: http://www.mikejoos.com/2011/03/c3po-riding-bike-with-r2d2-and-r2d1.html)

(Source: http://www.cubebreaker.com/dinosaur-bike/)

(Source: http://www.cubebreaker.com/dinosaur-bike/)

flinstones bike

Vintage bikes are easy to find on Craigslist. (source: http://emersonlinodownloads.blogspot.com/2014/02/curiosidades-tecnologias-estranhas.html)

(source: http://earnthis.net/brian-terrills-100-film-favorites-30-wall-e/)

Robot-a-cube (source: http://earnthis.net/brian-terrills-100-film-favorites-30-wall-e/)

futurama bender bicycle

Straight cruisin’

(Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/206250857909030650/)

(Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/206250857909030650/)


This velociraptor followed Bike Partier and drum-biker Greg Hum home from work one day…Clever girl.

You Have The Best Taste In Music

Bike Partiers,

Every month, we ask you to submit music to our ride playlists, and every month, you continue to impress us with your excellent music tastes every. single. month! Like that time we hosted a Riot Grrrl themed ride in March and you helped us create this excellent playlist of songs celebrating women everywhere. Or that time you had us laughing in tears when “If your dad doesn’t have a beard, you’ve got two mums” came on at last November’s “Novembeard vs. MOvember” ride. All we have to say is, THANK YOU for helping make Boston Bike Party a true party on wheels.

Getting our dance on at Boston Bike Party: Bike Prom! (Photo: Sarah Nichols)

Getting our dance on at Boston Bike Party: Bike Prom! (Photo: Sarah Nichols)

In fact, you’ve done such a good job of helping us curate playlists for every ride, I’ve found these playlists working their way into non-bike party aspects of my life.  Favorite music to get me pumped up in the morning bike commute as the weather gets chilly? “Down by the Boardwalk” and “Heatwave” playlists keep me warm. Feeling nostalgic about college and my alma mater? “Boston Bike Party Goes to College” features Beach Boys’ “Be True to Your School” and Dropkick Murphy’s “I’m Shipping Up To Boston!” I don’t even have to think about curating a playlist for parties anymore. I’ll just throw on any of our summer bike party playlists or the “Bike Prom” playlist if I’m feeling dancey-pantsy.

So below are all the playlists you’ve helped us put together for Boston Bike Party since May 2013, our very first Bike Party ever.  Be sure to check ‘em out and “Follow” any ones you fancy.

Happy Friday!

Boston Bike Party Goes to College (Sept 2014)

Bike Prom (Jume 2014)

Boston Bike Party Turns 1! (May 2014)

Boston Red Socks (April 2014)

RIOT GRRRL (March 2014)

Heat Wave! (January 2014)

Novembeard vs. MOvember (November 2013)

Halloween Bike Ride (Collaboration with www.HalloweenBikeride.net, October 2013)

Oktoberfest! (October 2013)

Back to School (September 2013)

Down by the Boardwalk! (August 2013)

August 2013 (Rained out pre-bike party)

July 2013 Boston Bike Party

June 2013 Boston Bike Party

First Boston Bike Party (May 2013)


We’re Bringing Boston Bike Party to Hub on Wheels 2014

If you’ve been to Boston Bike Party, then you know how awesome it is to ride with hundreds of people on bikes…but if you’ve ever ridden with the City of Boston’s annual Hub on Wheels, then you know how EPIC it is to ride with 5,000 people on bikes on a car-free Storrow Drive. Yes, you read that correctly. For one morning a year, 5,000 people of all ages on bikes storm Storrow drive, and that morning is coming up THIS Sunday. And we’re bringing the Bike Party (and our sounds system) to Hub on Wheels.

  • We’ll be rolling slow for the first 10 miles with our bike party sound system, then rolling into the Harpoon tent at Government Center.
  • Register here on the Boston Bike Party team using promo code BOSBikeParty14 to get $10 off registration (must sign up by the 19th)
  • Meet at 28 State St. at 7:45am on Sunday 10635912_350402555118042_408829252207904585_n

Every year I bring out the drum-bike for Hub on Wheels, and here’s what that looked like in 2012:

Jon Ramos, Bike Party organizer sound system guru, will be leading the charge on Sunday! Join our Facebook event and invite friends here.

The Hub on Wheels is Boston’s LARGEST bike ride. With somewhere around 5 jillion participants, and a ride down Storrow Drive, it’s a bike party fo-shizzle. This ride is hosted by Boston Bikes, and it truly is a highlight every year. But what is missing? We’ll tell you whats missing: FRIENDS & MUSIC.

We’ll drag the music trailer for the Storrow Drive portion (10 miles) at regular bike party speed, then we’ll just buddy up and continue on for the 30 or 50 mile loops at whatever pace you like. After the ride: DRINKS in the Harpoon Beer Tent (woot!)

The ride rolls out at 8:00am so lets meet up at 7:45 in little plaza area at 28 State Street (map: http://goo.gl/maps/S6tRx)

Registration is needed to participate which you can do here:



Boston Bike Party Goes to College – Playlist Submissions

Bike Partiers,

Help us put together a playlist as we move into September and get our class schedules ready for college! (and check out our LookBook for this month’s ride if you haven’t yet!)

college pennants

To add music to the submissions playlist:

  • Open and log into Spotify.
  • Click the “Play” button on the playlist above (or click this link). The playlist will start playing.
  • Click on the “Follow” button Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 4.42.16 PMat the top of the Spotify playlist to add the playlist to your sidebar.
  • Drag songs to the playlist!

Submissions open until the day of the ride!

Boston Bike Party Goes To College – LookBook

In Boston, something very special happen every September. A great migration of colorful, beautiful, free-spirits flock to the city from all over the world in search of improving their lives, while also coming of age. This month, we welcome you to join us in this soul-searching adventure on bikes, because this month, Boston Bike Party Goes to College!

  • Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
  • Copley Square
  • Ride Departs at 7:30pm
  • Facebook Event Page
  • Route & After Party location coming soon

Here’s your inspiration for coming prepared to Bike Party this month:

college pennants

We’re Number Fun! We’re Number Fun! (Image source: http://rownewyork.org/college-pride-week-redefines-the-application-process-from-fearful-to-fierce/)

swagga suit

Break out that college onesie! (image source: http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlesports/2013/05/24/the-swagga-suit-is-back-for-wsu/#5297103=0&12577101=14)


Make some NOOOISE! (image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCLA_Bruin_Marching_Band)

bu terrier vs bc eagle

Let’s be friends! (image source: http://www.bu.edu/bostonia/web/fenway/)




BYOB (Bring your own bike!) (Image source: http://www.adventure-journal.com/2013/09/the-daily-bike-pbr-man/)

We promise, going back to college with Boston Bike Party will feel less like this:

and more like this:

graduation diplomas



Boston (T) Party – Print Your Own T!

We want to make sure you’re ready to celebrate Boston’s favorite subway system on bikes with us this Friday (have you seen the LookBook yet?), so we made some printable cut-outs for you to come ride as your favorite T line! Just print, cut, and stick, and voila…Insta-T!

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(Adaptation of MBTA logo by Sarah Nichols)


(Adaptation of MBTA logo by Sarah Nichols)

Full-page logos:

thanks to Sarah Nichols for creating these!

Now it’ll be even easier to dress your tandem up as the T!

Boston (T) Party – LookBook

In 1897, Boston became home to America’s first ever Subway, which we now lovingly know as the “T,” complete with green lines, red lines, orange lines, blue lines, and even silver lines! This month, Boston Bike Party is celebrating with a Boston T Party! Which line are you? Check out our Lookbook below for party inspiration!

Ride departs at 7:30pm from Copley Sq. outside Trinity Church!


So many lines to choose from! So many places to go!! (Image source: http://www.custommade.com/wood-boston-mbta-subway-station-sign/by/mbtagifts/)

Boghosian_Charlie Card1_MET

Have you seen this man? http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/07/21/mbta-insists-has-plenty-charliecards-but-stations-seem-bereft/fbDnR898AXnCnUw9pFrccN/story.html)


This Red Line doesn’t even need tracks! (Image source: http://www.universalhub.com/node/17522)


Orange line is the new black. (Image source: http://www.judgeyourcity.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/IMG_20131010_165944.jpg)

Photo by Ed Morita

Do you love the Green Line? We do! (Image Source: http://sf.funcheap.com/funcheaps-shamrock-st-patricks-weekend-bash-soma/)


Teach your kids to ride the T young! (Image source: http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/route-39.jpg)


Just follow the Silver Line to get to Logan Airport. (Image source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/374995106443957402/)

Commuting home is just a matter of taking the purple commuter rail. (Image H/T http://www.forum.ox.pl/showthread.php?933-Uliczny-grajek)

The T Commuter Rail  (Image H/T http://www.forum.ox.pl/showthread.php?933-Uliczny-grajek)


I’m blue line, da ba dee da ba die (Image source: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/brooke-shields-bizarre-and-wonderful-citi-bike-halloween-costume-is-a-must-see/brooke-shields-citibike-halloween/)

Safey first!  (Source:www.mbtagifts.com)

The T makes safety a #1 priority!


“Give me a T! What does that spell? T!!!!!” (Image source: www.mbtagifts.com)

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