it’s coming. We’ve been warned; the signs are all there: dropping temperatures, naked trees, frozen bike lanes…That’s right, we thought so too..Boston’s about to enter its next ICE AGE. This month, come chill with Boston Bike Party, because ain’t no party like a glacial, multi-million year (you’re gonna need a warm pair of socks!) ICE AGE Bike Party! Check out the LookBook below for tips on how to survive this Friday’s impending ICEAGE!
Ticket to launch, artwork by Mikk Olli (Photo: Amy Leung)
On Friday, November 14th, over 170 space travelers gathered at the the Boston Bike Party Space Agency (BBPSA) launchpad at Copley Square to explore outer space, making history on the first ever Boston Bike Party Space Odyssey. Tag your friends in our Spacebook photo album, and check out the recap below on what we discovered when we ventured into space, the final frontier:
It’s hard for me to imagine a Boston before Bike Party (what was I even doing with my life on 2nd Fridays of every month if not dressing up as a Fung Wah bus to ride bikes with hundreds of people?!) , but just eighteen months ago, Boston Bike Party was nothing more than a neat idea I was discussing with two others over margaritas at Lone Star Taco Bar in Allston. Eighteen Bike Parties later we have many people to be thankful for who have helped make Boston Bike Party possible:
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?
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.
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)
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)
Track us live here: http://glympse.com/0CGP-7YNA Here’s our route for tonight’s “Boston Bike Party Goes To College” ride! Running late? No problem! You’ll also be able to track where the ride is live here See you all tonight!
Start: Copley Sq., Boston, 7:30pm
Party Stop: Fort Washington Park, Cambridge
After-party: Cornwall’s, 654 Beacon St. Boston.
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