You did it again. Not only did you come out and prove that you know how to have a great time on bikes, you showed us that you really know how to rocks a fine pair of red socks. By our counts over 176 riders came out on Tuesday. Here are some things that really impressed us about the latest Boston Bike Party ride, Boston Red Socks!
This month for Boston Red Socks! we enlisted the graphic prowess of Bike Partier and local graphic designer Stephanie Bianchi, who summed up the awesomeness of wearing red socks in Boston for our spoke cards:
Here’s Stephanie rocking the red at the ride:
We asked Stephanie what her bike’s spirit animal was, and she said:
Freddie Mercury. He was pretty flamboyant when I bought him – leopard print seat, moustache handlebars… everything!
Which is pretty fitting given if you ever meet Steph in person you’ll notice the rainbow of creativity shooting out of her head:
This month we are looking for music that makes a fashion statement as a TEAM (Bike Party team Boston Red Socks, of course!); songs about moving your feet in style. Songs that make you want to move your feet. Songs about the warmth of red and the first month spring. Songs of the awesomeness of wearing red socks in Boston together while riding bikes!
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 at 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!
Props to Aleta Wiley for kicking off the playlist with the perfect first submission (which we’ll just have to play on repeat for the entire ride if you don’t help us with music :P):
For our next Bike Party ride Boston Bike Party is making a fashion statement. With the seasons changing and springtime here, what better way to celebrate the season for love and warmth in Boston than by showing off the loveliest and warmest of colors on your pedal-pushers with red socks! We ride Tuesday, April 8th, rolling out from Copley Sq. outside Trinity Church at 7:30pm!
Facebook Event: Invite your friends!
Playlist: Help us put together the playlist for Boston Red Socks!
Sock Drive: Bring some NEW white socks to donate to Healthcare for the Homeless Program’s sock drive!
After-party: Party with us after the ride at Cornwall’s in Kenmore Square!
Below is the “LookBook” for Boston Red Socks! (an idea we’re borrowing from San Francisco Bike Party), your guide to dressing up for the occasion, because after all, we’re a party on wheels!
UPDATE: Mount Olympus! has been RESCHEDULED to THURSDAY FEB 20!, Departing at 7:30pm from Dewey Sq.
According to ancient Bike Party legend, the 12 great Olympians gathered every month atop Mount Olympus to ride bicycles and drink nectar while discussing and deciding the fate of mere mortals. This month, the ancient Bike Party Olympians reunite!
We suspected Aleta was awesome when she showed up to our Novembeard VS. Movember ride with 100 cupcakes and fed 100 bike partiers with happiness baked to perfection. Our suspicion was confirmed when she kept coming on bike party rides even as temperatures dipped well below freezing! This week in our ongoing “Bike Party Winter Styles” series of blog posts, Aleta Wiley shares her secrets to staying warm AND windproof while riding her bike this winter:
You continue to impress us by showing up to our rides even in the winter! How do you keep riding even when the temperature gets below freezing, we wondered! So we figured we’d ask some of you to solve this mystery.
Today we catch up with Bike Partier Amy Leung, who helps Bike Party take fantastic photos on rides (photos by Bo Daley).