‘Tis the season for a festive bike party! Grab that disco ball, string those colorful tree lights on your bike, and wear something bright and flashy because this month’s ride is a holiday SPARKLE MOTION bike party! (light-up, shiny, or holiday costumes highly encouraged!)
Welcome, Boston Bike Party Class of 2013!
Did you know there are 58 colleges and universities in Boston alone? This month, join us and ride bikes with Boston’s largest, most fun group bike ride in back-to-school style!
UPDATE: The ride is postponed to next Thursday, 8/22. Now there’s more time to invite your friends!
There’s a chance of rain and some colder weather tonight, but the Boston weather is fickle so we’re hoping for the best. We want to know if you (bike partiers) would like to postpone the ride for a later date, or chance it and slog through the weather. We’re all bundled up and ready for either option, we just want your input!
Stay tuned. We will post the final decision on Facebook and Twitter once it’s made.
UPDATE! The ride has been postponed until next Thursday, 8/22. Now there is more time to invite your friends!
UPDATE! There’s a poll whether to postpone the ride until the 22nd. Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter!
Our first themed bike ride: DOWN BY THE BOARDWALK
It’s summer, its hot outside, but when the sun goes down the BOARDWALK is the place to be and be seen. Enjoy beautiful summer night on the boardwalk with us.
Come dressed in your favorite summer night boardwalk attire! Maybe its classy Jackie-O sunglasses in your hair, Maybe is a beach towel around your waist, Maybe your inspiration comes from the Jersey Shore… Tan-lines and beach wear welcome!
This ride will be on Tuesday, August 13th. As before, we will be meeting at 7:30pm in Dewey Square in front of South Station. We roll out at 8pm, but we’ve got a few quick announcements before hand, and that gives you time to meet some of your fellow bike partiers before the ride!
This month we are going to check out some great biking places in JP, and get a bit of nature in along the Emerald Necklace while we’re at it. The ride will finish in Allston where we can grab drinks and a bite to eat.
Like always, we’ll meet on the second Tuesday (July 9th) at 7:30pm in Dewey Square, near South Station. We ride off at 8pm. You can check out the route map on Ride With GPS. We’ll have the music trailer towed by Jon Ramos blasting out some tunes for the ride. You can add your own music to the playlist on Spotify – bike dancing encouraged!
The best place to keep up with the montly Boston Bike Party is on Facebook!
We’ve got another ride going on tomorrow! Last month we toured South Boston and ended up near Fenway, but we are mixing it up this month and touring North Boston, Charlestown, Navy Yard, and a sweet trail along the Charles River.
Bring a bike or pick up a hubway near the starting point to join us for a night of riding around Boston!
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Time: Meet at 7:30pm, Ride at 8pm
Place: Dewey Square Plaza, in front of South Station, Boston, MA
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We’ve also got new tunes this time. You can add your favorite party music to our playlist on Spotify.
Just a reminder, everybody stay safe! We’d like to promote biking in Boston, not make everybody hate cyclists. With that goal, keep some things in mind:
- Bring bike lights! Blinkies, glow sticks, and disco balls welcome!
- Keep to the right lane and off of sidewalks
- Never ride against traffic
- Stop at red lights
- Ride straight and predictably
- Ride smart. Don’t ride inebriated or unsafely.
- Remind others to be safe. Help remind others who aren’t following the rules.
- Stick together! It isn’t a race to the end, it’s a social ride together. If the group is held back, wait. If you’re falling back (which is hard) catch up!
- You are each responsible for your behavior! All participants ride at their own risk.
To keep up to date, follow the event on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. We will be posting updates on Twitter before and during the ride so people can follow our progress and join us later if they are a bit late. If you’ve got anything to share you can post to the Facebook event page, tell us on Twitter @BostonBikeParty or with #BostonBikeParty!
As always, ride safe and ride often!
You know that great thing that happened last month called Boston Bike Party? Well, it’s going to happen again, and you should be there! Music, bikes, friends, and a nice casual touring route around a beautiful city to celebrate biking in Boston.
If you’ve got some great bike party tunes, then put them up on our Spotify playlist!
It’s going to happen on June 11th , route TBD – check up on this website, twitter, or on Facebook for more info. In case you forgot, or (gasp) missed the first one, here’s a video of the first Boston Bike Party to get you sufficiently teased.
Thanks to Fabien Rousselot for the video, and Nathaniel Fink for the cover photo!
YOU ARE AMAZING. THANK YOU EVERYONE for coming out and bringing the PARTY ON WHEELS: Awesome music on bikes from a playlist YOU helped create, drum-bikers on cowbell, bike lights and glow sticks bringing style, unicycles with giant wheels, and over 350 bikes total spreading smiles around South Boston…Now THAT’S what we call an incredible first ever BOSTON BIKE PARTY!!!
HUGE, HUGE THANKS to Boston Bikes, Boston Police, and Massachusetts State Police for helping to keep the group together and safe! Don’t forget to thank a Police Officer for helping make Boston Bike Party amazing if you run into them again!
BOSTON BIKE PARTY IS A MONTHLY BIKE PARTY on the SECOND TUESDAY of every month this summer!
STAY IN TOUCH to find out about future rides by liking Boston Bike Party on Facebook or bookmarking BostonBikeParty.com! E-mail us at BostonBikeParty@gmail.com or post on our Facebook wall!
PS. Many apologies to everyone who missed the start of the ride! We left a tad early in cooperation with Boston PD, but will do what we can to avoid confusion next time!
We love you all, see you again very soon!
-The Boston Bike Party Crew
The bike party tonight meets in Dewey Square Plaza (across from South Station) at 7:30pm. It’s a BYOB (bring your own bike) event, but there is also a Hubway station nearby for those that want one for the evening. We won’t be riding fast, because it’s a fun, social ride with music – not a race. It’s also meant to jive with traffic, so don’t instigate anything but good times with drivers, pedestrians, and our fellow cyclists and partiers.
We will be blasting some tunes from a towed speaker system. If you want to see the list or add some songs, they are here on Spotify (if you don’t have Spotify it’s free). If you want to bring your own system with your bike, that would be great! Feel free to download our playlist from Spotify or play your own tunes, there should be plenty of room for music bikes to spread out.
Here is the route map, although if you follow the music towed by our own Jon Ramos you’ll stick with us.
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