January 19: First Boston Bike Party of 2018!

Mark your calendars: the first Boston Bike Party of 2018 will be the THIRD Friday of the month on January 19.  There might be record-breaking frostbite-inducing temps outside but we’ll be keeping things hot for the short ride and mega after party! Stay tuned for details.

Ugly Sweaters: Lookbook

This month at Bike Party, it’s time to wear our hearts on our sleeves as we get cozy in our favorite freak-flying sweaters!

Hugged by clashing colors and delightfully dreadful designs, we will thread through the city as a blur of offbeat, toasty fashion.  Bizarre, hideous patterns will rule the night and stay right on top as our ride unravels into its afterparty, highlighted by an abundance of argyle and glimmers of glitter.  From whimsical wool to funky fleece, come warm our hearts with your tackiest textiles!

Keep reading for inspiration on how to knit together some bold styles!

 

Bring out your 90s colors! (source)

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Boston Bike Party Presents: March of the Penguins!

This month, travel to the Southern Hemisphere and join Boston Bike Party on a March of the Penguins! This is the time to break out that tuxedo you’ve only worn once or huddle under all your black & white layers. Hatch up some cool & creative ideas, and don’t forget to add a bowtie! We’ll be pedaling our happy feet all across town!


Artwork by Robert Mulak

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!

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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.

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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:
http://www.bostoncyclingcelebration.com/hubonwheels.html

 

Boston Bike Party Goes to College – Route

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.

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!)

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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:

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We’re Number Fun! We’re Number Fun!

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