May BBP Ride Info!

HEY BIKE PARTIERS!

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THIS MONTH’S RIDE:

1) We are moving our start time FROM THIS MONTH FORWARD to MEET at 6:30, ROLL OUT at 7pm sharp! This is to accommodate for how early some of our after parties will have to wrap up (sometimes 11pm), depending on the zoning of the area! SPREAD THE WORD, DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND!

2) We are hard at work at negotiating an MOU with the city that will allow Bike Party to continue well into the future! That said, we have not yet reached agreement. Due to the crazy liability issues of our amazing event, until this is signed we are going to operate this month under the WEST COAST RULES, i.e. stopping at red lights! Remind yourself of how it all works here. We PROMISE you that this is not the last you will see of the giant mass rides of old, have patience! (and if you are an experienced attorney or contract negotiator, give us a call!)

3) Here’s the route! Take a look! Also be sure to print out a few cue sheets for you and your friends, in case you need them to catch up!

4) review what you need to bring for a bike party!

5) This month we are ending at the Open Walls Baltimore 2 Closing Party! It’s gonna be the biggest event in town by far and you don’t want to miss it! For more info about what we’ll be joining in on check here.

6) as usual, there will be food trucks with lots of grub to eat!

7) there will be drink tickets sold for our usual low-low price of $4 each or 3 for $10. Heavy Seas will be there with beer and now for you gluten-free types we will ALSO HAVE WINE!

8) in order to drink, you need a wrist band! so bring your ID and be sure to find one of our ID checkers (near the ticket tents) there is NO COST for a wristband!

9) remember to bring your lock and review how to lock your bike up! there WILL be a BIKE CORRAL by Red Emma’s with a SECURITY GUARD but you should still lock your bikes together!

10) AFTER the after party, Liam Flynn’s, Wind-up Space, The Crown, and Club Charles will all be open so stick around and enjoy the night!
Can’t wait to see you all Friday!!!

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May Bike Party: Prom!

Hey Bike Partiers! It’s that time of year again! Grab your tux or dress and best guy/gal for another great bike party soiree!
Bike Prom

Four VERY IMPORTANT things to know for this month’s ride:

1. WE ARE MOVING OUR START TIME: MEET at 6:30 ROLL OUT AT 7PM. This will give us more time for the afterparty!

We will still be meeting at St. Mary’s Park on the last Friday of this (and every) month.

2. We will be operating under West Coast ride rules.  This means we will stop at red lights and obey all other traffic signals.

3. Our AFTER PARTY this month is going to be AMAZING. We have partnered with Station North to join their Open Walls Baltimore 2 Closing Party. That means along with the usual food trucks, beer (and wine!), and dancing, we will have the whole block of North Ave between Charles and Maryland shut down just for us with live music! MAJOR national performers Mike Q, DJ Class, Big Freedia, and DJ ANGELBABY will all be performing!

4. To put on this killer party, we need LOTS of helping hands. Check out the volunteer opportunities here and sign up for one of our short shifts if you can!

This is a Bike Party you DON’T want to miss!

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RAIN UPDATE

HEY BIKE PARTIERS!!!!

It has been a long and arduous afternoon watching the doppler but after much debate we have decided that it is in the best interest of the SAFETY and HAPPINESS of participants that we NOT ride in the impending weather conditions.

I know this comes as a total bummer, but 24 un-affected bike parties was a good run! Lets hope we get 2 more years of no rain after this month!

SO, the AFTER PARTY is STILL ON, and it STARTS AT 7! go ahead and walk, bike, drive, uber/lyft/zipcar, prance your way up to the 900 BLOCK OF WHITELOCK in Reservoir hill with your galoshes and join us for a great party! we have plenty of canopy tents set up to keep you dry!

IF you REALLY wanna BIKE to the after party, there will be a group that DEPARTS at 7:30 from St Mary’s Park and heads pretty much directly to the party!

SO SPREAD THE WORD AND COME DRINK AND DANCE IN THE RAIN WITH US!

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April BBP Update #2

HEY BIKE PARTIERS! Here’s What You Need To Know About Tonight’s Ride! (Part II)

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I hope you are all excited about tonight! There are some looming weather concerns, but you should PLAN AS THOUGH THE RIDE IS ON.

Here is a map of the route https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=202724348976047122233.0004f6f064aef20d5b11d&msa=0
And here is a cue sheet with turn-by-turn directions https://www.facebook.com/groups/275878782500783/625897854165539/

SO, what are our options?!? well, no matter what THE BLOCK PARTY/AFTER PARTY IS ON. as for the ride, one of 3 things will happen!

1) the WEATHER IS FINE, or the weather CLEARS UP by ride time: we ride, we party, we rejoice

2) there is LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT RAIN: if you feel BOLD (which you should) come ride with us! if riding in the rain is just not your idea of fun (and that’s okay) then you should head on over to the after party and we will meet you there! The party is part of a larger block party that starts at 7pm and is RAIN OR SHINE.

3) there is HEAVY OR CONSTANT RAIN all evening: we already paid for the permits, scheduled the beer/wine vendors, the food trucks, the DJ, and 17(!) canopy tents to set up at the block party. we may CANCEL THE RIDE, BUT NOT THE AFTER PARTY. head on over to the block party (which starts at 7) anyway and join in the fun! we have 17 CANOPY TENTS to keep you dry! PAY ATTENTION TO THE EVENT PAGE or the WEBSITE to see if we cancel the ride portion. We will make this decision sometime BEFORE 4 PM.

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

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APRIL BBP Update #1!

HEY BIKE PARTIERS! What You Need To Know For This Month! (Part 1)

Holy Cow it’s our 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! this is Bike Party #25 and you don’t want to miss it!

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(There are potentially some tweaks that will need to be made for the ride, so stay tuned for that information! We can tell you for sure that we will START at St Mary’s Park, MEET at 7pm, ROLL OUT at 7:30. We will tour through Reservoir Hill, up around Mondawmin and Coppin State, Liberty Heights, Woodberry and Hampden. It’ll be a great ride!)

for the afterparty, here is a map of the layout showing you all the fun to be had! https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zt8tteucVIes.kutFCkO9Xbjc

As for the rest of what you need to know:

1) review what you need to bring for a bike party!http://baltimorebikeparty.com/what-to-bring/

2) review the basic rules of how we ride to stay safe and happy!http://baltimorebikeparty.com/how-we-ride/

3) as usual, there will be food trucks with lots of grub to eat!

4) there will be drink tickets sold for our usual low-low price of $4 or 3 for $10. Heavy Seas will be there with beer and now for you gluten-free types we will ALSO HAVE WINE! not only wine but there will be VODKA SLUSHIES as well thanks to our partners at St. Francis Neighborhood Center 1 ticket = 1 drink.

5) in order to drink, you need a wrist band! so bring your ID and be sure to find one of our ID checkers (near the ticket tent) there is NO COST for a wristband!

6) remember to bring your lock and review how to lock your bike up!http://baltimorebikeparty.com/2013/11/18/a-guide-to-locking-up-in-baltimore/
there WILL be a BIKE CORRAL (see map above) with a SECURITY GUARD but you should still lock your bike up to a friend at least!

7) you will also notice along with the usual photo booth and DJ our community partners will have games to play! the Whitelock Community Farm will also be open for anyone to come check out!

We are VERY excited about this upcoming season and there are tons of reasons you should be too! so be sure to confirm you are coming and invite all your friends so they know to come too! BIKE PARTAAAAAY!!!!

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April Bike Party: Green Acres!

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Hey Bike Partiers! Welcome to spring!

We’re kicking off the season with the rootin’est tootin’est hoedown you’ll see this side of the Bay! Grab your straw hat, overalls, and all your friends and come join us as we once again parade around our lovely city en masse followed by the usual rockin afterparty!

This month the after party will be joining up with our partners Whitelock Community Farm St. Francis Neighborhood Center and the Mount Royal Community Development Corporation for a huge block party! Food trucks, photobooth, dancing, beer (and wine!). All the things you love!

Ready to take your Bike Party to the next level?  Try volunteering this month!  It’s a great way to meet other partiers and contribute to the magic of Bike Party, plus you get 2 free drink tickets!

Stay tuned for plenty of updates this week, but you KNOW you wanna go and you KNOW you want to bring all your friends, so spread the word! Lets kick off this season right!

Logistical Stuff:

meet at St Mary’s Park in Seton Hill at 7pm!

ride starts at 7:30 sharp!

we are back to our summer ride mode, which means parade style, with police escorts, corking, and staying as one big group! (more info on this to come)

be sure to remind yourself 1) how we ride and 2) what to bring!

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March Bike Party: Animals!

As always, meet at St Mary’s Park at 7pm!

1) Here is the route: https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=202724348976047122233.0004f5473cf0afa628703&msa=0&ll=39.283892,-76.596336&spn=0.048497,0.102997

2) Remember this is our last month under WINTER MODE: That means WAITING at red lights and NO CORKING! Refresh yourself on the policy here: http://baltimorebikeparty.com/2013/11/26/west-coast-bike-party-rules-winter-mode/

3) Remember to bring the essentials! Bundle up. It’s going to be warmer than the rest of this week, but not too warm! http://baltimorebikeparty.com/what-to-bring/

4) We will be finishing at World of Beer in Locust Point! There will be food and drink specials for us! (still waiting to hear exactly what those will be)

5) There is a loooooooooong fence behind World of Beer that practically everyone’s bike should fit on! Please lock up there. http://baltimorebikeparty.com/2013/11/18/a-guide-to-locking-up-in-baltimore/

6) The weather will be WARM on friday, but there is also a high chance of rain! At the moment the ride is still ON. If anything changes it will be posted HERE ON THE EVENT PAGE. **NOTE** if the ride is canceled, there is no make up ride for the month, you are still welcome to come out to the bar (World of Beer) via bike, car, taxi, Uber, horse, whatever! and have a blast with us!

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