BBP: Pool Party 7/28

Alright Baltimore Bike Pool-Partiers!

Don’t worry if your bike isn’t beach-bod ready… everyone’s invited to get wet and wild at Bike Party’s “Pool” Party! Grab your floaties and your flippy floppys and join us for this month’s ride ending with a block party in Highlandtown.

We’ll meet at St. Mary’s Park and roll out at 7pm sharp. Check back for the route and more details in the coming weeks. While you’re patiently waiting, check out this link to see how we ride.

Ride, Respect, Revelry,
Baltimore Bike Party

*Note no pool will be submergable in this Bike Party. It’s a theme friends 🙂

Photo courtesy of Homagni Batista

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Ride, Respect Reverly

It’s summer! It’s that incredible time when more and more of your bike-loving friends and soon-to-be-friends come out to ride the streets of Baltimore. Maybe you’ve been riding with us all year, maybe this is your first ride of 2017 (welcome back!), either way, tonight we once again spread the love and revelry through the streets of Baltimore!
We wanna take you back real quick to Bike Party’s humble beginnings 5 years ago (what? 5 years? Yeah… we’re half a decade old, baby!). At that time, there were rides centered on racing through Baltimore, there we rides centered on taking back the streets, but there was nothing that fully tapped into the joy biking can bring to a city. Baltimore Bike Party did (#nbd).
How does Bike Party do it? How is it that Bike Party is 5 years old? Because of you. Because you as Bike Partiers ride with respect and revelry and SO many of you volunteer your time and $$ to manage the logistics of each event. Because we celebrate these pothole-ridden streets and cheer the loudest when bike infrastructure is implemented. We respect others on the road and stop at lights (yeah… we do. And if you forgot how, check out this link).
Simply put, Bike Party spreads the love. So tonight, and every night you ride, that’s what we expect. We expect you to give love to Baltimore. We expect you to feel a whole lotta love from this city right back. And if you don’t feel that love, take a hint from a 2000s theme-appropriate song, “gon’ brush your shoulders off.”
Ride, Respect, Revelry,
Baltimore Bike Party
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BBP: 2000s 6/30/17

It’s time Bike Party transports back to Livin’ la Vida Loca. When you could don your trucker hat, pile on the frosted lip gloss, put your white earbuds in (the iPod just came out people!), and start working on the best away message for your AIM.

Let’s drop it like it’s hot in and bring back the first decade of the 2000s! Bike Party will start as usual at St. Mary’s Park and end this month at Lexington Market. This will be our first full outdoor party and is sure to be a big one so brush up on how we ride here.

So whether you feel most connected to Big Pimpin’ and the yacht life or want to shake it like a Polaroid picture join us on the 30th!

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Here’s the route

2. Turn-by-turn directions here 

3. Meet as usual at 6:30 at St Mary’s Park in Seton Hill and roll out at 7pm SHARP.

4. This is our first full outdoor party and we are pumped to be at Lexington Market! There will be food vendors from the Market serving up some pretty incredible options so come hungry!

5. Heavy Seas Beer will have three refreshing choices for us. Wristbands are free, but you MUST bring your ID!

6. Tickets for drinks are $4 each or $10 for 3. Cash is king, but we do accept cards (will be charged $1 extra per transaction)

7. Side A Photography will be snapping pictures and Charm City Djing will be laying down the beats.

8. **V IMPORTANT** We will be riding under WEST COAST RULES, stopping at red lights. What does that mean? Read THIS please.

9. Click these links to check out what you need to bring

10. and how to lock up

Ride, Respect, Revelry,

bAltiMoReBikeParty4eva@aol.com

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BBP: Pirates vs. Ninjas 5/26/17

It’s time to pick a side:

Team Pirates:
Wear your captain’s hat or bandana and practice your best Arghh. Sorry Jack Sparrow, but there is no code for pirates. This brotherhood of thrill seekers fight dirty and use tricks to get ahead. If sailing, treasure, sword fights and day drinking on the job works for you. Join the Pirates!

Team Ninjas:
You’ll never see (or hear) them coming! Slip on the mask and wear black from head to toe. Like Batman you prefer to work alone. After years of training use your speed, stealth and combat skills to complete your mission. Even if the odds are against you, your sharp mind and body can overcome any situation. Failure is not an option. If you’re ready to dedicate your life to a higher cause. Join the Ninjas!

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Here’s the route

2. Turn by turn directions here

3. Meet as usual at 6:30 at St Mary’s Park in Seton Hill and roll out at 7pm SHARP.

4. We continue our tour of a few of Baltimore’s amazing markets at R. House. Bike Party has the garage with our own bar and access to the rest of the space all night, but music stops at 11:30.

5. R. House is donating $ per person Bike Party brings so please make sure you get a wristband from a volunteer prior to entering the garage. Bike parking will be in the parking lot. 

6. Side A Photography will be snapping pictures and our boy Micah will be laying down the beats.

7. We will be riding under WEST COAST RULES, stopping at red lights. What does that mean? Read THIS please.

8. Click these links to check out what you need to bring.

9. and how to lock up

10. Bike Party runs on your love… no joke. We can’t plan and pay for a party every month without you showing up, wearing your costumes, and shouting to the rooftops. Feeling lots of love? Give us a donation so we can keep things going!

Respect, Ride, Revelry,

BBP

P.S. We have new shirts this month! Check out this awesome design by Justin Duvall and Marc Hartley

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BBP: 5th Birthday Party 4/28

Let’s act our age this party and shout and scream and get distracted by shiny things! We’re 5 years old this month and ready to celebrate! Get your birthday hats, lights, and sweet limited edition birthday tee ($20 each, $15 for volunteers) and join us Friday!

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Here’s the route (we’re going counterclockwise) 

2. Cue sheet coming soon!

3. Meet as usual at 6:30 at St Mary’s Park in Seton Hill and roll out at 7pm SHARP.

4. The next three months we’ll be heading out to a few of the amazing markets in Baltimore. First stop on the tour is Mt. Vernon Marketplace! Music stops at 11.

5. Mt. Vernon Marketplace is donating $ per person Bike Party brings so please make sure you get a wristband from a volunteer prior to entering the market. Please enter the building on the NORTH side.

6. Side A Photography will be snapping pictures and DJ T.Jonez will be laying down the beats.

7. We will be riding under WEST COAST RULES, stopping at red lights. What does that mean? Read THIS please.

8. Click these links to check out what you need to bring

9. and how to lock up

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BBP: Light Up the Night 3/31/17

This party is gonna be electric! Or at least artificially gleaming with loads of glow sticks. Wanna get lit this Friday? Below is every thing you need to know.

1. Here’s the route

2. Here’s the cue sheet (turn by turn directions)

3. Meet as usual at 6:30 at St Mary’s Park in Seton Hill and roll out at 7pm SHARP.

4. To celebrate the first night of Light City, we’re ending in Waverly, one of the many neighborhoods selected to be part of the Neighborhood Lights installations. We’ll hit up a few of the others along our route. You can check them all out here

5. This is an OUTDOOR party! The backdrop will be Jose Andres Rosero-Curet’s LED light installation. We teamed up with Waverly Main Street to make this party possible. Layout for the after-party is here 

6. Peabody Heights Brewery will be providing the beer and Green Bowl will be serving up the eats. 

7. We will be riding under WEST COAST RULES, stopping at red lights. What does that mean? Read THIS please!

8. Click these links to check out what you need to bring 

9. and how to lock up 

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BBP: Bike Party on the Red Carpet 2/24/17

red-carpet1In honor of the Academy Awards this month, Bike Party is hitting the carpet. Scratch that, streets, hitting the streets!

Think you belong on the red carpet? Glam up! Have a movie fav from this year or past? Movie character up! Have a stunning resemblance to Oscar? Oscar up!

We meet at 6:30, ride out at 7 from St. Mary’s Park. Ride will possibly end in the Harbor East/Fells Point/Little Italy area, but we’re still ironing out details, so that will be updated soon, along with other details of the ride!

Ride, Respect, Revelry,
BBP

P.S. Image not actually of Bike Party on red carpet; in case you were wondering. But, Pharrell, you’re always welcome.

1. Here’s the route.

2. Here’s the turn sheet.

3. Meet as usual at 6:30 at St Mary’s Park in Seton Hill and roll out at 7pm SHARP.

4. This month we’ll end at Heavy Seas Alehouse for dancing, drinks, and food!

5. Heavy Seas Alehouse is giving Bike Party a portion of each sale to support summer rides. To help them keep track, please make sure you get a wristband before entering the brewery. Volunteers will be giving out wristbands at the ride and at the bar.

6. Heavy Seas will have not one, but TWO bars open for our group… go to the back bar in the initial rush to get served faster. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL in Heavy Seas, please!

7. We will be riding under WEST COAST RULES, stopping at red lights. What does that mean? Read THIS please.

8. Click these links to check out what you need to bring

9. and how to lock up.

10. Hey congrats… you made it to the end of the everything post! Are you still feeling the Bike Party love, but don’t know what to do with all that emotion? We’ve found donating a little chunk of change is an excellent way to keep that tingly feeling. You can donate here.
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