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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Join Bike Party’s Leadership Team!

Baltimore Bike Party’s volunteer leadership team is looking to add three more positions to the ranks. Think you’ve got what it takes? Email us here to let us know you’re interested!

Social Media Coordinator – Manage Bike Party’s media presence

After-Party Coordinator – Facilitate the set-up logistics of the summer parties

Treasurer – Keep track of our money

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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BBP: Charm City, Charming State! 1/27/17

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Do you boast about Baltimore? Do you have mad love for Maryland? And, like many city dwellers, do you have Maryland flag print… something? Welp, you’re already prepped for the January ride themed for our love of our fair city and state.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Preride is tonight (at 7!) so there may be minor tweaks, but here’s the route

2. Cue sheet (also may have minor tweaks after the preride tonight)

3. Meet as usual at 6:30 at St Mary’s Park in Seton Hill and roll out at 7pm SHARP. Every month Seton Hill Community Association provides bathrooms for us in the building in the park.

4. This month we’ll end at Diamondback Brewery in Locust Point for dancing, drinks, and food!

5. Diamondback is giving Bike Party $1 per drink 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. Parked out front for your eating convenience is Farm to Charm. Food is allowed inside Diamondback, but drinks are not allowed outside. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL in Diamondback, 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

Celebrate the place that brought us Frederick Douglass, Sisqo, Upton Sinclair, Joan Jett, Lewis Black, and Divine (and OMG, so many unexpected people, just look at the Google) by riding with Bike Party.

More info to come.

Ride, Respect, Revelry,
BBP

P.S. Gonna be honest, the event image is from Route One Apparel. Please don’t sue. It’s super cool.

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BBP: The Tribute Ride 12/30/16

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We’re going to pour one out (aka, ride one out) for the homies that aren’t with us no more. 2016 has been, er, a challenge to say the least. And we’ve lost a lot of great people. Honor your favorite by dressing up yourself or your bike in remembrance of their achievements, their verve, their greatness.

On Friday, Dec. 30, we’ll gather at St. Mary’s Park, come at 6:30, ride at 7 p.m. We’ll wrap up at De Kleine Duivel, a Belgian bar/restaurant in Hampden, yum.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Here’s the route 

2. Cue sheet

3. Meet as usual at 6:30 at St Mary’s Park in Seton Hill and roll out at7pm SHARP. Every month Seton Hill Community Association provides bathrooms for us in the building in the park.

4. This month we’ll end at De Kleine Dulvel in Hampden for dancing, drinks, the photobooth, and food!

5. You must bring your ID in order to get into De Kleine Dulvel – under 21ers are allowed, but still need to bring an ID. Volunteers will be giving out wristbands at the ride and at the bar.

6. Lock up your bike in the alley north of the bar. Lock it to itself or to a friend’s, but please do not lock to the American Legion fence.

7. Parked out front for your eating convenience is a TBD food truck. Food is allowed inside De Kleine, but drinks are not allowed outside.

8. Photobooth: Side A Photography will be snapping your pics as usual!

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

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

11. and how to lock up

Come party like it’s (barely still) 2016!

Ride, Respect, Revelry,
Baltimore Bike Party

P.S. Bonus points for someone who finds us a Bike Party friendly version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Not too fast, not too slow, but juuuuust right.

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