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Bike + Climb + Drink = Boston Bike Party!

  • May 9, 2014 · 7:45 PM
  • Copley Square

Throw on your party hats, grab some balloons, and bake some cupcakes, because this month, BOSTON BIKE PARTY TURNS ONE! Come celebrate with us for the best birthday party on wheels ever!

What is a Bike Party? We ride around Boston as a large group (safety in numbers!) while listening to awesome music, waiving at strangers, socializing with eachother, and generally spreading smiles and fun across the city. It's a super casual ride (avg 8mph) so riders of all abilities can participate.

Check out our LOOKBOOK for inspiration for how to party with us on this ride. (hint: do you love cupcakes, balloons, and party hats? We do!)

Add party jams to our collaborative Spotify PLAYLIST.  Birthday songs appreciated but not required, anything super fun will do. 

We ride FRIDAY, May 9th, rolling out from Boston's Copley Sq. outside Trinity Church at 8pm.

AFTER-PARTY: We'll end at Aeronaut Brewing CompanyBrooklyn Boulders for post-ride fun. Brooklyn Boulders is an indoor rock climbing facility, & Aeronaut Brewery is Somervilles NEWEST brewery! Both are located on Tyler Street in Somerville, so this will be the evening's hot spot. 

Rock climb for only $15 (normally $38) or take the free tour to simply check out their awesome space. Then head over to Aeronaut for beer, music, and fun. So basically: Bike + Climb + Drink. (In that order please!)

If you want to go inside Brooklyn Boulders, PLEASE fill out their online waiver form in advance, even if you just want the free tour.

Stay in the loop by following Boston Bike Party on Facebook, and make the party even more awesome by joining our Facebook Event and inviting your bikey friends to join in the fun. (Over 200 awesome people signed up so far!)

Also, be the first to know what's going on by joining the Boston Bike Party email list

BIKE PARTY!!

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  • David G

    Word is that Cambridge police have started enforcing light requirements and traffics laws for cyclists. Also note that Cambridge laws are evidently different than MA laws: Every bicycle when in use during the period from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500’ to the front. To the rear, either a red lamp or a red reflector visible for not less than 600’ when directly in front of lawful lower beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle.

    May 8, 2014

    • David G

      Yes, that was pre-enforcement education. I'm not worried. The Cambridge police are very bike friendly. I would suggest bike partiers to have lights and reflectors.

      May 8, 2014

    • David G

      The main concern is riding to and from the Bike Party once we are not in a big group. Most everyone has lights, but not everyone.

      May 8, 2014

  • David G

    Also, Cambridge law requires cyclists to ride single file.

    May 8, 2014

    • Jon R.

      State law allows cyclists to 1) ride two abreast, and allows us to "take the lane" in situations where a passing car could cause an unsafe situation. 2) On roads where there are 2 or more lanes of travel in one direction we are allowed to take one entire lane. In our case, most of the whole way is on a street with multiple lanes (MassAve) so we should be good, and the other streets are mostly one-way streets so passing cars would be considered a danger and we can take the whole lane. But make no mistake, there will be some bending of the laws for a big group ride like this... there is simply no way to keep a group this large together so we have crossing guards who will help us... tho not exactly legal. If you are very concerned with legalities, then you should ride at the very front of the group, where the ride leader will be stopping at all red lights... toward the back most people will follow the long chain of cyclists through the red lights.

      May 8, 2014

  • Jon R.

    Don't forget, if you hope to do the optional climbing portion of this event you will need to fill out the online waiver form for Brooklyn Boulders. (even if you just want to take the tour or come inside to check out the space). Here is the form: https://app.rockgympro.com/waiver/esign/brooklynboulderssomerville/bed3239b-e561-4824-87f4-6d40a3cc7143

    May 6, 2014

    • Jon R.

      If you aren't interested in climbing, then you can head straight into the brewery. Aeronaut Brewery is literally brand new. We will be their first ever party that is open to the public!

      May 6, 2014

  • rk

    This sounds amazing in concept. Are we riding in the dark or does everybody here have light-gear? Thin tires or knobby (I have both)? How is everybody getting the bikes home after drinking? --New Guy in Waltham

    May 5, 2014

    • Jon R.

      Excellent questions. The ride is in the dark, and while there will be plenty of street lights along this route, front & rear lights are HIGHLY recommended (its the law, and blinking lights are awesome). The ride will be 100% on paved streets and paths, so you can use any type of bike / tires that you prefer. It's a slow paced casual ride so you won't need to worry about getting lost or losing the group. If you end up drinking, we recommend using public transit to get home from the after-party. Its a short walk to Porter Square (RedLine) and Somerville Ave & Washington Street are both popular bus routes (most buses have bike racks now). Also, MBTA service now runs until 2am!

      May 5, 2014

    • Jon R.

      If you live in Waltham, you can take the Commuter rail from Porter Sq. to the Waltham stop. There is an 10:50pm & 12:20am. http://www.mbta.com/s...­

      May 5, 2014

  • Jon R.

    If you've never been on a Boston Bike Party ride, then watch this video to get a sense of what it's all about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJot-D1S6T4

    May 5, 2014

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