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Urban Athletics: New Year's Eve Bike Ride and Outdoor After Party

  • Dec 31, 2012 · 9:45 PM
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Are you tired of spending New Year's Eve in an overcrowded and overpriced club with a bunch of drunken strangers?  Let's start the new year off right -- in the great outdoors with music, dancing, and fireworks.

The plan ...

We'll meet at Washington Square Park to join the Time's Up organization's annual New Year's Eve group bicycle ride and after party.  At 10:00 PM we'll start our roll up to Belvedere Castle in the middle of Central Park for the best (and free!) New Year's Eve dance party in town with fireworks! Dress festive -- don't forget your noisemakers and party favors -- and bring food and drink to share if you like.

Inline skaters are also welcome if that is your preferred mode of movement.

The important stuff ...

  • Dress festive but warmly.  We'll be outdoors for several hours and frostbite would be a bad way to start the new year.
  • Bringing food and drink to share is encouraged.
  • This event is FREE of charge.
  • Call me a wuss, but extreme Arctic cold and inclimate weather will cancel this meetup for me although Time's Up may still hold the event.  Check your email the morning of the event for any last-minute updates.
  • RSVP only if you seriously plan to attend as space is limited. If you RSVP and I notice you have a number of no shows or a history of last minute cancellations, you will be removed.
  • I will distribute my mobile phone number to the confirmed RSVPs two days before the event. Don't leave home without it.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This beat standing in some crowded bar or street waiting for nothing to happen at the strike of midnight. Everything about the ride and park was awesome. I know not because I can remember everything, but because I have awesome pictures. I'm never drinking again.

    1 · January 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah well I only get this inebriated once a year. After all, I wore a helmet for the first time since joining the group. I kinda planned ahead for a dangerous night.

      January 1, 2013

    • Kevin

      Damn, you're right. Didn't even realize you were wearing a helmet last night. Way to plan ahead!

      January 1, 2013

  • Kevin

    Thanks to everyone that made it out to ride last night. Crazy good time. And for those that cheesed because of the weather, boo on you -- it was a non factor. Let's do this again in another 364.

    January 1, 2013

  • Kevin

    We're all here. I am the only one here on inline skates if you are looking for me.

    December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone want to pre-game for a bit near the park? It's getting warm in my apartment now.

    December 31, 2012

  • Kevin

    Me neither, Eli. Tonight would be a good night to bring along a flask with a fifth of whiskey in it if you have one. That goes for everyone, feel free to bring snacks and drinks to share -- preferably alcoholic.

    December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still down like four flat tires and no spare! It's a bike ride on NYE in NYC, did anyone really expect tropical weather?! Cold weather?! Meh! I'm not afraid to stick my tongue to a pole!

    1 · December 31, 2012

  • Kevin

    People, we are on for tonight. It's going to be chillwilickers out so dress in your warmest gear. My mobile number is[masked]-9034. Hit me up if you have any questions, problems, or just need some additional convincing to leave your nice warm home to spend a few hours outside tonight.

    December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Newbie here and first meet up ever! What a great event to attend to start the New Year right! Can't wait!

    1 · December 28, 2012

  • Kevin

    Just a heads up folks -- the long range weather forecast is calling for bitterly cold temperatures and possible snow showers on New Years Eve. If that forecast holds up I will not be doing this ride although the event will likely still take place as it is hosted by Times Up NY and you could still join in with them.

    If you are averse to frostbite the way I am you may want to have a plan B for the evening. I'll make the final decision to ride or not on Monday morning.

    December 27, 2012

  • Anais aka A.

    Question has anyone done this event before like last year....I don't wanna rsvp yet cause I don't know all my plans but this is seriously moving to number one idea.. I moved from Alaska (stationed out there) and would love to do some outdoor activities

    December 6, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ana, I see that you're prior service. Well I've been active for 11 years and I can guarantee you that Kevin is a mastermind when planning events. If there is one person that you should stick close to while you live in NYC, it's him. NYE or not, he's got this.

      December 6, 2012

    • Kevin

      Eli, remind me to hit you off with that $20 next time I see you.

      December 6, 2012

  • Szilvia

    Now take me off all those wait lists, Kev. Just earned all those trips;)

    December 6, 2012

  • Anais aka A.

    Well thanks....looks like your the Master Kevin.. lol and yep did 5 years Airforce..anyways I'm convinced lol ^_^

    December 6, 2012

  • Szilvia

    Best thing I have ever done for New Years's Eve, Ana! Do you remember the feeling, when you say to yourself, I wish I skipped this stupid, boring NY party? Well, if you join us, that won't happen to you this year.

    December 6, 2012

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