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Philly is Phantastic Ride!

September’s Philly Bike Party is in honor of our group’s name sake…. Philadelphia!!!

Come join us for fun group ride around this amazing city accompanied by a music trailer pumping all varieties of fun tunes. Along the way we will make a couple stops for dancing, games, and general silliness.

Philly themed dress and decorations are highly encouraged!!! Prizes will be given for best dressed participant and best decorated bike!

And as always invite your friends, heck invite random strangers you see biking down the street, because the more people the more fun!

Basic Facts:
When: Saturday, September 13, 2014 @7pm
Starting Location: Philadelphia Art Museum Steps
Ending Location: To Be Announced
Route: To Be Announces (~10 miles)

Questions: send us an email at


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The Pirate Ride is TOMORROW, July 19th at 7pm!

ARRRRGH Matey! Come join us for some swashbuckling fun on the Philly Bike Party Pirates Ride!!

Prizes will be given for best costume and best decorated bike.

When: Saturday July 19, 2014 @ 7pm
Starting Location: Bottom of the Philadelphia Art Museum Steps
Ending Location: Fishtown Tavern (1301 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125)
Total Riding Distance: ~10 miles (at a conversational pace)

Stops at locations to be determined for dancing and games.pk_Pirate

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What a fabulous gathering last night! See you next time on July 19!

Thanks so much for an incredible ride last time last night, everybody! The next Philly Bike Party will be on Saturday, July 19. Meet at 7pm at the art museum steps. Theme is TBA but we are definitely open to suggestions! 

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The time for tonight’s ride has been changed to 8pm!

See you at the Phila Art Museum steps (Rocky steps) at 8pm! Prizes for best-dressed and best decorated bikes!

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Join us on Saturday, June 14th at 7pm for some hula good times!

Our next ride is the Luau Ride!

Saturday, June 14 at 7pm at the Philadelphia Art Museum Steps!




Join us as we bike and hula our way through the streets of Philadelphia. There may even be an impromptu limbo challenge!

Grass skirts, Coconut bras, and beach attire highly encouraged. Prizes will be given for best costume and best decorated bike.

When: Saturday June 14, 2014 @ 70m
Starting Location: Bottom of the Philadelphia Art Museum Steps
Ending Location: Tattooed Mom (530 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147)
Total Riding Distance: ~10 miles (at a conversational pace)

Stops at locations to be determined for dancing and games.

Donations will also be accepted. (Philly Bike Party is 100% funded by the organizers and any donations we can get!)

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Philly Bike Party Garden Gnomes and Nymphs Ride is Saturday, May 3rd


26725p_GnomeBikeSPRING!! It’s finally here! And so is gorgeous bike riding weather. So come out of hibernation, decorate yourself and your bike in garden themed attire, and come celebrate the warmer weather on Philly Bike Party’s Garden Gnomes and Nymphs Ride!

When: Saturday May 3rd, 2014 at 7PM
Starting Location: Liberty Lands Park (923 N. American St., Philadelphia, PA 19123)
Ending Location: Devil’s Den @ 11th & Ellsworth (
Total Riding Distance: ~10 miles (at a conversational pace)
Stops at locations to be determined for dancing and games.

Prizes will be given for best costume and best decorated bike.

We will also be raffling off a $50 gift certificate to (and donated by) Community Bikes and Boards ( and other fun prizes. Tickets are $1 each.

Donations will also be accepted. (Philly Bike Party is 100% funded by the organizers and any donations we can get!)

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011312_bike-beads_3731_pbcMeet us at Hawthorne Park at 12th and Fitzwater @ 8pm to celebrate Mardi Gras Philly Bike Party style!
Come out and enjoy this leisurely community ride, with stops to dance, play party games, and generally act a bit silly with your best buds (old and new).
Make sure to festoon yourself AND your bike in colorful garb because exciting prizes will be given for best costume and best decorate bike.
We will also be raffling off a $50 Community Bikes and Boards and some other fun stuff.
And as always invite your friends, heck invite random strangers you see biking down the street, because the more people the more fun!

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February 21, 2014 · 10:47 pm

PHILLY BIKE PARTY RETURNS *we acknowledge our hiatus & we apologize


okay, so its been over a year. okay, we built a strong following just to back away slowly due to life stuffs. okay…okayokay we get it. and we are sorry. WE FEEL SO BAD THAT THIS GHOSTLY MONTH, Philly Bike Party is making its return to the cycling community with the promise to be better than ever. no more sound issues or woes. just the promise of a rad time and killer tunes. 

let me take a moment of your precious time and remind you once again why Philly Bike Party was created. PBP rose up from the minds of two avid cyclist who wished for an event in the cycling community where commuters, racers, couriers, bicycle shop workers and the like could congregate and relate to one another about their shared interest in bicycles. no pretentious attitudes or judgmental looks…just the chance to travel around the city on two wheels and indulge in dancing and similar smile inducing behavior. Philly Bike Party facilities friendship and bonding through cycling. We invest our time and money so that good people like you can enjoy an activity we strongly and actively care about in our community. 

thank you philadelphia for welcoming us back into your hearts and heads. we hope that if you can’t join us for bike party in your festive garb that you take away this tidbit. philadelphia has an immense bike culture that has yet to reach its potential in terms of community oriented activities. Philly Bike Party strives for nothing more than to be a haven for such activities and potential.


for more info on PHILLY BIKE PARTY #5 – OCT. 26th check out our facebook event here. 

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Philly Bike Party #4 – The Fountain Ride



Bike Party is RAIN OR SHINE. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet because we’ll either be jumping in fountains or dancing in the rain :) 

If you want to bring your own music, please do so! You can bring an ipod, iphone, discman, walkman, or anything else with an earphone (1/8″) jack. Yay for sharing!


Summary of route:

  • Eakin’s Oval
  • East on Ben Franklin Parkway
  • Logan Square
  • East on Race
  • Franklin Square (7th and Vine)
  • South on 6th St.
  • Washington Square Park
  • West on Pine
  • North on Broad
  • Love Park
  • 1-2 mystery fountains, depending on how people are feeling  

 In case you missed our first announcement:

the bike lanes are booming and the sweat is pouring. however will you cool off you ask? philadelphia has no beach but we do have a number of super awesome fountains. so straps some swimmies to your handbars and brush off the old speedo because this bike party just got a hell of a lot sexier.

- PBP Fountain Ride – Friday July 27th @ 8pm

Starting Point: Fountain in front of Art Museum (Eakin’s Oval)
Ending Point: TBA

Attend on Facebook so everyone thinks you are awesome 

Wanna help out? Volunteer meeting Sunday July 22nd 8pm @ 338 S. 13th


*Special thanks to Daniel Thomas for the sick poster!

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FYI: Bike Party is Rain or Shine!

See you all tonight!

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Hurray! The route is here! It traveled far and it made it all the way here to our own little website to spend some time with us. We love you, Route!

Philly Bike Party Google Map of Route for Feb 24 ride Google Map of Route + Detailed Directions

Sometimes GoogleMaps is slow to load, so here are the detailed directions for your convenience.

Love Park: Meeting Spot – in front of the LOVE statue, of course! Bring your friends and bike lights! Friday, Feb 24 7pm

1. Head South on 15th St. toward Walnut.

2. Turn Right onto Walnut, stop at Rittenhouse square

Rittenhouse Square: Dancing Spot #1

We have to got show Rittenhouse some love! Gotta dig dancing on those stone walls and letting it all hang out, too. ;)

3. Head West on Walnut, circle around Rittenhouse.

4. Bear Left after crossing Spruce St.

5. Turn Left onto Pine St.

6. Head East on Pine. Bear left after crossing 17th St.

7. Turn Left onto 17th St. Head North to Locust St.

8. Turn Right onto Locust St. Head East toward Broad St.

9. Turn Right onto Broad St. Head South toward Pine St.

10. Stop at UArts main building.

University of the Arts: Dancing Spot #2

The beautifully lit steps of their main hall is our dance spot of choice.

11. Cross Broad, head East on Pine, bear left to 13th St.

12. Turn Right onto Market St. Head East to 5th St.

13. Turn Left onto 13th St. Head North to Market St.

14. Stop at 5th & Market. Dance!

Independence Mall: Dancing Spot #3.

Stop! Dance! Celebrate the new elevator to the El! Show the tourists how much fun living here is. Enjoy life in the birthplace of our freedom.

15. Head east on Market to 3rd St. Bear Left after crossing 4th St.

16. Turn Left onto 3rd St. Head North to Race St.

17. Turn Right onto Race St. Continue under underpass.

18. Continue on Race. Cross Columbus Blvd.

19. Stop at Race Street Pier. (Dance!)

Race Street Pier: Dancing Spot #5

Have you seen this yet? It’s gorgeous! Plus it has all different levels to hop around, and it’s back-lit by the river. Add your bike and your most recent crush and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a post-Valentine’s Day romance. Spaghetti, anyone?

20. Turn Right onto Delaware Ave. Continue North to Spring Garden.

21. Turn Left onto Spring Garden. Head West to 3rd St.

22. Turn Right onto 3rd St. Head north to Liberty Lands Park.

23. Stop just before Wildey St and Dance!

Liberty Lands Park: Dancing Spot # 6

Hop on the stage and dance with us! Enjoy the trees and the clean air in a community park.

24. Turn Right onto Wildley St. Head East toward N American St.

25. Turn Left onto N American St. Head North to Germantown Ave.

26. Turn Right onto Germantown Ave. Head South to Hancock St.

27. Turn Right onto N. Hancock St. Stop at PYT.

PYT – Ending spot + After Party: Dancing Spot #7

PYT is hosting us for some after-hours booty shaking! Drink specials and more rad DJ’ing, the party never stops!

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Feel the LOVE at the next Philly Bike Party

thanks adam trageser for the poster design!

check out the event on Facebook!

follow us on Twitter


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Get Involved in the next PHILLY BIKE PARTY!

There is no better way to fully enjoy the music, moves, and biking of Philly Bike Party then having a hand in it’s organization. Its not only gratifying to watch others enjoy the awesomeness you helped create, but furthers our goals of building biker community. In anticipation for our February ride we will be holding a planning meeting to discuss and formulate the next ride.


Sunday, Jan 29th from 6:30-8:00pm at 1318 Walnut, 3rd Fl.

Ring the top bell. We’ll have a sign up.

Hope to see you there!

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Welcome and/or Welcome Back!

Hi there!

Welcome to Philly Bike Party, the best time you’ll have this side of the rivers.

A clothed, musical spin-off of the Philly Naked Biked Ride, we meet at a spot, sync up our boomboxes, ride around Philly to the beats, and then stop at places to dance! 

Our purpose: Have fun.

Our goals: Create community amongst Philly bike riders, promote an eco-friendly mode of transport, and show Philly commuters that bikers don’t suck – we want to follow the laws and make living as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone. 

Next Ride: TBA, but most likely in February

Planning Meeting: January 29, 2012.  Please let us know if you’d like to help out! We could really use it! 

In the mean time: Check out the photos from the last ride, connect with other riders and ask questions on the facebook page, get inspired, and see the movement that started it all, San Jose Bike Party.


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Good times! Photos! Announcements!

Hey there rad Philly Bike Partiers,

Last night was *incredible*! You were all so fun and so energetic, it made me wake up wishing we were doing it again tonight.

Though it may not seem like it, it was actually a fair amount of work to get this off the ground. Stephanie and Karenina worked every day for a solid month doing such as things as: biking around the city to hang up posters, talking to people, making chalk signs, and working with area bike shops to drum up support; learning how to create a website, then designing it and updating it in a way that would keep people informed without overwhelming them; reaching out to volunteers; designing the route; scoping out dancing spots; making a crisp and danceable playlist; picking up supplies; researching local laws.

If you think you would be up for helping out with any of the above tasks, please let us know! While we would love to make it happen again and it’s more likely to if we have others to share some of these tasks.

On a lighter note, someone partied hardy and left their sandals at the starting point. If you’d like to pick them up, please contact Karenina at, and she’ll be happy to arrange a way to get them to you.

Also, Garth Herrick already posted a bunch of the photos that he took of the event on his flickr site. Check them out and please submit more on the facebook page if you have them.

Thanks again for an awesome time.


Philly Bike Party

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