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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 #3

Philly Bike Party #3

Along with the normal PBP swag (stickers, spokecards, posters) we will be holding a raffle to help offset some of the costs of the ride. Each raffle ticket is $1 and is valid for any of the pictured packages. The more tickets you by the better chance you have a winning! Check out the raffle packages here!



– Join the Facebook Event –

Click here for the Route!

Meeting Spot: Broad and JFK aka Municipal Services Building aka “Your Move” by Daniel Martinez, Renee Petropoulis, Roger White aka Frank Rizzo statue, aka bus stop at 15th & JFK aka just north of City Hall where the giant game pieces are:

We’re showing our love for Philly this ride, so come decked out in a way that expresses your support for this great city.

Examples of Philly Gear/Swag: 

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April 17, 2012 · 2:29 pm

What a wonderful ride! Thanks to everyone for coming and for your help!

We’ll be posting pics soon, but MAN was that a good time! We couldn’t believe that the rain magically let up and there was no strong wind for a good two hours.

How gorgeous was the Race Street Pier? And everyone leaning out their cars to sing with us when we were on the steps of UArts? Amazing!

We (Steph & Karenina) are incredibly grateful to all of the hard working people who stepped in at just the right moment to help us out:

Adam In addition to being the man behind our posters, thank you for working hard on those spoke cards and for totally pulling through as a rad corraller.
Dan – Thank you for working so hard on those fun spoke cards and for guiding everyone on the route! That was so key, and we are so glad you did it.
Kate – Thanks for handing out glow sticks, collecting donations and handing out spoke cards in the shitty pre-ride weather! Thanks also for being a super helpful corraller.
Skip – Thank you SO much for helping us haul all of the equipment to the meeting point. We’re so glad you stuck around for the ride!
John Caddell – You didn’t even participate in the ride and you still came out to help carry and set up equipment in the rain.  Thank you for being such a dedicated volunteer!
Molly Henry and Ryan File -The two of you showed up at just the right moment. Thank you for doing a beautifully thorough job of rigging the amp and battery to Karenina’s bike – that stuff wasn’t going anywhere!
Liz – Thanks for stopping with Karenina to get water – she would have passed out if that hadn’t happened.
Jane – Thanks for offering a place for Karenina to store her bike and some of the equipment, and for lending her a pair of dry socks so she didn’t freeze on her ride home.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia – Thanks for blogging and tweeting about us to help get the word out!
Everyone – Thank you for coming, being awesomely patient with our equipment snafus, and for being so free and joyous in your dancing. Together we made magic happen.

We can’t wait to do it again! We’re thinking mid-end of May (after we’re done with final exams) for the next ride.

Want to help out? Please say yes! If so, please send an email to Karenina and Steph at karenina@phillybikeparty.org and steph@phillybikeparty.org

We will post the next meeting date and time here on the site. We will also email it to you, if we have your info. It will likely be in mid-late April.

Here’s what you can do to help make it happen:

  • help us figure out a solid, reliable sound system
  • help us figure out a solid, reliable way to make the sound system mobile
  • share some music/make a playlist
  • make our site posts pretty- Karenina is in law school and doesn’t know the first thing about design!
  • get posters printed
  • come to the volunteers’ meeting! This is when the most important decision making happens (eg date, time, meeting spot, key dancing spots, after party location), and it’s super helpful to have other riders involved in that process. It’s also when we distribute posters, stickers, chalk and all meet each other.
  • hang posters
  • hand out stickers to people
  • make chalk signs on sidewalks and in bike lanes
  • reach out to other blogs and organizations
  • talk to local bike shops
  • choose dancing spots
  • create the route, lay it out in google maps
  • transport equipment to the meeting spot
  • hand out glow sticks to people, collect donations
  • help people with flats and other malfunctions
  • memorize the route ahead of time, direct riders during the ride
  • lots of little things, like attaching the equipment to bikes before the route, greeting riders, informing them of the route, checking for litter at each spot, etc.

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Gear up for Bike Party!

Excited for Friday? So are we!

Here’s what you can get together in the mean time so you can be all ready to go: *

  • Helmet
  • Lights
  • Bike lock
  • Reflective tape
  • White clothing
  • Patch kit/bike pump
  • ID +wallet (if you’re going to the after party) 
  • Water bottle

*None of these things are required but they are all strongly encouraged so that you don’t get hit by a car and brake your head, which would make for a sadddd party.

Philly Bike Party FB Event


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Thank you, Philadelphia Bicycle Journal!

Thanks so much for writing about us, growing community amongst Philadelphia bike riders is what we’re all about!

A quote from the story:

“In  “Where is Philadelphia’s Bike Culture?”, I asked what kind of alternative was there to bicycle clubs and century rides. Where were the rides that were fun and social? There are some annual events that meet these criteria and have become part of Philadelphia’s bike culture. Including The Bilenky Cyclocross, The Philly Tweed Ride, and Cranksgiving Philadelphia.

Now there is a new addition, a group planning monthly social rides, The Philly Bike Party. ”

Hellsssss yeah we’re marking this culture on the map!

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We <3 you, Fairmount Bicycles!

Thanks so much to Fairmount Bicycles for posting this rad note ab us:

If you’ve ever had the urge to combine your love for cycling and dance parties, be sure to join others at Love Park this February 24th at 7pm for just that. Sync up your boomboxes, ride around Philly, and stop at predetermined locations for some booty shaking. More info at phillybikeparty.org.

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(time and route TBA)

Want to help plan the route make an awesome playlist or hand out some stickers? Come to the meeting on January 29, 6:30pm, 1318 Walnut St.

Questions? karenina@phillybikeparty.org , steph@phillybikeparty.org

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