From DC Bike Party:

“What better way to celebrate INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY than with a GENDER EQUALITY DC BIKE PARTY ride?! Join us for a ride around the capital and help us celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of WOMEN. ALL ARE INVITED! Whether you identify as a woman or simply love the women in your life, DC BIKE PARTY wants you there! Read More

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“DC Bike Party, will celebrate its third anniversary with a special Friday edition as well as an after party at the City Bikes warehouse at 632 W St. NE. On July 10th, the popular monthly party ride, which averages between 700-1,000 participants each event, will ride through DC all set for a birthday party. Bikes will be adorned with balloons, birthday cakes, and streamers! DC Bike Party’s amazing mobile jukebox will be cruising along the ride to provide the tunes for the evening as well.

Riders of all levels are welcome.

The group, departing from Dupont Circle at 8pm sharp, will set out to complete an approximately 7-mile ride, breaking for a pit-stop performance by Urban Artistry at Benjamin Banneker Park, before ending with an after party at 632 W St. NE.

The after party, which starts at 9:30pm and ends at 1:00am, will have a full bar, ice cream from Milk Cult, bike portraits, a large communal mural, water balloon fight and live music by The Originators.

A map of the complete route will be available at DCBikeParty.com 24 hours before the ride. Riders are welcome to join or depart the group at any point—many riders use Capital Bikeshare.

Everyone is welcome to attend the party or participate in the ride. RSVP on Facebook using this link.

WHAT: DC Bike Party’s 3 Year Anniversary Ride and After Party

WHERE: Ride departs from the middle of Dupont Circle, after party is at 632 W St. NE

WHEN: Friday, July 10th

Meet at 7:30 P.M. in Dupont for the ride or at 9:30pm at 632 W St. NE for the party”

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Last night a reader tweeted us:

“a bystander stabbed a DC Bike Party rider tonight in SW DC. Kid had a knife as we rode by.”

In an email a few more details were shared:

“We were riding up as the whole group through First St SW. Last leg of the ride as we headed back towards the Mall and Chinatown. Lots of folks in the neighborhood were cheering, waving, and saying hi as we rode by. We got to an apartment complex where some youths were standing between cars high-fiving riders. We were in front of it, but as we rode by, one of the bystanders had a knife in their other hand and slashed someone.”

On DC Bike Party’s facebook page there is no mention of this incident:

“What an awesome night! Thank you to New Belgium Brewing, Ironhorse Taproom, City Bikes, and most importantly DC Bike Party volunteers! They are the people who make it all happen.”

I’ve sent an email to the organizers to see if they’ve heard anything. Anyone else happen to witness this incident?

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From a press release:

DC Bike Party, a monthly party ride around DC will celebrate it’s two year anniversary this Wednesday, July 9th. The group ride, which averages between 500-800 participants each month, will ride through DC in their “birthday suits”– balloons, streamers, party hats and noisemakers– all to celebrate two years in bike partying. Riders are encouraged to add songs to the DC Bike Party collaborative playlist to hear their favorite tracks through our mobile jukebox, Sound Bike DC.

The group, departing from Dupont Circle at 8pm sharp, will set out to complete an Approximately 8-mile ride, visiting some of the city’s major landmarks and attractions before ending with a celebration at Bardo Brewpub at 1200 Bladensburg Road NE where local ska band, The Originators, will play a free set.

A map of the complete route will be available at DCBikeParty.com 24 hours before the ride. Riders are welcome to join or depart the group at any point—many riders use Capital Bikeshare.

Everyone is welcome to attend or participate.

WHAT: DC Bike Party’s Two Year Anniversary Ride: Red White & ‘Bloons
WHERE: Departs from the middle of Dupont Circle
WHEN: Wednesday, July 9th
Meet at 7:00 P.M.; Depart promptly at 8:00″

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From a press release:

“DC Bike Party’s Rock n’ Roll Ride is coming soon! On January 8th, the party ride which averages between 500-700 participants each month, will ride through Washington, DC with celebrating the birthdays of rock legends David Bowie and Elvis Presley with a Rock n’ Roll themed ride. Riders are encouraged to add songs to the DC Bike Party collaborative playlist to hear their favorite tracks through our mobile jukebox, Sound Bike DC.

The group, departing from Dupont Circle, will set out to complete an approximately 7-mile ride, visiting some of the city’s major landmarks and attractions with a pit stop at Malcom X Park before ending with a celebration at Black Whiskey on 14th Street. DC Bike Party participants will be treated to a free live show by local favorites, The Megaphone Barons!

A map of the complete route will be available at DCBikeParty.com 24 hours before the ride. Riders are welcome to join or depart the group at any point—many riders use Capital Bikeshare.

Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. RSVP on Facebook using this link. Specifics below:

WHAT: DC Bike Party’s Rock n’ Roll Ride: Bowie vs. Elvis
WHERE: Departs from the middle of Dupont Circle
WHEN: Wednesday, January 8th
Meet at 7:30 P.M.; Depart promptly at 8:00″

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From a press release:

DC Bike Party: The Riding Dead is coming! On October 9th, the party group ride which averages between 500-700 participants each month will ride through Washington, DC dressed as zombies and all things un-dead. DC Bike Party, a community organized group ride which held its first ride in July 2012, grew to over 700 riders in September of this year.

The group, departing from Dupont Circle, will set out to complete an approximately 7-mile ride, visiting some of the city’s major landmarks and attractions with a pit stop on Capitol Hill before ending with a celebration at Congressional Cemetery. DC Bike Party participants will be treated to a live show by local favorites, the Bumper Jacksons and a full beer garden set up in the cemetery!

A map of the complete route will be available at DCBikeParty.com 24 hours before the ride. Riders are welcome to join or depart the group at any point—many riders use Capital Bikeshare.

Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Full details on the event are below:

WHAT: DC Bike Party: The Riding Dead
WHERE: Departs from the middle of Dupont Circle
WHEN: Wednesday, October 9th
Meet at 7:30 P.M.; Depart promptly at 8:00″

Ed. Note: You can see all events here and you can schedule your own event listing here.

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From a press release:

Continuing efforts to capitalize on Washington, DC’s large community of cycling enthusiasts, build friendships with like-minded individuals, and explore our nation’s capital, DC Bike Party will hold its St. Patrick’s Day themed riding event (“Gears and Green Beers” this Wednesday, March 13. The event, which held its first ride in July 2012, grew to over 250 riders last month.

The group, departing from DuPont Circle, will set out to complete an approximately 10-mile ride, visiting some of the city’s major landmarks and attractions with a pit stop in between, before ending with a celebration at The Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights. Local funk band, The B-Side Shuffle will perform at the post-ride event. From DuPont Circle, the Bike Party will ride through downtown, Chinatown, and Northeast DC before heading north through the city’s historic neighborhoods. A map of the complete route is available here. Riders are welcome to join or depart the group at any point.

Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Full details on the event are below:

WHAT: DC Bike Party
WHERE: Departs from the middle of Dupont Circle
WHEN: Wednesday, March 13th
Meet at 7:30 P.M.; Depart promptly at 8:00

More information on the organization, including details on future rides, is available at www.dcbikeparty.com.

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The next DCBP is this Saturday, October 27th. We’ll be meeting at the DuPont Circle Fountain at 8:30pm, and we’ll take off at 9:00 sharp. We’ll be making a pit-stop at the Oak Hill Cemetery, heading down Pennsylvania Avenue to Chinatown before heading to Duffy’s Irish Pub to put the party in DC Bike Party. We are encouraging everyone to wear a costume.

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From an email:

“We’re meeting tonight in the middle of DuPont Circle at 7:30 and leaving at 8pm sharp. We will ride downtown, to RFK for a pitstop, then back up to Northwest to end the ride at Millie and Al’s in Adams Morgan for a delayed Happy Hour. We will be listening to music on these (see below), which were homemade by a DC Bike Partier.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I was hoping the community could share some groups or websites to get involved with to organize or find out about group bicycle rides. I’m not looking for extra fast/competitive riding – more like casual city rides on the weekends or in the evenings.

Thanks for any help you can give me!”

I know DC Bike Party, who else?

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