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DC BIKE PARTY TO HOLD STAR WARS RIDE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lia Seremetis

Lia.seremetis@gmail.com

DC BIKE PARTY TO HOLD STAR WARS RIDE

WEDNESDAY, May 14th

D.C. Bike Party Will Celebrate Star Wars During “The Empire Bikes Back”

WASHINGTON, DC – DC Bike Party’s Star Wars ride is this Wednesday! On May 14th, the party ride, which averages between 500-800 participants each month, will ride through DC during a space-aged celebration called “The Empire Bikes Back”. 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 before ending with a celebration at Chief Ike’s Mambo Room in Adams Morgan.

 

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 “The Empire Bikes Back”

WHERE: Departs from the middle of Dupont Circle

WHEN: Wednesday, May 14th

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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About DC Bike Party:

The DC Bike Party is a monthly party ride around our Nation’s Capitol, with the route’s starting in DuPont Circle on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. The District’s biking community, much like the city itself, is growing rapidly, and DC Bike Party’s goal is to be a positive part of this growth. Each month, the event sets out to explore the city via bicycle, featuring an ever-changing route, new playlist for the ride, and a new post-ride bar. All post-ride outings are 21 and older. The DC Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a real cool time.

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NEXT RIDE: 5/14/14

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Wednesday, April 9th: The DCBP Cherry Blossom Chase

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Now you can buy a DCBP shirt online!

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TONIGHT: DC Bike Party is GOING BROGUE

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The DC Bike Party Valentine Ride: Sexual Wheeling

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DC Bike Party Presents the Rock n’ Roll Ride: Elvis vs. Bowie

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DC Bike Party’s Rock n’ Roll Ride

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lia Seremetis

January 2, 2014

Email: Lia.seremetis@gmail.com

DC BIKE PARTY TO HOLD ROCK N’ ROLL RIDE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8TH

D.C. Bike Party Will Celebrate the birthdays of rock legends Bowie and Elvis during this month’s “Rock n’ Roll Ride”

WASHINGTON, DC – 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

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

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About DC Bike Party:

The DC Bike Party is a monthly party ride around our Nation’s Capitol, with the route’s starting in DuPont Circle on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. The District’s biking community, much like the city itself, is growing rapidly, and DC Bike Party’s goal is to be a positive part of this growth. Each month, the event sets out to explore the city via bicycle, featuring an ever-changing route, new playlist for the ride, and a new post-ride bar. All post-ride outings are 21 and older. The DC Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a real cool time.

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Want to know how NOT to be a jerk at tonight’s DCBP?

1) Here is the final route. Please meet at the East side of Dupont Circle, on the grassy area between Massachusetts Avenue and P Street. We’ll ride for about 7.5 miles, with a pit-stop on Capitol Hill. The after party is at Madhatter in the heart of Dupont Circle (on CT Ave). City Bikes is generously providing bike parking for DCBP participants in the outdoor area behind Madhatter until 11:45pm, so no need to do the DC Bike Party parking scramble once we arrive in Dupont.

2) STAY TOGETHER. The leaders are the people in the yellow D.C. Bike Party shirts and/or reflective vests and/or with flags on their bikes. The route leaders and MPD will be stopping at all red and yellow lights. The rest of the ride will be going through lights so that the ride can move as quickly as possible, as a whole, through the city. There will also be several ride Marshals and MPD officers dispersed throughout the group. Finally, we will have Sweepers in charge of the end of the ride who will make sure no one is left alone if they’ve got a flat or an injury.

This is how we should look:

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NOT like this:

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3) CHILL. This IS NOT a race, this IS NOT meant to be anything but fun for EVERYONE. D.C. Bike Party is a slow, cruising ride and it’s meant for riders of ALL levels. Do not speed in front of route Leaders, do not get crazy and ride into oncoming traffic lanes. We will have MPD with us to make sure these rules are followed.

4) RESPECT. DC Bike Party is meant to be a fun, community building activity. We’re not doing this to upset cars or pedestrians, but when a huge group is taking up a lane of traffic, tempers tend to flare. If a driver or pedestrian gets upset, please say something like “Hi, this is just going to take a couple minutes. Thank you for being patient. We’re really sorry if this is inconveniencing you.” There is nothing gained by starting a conflict.

5) HELP EACHOTHER. Protect your fellow rider. If you see a pothole, train tracks, or anything else you think might be an issue, shout it out! It’ll create a human telephone chain all through the Bike Party and keep everyone safe. Remember, this is your ride, too. We have some great volunteers, but it’s up to EVERYONE to keep this group safe and fun! If you see someone acting up– call em’ out!

6) GET INTO IT! It’s time to LIGHT UP DC! Cover yourself, your bike, your helmet and whatever else ya got with lights lights lights! Though we’re always a spectacle, this will be even BETTER!

7) Be safe. Show respect. Have fun. BIKE PARTY.

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