Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DC Bike Party is Tonight, With Lights!

DC Bike Party is back, winter style. The increasingly popular, mass, musical bicycle ride is back; this time with a cause and some post-ride fun. As always, the ride starts at Dupont, and will traverse about 7 miles though the District. This time, the end is the beginning, as the route terminates right back in the center of Dupont Circle. Bring a toy to hand over before the ride. Toys will be collected and given to the Children's National Medical Center. As always, bikers gather at 7:00PM, ride at 8. From the organizers:

DC Bike Party: Bike Lights, Big City is on December 11th. The party ride which averages between 500-700 participants each month, will ride through Washington, DC with bikes covered in bright, holiday lights. Before the ride, local band The Originators will be on site in Dupont Circle to collect toy donations for Children's National Medical Center. In exchange for toy donations, The Originators are giving out free tickets to their album release party on December 13th at Topicalia

DC Bike Party, a community organized group ride which held its first ride in July 2012, grew to over 700 riders in November 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 Mad Hatter in Dupont. DC Bike Party participants will be treated to a free live show by local favorites, The Raised By Wolves and Traveler Beer specials all night!

A map of the complete route will be available at 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: Bike Lights, Big City
WHERE: Departs from the middle of Dupont Circle
WHEN: Wednesday, December 11th
Meet at 7:00 P.M.; Depart promptly at 8:00

More information on the organization, including details on future rides, is available at