Monday, April 6, 2015

DC Bike Party Back for Spring

DC Bike Party, the monthly, rolling music party, is back for spring 2015. This month's theme is half cherry blossom, and half Funk Parade. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing, of course; and news just broke last week that the 2015 Funk Parade would be allowed to take place on U Street NW later this spring. The ride is this Wednesday, and as always departs from Dupont Circle at 8:00 PM. Obviously, you need to bring a bike! 

From the organizers:

"DC Bike Party (DCBP), The District’s biggest group bike ride, will kick-off it’s 2015 season on April 8th during the third annual Cherry Blossom Chase: The Funk Edition. In partnership with Funk Parade and Fort Knox Recordings, DCBP will ride through the city blasting the Official DJ QDup Funk Parade mix through the mobile jukebox, Sound Bike DC. Expect to see riders in their funkiest spring wear-- DCBP averages between 700-1,000 participants per month.

The group will gather in Dupont Circle starting at 7pm and will depart 8pm sharp. To keep participants entertained while they wait to ride, Crush Funk Brass will be playing in the middle of the Circle. Riders will set out to complete an approximately 7-mile ride, visiting some of the city’s major landmarks, stopping to enjoy the view from Haines Point, all  before ending with a celebration at Penn Social. There will be bike parking courtesy of City Bikes, beer deals, and a bike raffle courtesy of New Belgium Brewing.

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.

WHAT: DC Bike Party's Cherry Blossom Chase: The Funk Edition
WHERE: Departs from the middle of Dupont Circle
WHEN: Wednesday, April 8th
Meet at 7:00 P.M.; Depart promptly at 8:00
More information on the organization, including details on future rides, is available at"