by Borderstan.com June 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

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DC BikeParty Undercover. (Courtesy DC BikeParty)

Ready for your monthly DC Bike party? This time the theme is “Undercover“, a celebration of all things clandestine. What can be more appropriate for a city like DC and its endless tales of spies.

The playlist that will accompany the ride includes Booker T. & The MG’s, Reverend Horton Heat, Johnny Cash and tunes of the like. Participants are encouraged to embrace the spirit of The Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” video and Spy vs. Spy when dressing for the event — think black and white, sunglasses at night and fedoras.

The ride will depart from Dupont Circle for a 10-mile route visiting major landmarks and will end up with a celebration at Hawk n’ Dove on Capitol Hill. With plenty of happy hour specials for the DC Bike Party participants.

The Details

  • What: DC Bike Party: “Undercover.”
  • Where: Departs from the middle of Dupont Circle.
  • When: Wednesday, June 12.
  • Time: Meet at 7:30 pm and depart promptly at 8 pm.

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by Borderstan.com May 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm 0

From Laetitia Brock. Email her at laetitia[AT]borderstan.com. You can follow her at @FrenchTwistDC and on her own blog, French Twist DC.

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DC Bike Robot Ride. (Courtesy DC Bike Ride)

Parisian duo Daft Punk is back in my playlists with the release of the first single from their highly anticipated new album “Random Access Memories.” Now the whole album doesn’t drop until May 21, but DC Bike Party is given us a little something to help us wait in the shape of a robot-themed Daft Punk bike party. This is pretty much just (techno) music to my (French) ears!

The details? The DC Bike Ride Robot Ride will take place May 8 and depart, like most other DC Bike Rides, from the middle of Dupont Circle at 8 pm. Riders are encouraged to channel Tron (Daft Punk composed the score for that soundtrack), grab some reflective tape, glow in the dark gear and some DIY robot helmets to bike along a mobile DJ in a pedicab, who will play a mix of Daft Punk hits, of course.

For those who just want to watch, the eight-mile course will be released 24 hours in advance. Or you can head to The Brixton for the after party and stay up all night for good fun, stay up all night to get lucky.

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by Borderstan.com April 9, 2013 at 10:00 am 0

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

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The DC Bike Party’s Cherry Blossom Chase is Wednesday evening. (Luis Gomez Photos, file photo)

Get ready to celebrate the arrival of spring and enjoy the Cherry Blossoms. DC Bike Party is holding its monthly bike ride of around 10 miles visiting DC’s landmarks.

The Cherry Blossom Chase ride will meet at Dupont Circle and from there the Bike Party will ride to the monuments to view the Cherry Blossoms before heading toward the rest point in Southwest, and ending on H Street NE.

A map of the complete route will be available at DCBikeParty. Riders are welcome to join or depart the group at any point.

As part of the celebration party, “Participants are encouraged to dress in some of the most notorious ‘Tourist wear‘ they can find. The event, which held its first ride in July 2012, grew to over 250 riders last month.”

Details

  • What: DC Bike Party’s Cherry Blossom Chase.
  • Where: Departs from the middle of Dupont Circle.
  • When: Wednesday, April 10. Meet at 7:30 pm and depart promptly at 8 pm.

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by Borderstan.com March 13, 2013 at 8:30 am 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

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DC’s Bike Party will ride again this Wednesday. (Courtesy of Bike Party)

DC Bike Party will ride Irish-style this evening in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day.

The special event, “Gears and Green Beers,” will meet in Dupont Circle at 7:30 pm on March 13th for a 10 mile ride that ends at the Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights. A local funk band, The B-Side Shuffle, will perform at the post-ride event.

The Bike Party will ride through downtown, Chinatown and Northeast DC before heading north through the city’s historic neighborhoods. See the complete map of Wednesday’s route.

The DC Bike Party is a monthly party ride around the city, with the routes starting in Dupont Circle on the second Wednesday of every month.

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by Borderstan.com February 13, 2013 at 11:17 am 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

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DC Bike Party meets in Dupont Circle. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The DC Bike Party rides TONIGHT for Mardi Gras.

The group will meet at 7:30 pm in Dupont Circle and ride throughout the city, listening to music on bike speakers and making stops along the way.

Wednesday’s ride will start at 8 pm sharp and will head north towards LeDroit Park for its first “pitstop.”

After the break, the group will hop back on the road and work its way through downtown and over to Foggy Bottom for a post-ride party at Bayou.

For more information, visit DC Bike Party’s website.

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by Borderstan.com December 12, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com. 

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DC Bike Party. (Courtesy of DC Bike Party)

DC Bike Party will hold its seventh ride, the “DC Bike Party Holiday Hustle,” tonight, December 12 at 7:30 pm.

The group will meet in Dupont Circle for a ride through town while playing music on speakers and making some pit stops along the way. A few highlights for Wednesday night include a stop at the SW Waterfront Holiday tree, a ride along a portion of the Anacostia Riverwalk trail, and an after-party at Rock N Roll Hotel where there will be an extended all-night happy hour.

All are welcome! Riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes with lights, and bring all of their gear (helmets, bike lights, locks, etc.). Click here for a map of Wednesday night’s route. For more information on the event, visit the website.

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by Borderstan.com September 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

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Bike across the city with DC Bike Party. (Luis Gomez Photos)

DC Bike Party’s monthly bike ride is here!

If you prefer to enjoy this humid-free fall air on two wheels, then join the District’s new group on its third ride of the year. DC Bike Party, a group that aims to explore areas of the nation’s capital with like-minded biking enthusiasts, will hold an 11-mile ride on Wednesday, September 12.

The group will meet in the middle of Dupont Circle at 7:30 pm and depart for the evening’s ride at 8 pm. The planned route includes trips to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the White House, the Capitol and RFK Stadium.

And of course, the ride will end with a celebration at Millie and Al’s in Adams Morgan.

For more information on DC Bike Party, and a map of Wednesday’s ride, visit www.dcbikeparty.com.

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