Thursday, May 29, 2014

Flower and Conifer Tricyle

Unfortunately this one won't make the Bike Party "Flower Ride" tomorrow, but we hope you will! Spotted in Burlington, do you know which street?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Flower Ride Cue Sheet and D.I.Y. Holder

Cue Sheet & Map

Here's a printable map / cue sheet for the May 2014 ride
Click to open full size image for printing.

D.I.Y. Sheet Holder Instructions

You can easily make a practical, inexpensive, water resistant sheet holder yourself.

  • Plastic zipper bag large enough to hold a letter sized sheet of paper
  • (3) double sided Velcro straps each approximately 8 inches long
  • [Optional] Clear packing tape
It's as easy as 1-2-3! 
  1. Cut three pairs of slits in one side of the plastic as indicated in the diagram below. For extra reinforcement place clear packing tape over the cut area first; this is especially useful for thin bags.
  2. Place one Velcro strap through each pair of slits.
  3. Wrap the Velcro straps around your handlebars and stem.
In the end you'll have something like this:

Friday, May 23, 2014

Break Out The Boom Boxes!

The Radiator 105.9FM WOMM-LP Logo
105.9FM The Radiator supports Bike Party.

Burlington's own low-power, non-commercial community radio station WOMM-LP 105.9FM The Radiator is giving over their airwaves from 8-9PM to let us crank out the jams. So buy some fresh batteries, dig out those bungees and bring your boom boxes along!

* The Radiator does have an internet stream available, but it is not synchronized so use a radio if you can. Chester the cat approves.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Seven Days Mention

The local alternative weekly paper today published their Summer Preview issue and included is an article on cycling that does not forget about the only monthly casual ride in town.

 Seven Days - For Biking Aficionados: New Tours, Trails and Two-Wheelers

"And who says cycling has to be sweaty and achy? Not the Burlington Bike Party, a puckish group[...] Serious about having fun on two wheels, these enthusiasts embark on a chatty, slow-paced, two-hour ride around town, with participants encouraged to wear costumes and make music."

Amen! Come enjoy the ride with us on May 30th! No "sufferfest" here :) Special musical announcement coming this Friday, stay tuned!

flower.power • bike.dude
Photo by Don Shall - Shared under a Creative Commons BY-ND-NC 2.0 license

Friday, May 16, 2014

Flower Ride - May 2014

Pink Madsen kg271 bicycle with flowers on handlebars in front of a bed of tulips.

Pedal to celebrate petals!

Put a flower in your hair or on your bike. Wear that awesome Hawaiian shirt. Get creative! This month we celebrate the emergence of Spring and the beautiful flowers that come with it.

Theme: Flower Ride
Date: Friday 5/30/2014, rain or shine
When: Meet @ 7:30PM, Ride @ 8:00PM
Where: City Hall Park, Northwest Corner of City Hall where the Farmer's Market secure bike parking sets up
Route: May 2014 - Flower Ride

! This is a night ride, bring lights !

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BBP National Bike Challenge Team

If you're participating in the National Bike Challenge and don't have a team selected there is now one for Burlington Bike Party. Please join us.

And if you're not signed up yet now is a great time to do so! The challenge runs for almost 5 months yet and is geared toward everyday riding. Prizes will be raffled off and the more you ride the greater your chances of winning.