Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DC Bike Party to Hold Holiday Ride, Benefiting Children's National Medical Center

From our friends at DC Bike Party...

DC Bike Party: Bike Lights, Big City is coming soon! On December 11th, the party ride which averages between 500-700 participants each month, will ride through Washington, DC with their 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 Friday, December 13th at Tropicalia.

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: Tonight, 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

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.