You haven’t really experienced #bikenyc Halloween until you’ve gotten your costume caught in your chain while playing cat-and-mouse from the NYPD during the monthly critical mass. Or put on your ghoul make-up and raced in live frightening traffic at one of the longest running Alleycat races…or tried to maneuver one of Black Label’s contraptions over a pile of dirty mattresses that have been puked on like your likely to find at BikeKill.
Well it’s time to see if you can bike in that slutty nurse outfit and hit the road, because the Halloween fun on a bike starts today. 10/25/13.
Here is a rundown:
Reduced in numbers, but not forgotten is the monthly critical mass ride in Manhattan. This is always a festive one with participants ride in costume. Don’t worry about those guys dressing in cop uniforms. They have no originality.
7:00 Union Square North. Route determined by the group. Democracy in motion.
Start off with a piece of NYC messenger lore…one of the longest running alleycats around. Test your street skills in open traffic and ride with other speed demons. Here are details from Urban Cyclist Worldwide.
begins and ends at bike kill.
Time: October 26, 2013 from 3pm to 11pm
More details: Facebook event page.
This race ends at a festival of mutant bike mayhem known as Bike Kill, hosted by the Black Label Bike Club. This year is the 10 year anniversary of this gathering of local bike clubs who compete in playful acts of skill, riding various contraptions of bicycle mutation, like tall bikes, choppers and a few things rigged with dildos. New comers welcome and participation is highly encouraged except for the pinnacle of the event, the tall bike jousting which is generally reserved for the experienced or demented. Bikes will be Killed at the dead end road behind the Home Depot in Williamsburg Brooklyn:
Willoughby Avenue and Stanford Street.
Gothamist had a posting on this as well along with some other kickoff Halloween events:
Then there will be an after party nearby at the chicken hut with Black Label’s own:
For a fun family event, WeBike is hosting a ride at 1:00pm through Prospect Park on Saturday (10/26/13)
Join us for a light-hearted, family friendly, Fall frolic in the park! Kids and cyclists of all levels welcome, costumes encouraged!
WE will meet at 11AM, at 9th Street and Prospect Park West, ride a loop-and-a-half around the park at a slow, comfortable pace, and then end at the Grand Army Plaza Farmer’s Market, where WE will indulge in some seasonal cider, donuts, caramel apples, and other goodies of a fall nature. If you’d like to show off your costume some more, WE will head over the Ghouls and Gords Festival Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens around 1pm after our picnic.
Admission to Ghouls and Gourds is $10, but ride with us for free!
More details: bikenyc.org/events
The Tour de Bronx!
Join nearly 6,000 cyclists as they hit the road on Sunday, October 27 th for the 19th Annual Tour de Bronx, the largest free cycling event in New York State. With a choice of either a 25 or 40-mile course through the borough’s 61 neighborhoods, there will be fun for families, casual riders and avid bicyclists. We are also looking for volunteers to serve as riding marshalls to help with riders safety. Volunteer registration is now open at – See more at: October 25th, 2013 | Tags: alleycat, BikeKill, Black Label, Bronx, chickenhut, DJ Dirtyfingers, Gothamist, halloween, tallbike, Tour de Bronx, WeBike | Category: Events