I know, Bikeblog has really slacked on his duties of informing the public of whats happening in the bike world…sorry, been busy with work.
So Saturday the 7th of July is an Alleycat race…7-7-07 (get it) more details on that soon. And there is The DANCE PARTY RIDE!
Here is info from Ryan…
hey hey hey
so, this summer i am leading rides for this cool bike group, FREEWHEELS.
includes some rides to the beach, some historical tours, brooklyn farm
visits and one of my personal faves…the dance party ride.
it just so hapeens that this saturday is the infamous dance party
ride….i am now gonna try and tantalize you with some fun facts about
the night, hoping you’ll jump on your bike and join us.
the ride is called the dance party ride because we end up at one of
brooklyn’s best dance parties…First Saturday. First Saturday is the
Brooklyn Museum of Arts freebie activity. Starting at 5pm on the
first saturday of every month, the museum is free to enter and there
are tons of lectures, art activities, movies, and MUSIC. Each month
has a different musical theme, with performances from 5-830pm of local
musicians and then a dj dance party from 9-11pm. In the summer months
(unless it is raining) the dance party is outside under the stars.
(ooh la la).
this month–JULY– the theme is Afro-Punk. Typically, there is a ton
of activities circling the general theme. They will be playing the
eddie murphy movie–coming to america–you can make a wood tile
mosaic, you can go to a feminist hip hop lecture, etc etc. typically,
the ride skips this stuff because it is to early to motivate. (for
full schedule see:
however, this is not a typical month. one of the early bird
activities is a performance by CIRCUS AMOK.
(http://www.circusamok.org/about) From 5-7pm, they will be out in
the public plaza performing. Since they are not to be missed, anyone
who is interested should congregate at the museum during this time,
check out the circus, and then we will ride together to the 730pm
williamsburg bridge meet up.(probably leave the museum sometime
between 630 & 7).
then the fun will really start. we will hook up with freinds and
fellow bikers at the base of the Wiliamsburg Bridge. We usually kick
back from 730 to 8 as people arrive from all over Manhattan and
Brooklyn. The ride to the museum is fun…especially with lots of
people so bring your friends!! We wind our way through Hassid-land,
skirting the Navy Yard, and traveling up through the historic tree
lined streets of Fort Greene.
and then it’s time for a dance party. this month we will be treated
by an Afro-Punk Festival with DJs CX Kidtronik and King Cole, and
bands The Exit and the Dragons of Zynth. we usually head for a spot
on the grass with a good view of the dance floor. set up a picnic
(feel free to bring something to eat, drink, and be merry with…i
highly recomend filling your bottles with a summer sangria or rum
punch) and then go dance.
anyways, its a good time and i hope you will join us.
Dance Party Ride:
***meet anytime from 5-7pm @ the Circus Amok performance in the public
plaza. (look for bikers. call 718 781 1195 if you are lost and cant
find us). Group will leave museum no later than 7pm.
***meet at the base of the Williamsburg bridge @ 730pm…on the wall
or over by the statue. look for a group of bikers. Ride will probably
leave @ 745-8pm.
Alrighty, feel free to forward this email to any of your friends with bikes.
The more the merrier. Yeah bike power!