Photo: Kate Haberer
Time to rent a cheap tux. Or dig up that one-of-a-kind dress that’s been tucked away for, oh, a decade or more. Commemorating the one-year anniversary of its launch last spring, the Baltimore Bike Party is breaking out a prom-themed ride for its April event Friday night.
Last month, the first warm, clear Baltimore Bike Party night in a while brought a return of the huge cast of bicyclists to the last-Friday-of-every month recreational ride. As usual, the meet-up begins at the Washington Monument at 7 p.m., with the 10-12-mile social ride rolling out promptly at 7:30 p.m.
The after-party—replete with D.J, dancing, prom decorations, lights, and cheesy photo opps—is scheduled for the Pratt Street Ale House. The after-party details are still being worked out, but expect a Bike Prom king and queen to be named as well. The event’s Facebook page can be found here.
This month’s ride is also associated with Baltimore Green Week, which hosts daily events this week, including several bike rides.
Next month, lead organizer Tim Barnett said, Bike Party will partner with Station North on their May Final Friday’s event. And in June, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is expected to join Bike Party as it partners with the west side Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District.