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Flock of Cycles: May Pittsburgh Bike Party

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mr marvelous

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May 11 2013 at 8:23pm #

Friday May 17th

Now that the sun is setting later, we’re meeting at Dippy at *6pm* and leaving at 6:30 to give everyone a bit more time to get there after work.

PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

More details below…

–What is a Bike Party?–

A Bike Party is a welcoming, family-friendly, all-inclusive, FREE event consisting of a leisurely-paced bicycle ride (complete with music and mechanical support) and ending with a post-ride party.

The group pedals through the city at a slow, welcoming pace appropriate for riders of all ages and capabilities. You get a chance to make new friends, learn new routes, and have fun on your bike!

–Where?–

We’ll meet at Dippy the Dino (on Forbes Ave in Oakland, in front of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, across from the Cathedral of Learning).

–When?–

We’ll meet at 6pm and leave at 6:30pm.

(Won’t be off work in time? Here is the route so that you can catch up with us along the way.)

–How long is the ride?–

Around 8-10 miles.

–What’s the route?–

http://connect.garmin.com/course/3558892

–Where does the ride end?–

This ride will end with a potluck-style picnic at Schenley Plaza. Bring something to share, or buy something along the way (we’ll stop at a store along the route)

–What should I bring?–

Helmets and lights. And a bike to put those lights on. And all your friends!

–What happens in the case of rain/snow/zombie apocalypse?–

On the afternoon of the ride, we’ll decide whether conditions are safe enough to ride. Look for updates here, on Twitter, and on our website a couple of hours before the start of the ride if things are looking sketchy.

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mr marvelous

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May 11 2013 at 8:26pm #

Also be warned this is “Into The Darkness” night, so unless you are an engineer DON’T WEAR A RED SHIRT.


Drewbacca

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May 12 2013 at 2:12am #

mr marvelous wrote:Also be warned this is “Into The Darkness” night, so unless you are an engineer DON’T WEAR A RED SHIRT.

Huh? You lost me…

(edit) nevermind. Statistically, red shirts as a percentage suffer the least… There just happens to be more of them. Blue shirts (science officer) is where it’s at).

I think I’m driving home tomorrow for mom’s day and sticking around for the week. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to say hello on Friday. :)


pbeaves

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May 12 2013 at 7:39am #

red shirt = Star Trek reference, minor characters doomed to meet thier untimely demise on an away mission. Since they were glorified background chars, they typicall wore a red shirt.

oh snap. my Flock shirt is red…. #panicmode


edmonds59

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May 12 2013 at 8:18am #

Fascinating.


Pierce

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May 12 2013 at 8:24am #

Or if you’re a commanding TNG fan, do wear a red shirt, and tug at it constantly, but I guess that would make less sense on the day of a TOS-esque release

Glad to see a return of the potluck, but the map route ends on Overlook Drive by the Schenley Tennis Courts, and Schenley Plaza is across from Dippy right?


pbeaves

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May 12 2013 at 9:51am #

Pierce wrote:Or if you’re a commanding TNG fan, do wear a red shirt, and tug at it constantly, but I guess that would make less sense on the day of a TOS-esque release

Ah yes, “The Picard Maneuver”

Glad to see a return of the potluck, but the map route ends on Overlook Drive by the Schenley Tennis Courts, and Schenley Plaza is across from Dippy right?

Correct. According to the posted route the ride will finish up by the tennis courts & ice rink. So its approx a bit over a mile back to Dippy.


mr marvelous

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May 12 2013 at 10:21am #

I was half tempted to end the ride at the movie theater for a Star Trek Bike Party


pbeaves

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May 12 2013 at 2:41pm #

well, the southside cinemaworks will be having it showing…


melange396

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May 12 2013 at 5:47pm #

I was half tempted to end the ride at the movie theater for a Star Trek Bike Party

its not too late to do that…

if i can make it to a 12am showing the night before, i might make it to the ride ;)


mr marvelous

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May 12 2013 at 6:07pm #

Star Trek themed clothing is highly encouraged.


melange396

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May 13 2013 at 10:16am #

ive got that covered :-D


buffalo buffalo

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May 15 2013 at 1:52pm #

Small note: this week through Saturday is the Children’s Festival at Schenley Plaza. Friday and Saturday events end at 6pm, and Schenley Drive Extension (the road that runs alongside Carnegie Library and Music Hall) will be closed.


Mikhail

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May 16 2013 at 1:33pm #

MM (and other Floc officials), could you take a look at http://bikepgh.org/mb/topic/gap-in-the-gap-first-ride/page/2/#post-272748 ?


melange396

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May 16 2013 at 2:35pm #

awww man, im gonna miss this cuz i got hockey tickets :-\


mr marvelous

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May 17 2013 at 5:34am #

This is the day.


mr marvelous

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May 17 2013 at 5:47am #

Sorry we just didn’t have enough time to plan the Flock ride around the GAP ride. We will start at DIPPY as usual so we don’t confuse anyone.


Drewbacca

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May 18 2013 at 9:57am #

Thanks for putting this together, it was nice to finally make it to a ride! It was wonderful to meet you mm! Apologies for not sticking around, but as much as I like StarTrek, I am also a hockey fan. ;)


JustRay

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May 20 2013 at 5:48am #

It was a great ride — picnic rides can pretty fun. And Drewbacca, it was awesome to have you on the ride.


pbeaves

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May 20 2013 at 9:48am #

Yes, Picnic rides are always fun.
It worked out well that the Childrens Festival was going on, we totally used the heck out of those tables.

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