Pittsburgh Bike Party and 21+ Bike Night at The Carnegie Science Center

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mr marvelous

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Jun 4 2013 at 9:17pm #

Flock of Cycles is riding to the Science Center!!!!!

We’re meeting at Dippy at *6pm* and departing at 6:30 — and this month we’re ending the ride at the Carnegie Science Center’s aptly-themed “Bikes: Science on Two Wheels” 21+ night!


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!


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).


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

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

–How long is the ride?–

Around 8-10 miles.

–What’s the route?–

–Where does the ride end?–

This ride will end at Carnegie Science Center’s 21+ Night, which this month just happens to be BIKE-themed! (How perfect, right?) Here’s more info about that event:

Tickets are normally $10 in advance and $15 at the door, but thanks to the kind people at the Science Center, we’ll be able to offer Flock riders the $10 pre-registration price at the door.

They’ll have a cash bar, and snacks will be available for purchase as well.

Note: If you aren’t 21, you are welcome to ride with us as always, but like the “21+” title implies, the post-ride Science Center event is only open to those of legal drinking age. And they will be carding, so don’t forget your ID!

–What should I bring?–

Helmets. Lights. A bike to put those lights on. Cash and your ID. 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.

  • This topic was modified 1 yr, 8 mos ago by  mr marvelous.


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Jun 4 2013 at 11:08pm #

@mrmarv… you forgot to include a stardate!

Will it be exciting? Will it be more exciting than this?


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Jun 4 2013 at 11:19pm #

Stardate 91076.42

AKA June 21, 2013 at 6pm


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Jun 5 2013 at 11:49am #

Summer solistice! Yay!

mr marvelous

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Jun 6 2013 at 4:07am #

Don’t forget there are two Flock events this month.

mr marvelous

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Jun 15 2013 at 2:21pm #

Are you ready for more Flock fun?

bicycle heaven

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Jun 16 2013 at 11:47pm #

What day is the Science center meet up that you are having,,,thanks,


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Jun 16 2013 at 11:56pm #

^ this Friday June 21st. Meet at the dinosaur in Oakland at 6pm.

bicycle heaven

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Jun 17 2013 at 12:03am #

OK thanks not the dinosaur on the north side at the science center lol,,,thanks


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Jun 17 2013 at 11:25am #

this guy:


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Jun 17 2013 at 6:07pm #

Got it thanks,,i may be at the center anyways they have a few things going on,,looks to be a good event thanks


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Jun 17 2013 at 11:09pm #

Ok sounds like a fun day and I will notify you if I can make it with my teacher.


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Jun 20 2013 at 10:53am #

This friday! That is tomorrow!!!

mr marvelous

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Jun 20 2013 at 8:48pm #


bicycle heaven

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Jun 21 2013 at 1:38pm #

I think you will have a good turn out as I have had over 20 people come to the museum today and its only 2:00 after noon. I have been letting them know about the event and at least half said they will show up ………………… Mike Brown will be at the Science Center for a demonstration.

mr marvelous

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Jun 21 2013 at 4:07pm #

Almost time.

mr marvelous

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Jun 21 2013 at 9:44pm #

The Flock rides keep getting better and better. Thanks everyone for coming out to ride with us. We love you all.

bicycle heaven

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Jun 22 2013 at 12:10am #

Had a great time met some very nice people,thank you Marvelous


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Jun 22 2013 at 2:14pm #


And extra thanks to mm for giving my cell a power boost! Great fun.


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Jun 22 2013 at 4:00pm #

I was impressed by the number of women who joined the ride last night. It seemed at the start that there were almost as many as men, which would be a first. I rolled video at the start of the ride, but haven’t reviewed it yet.

At the end, it was still 1:2; I counted 8 and 16.

Women cyclists are an “indicator species”, a measure of how healthy an environment is. For it to even approach being even in number gives me a good feeling and greater hope that we are doing the right thing here in The ‘Burgh.

Meanwhile, here’s part of Marcel’s little pre-ride speech.

mr marvelous

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Jun 22 2013 at 6:51pm #

That video is embarrassing. I really need to work on my pre-ride speech. Also, whats up with my voice? Do I really sound like that?


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Jun 23 2013 at 10:25am #

videos of the ride:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

I haven’t looked at these myself yet, though I do know I turned them right side up before I uploaded them.

Any problems with them, please let me know.

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