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People go head over wheels for bike party

Posted at 11:23 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 23:23:58-04

It's pegged as one of the best social events in the city of Baltimore.

The Baltimore Bike Party brings together complete strangers for a friendly bike ride through the city.

“We go to different parts of Baltimore rather than just staying in the neighborhood I’m familiar with,” said Oliver Adams.

People we spoke to are head over wheels about the weekly bike ride that lands on the last Friday of every month.

“It’s a very helpful atmosphere like if you get a flat 9 times out of 10 there’s someone 2 bikes behind you who will help you out,” said Cato Clemons.

Some costumes were a bit more practical for a long cruise down Charles Street from St. Mary’s Park to Union Craft Brewing.

Madeline Steinberg said she was only a little nervous that she was dressed as a deer driving around a bunch of cars.

Felicity O’Connor came to the event all the way from Australia dressed up as a bat.

“Hopefully I’ll get some lift and then I’ll get some air later on,” said O’Connor.  “Some Sweet tricks.”

Michael Runnels was dressed from head to toe as the first Avenger Captain America.

“I think the shield is centering, part of the costume is a psychological profile,” said Runnels.  “If I’m properly attired I inhabit the character that much more dynamically.“

As a lovely sloth couple, Andy and Sarah Dolina weren’t concerned that they may be slowed down by their outfits.

“We’re going to be in the back of the pack but it’s a good place to be,” Andy said. “Yes absolutely in order to be on brand we’ve got to go slow tonight,” said Sarah.

Emily Somach was a vampire bunny called Bunnicula based off a popular children’s book about a bunny that sucks the juice out of vegetables.

“I think it will give me the energy I need to complete this ride make it to the after party,” Somach said.

All of the riders with one thing in common, a love for riding and an open heart to new friends.

“It’s all love and it’s like one of the best things ever you could ever have,” One bicyclist said. “It’s smiles, it’s frowns but its togetherness. “