Ride On! It’s the Bicycle Block Party


Friday, May 21st – strap on your helmet and grease up your gears. The Boise Bicycle Project is excited to present the 2nd Annual Bicycle Block Party.

Part of May in Motion, this community event celebrates all things non-motorized and two-wheels, although bikes with three, or any number of wheels are welcome as well.

Stretching along 8th St. from Bannock to Main, the Block Party will kick-off at 4 p.m. There will be an Alley Cat Race, a beer garden provided by Bitter Creek Ale House (21 and older only), and live music from the likes of Boise Rock School, Garden City Limits, and Finn Riggins.

To top it all off, the Boise Bicycle Project will host the Annual Frankenbike Competition. In addition to help with their identity and the event management, our talented illustrator Cale Cathey developed these posters to help market the event.

Franken Bike Pic

BBP Block Party Poster

What is the Frankenbike Competition, you ask? Well, groups, individuals, and hybrids alike can build their own Frankenbike – a wild and wacky collaboration of a bicycle, made entirely from used and recycled bicycle parts. (Feel free to use parts from appliances or anything else that might strike your fancy).

The Frankenbikes will be displayed along 8th Street and auctioned off throughout the event, which lasts until 10 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will go towards the Boise Bicycle Project, who is the recipient of Drake Cooper’s Dream Big Scholarship – which makes Drake Cooper kids very happy and proud. (Sunset Magazine recently cited the BBP as one of the reasons Boise is one of the 20 towns of the future in the West!)

If you want to learn more about the Boise Bicycle Project, and their tireless mission to make Boise the bicycle capitol of the nation, visit http://www.boisebicycleproject.org/.

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