Halloweenie 2012

By : Lowrah · October 12, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year.  It is also the only holiday I celebrate with enthusiasm.  It probably has something (everything!) to do with the costumes and candy.  Here's a round-up of some fun Halloween-themed bike parties coming up this month.  See you out there!

BareBones Productions Presents the 19th Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza Chicka-BOOM!

This is a performance that I make time for, every year.  Community members and BareBones Productions come together to present giant puppets, original music, and a (sometimes) spooky story culminating in a circle where the audience is encouraged to call out the names of people that have passed to the other side.

Parking is very limited... RIDE YOUR BIKE!

Saturday, Oct. 20th with The Poor Nobodys
Sunday, Oct. 21st * with Jack Brass Band
Saturday, Oct. 27th ** with Brass Messengers
Sunday, Oct. 28th with Ukrainian Village Band
Wednesday, Oct. 31st with Brass Messengers

All performances start at 7pm at Hidden Falls Park, suggested admission donation $5-$20.  To learn more about what to bring and what to expect, please visit the Facebook page or www.barebonespuppets.org

10/27/2012 Group Ride to BareBones, from Minneapolis or St. Paul

Join either SPOKES in Seward, Minneapolis or Cycles for Change, St. Paul for a family-friendly group ride to BareBones!

Meet at 5:15 in Minneapolis to ride with SPOKES (Facebook)
Meet at 5:30 in St. Paul to ride with Cycles for Change (Facebook)

10/20/2012 Scaredy Cat Haunted Alleycat

Meet at Mueller Park for manifests at 5, the race starts at 6
Bring $5, Pen, Lock, Lights, Bike
Special prize categories include Best Costume. Ride alone or bring your whole skeleton crew!

Our friend Jess is one of the race organizers and wanted us to mention that they want this race to appeal to riders of ALL levels. Every racer that completes the manifest in costume will be entered in a raffle to win a complete bike! Sweet!!

10/26/2012 Bike Jerks presents Track or Treat

Meet at Peacock Groove at 8:30, race at 9. Huge party to follow w/smoke machines, strobes, and horror movies. Race is $5, party admission is a six pack (for racers too).
Open to all kinds of bikes, but time bonus for fixed and costumes.

Come out and hang with your bros.

FacebookBike Jerks Blog

10/27/2012 Darkness Day Halloween Tour de Breweries

Our friend Ginny is organizing another Tour de Breweries ride.  Bring $5 to the meet up, dress in costume for the chance to win prizes, and drink responsibly!  Tipsy Bike will be bringing the mobile jams.

Darkness Day info, submit music requests for the ride, more details on Facebook.

10/27/2012 Queer Bike Gang Costume Ride


What other bike parties are happening this month?  What are you dressing up as this year?  Is it bike-related?

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This is AWESOME!! Good work! Just be careful biking with costumes...
Posted by B on
I seem to be missing something as the link to the queer bike gang costume ride just brings me to my events page. I looked at their group page and couldn't find the ride/event. I couldn't find it by searching the name either. Does it really exist? If so, can someone help me find it? Thanks much!
Posted by half pint on
Half Pint,
I'm not sure why you can't see the information, but as of today, it says....
Saturday, October 27, 2012
5:00pm until 7:00pm
It's time for Halloween! Whether you are a fairy or a witch, pop icon or zombie businessman, come ride with us. It's been my experience that Queers are pretty serious about their outfits, so prepare to be dazzled (and/or bedazzled) by some outrageous costumes. Early enough so costumes can be seen but still enough time to haunt for a bit in the dark. Then lots of time for you to go off and do whatever other fun Halloween activities are planned for the weekend. Meet up on the stairs of the MIA, roll out 5:30; route will depend on how many of yous show up. So try to RSVP accordingly so we can plan ahead! We will cancel if there is rain (or snow?).
Posted by Lowrah on