It’s been just over a month since the tragic shootings at Orlando’s PULSE Night Club, a night that claimed the lives of 49 beautiful souls and who’s impact is still being felt. For those of us in Philadelphia it happened the night before our yearly Pride celebration; as the GM of a Leather Bar I was getting concerned texts from friends all over the world warning me about going into work for fear that the violence would continue.
I thanked them all for their concern and came into work emboldened by the love and support of a community that’s used to taking our hits, taking insults and bashings and being considered less than just for being who we are. I’ve worked a lot of Prides and Outfests and while there was a tangible sense of mourning in all of our hearts… this year truly reminded me what an amazing community we have in Philadelphia, what an amazing community we have with our LGBTQ family all over the world.
On Thursday July 21st 2016, starting at 7pm, we’re going to be joining thirteen other area bars and restaurants and letting our family in Orlando know that we love them very much. There will be charity Tshirts for sale, guest bartenders and a whole lot of love.
Please come out and show your support at any of the listed participating bars!
Our hearts are broken but our love for our community is stronger than ever. Our Orlando brothers and sisters are very much in our thoughts.
There is an URGENT need for O Negative, O Positive and AB Plasma blood donors in Orlando right now. Members of the LGBT communities are permitted to donate. Please help if you can and are in the area:
Orlando – West Michigan Donor Center
345 West Michigan St #106
Orlando, FL 32806
Fax: (407) 835-5505
Sun: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Orlando – Main Donor Center
8669 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 248-5009
Fax: (407) 455-7570
Sun: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Apopka Donor Center
131 North Park Ave
Apopka, FL 32703
Phone: (407) 884-7471
Fax: (407) 884-7475
Sun: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Kissimmee Donor Center
1029 North John Young Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 847-5747
Fax: (407) 847-9605
Sun: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Oviedo Donor Center
1954 West 426 #1100
Oviedo, FL 32765
Phone: (407) 588-1291
Fax: (407) 365-9982
Sun: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Lake Mary Donor Center
105 Waymont Ct #101
Lake Mary , FL 32746
Phone: (407) 322-0822
Fax: (407) 328- 1119
Sun: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Starting in March, the Bike Stop will be opening our Basement Bar (affectionally called the PIT STOP) one Thursday a month for VICE:PHILADELPHIA- a gear event for Leather, Rubber, Pup, Military, Skin, Sports Kit and any other gear you have hiding in your closet- it’s time for it to come out and play!
There will be great music, good people, Gear Give-aways….
Stay tuned for more information!
*Actual Teams my vary
Quarterback, Runningback, Bare…
Hey! It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday and this year at the ‘Stop we have our #1 athletic supporter on-hand to take care of you! Join AJ and the Bike Stop Softball team on the second floor Sports Bar for a guaranteed good time.
Tentative start time is 5pm, but that’s subject to change- subscribe to our Facebook Page for real time updates!
Friday, March 4th.
The Pit Stop Bar. (basement)
The Philadelphia Women’s Leather Bar Night will be returning to the Pit Stop on March 4th 2016. Leather, Rubber and Fetish Gear encouraged. No cover, no gimmicks, just an opportunity for the Philadelphia Leather Community to meet, greet and get to know each other in a casual environment.
We know. It’s crazy out there. There’s snow up to your whiskers and the same ol’ stuff is on Netflix. So instead of watching that movie for the third time- get your butts in gear and come join us for a BIKE STOP SNOWDAY!
We’ll be open, business as usual, until 2am blizzard be damned.
Ms. & Mr. Philadelphia Leather 2015
Interested in running for Mr. or Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2016?
Swing by our web portal for more information: http://www.phillyleathercontest.org/node/28
The Philly Leather Contest website has all of the information you need to sign up for the Contest as well as information for folks who’re coming out just to show their support. The Contest and afterparty last year were great fun and we’re looking forward to an even bigger event this year!
When you’d rather cruise than bar hop-
On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights we open the Pit Stop at 10pm; our infamous basement bar that has just the right ambience to find what you’re looking for, with Jason behind the bar to take care of your needs. So roll the dice and come get lucky!
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas here in Philadelphia; despite it jumping up to 72* this week and some of us having to grab shorts out of storage in the middle of December we’re still filled with…. the Holiday Spirit.
We’re going to be here to serve this Holiday Season-
Christmas Eve: 4pm-2am.
Christmas Day: 8pm-2am.
New Years Eve: 4pm-2am.
New Years Day: 12pm-2am.
We’re so thankful that we’ve been a part of your 2015 and look forward to serving you in 2016.
(I can’t believe I made it through a whole Holiday post without making a ‘roasting your chestnut’ joke)