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Adding two wheels is one way to make the Halloween equation even more fun. There’s something about decking out a bicycle that adds even more to a costume. Plus, it’s a way to get around the city without waiting in traffic. This year, there happens to be a pair of events where other spooky cyclists are gathering.

On Thursday, the American Visionary Art Museum has a fall Halloween celebration all night with free admission to the museum from 5-7 p.m., and a screening of Young Frankenstein on the nearby Federal Hill. Among the festivities is the debut of the Ride of Frankenstein. The ride takes off at Race Pace Bicycles on Key Highway at 5:30 p.m., and will haunt the streets of Federal Hill for about an hour. Details.

Baltimore Bike Party arrives on the final Friday of every month, and October brings us the Halloween edition. That means costumes, people. It’ll take off from St. Mary’s Park (600 Paca St.) for a rollicking-yet-fright-filled ride around the city. The ride ends at the Baltimore Whiskey Company, but the party goes until midnight. More details.

Plus, Friday is the debut of the Baltimore Bikeshare. So it’s a good time to pedal all around.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.