Bike Party Dance Monopoly®
Many of you, oh Bike Party faithful, told us just how much you loved regrouping in Discovery Meadow and especially dancing on the world’s largest permanent outdoor Monopoly® board. With that fresh in your mind please realize that the board and the surrounding area are maintained not through city funds, but through community funds and the non-profit Friends of San Jose.
Just like San Jose Bike Party, Monopoly® in the Park is provided to the people of San Jose through the hard work of volunteers. But the organization is also badly in need of funds to replace tables, benches, and other equipment that is aging or in many cases have been severely vandalized. While we were dancing the night away on Friday, Friends of San Jose had just kicked off their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for new equipment.
Won’t you help? Show the community that Bike Partiers know how to have fun, but also give back when it counts. Watch the video below and then visit the Kickstarter page to give $10, $20, or more and receive a gift from the group.
Help them reach their goal of $1,200. The campaign ends on Friday, November 14th. Let’s show them that with San Jose Bike Party’s help we can help them not only make their goal but surpass it. Whaddya say. Let’s do this.
As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer lets set the scary season in motion with an Alien vs. Monsters Ride. This month in addition to having some great food and music from DJ Live we are featuring a “voltron” style start, coming together at Regroup 1. So dress up in your scariest Halloween costume and scare your friends. This month we’ve improved the Android app to make it even easier to find your way.The weather should be nice at about 67 degrees with a single digit chance of some drizzle.
Music bikes and DJ’s and two regroups, a voltron start, and some great food by local favorites. This should be a blast. It was just seven years ago we started our rides at the Campbell Water Tower and later on at Dick’s Parking lot on Bascom Ave. One of our four voltron starts will be leaving from the Campbell Water tower.
As many of you know during our anniversary rides we typically do a “voltron” start where we start at several points in the valley and come together just before our first regroup. Ride starts are as follows: Eastside (Green), Southside (Yellow), Campbell (Red), and Santa Clara (Blue).
We are announcing the rides starts early so you have time to coordinate with friends and choose a route that works best where you live. The ride will start and end at the same spot. If you start in Campbell your ride will end in Campbell.
Therefore its important that you get correct route information. And as always the complete route information will be released at least 24 hours before Friday’s ride. Read more
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New Ride Added! Test Ride 2.5 leaving from Seven Trees Community Center! See calendar.
Also please note the time change on Sunday for Test Ride #2 to 6 pm
Come out to one of our three test rides this month. We’ve got two evening and one afternoon ride scheduled. One ride will start at Berryessa and Capitol, the second ride starts at the Campbell Water Tower.
We’ve also got one SLOW Ride planned (Test Ride #2) for newbies and those that just want to cruise.
Don’t forget to check our calendar for all the ride and date info.
Thanks to all those that showed up last Sunday for our Bollywood Bike Party. This was our first annual ride following on the heals of our successful Ride with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland. The ride was in conjunction with the City of San Jose’s Bollywood week which finished with a sold at “SLAM Tour” show at the SAP Center. The city had asked San Jose Bike Party to host a ride feature our world famous music bikes with a playlist full of Bollywood music and dance favorites.
We had a lot of request to post the playlist. Stay tuned. We plan to post the Bollywood playlist soon.
Special thanks to the super helpful folks over at the city’s Office of Economic Development led by Kim Walesh. We also had tremendous help from Joe Hedges and Tina Kapoor also with the OED. Here’s to the first annual ride and many more to come.
Also we are planning to ride in the near future with the Mayor of our newest sister city of Guadalajara, Mexico, the Honorable Ramiro Hernández García.
Photos: Tina Kapoor
We’ll be meeting at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda at 7:00 PM this Thursday, September 25, 2014.
Bring you ideas. Remember the world is run by those who show up. Let’s do this.