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Flower Power Ride Reflections

Written on April 19, 2014 at 1:30 AM, by

Flower RideWhat a night. Spring has arrived.

What did you think of tonight’s ride. Special thanks to DJ Nate and to the Silicon Valley Rollers Girls. What did you think of them at our first regroup. If you want to help out check out a post we in which we featured their challenge to find a new venue.

What did you think of the food trucks? Did you enjoy the food? Anyway any constructive comments are encourage. For the others we suggest you get involved and make changes that way. Thanks again for a great ride.

 

Flower Power Ride – April 18, 2014

Written on April 15, 2014 at 3:12 PM, by

Flower Power RideAhhh …Spring is in the air. The days are getting longer, the California poppys are blooming, and its time to get your bike ready to roll. This month’s ride features DJ Nate along the route and the Silicon Valley Rollers Girls at our first regroup. The Roller Girls have recently lost their home rink, so make sure you give them all the support you can. It’s that time. Let’s do this.

Ride details  - Routes, Regroups and Directions are now available
SEE BELOW

 

Silicon Valley Roller Girls at this Friday’s Bike Party

Written on April 15, 2014 at 8:24 AM, by

SVRG LogoSilicon Valley Roller Girls will be giving a demo of the fast paced sport of roller derby this Friday during the Flower Power Ride. As you may know, San Jose Skate, their current practice space and bouting venue, is closing permanently on June 1, 2014. Just like San Jose Bike Party, Silicon Valley Roller Girls are deep in the community and help keep young girls and women active in a sport that they  love. Funny, just like cycling.

In addition, just like bike party, they give back to their community by volunteering in community events and donating money to local charities such as Sacred Heart, Veggielution, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Career Closet and others.

Giving Back

Giving Back

Help them afford a new space so they can keep our programs running. Click on this link to fundrazr for more detail on helping out our friends.

Like us, these ladies have history

After attending a flat track roller derby bout at the San Jose Civic auditorium in 2007, two women decided that the South Bay area needed their own roller derby league. They soon found that they were not alone. Recruitment and training commenced at a brisk pace, culminating in Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ very first bout in March of 2008 in Santa Cruz. The inaugural home bout was held that August at San Jose Skate roller rink in south San Jose.

SVRG
Final Days at San Jose Skate
The last day of business for San Jose Skate, and the final home bout for SVRG’s season is May 31.  It is going to be a double header and, given the circumstances, there should be a whole lot of intensity. SVRG’s current schedule can be found on their home page.

 

 

Here is the lineup for the May 31st double header:

The Dot.Kamikazes vs TBD
The KillaBytes vs Faultline Derby Devilz

Doors open at 5:30, whistle at 6:00. Tickets are $12 in advance and $18. at the door. Tickets at  Brownpapertickets.com

Venue:
San Jose Skate
397 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 226-1155

Spring is here, so let’s welcome back Guerillaz in Da Mixx

Written on April 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM, by

GiDM DJ Sharkie

Guerillaz in Da Mixx is a mobile bicycle dance party that seeks out the forgotten, the forbidden, and the unfortunate, and utilizes the element of surprise and extraordinary mobility to bring the beats to our brothers and sisters in San Jose.

Been to our monthly bike party rides? Well these rides are a bit different. We are a tight knit group of dancers and riders. The rides are shorter with one quick stop and then an unannounced stop later on. Then we begin our night of beckoning beats and dancing among  pulsating laser lights. Yes the rides are shorter but the nights are longer, lasting until the last dancer is left standing.

There is not a monthly theme style ride but a few rides and you’ll soon realize that music and dance are our themes. This month’s DJ is none other than DJ Sharkie. We start at Saint James Park in downtown San Jose. Ride is on Saturday, April 26th. Wheels hit the street at 8 PM.

Guerillaz in Da Mixx – Join the Facebook Group

GiDM is not affiliated with San Jose Bike Party but does follow SJBP’s  ”How We Ride“.

Come join the San Jose Dance Tribe

Written on April 9, 2014 at 8:23 AM, by

San Jose Bike Party Dance Tribe SJBT

As the weather gets warmer there’s nothing better than getting on your bike and dancing. Dancing? Yeah come join the tribe; the Dance Tribe. By now you know how bike party works but did you know we also set up a dance area with synchronized music bikes, a DJ (or other entertainment), and a light show. Top this off with food trucks and you’ve got a great evening. DJ Nate will be at April’s Flower Power Ride on the 18th so come out and join us.

So lets do this! We need folks to be Dance Leaders…. fearless ride-dancers who are willing to get up there and set things off. We need to transform things a bit here in the South Bay and we need your help to do it!

If you are bringing a music bike, please post up your specs and look for the Orange Guerilla Bike at the start and stops to connect up. We utilize a series of wires and wireless hookups to create a cohesive dance floor.

San Jose Bike Party DJ

Here’s the lineup:

April –  Flower Power Ride:   DJ Nate (check out DJ Nate on Soundcloud)
May  -   Ride of the Gods:       Deejay Live
June –  Neon Rave Ride         DJ  A.O.

Music Bikes

Music Bikes are a key part of San Jose Bike Party and we encourage anyone interested to come on out with your bicycle based sound system  We do however ask that you follow some basic guidelines:

  • Be able to control your volume and use common sense when going through residential areas after 10pm.  Be forewarned, tickets are occasionally issued for noise heard beyond 50 feet from your “vehicle”.
  • Don’t compete with other music bikes.  Turn down your volume when overtaking another music bike & also turn down if you come up on another music bike at a stop light.  The lead music bike has the right of way at stops.   Music on Music is noise; nobody likes it and it detracts from enjoying the ride.
  • Don’t overpower your system to the point of distortion.  Loud does not necessarily equate to good when it comes to sound quality.  If you want to increase your power, talk to some of the other music bike captains and ask them to share their experience.
  • At the stops, come join in the sync up if you want to be part of the main dance area, or find another clear area to play where you are not stepping on or competing with other music bikes. For more more information on joining the music bike sync or other music bike related topics please contact sjbikeparty@gmail.com

Please note: For those of you who are looking for a more music and dance centric ride check out our Guerillazz in Da Mixx rides. Shorter routes, one brief rest stop, and then an all night dance and music stop.

Bike the Limits – 2014

Written on April 8, 2014 at 1:28 PM, by

Bike the Limits 2014Bike the Limits is Back

Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 8 AM

For those of you wishing to do more rides we’re going to bike the city limits. Well not really but we will do a long ride around the Silicon Valley. This ride will require some training so if you haven’t been on BTL test ride or have done longer rides get on it; now.

Ride Start: San Jose City Hall Plaza

We will have more details later so stay tuned.

 

San Jose Kidz Bike Party kicks off its second year

Written on April 8, 2014 at 12:16 PM, by

San Jose Kidz Bike Party

Last year we started San Jose Kidz Bike Party and it was a great success. Similar in style to a regular bike party, we ride with our music bikes, and the playlist is selected by the children. The routes are short; ranging in length from 1 to 3 miles,  so Kidz Bike Party is appropriate for 5 to 12 year old children.

After each ride we have a barbecue in a local park with food and fixin’s all brought in by bike. We plan to do about four rides this year so check back with us on additional dates and other details. Each participant must wear a helmet and have completed and signed a liability waiver.

Here is a tentative schedule for the year

We will most likely include our Halloween and Christmas Holiday rides as well.

Facebook – San Jose Kidz Bike Party