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1st Annual Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival & Bike Show

Written on February 27, 2015 at 10:05 AM, by



Put this one on your calendar. We wanted to get the word out early!

Join San Josè Bike Party and the Valley’s racing, road, recreation, fixed gear, cruiser, vintage, lowrider, mountain biking and cool urban lifestyle cyclists and their families for a day of fun and community building on Sunday, May 3rd, 11am to 6pm at Kelley Park’s History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue at Senter Road in San Josè.

GiDM Guerillaz in Da Mix

Guerillaz in Da Mix

San Josè Bike Party and  San Josè Kidz Bike Party are hosting a Kids Space with activities, a balloon artist, face painters and a parent chill out space.

Sound and tunes by the SJBP sound bikes and DJ Guerillaz in Da Mix.


Enjoy Moveable Feast Food Trucks, Santa Clara Valley Brewing’s Craft Beer, the Kids’ Space, Vendors, Expo and Demos by San Josè Fixed Gear and San Josè Bike Polo. Ride your bike there and enjoy free bicycle valet parking courtesy of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.


SV Bikes! Festival


Irish Green Ride – Theme Tease, Test Rides, and Artwork

Written on February 25, 2015 at 10:05 AM, by

Irish Green Ride March 2015 art

Erin go Bragh!

Did you know the first St. Patrick’s day parade was not held in Ireland but in Boston, Massachusetts in 1737. And did you know the first bike ride outside of Ireland with the Lord Mayor of Dublin was held in San Jose, California in 2012. Well, there ya go.

This month’s theme is about all things Irish; green, leprechauns, four leaf clovers, rainbows, pots o’ gold,  and for one big night San Jose will be Dublin on wheels.


Bagpipes at Lord Mayor's rideJoin us and help test the route.

Test Ride #1 Tuesday, March 3, 2015  at 6:00 pm

Test Ride #2 Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 3:14 pm (yes 3:14 pm)

Test Ride #3 Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Test Rides will meet at 13047 Fehren Dr, San Jose, CA 95111

Don’t forget the big ride is on the third Friday of the Month, March 20. Wheels hit the street at 8 pm. We’re currently working on a Irish inspired playlist. There are so many artists and bands to choose from. Any suggestions?.


Birds and the Lord Mayor

Dublin, Ireland’s Lord Mayor Andrew Montgue poses with Assistant Mayor of San Jose Rose Herrera and the SJBP BIRDS in 2012.

Oisín Quinn
Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn speaks to SJBP riders in 2014
Lord Mayor's Ride 2012 Ride Art

Ride art for 2012’s Lord Mayor’s ride.

clover glasses

Mardi Gras Ride – February 20, 2015

Written on February 19, 2015 at 9:19 AM, by

Laissez le bon temps rouler



krewe They may celebrate Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday in the Big Easy, but here in San Jose we’ll be riding on Fat Friday. So let’s have some fun before you give up all the good things. This Friday we return to the Guadalupe River Park near the Heritage Rose Garden. If you haven’t noticed we have  really been pushing the theme so we’d love to see you dressed up like your the leader of your krewe.

We will be hosting San Jose’s first bike inspired Mardi Gras Festival so dress up and dress up your bike as well.

Please Print Out Turn By Turn Directions At The Bottom Of This Post.


Before you give up on all that good food for the next month check out whats cooking:


Sandra Bullock Mardi Gras

Actor Sandra Bullock celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans earlier this week.



BIRDsMardi Gras Ride

BIRDs are our wonderful volunteers that attempt to keep everyone on our rides safe. Please be respectful of their directions and thank them for all of the effort they put into the ride. If you want to help out and make your mark on Bike Party, please join the BIRDs at the volunteer circle prior to the start of the ride.


Ravens are the elite group of BIRDs that make sure we leave no trace behind by cleaning up after the party at regroups. They are essential to keeping the party going and they can’t do it by themselves. When you see any of them with a trashbag collecting your trash, please thank them! They are a really cool bunch. Please bring trash bags and help us leave no trace.

How We Ride

If you follow these simple rules, Bike Party will be safe and a positive place for riders, drivers, pedestrians, and our community.

  1. Stop at lightsMardi Gras
  2. Stay to the right
  3. Pack your Trash
  4. Roll Past Conflict
  5. Ride Sober
  6. Be nice

Turn by Turn instructions - print a few and pass them out to your Krewe.


Turn by Turn instructions - Mobile Version pull this up on your phone and bookmark it..


Test Rides for February’s Mardi Gras Ride are set. Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Written on January 21, 2015 at 2:52 PM, by

San Jose Bike Party Mardi GrasMardi Gras  is here!

This month’s theme is Mardi Gras and for one big night San Jose is the ‘Big Easy'; New Orleans that is. Krewe San Jose Bike Party will be hosting the big ride.  Laissez les bon temps roulez! (Let The Good Times Roll!)


We starting it off with three Test Rides.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 1:00 pm [SLOW RIDE]

Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:00 pm

Test Ride #3 Reschuduled due to rain.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015  6:00 pm

Test Rides will meet at 424 Seymour St. at the fringe of the Guadalupe River Park.

Don’t forget the big ride is on the third Friday of the Month, February 20. Wheels hit the street at 8 pm. We’re currently working on a Mardi Gras inspired playlist featuring New Orleans musicians, zydeco, and other Cajun treats.

Mardi Gras Playlist

Mardi Gras Mask San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras San Jose Bike Party