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Ugly Sweaters and Holiday Lights Ride – December 19, 2014

Written on December 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM, by

Ugly Sweaters and Holiday Lights Ride

Join us for our last ride of the season as we don our ugly sweaters and view the San Jose’s beautiful holiday lights.

The chance of rain should be reduced by ride time. Good thing cuz we’re riding through some great neighborhoods for lights. We’ll start by riding through the Rose Garden area, Shasta Hanchett, with a break at San Jose City College and then on to Willow Glen.

There will be food, fun, Christmas Carol Karaoke, a photo booth and of course lights, a covered dance floor, and a sound system that will rock the house. Wear you ugly sweater and get your picture taken at the photo booth.

So join us for the fun. 2014, our seventh year has been a blast.

Remember, Santa knows if you’ve been bad or good so let’s follow the Bike Party Rules:
• Stay right
• Stop at lights
• Ride straight
• Don’t hate
• Pack your trash
• Don’t get smashed

Turn by Turn Directions: Print some out and give’em to your friends.
Android App on Google Play
Interactive map (RidewithGPS)

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East San Jose Bike COOP announces feeder ride for San Jose Youth

Written on December 16, 2014 at 8:21 PM, by

East San Jose Bike CoopThis Friday the East San Jose Bike Coop will be initiating the first youth based feeder ride from the East Side. San Jose Bike Coop is a new organization doing great things incorporating safe riding and bike maintenance to middle school riders.

Let’s hope the weather cooperates but as Cassidy Kakin of ESJBC tells us they will be recruiting a large number of adult chaperons from the community to show young riders how to enjoy an event like Bike Party “in an safe and productive way. ” To encourage young riders to participate and to make the ride fun and cool, they will be giving out free food and stickers and will be bring a music bike to the ride.

Jose one of the many kids the Coop inspires by bikes.

Jose one of the many kids the Coop inspires by bikes.

Want to learn more contact Cassidy at ESJBC:  shop at esjbikes dot org

Here is some additional contact info:

Facebook!  https://www.facebook.com/ESJbikecoop

Twitter! https://twitter.com/ESJBikes

WordPress blog!http://esjbikecoop.wordpress.com/

 

 

Early Details on the Ugly Sweater and Holiday Lights Ride

Written on December 10, 2014 at 1:28 PM, by

We are looking forward to next Friday’s Bike Party. Last month was a blast and this month the fun will continue. We will now go into Winter mode. Here is a couple of things you should know.

  • During the winter months when the ride is smaller we venture into San Jose’s neighborhoods. Please respect the neighborhoods. if you have a music bike please respect the neighbors right to some peace. Also keep any of your trash with you or wait for a regroup. Please don’t trash the neighborhoods.
  • Given that there may be a chance of some rain we try to focus regroups at areas which provide overhead coverage. So unless there a huge storm you can expect the regroups to go as any other ride: music, food, and lots of fun.
  • Given the possibility of you getting wet, please dress accordingly, and get some lights on your bike. Have fun and be safe.
  • And please with the decrease in visibility. Please stop at red lights and look carefully before entering intersections. Don’t do something just because the guy or gal in front of you does it.

 

So come join us for Dance, some holiday karaoke, our photo booth, and  hot food. 
December 19, 2014 8:00 pm 

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Mayor Elect Sam Liccardo and wife Jessica Garcia-Kohl ride San Jose Bike Party in September.
photo: A Boone

 

San Jose Sharks rockin’ their ugly sweaters

Written on December 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM, by

The San Jose Sharks get into the holiday season rockin’ their own ugly sweaters. Featured in this mornings Hockey News, the online paper stated “Over the past few years, the San Jose Sharks have made a habit of having a bit of fun around the holiday season. Be it an infomercial for a holiday album or Joe Thornton with a dummy, the videos are always good for at least a laugh.”

Will you be rocking your holiday sweater? Wear your holiday sweater to next Friday’s (December 19th) San Jose Bike Party and get your picture taken at the photo booth. More details later.

Some of the highlights include Jason Demers, now of the Dallas Stars, busting out his best moves, the aforementioned Scott as a grandmother, and the surprise ending of newly acquired Brenden Dillon asking if he missed the rap. It was a great job by the Sharks to throw Dillon into the video, especially with Demers’ cameo.

 

San Jose Bike Party teams up for the Big Bike Build

Written on December 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM, by

Looks like a great turnout for the annual Turning Wheels for Kids Annual Big Bike Build. Three San Jose Bike Party related teams of volunteers this year:

1. San Jose Bike Party
2. Guerillaz in Da Mixx
3. Emmons Family Team

Thanks to all for stepping up and helping the community. For more information check Turning Wheels for Kids website.

Green Ninja highlights San Jose Bike Party

Written on December 5, 2014 at 10:18 AM, by

The folks over at the Green Ninja show produced by the Environmental Studies department at San Jose State University has produced this video highlighting San Jose Bike Party. Thanks to Eugene Cordero and all the other “Green Ninjas”.

Lucky 777’s Ride Reflections

Written on November 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM, by

Elvis in the HouseWhat a night. The first of our winter rides was off the charts. With a rain free cool evening we hit Campbell and West San Jose like Las Vegas players. Elvis was even seen on the dance floor.

Thanks to everyone for packing their trash. The regroups looked fantastic this morning. You’re all awesome. Thanks to San Jose Bike Party Birds for not only making sure the regroup areas were spotless but for the great help at critical turns. From the dancers on the dance floor the music was big like the lights in Vegas.

yellow poker chipThat being said. Here’s some things we can work on:

  • Please stay as far to the right as possible. Never take the left-most lane. The San Jose Police Department was fantastic last evening. They politely told riders to stay to the right.  It should not take the SJPD to tell us how to ride. Please Ride Responsibly.
  • For most of the ride we did a great job at stopping at red lights. Keep up the good work.
  • Please remember during the winter months we tend to ride through residential areas with families that are more into sleep than parties. Please be respectful and lower the volume on your sound system when going through neighborhoods.
  • And lastly a big yellow  poker chip to all those that packed their trash. We were with without the iconic Raven Bikes last night and you still pulled through. As of this morning the start and regroup areas were looking fantastic.

OK, now its your turn what did you think of the ride? What could be better? And if your really passionate about making bike party better please attend our next volunteer meeting. Thanks again.

Lucky 777’s Ride – November 21, 2014

Written on November 20, 2014 at 10:21 AM, by

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Get your best dress, you hippest casino wear, cuz we’re going to Vegas baby! It’s the Lucky 777’s ride so play ‘em as you see ‘em, grab your two wheeled friend and let’s go!

Here’s some tips for tomorrows ride:

  • Dress warm and bring some foul weather gear but the chance of rain is low; at 3%. (weather underground).
  • Bring a bag to stash your trash. We will be riding without the Raven bikes this month but that does not reduce your responsibility to make this ride safe and clean for all.
  • Don’t forget your lights and ride respectfully.

Ride DetailsElvis in Vegas

With that let move on to the good stuff; ride details and regroups.

Here is the link to an interactive map showing the start, finish, and regroups.

And here is a printable map showing Turn by Turn Directions. Print several and share with friends or new friends.

This month’s DJ: Stealth Duck

 

Lucky 777 Start Finish

2099 South 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112

 

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Silicon Valley Education Foundation 1400 Parkmoor Ave #200 San Jose, CA 95126

 

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Cambrian Park Plaza Shopping Center 14900 Camden Ave. San Jose, CA 95124

Feeder Ride

We have a feeder route leaving from Santa Clara (El Camino Real) this month. The ride will leave at 7:15 pm sharp from The Off Ramp Bike Shop. For more info you can hit up  Jonathan King on Facebook.

 

This month’s theme: The Lucky 777’s Ride.

Written on November 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM, by

777 Casino TableFeeling Lucky. We sure are. This month, it’s Vegas baby!

Viva Las Vegas

 

We love bright lights, Vegas dance clubs, and the chance to make new friends. So lets’s do this.

As always we ride on the 3rd Friday of every month. Wheels hit the street at 8 pm and all ride and route details will be posted here or on our Facebook page at least 24 hours before the ride.

Here’s a few things to keep in mind for Fridays ride:

 

c Hakken1) It’s gets dark early and with a new moon (no moon at all) you need to make yourself seen. But hey that’s what Bike Party is all about. Lights, lights, and more lights.

2) The Raven Bikes will be grounded for this ride so we ask that you please Leave Nothing Behind. Please pick up after yourself and if you see other garbage please do the right thing.

Stay Tuned. Ride and route posted at least 24 hours before the ride.

 

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The many faces of San Jose Bike Party

Written on October 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM, by