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The Obon Ride – July 17, 2015 Theme Teaser

Written on June 27, 2015 at 12:39 PM, by

Obon Ride July 2015What is Obon?

Many San Jose Bike party faithful are familar with Dia de los Muertos and our (almost) annual ride to celebrate this holiday. The Japanese celebrate a similar festival in which they honor their spirits of their ancestors. During this time family member’s visit and clean their ancestors’ graves to celebrate their spirits return to the household alters.

djThis festival,  or more like it several days of remembrance has been celebrated for over 500 years in Japan as well as here in San Jose’s Japantown, one of three left in the United States. This year San Jose Japantown celebrates Obon on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, a week before our big ride.

This month our ride format will change somewhat from previous rides. Our route will be somewhat shorter and we will feature one longer regroup which will include San Jose Taiko and DJ sets from DJ Live and DJ Sharkie.

San Jose Taiko at our Hot August Nights Ride in 2010

Also we are announcing a ride start at 7:30 pm with wheels on the street promptly at 8:00 pm. When you hear the announcements along with the BIRD whistles; its time to leave.

So dress up in your bright colored yukatas (summer kimonos) and come join us for this fantastic summer festival.

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San Jose Taiko

 

Don’t Get Left Behind – Learn How to Fix a Flat

Written on June 25, 2015 at 4:03 PM, by

Tavee and Linda Phatt-Nguyen

Tavee and Linda Phatt-Nguyen. Film crew on two wheels. photo: Sheldon Hambrick.

San Jose Bike Party Film crew led by Tavee Phat, Enrique Alonso, and Dan Burdick hung out with Chuck and Karen Clifford at Bicycle Express to learn what you need to know to fix your flat.

Follow these step by step visual instructions and get yourself back on the road.

 

 
Bicycle Express StorefrontChuck and Karen Clifford
Bicycle Express

M-F 10:30 am – 7:00pm
Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday Closed

4th and Williams St.
San Jose, CA
408-998-1618

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Reggae on Two Wheels Ride – June 19, 2015

Written on June 18, 2015 at 4:15 PM, by

reggaeon2wheelsRoots, Rock, Reggae

This should be a great ride. The weather should be warm for tomorrow night. Expect 70 degrees at the ride start. Of course during the ride we will be playing a Raggae playlist and then feature  electric beats to get up up on your feet. This month our featured DJ is DJDeVere. Check out his latest mix here on SoundCloud.

We’ll be meeting at the Plant Shopping Center near Home Depot.  Get there on time we will be leaving at 8 pm.

All your favorite food trucks, beats, and of course bikes.

As always please respect the ride.

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Feeder Rides to Reggae on Two Wheels.

Since parking is always a premium at the start why not do a short pre-ride with a close group of friends.

 

ne  1171 N Capitol Ave San Jose, CA 95132. Leaving 6:30 pm

 

 

 

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santaclaraLeaves from the Off Ramp Bicycle Shop. Meet up around the west side of the building.

 

 

 

And here are some turn by turn directions you can pull up on your phone. Here is a link to the original.

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Asi es como pedaleamos

 

Keep The Streets Safe in Willow Glen

Written on June 17, 2015 at 6:13 PM, by

Get on your bike and ride.
Ride on down to this meeting.

Lincoln Ave Emergency

One very good sign that the street that you shop on; the street you ride on is not safe. Photo: Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village.

As many of you know the city has made some major safety improvements to Lincoln Ave. in Willow Glen for people that choose to ride bikes or walk. Many in the community love bicycles and San Jose Bike Party but sadly many think that fast moving traffic is better than bicycles.

Show them you care. Get on your bike. Better yet. Get a few of your friends together and ride to this meeting. Show them the power of community. Show them that cyclists want the same as them. Safe streets. Many of San Jose Bike Party Riders have families. Tell the city you want these streets safe for your kids.  Let’s do this. Please Note: The date is the evening before San Jose Bike Party’s Reggae on Two Wheels Ride.

Lincoln Ave.

Photo: Stakeholders For A Safe Green Village.

June 18, 2015 | 6:30 PM
Willow Glen High School Cafeteria
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