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Bollywood Bike Party continues “Sister City Rides” tradition

Written on September 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM, by

bbpThanks 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 ride announcement appear in Sal Pizarro’s Mercury News column, along with a full article written by the Mercury New’s Joe Rodriquez, which was picked up by other newspapers as well.

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.

Kim Walesh and Tina Kapoor

Kim Walesh and Tina Kapoor with the Office of Economic Development, City of San Jose.

Photos: Tina Kapoor

Test Ride Schedule for Aliens vs. Monsters

Written on September 27, 2014 at 10:13 AM, by

Test ride planningCome 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.

SJBP Volunteer meeting to plan our Anniversary Ride

Written on September 22, 2014 at 8:05 PM, by

Volunteer Bird MeetingThis is always a fun ride and we we want, no we need your input and ideas for this ride. If you have ideas for an October Route, bring ‘em.

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.

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SJBP and the City of San Jose present Bollywood Bike Party

Written on September 20, 2014 at 5:30 AM, by

SLAM Bollywood Bike PartyMany of you have ridden with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland. Dublin is one of San Jose’s Sister Cities. We are also planning rides with other sister city mayors, including the mayor of Guadalajara, Mexico and Pune, India. But in the spirit of international fun and bicycle community we are partnering with the City of San Jose during Bollywood week to present the Bollywood Bike Party.

The ride just like our other Mayor’s ride’s will include a gathering at City Hall Plaza Before a short ride through the downtown area. We will gather at City Hall Plaza at 10:30 am and wheels will hit the street at 11:00 am. We will have music bikes on hand and will include some of the music from Saturday’s Bollywood Dance Party in the Plaza de Cesar Chavez.

For those interested, SLAM the Tour will be at the SAP Center arena that evening at 7:30 pm.

Come join us

The Science Ride II – September 19, 2014

Written on September 18, 2014 at 6:38 PM, by

 

The Science RideWhen: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: Wheels hit the street at 8pm
Ride Start and Ride details: see below
New ride app link: see below.

This month the theme is the Science Ride II. The city is our lab this is where we create. But hey as mad scientists let’s all respect one another and the places we stop at. Please help a Raven and stash your trash. Be respectful of other riders by following “How We Ride” and to your city by keeping it clean..

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Porky’s SJ Street Foods

This month we are pleased to announce the following food truck line-up,

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Start map

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DJ Sharkie 270X100

Ride Route (Ride With GPS) – Interactive Map

SJ Bike Party Android App (on Google Play)

 

Science Ride II – Preride Update

Written on September 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM, by

DJ Sharkie 270X100Well Friday is almost here and we wanted to give you an update on a few things. This month the San Jose Dance Tribe and DJ Sharkie will be on hand to get things started on the dance floor. We’ve got two regroups this month, with one being the main focus on music and dancing.

We also will have plenty of room to spread out and get something to eat as well. Check out who will be in tow.

Calidog, Pluck, Porky’s, Judie’s Tacos Locos, and the Hunger Within are new to Bike Party. Pluck (which serves duck) and the Hunger Within are new trucks to the San Jose area.

Please everyone – Stay to the right when you ride and call out red light runners. Thanks.

Also we have updated and improved the Android app. We will have a link for the app tomorrow. Until then get your bikes ready to ride.

 

The Science Ride – Teaser

Written on September 9, 2014 at 9:28 AM, by

Wierd ScienceThis month we are celebrating science! Yes science. So grab your lab coats, your test tubes and create the most eventful ride of the summer. Mad Science, Weird Science, or just plain ol’ Astrophysical Science. Let’s do this.

So join all of your mad scientist friends and come out for the last ride of the summer. As usual our music bikes will be out spinning the tunes, our monthly food truck line up will be on hand to provide scientific creations from the burrito labs to a new food truck called “Pluck”, which will be serving duck. Let’s celebrate the end of summer among friends.

As always the ride is on the third Friday of the month, which this month is on September 19th. Ride starts at 8:00 pm so come a bit early and meet some new friends. For route and other ride information check back here about 24 hours before the ride start.

Mad Science

“I am creating the perfect bicycle!”

Astrophysics

You probably didn’t know science can be sexy.

Wierd Science

Creating the perfect riding companion.

Mad Science

“Where’s you map? The ride went that way.”

 

The Science Ride: This month’s artist – Andre Hart

Written on August 27, 2014 at 9:32 AM, by

The Science RideThis month’s artist: Andre Hart of San Jose
Name/Age/Location?
Andre Hart. 23. San Jose, CA

What’s your experience with Bicycles?
I’ve always been a cyclist, but as of late I haven’t had much time. I learned how to ride when I was maybe 4 years old. And I remember I didn’t get to start on 3 wheels, so I fell over a lot.

How’d you first hear of SJBP?
Well I didn’t hear about them, I actually heard them. I heard it coming around the corner one night and asked a friend maybe 2 years ago, what was that, and it was bike party.

What are your thoughts about SJBP and its effects on SJ?
I like the idea of it all. It’s easy transportation, people coming together. I also see it as a healthy cause. If this country needs anything, it’s to move more hahaha.

What are your thoughts on SJBP artwork?
It’s interesting. I love to see them do some sort of mural work though. Perhaps something that could share SJBP’s presence to more of the community.

How’d you get into the type of art you are doing now?
Haha well I didn’t. It got into me really. I am always changing my style, whether it be painting, drawing, or songwriting. I guess it’s just a thoughtless yet thoughtful process if you can make sense of that statement.

Where would you like to take your art from here?
New York, Portland, Austin, LA, Seattle among other places. I Hold no apologies for wanting to be a well known artist just as any artist should hold no apologies of the matter.

The Rainbow Ride – August 15, 2014

Written on August 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM, by

Rainbow Ride Artwork

When: Friday August 15, 2014
Time: Wheels hit the street at 8pm
Ride Start and Ride details: see below
New ride app link: see below.

This month the theme is the Rainbow Ride. It is our Pride Ride. Show some pride this month for others and for your city. Be respectful of other riders by following “How We Ride” and to your city by keeping it clean.

We have a surprise for you at one of the regroups so get ready to dance.

This month we are pleased to announce the following food truck line-up,

Start - Finish

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Ride Route (Ride With GPS) – Interactive Map
SJBP’s The Rainbow Ride Turn by Turn instructions – Print out and give some to friends.
SJ Bike Party Android App (on Google Play)

 

Showing some pride for our ride

Written on August 13, 2014 at 8:56 AM, by

Keep CalmThis month’s theme is the Rainbow Ride and we’ve been busy getting ready for this great ride. But before you get on your bikes, we need to have a talk.

We’ve been doing this ride for seven years now and  this free ride just keeps getting bigger and better, but with no budget and the behavior of some individuals, we are close to having to shutting this thing down or making it into a much smaller ride.

We are at the crossroads. Either behavior improves, or the rides get smaller, or we just say well, seven years is as good as it gets in San Jose.

Think about that; for the first time in seven years we could be faced with a Friday night with no bike party.

Given that this month’s theme has an underlying theme of Pride. We want to ask every one to have some Pride in the Ride. Have some Pride in your city.  Let’s highlight some of the ways that this ride has been jeopardized and to highlight our rules going forward.

  • Respect our volunteers; the Ravens (our garbage bikes) and BIRDs (route leaders at turns). Follow their lead.
  • Ride safe and with respect. Do not ever harass, touch, or hit cars and motorists. Obey all traffic laws and let cars pass whenever it is safe.
  • Excessive trash from bottles, cans, and paper make us unwelcome guests at Regroups if we don’t pick it up ourselves. For the last couple of years we have taken money out of our own pockets to clean up after rides, and we now have reached our financial limit. Have pride in you city and valley, keep it cleaner than you found it.
  • The use of fireworks, firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices has to stop. On one ride we spotted a 14 year old boy throwing firecrackers into a crowd. If any one witnesses activity such as this, please inform a BIRD (volunteer with a BIRD patch) and we will report that person to the police.

San Jose Bike Party was the first Bike Party and is known around the world. Let’s keep this thing going. We need you to get involved and we also need volunteers to keep this thing going. If your interested in volunteering email us at sjbikeparty@gmail.com

Rainbow Ride Artwork