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