Post-Apocalyptic August – August 19th

Get your batteries charged and get your lights on as it’s gonna be really dark where we are going, and the END of the world doesn’t have street lights. Please remember to turn down your music after 10:00 so the Mutant Zombies don’t get you!

This month we are asking everyone to focus on Letting the Cars Go! Cars are stinky. When you let them out of the ride it makes for a more enjoyable ride for everyone. If you see a car trapped at a light please wait your turn behind them so they can get out of our way. It’s the right thing to do, and they will thank you for it. Better yet they might even join us for a future ride. Help bike party build community by having a good time and showing folks how we roll.

Be safe, legal, and courteous (see How We Ride!). We share the road with other traffic. Helping cars move through smoothly makes the ride more enjoyable for everyone. Do your part to encourage good behavior!

Information on the route and more after the drop …


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 cicle prior to the start of the ride.

Volunteer Circle

We will need volunteers (BIRDs and others) at key intersections, such as at a few stop signs, near freeway exits and before and in the regroups. If you’d like to help us, look for the circle of volunteers that will assemble around 7:30-7:45pm.


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. If you see any of them with a trashbag collecting your trash, please thank them and if you are so inclined please join them! They are a really cool bunch. Please bring trash bags and help us leave no trace.

How We Ride

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

1. Stay in the Right Lane – NEVER ride the sidewalk. NEVER ride against oncoming traffic
2. Leave Nothing Behind – Don’t trash San Jose
3. Stop at Red Lights
4. Ride Straight, Ride Predictability – Slower Riders should stay to the right
5. Roll Past Conflict
6. Leave No One Behind
7. Ride Sober! It’s illegal and dangerous to ride a bicycle inebriated
8. Communicate to Fellow Riders! (We need your help in encouraging everyone to follow the rules!)

Route information


To make room for the festivities we Reccomend that you take a preride to the start no one wants to ruin the party by parking in the middle of it!

Feeder rides

Feeder rides are a great way to get to Bike Party They allow you to make great friends and get to know people who live near you. They also make it super easy to get back home as a group as most folks ride home with the group they arrived with. You save the planet and save on parking while getting a little bit more exercise. It’s all good.

  • NSJ/Santa Clara — Led by Ian from Rivermark – Meet in front of Peets – Leaving at 6:45pm (please RSVP in the comments)
  • East SJ — Carl’s Jr. Alum Rock and Jackson  leaving at 7:00 Sharp led by alexMTB
  • East SJ Evergreen – evergreen valley high @6:00 led by Tyler
  • SJ Downtown — probably not needed 🙂 the start is pretty close to downtown.
  • Campbell — meet at Campbell Water Tower – leaving at 7:00pm sharp!
  • Burbank area  — Starbucks on Meridian and San Carlos @6:45 led by freethegreen
  • Los Gatos — Miles & LGCT led by Lord Humongus
  • Your neighborhood? (let us know in comments below if you want to lead a ride)