The Olympics Ride – July 20th

By Leo Postovoit

It’s time to get your gold medals out and get your Olympic spirit ready! The 2012 London Olympics are right around the corner and San Jose Bike Party is here to celebrate. Let’s see if we can get a gold medal in Building Community. Please remember to ride respectfully, and let’s show How We Ride.  Go for the gold!

We share the road with other traffic. Helping cars through the ride makes the ride more enjoyable for everyone.  Please remember to turn down the volume when riding through residential areas late at night ’cause waking babies isn’t an Olympic sport!

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

Volunteer Regroups are now marked on the map if you want to get plugged in come by and introduce yourself


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 simple rules, Bike Party will be safe and a positive place for riders, drivers, pedestrians, and our community.

  1. Stop at lights
  2. Stay to the right
  3. Pack your Trash
  4. Roll Past Conflict
  5. Ride Sober
  6. Be nice

Route information

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 -Meet in front of Mercado Subway- Led by Ian – Leaving at 6:45 (please RSVP in the comments)
  • Palo Alto — ??
  • Willow Glen — ??
  • SJ Downtown — ??
  • La Dolce Velo — ??
  • East SJ — ??
  • Campbell — ??
  • Los Gatos — ??
  • Your neighborhood? (let us know in comments below if you want to lead a ride)