Test Ride 1 — The Under the Sea Ride!

When: Aug 27 2021 7:30PM – 10:30PM

Where: The Plant Shopping Center

Who: San Jose Bike Party

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37300943

Join us as we test the route for September’s Bike Party!

SJBP relies on cyclists like you to help us test the route before we launch each big event!

Meet at 7:30, roll at 8!

Ride leader: Tian

Ride length: 15-ish miles

Ride pace: “not that fast”

Start: The Plant, near Home Depot and the former Babies R Us store. (37.302678,-121.866515)

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37300943

There will be stops at our two prospective regroup spots.

These small group rides are a great way to meet new people, catch up with old friends, or just get out for a social ride. While you’re pedaling, we’ll count on you to help us keep an eye out for potential route hazards. Your feedback will help us adjust the route and keep all of Bike Party safe!

Things to watch out for:

– road or bike lane construction

– hazardous railroad crossings

– poorly signed lane changes

– tricky turns

– problematic regroup spots

– notable debris in the road

– dangerous traffic patterns


Turn By Turn

Turn left toward Little Orchard St0.0
Turn right toward Little Orchard St0.0
Turn right toward Little Orchard St0.0
Turn left onto Little Orchard St0.1
Turn left onto Curtner Ave0.2
Turn right onto Monterey Rd0.6
Turn right onto Branham Lane East3.9
Turn right after Wells Fargo Bank (on the right)4.6
Make a U-turn4.7
Turn right onto Branham Ln4.8
Turn right onto Meridian Avenue8.5
Turn left after Wells Fargo Bank (on the left)9.5
Turn left onto Meridian Ave9.6
Turn right onto Curtner Avenue10.4
Turn left13.5
Turn left13.6
Turn right13.6
Turn left13.7
Turn right13.7

Everyone is welcome to attend this event, but please, read and follow our “How We Ride” guidelines to keep everyone safe and to keep San Jose Bike Party rolling!  We share the road with other vehicles and we frequently ride in the dark.

Having a great time and want to help? We’re always looking for volunteers to help guide riders at corners or to handle other tasks. Talk to any of the “BIRDs” (look for the “bird” logo!) for details. Or you head over to our Donation Page.

Some helpful hints:

  1. Follow the Law
  2. Be Predictable
  3. Be Conspicuous
  4. Think Ahead
  5. Ride Ready