Test Ride 2 – Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

When: Jan 07 2022 7:30PM – 10:30PM

Where: HopeThrift Super Store

Who: San Jose Bike Party

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38306774

SJBP relies on cyclists like you to help us test the route before we launch each big event. Join us as we test the route for January’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory themed Bike Party. You don’t need WonkaVision to see this is going to be fun!

Friday, January 7. Gathering starts at 7:30pm. Wheels hit the street at 8pm.

Ride leader: Anthony

Ride length: 16-ish miles

Ride pace: Slow/Casual (10-12 mph average)

Start: Willow Glen Plaza: Almaden Rd @ Curtner Ave – by Hope Thrift, 24Hr Fitness, Almaden Cinema, Burger King. GPS: 2306 Almaden Road

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38306774

There will be stops at each of our two prospective regroup spots. Remember to bring lights and layers…and maybe a thermos of something warm!

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 right0.1
Turn right onto Almaden Road0.1
Turn sharp left onto Curtner Avenue0.2
Turn left onto Cherry Avenue1.3
Turn right onto Foxworthy Avenue2.1
Turn left onto South Bascom Avenue5.0
Turn slight right onto Los Gatos Boulevard6.1
Turn sharp left onto Lark Avenue6.6
Turn slight right6.6
Turn left6.6
Turn sharp left onto Los Gatos Boulevard6.8
Turn right onto Winchester Boulevard7.6
Turn right onto South Winchester Boulevard9.6
Turn left10.3
Turn slight left10.3
Turn right10.4
Turn right onto South Winchester Boulevard10.6
Turn left onto West Campbell Avenue10.7
Turn left onto South Bascom Avenue11.7
Keep right12.2
Turn right onto Lincoln Avenue14.4
Turn left onto Curtner Avenue15.1
Turn right15.6

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