SJBP – Test Ride 1: The Freedom Ride

When: Jun 24 2022 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Where: BART Milpitas Station Parking Lot (Flat Lot)

Who: San Jose Bike Party


SJBP relies on cyclists like you to help us test the route before we launch each big event. Join us Friday evening as we test the route for July’s #FreedomRide Bike Party.

Friday, June 24th. Gathering starts at 6:30pm. Wheels hit the street at 7 pm.

Ride leader: Tian + DavidK

Ride length: 15-ish miles

Ride pace: Casual (10-12 mph average)

Start: Milpitas BART*

Milpitas BART; 1755 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035

(*However, we’re meeting in the flat parking lot across the street on the other side of Milpitas Blvd.)


There will be 20+/- minute stops at each of our two prospective regroup spots. Remember to bring lights and layers!

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

#TellAFriend #InviteYourFriends #ShareTheEvent #SJBP #TestRide #SanJoseBikeParty #BiiikePaarty

Turn By Turn

Turn right onto S Milpitas Blvd0.1
Turn left onto North Abel Street2.9
Turn left onto Great America Parkway5.0
Turn left onto Alder Drive5.7
Turn left to VTA parking lot 5.8
Turn right onto Alder Drive5.9
Turn left onto East Tasman Drive6.0
Turn right onto North 1st Street7.7
Turn right onto Tony P. Santos Street9.2
Turn left onto Grand Boulevard9.6
Turn sharp left onto Grand Boulevard9.8
Turn left onto North 1st Street9.9
Turn left onto E Tasman Dr11.8
Turn left onto S Milpitas Blvd15.1
Turn right into parking lot15.2

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