Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – Test Ride 1

When: Dec 28 2022 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Where: Capitol station

Who: San Jose Bike Party


Join us for our first test ride for January’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Ride.

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

Wednesday, December 28th. Gathering starts at 6:30 pm. Wheels hit the street at 7pm.

Ride leader: Theo

Ride length: 14ish miles

Ride pace: Casual (10-12 mph average)

Start: Capitol Caltrain* Station; 3400 Monterey Hwy., San Jose 95111


There will be ~30 minute stops at each of our two prospective regroup spots.

Remember to bring water!

*Make sure you go to the Capitol Caltrain Station near Monterey & Capitol in South San Jose. We are NOT meeting at the Capitol VTA station in North/East San Jose

#CarDrivers: Plenty of Parking

#TrainRiders: Theo will be taking the 412 Southbound train if anyone wants to jump aboard! (He’ll be at Diridon from about 6:15-6:25 if anyone needs help navigating the ticket purchase process!)

#BusRiders: VTA routes 66 or 68

#PlaneTravelers: Your jump coordinates are 37°17’1.20″ N -121°50’17.99″ W

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

#PlanesTrainsAutomobiles #ThoseArentPillows

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

Turn By Turn

Turn right onto Fehren Drive0.0
Turn left onto Monterey Road0.0
Turn right onto Chynoweth Avenue2.4
Turn left onto Apple Blossom Drive2.7
Turn left onto Hayes Avenue2.8
Turn left onto Endicott Boulevard3.4
Turn left onto Great Oaks Parkway3.7
Turn left onto San Ignacio Avenue5.6
Turn right5.9
Make a U-turn5.9
Turn right5.9
Turn right onto San Ignacio Avenue6.0
Turn left6.0
Turn sharp left onto San Ignacio Avenue6.0
Turn right onto Santa Teresa Boulevard7.0
Turn right onto Lean Avenue8.7
Turn left onto Blossom Hill Road9.7
Turn right onto Eagles Lane9.9
Turn right10.1
Turn right onto Eagles Lane10.1
Turn left onto Lean Avenue10.5
Turn right onto Chynoweth10.7
Turn left onto Monterey Road11.3
Right turn13.6
Turn left13.7

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