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No Pants Ride 2015 – Theme Teaser

Written on July 23, 2015 at 9:48 AM, by

Let’s get creative August is our hottest month of the year, so what a great month to have our No Pants Ride. This is always a fun ride to get creative. Just remember, anything but pants. How about grass skirts, kilts, bathing suits, togas, robes, dresses (even on guys), sarongs, coats, bikinis. Check out some […]

The Obon Ride – July 17, 2015

Written on July 15, 2015 at 2:09 PM, by

San Jose Bike Party celebrates Japantown’s 125th anniversary as well as the summer festival of Obon with San Jose Taiko.   Taiko, DJ’s, Fire Poi, Bike Sprint Races, and more The month’s Obon Ride will start  from Downtown San Jose and pass through Japantown before regrouping at the Berryessa Flea Market (Maybury Rd. entrance) for […]

Visiting San Jose? – Celebrate Obon and discover Japantown

Written on July 8, 2015 at 11:31 AM, by

Japantown  Celebrating 125 years A real gem in the Silicon Valley. This year San Jose Japantown, one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States, celebrates 125 years. If you can make it ride out to the Japantown’s Obon Festival this weekend, July 11th and 12th. Here is a link to the festivities this weekend. […]

The Obon Ride – July 17, 2015 Theme Teaser

Written on June 27, 2015 at 12:39 PM, by

What is Obon? Many San Jose Bike party faithful are familar with Dia de los Muertos and our (almost) annual ride to celebrate this holiday. The Japanese celebrate a similar festival in which they honor their spirits of their ancestors. During this time family member’s visit and clean their ancestors’ graves to celebrate their spirits […]