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Ronnie Twist/26/San Jose
- What’s your experience with Bicycles?
I’ve been riding since I was three but didn’t fall back in love with bicycles until I moved to San Jose at 20 and found Bike Party
- How’d you first hear of SJBP?
An old coworker of mine did an online news article profiling the original founders of the Bike Party movement. After my first ride I was hooked.
- What are your thoughts about SJBP and its effects on SJ?
The effects of SJBP are obvious wherever you go now. Compared to when I moved here six years ago, the amount of bike lanes and even the amount of cyclists on the street are worlds apart. It’s been an awesome sight to see grow through the years.
- What are your thoughts on SJBP artwork?
The art is always something fun to help flesh out a ride. It provides some early imagery and ideas before you get to see everyone dressed up for whatever theme may be in effect.
- How’d you get into the type of art you are doing now?
I’ve always tinkered with graphic design programs ever since the film camera was eclipsed by digital but I still love jumping in a darkroom whenever possible. Photography is definitely one of my favorite mediums
- Where would you like to take your art from here?
I just like sharing the things I see in the world which make me smile. Times when something I make can actually make sense or even provoke a smile in another person I may have never even met are by far the best.
- Anything else you’d like for SJBP World to know? (optional)
Ride your bikes and help each other out. I love my BikeLife Family and so should you!!
- How can people contact you for more information on your artwork? – Please provide here your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, DeviantArt, Email, Website, etc. anything that we can help promote your artwork portfolio/career.
A big thanks to all of you who joined us for our Feathers and Fur Ride. And thanks to those that not only rode safe, but more importantly rode with respect, respect of other cyclists. We salute you o’ faithful bike party people.
So what did you think? What did you think of the route; too flat or just right? How about the regroup areas? How was the music? If you were out there dancing, you get a big thumbs up from us.
How about vendors? Did you like the selection of bike party food? What could we do better? And how about those Ravens! A big thank you to our Raven Bike Crew.
Leave any constructive comments below. We loved to hear your suggestions. All we ask is that you are be civil in your suggestions. Better yet would love for you to help out by being a BIRD. If interested come out on a test ride and introduce yourself.
Thank you San Jose.
FurCon 2014 is coming to San Jose and San Jose Bike Party is ready. So get your favorite animal outfit ready. This year FurCon is at the San Jose Convention Center from January 16th to the 20th.
Ride details after the drop (after your read ‘How We Ride’)
Happy holidays everyone. On Saturday, December 14, San Jose Bike Party hosted an event that helped raise critical holiday foodstuffs for needy San Jose families. The event pushed by Bike Party superbird SJRides (aka Andrew) was a great success raising over $1,200 on short notice.
Here at Bike Party Central we are always amazed at the incredible stories of transformation that ride participants have told us. Given that this is a time of reflection, new beginnings, and resolutions to improve our lives ,we thought we would share this story told by an amazing young woman. We are humbled by how committed Isabel is to giving back to her hometown and helping those who are truly in need. Here is Izzy’s story.
My name is Isabel Antonette Quinonez. I’m 29 years old and an artist. I was born in San Jose California to Salvadorian parents that came to the United States fleeing the civil war there. Growing up as a first generation American was extremely difficult in all kinds of ways. My mom and I struggled for years moving constantly in efforts to find an affordable and stable place to live and have food to eat. We endured years of poverty and Read more
SJ Bike Party has grown to become the largest free monthly cycling event in the United States. Not only is Bike Party popular in San Jose, but all over the world as well. You now can find Bike Parties in San Francisco, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Boston, and other cities across the United States, as well as Bike Parties in Brazil, Mexico, India and South Korea. Read more