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The Superhero Ride – February 19th, 2016

Written on January 25, 2016 at 8:25 AM, by

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Be A Bike Party Hero! Come celebrate with us February 19th at 7:30PM!

Our theme this month is superheroes! That’s right, pick your favorite and wear it with pride! Hulk it out, ride like The Flash, put the Super in Super Woman.

Guerillaz in Da Mixx and DJ A-WAX will be bringing you the regroup beats at the mobile dance floor. We’ll also be running our #LightMeUp free safety light distribution. If you don’t have a front and rear light for your bike, come see the Bike Party Birds at the start to get yours. Lights this month are provided courtesy of The Awesome Foundation.

Be visible, bring some water and wear layers to keep the cool night air out. We also encourage cyclists to ride to the start rather than drive; reducing auto traffic and parking demand.

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!

How We Ride

#HowWeRide

HULK MASH!!

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The Route

Start/Finish: Parking Lot at Children’s Discovery Museum – Route Link

Turn-by-Turn Maps

Google Doc Link

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Mobile

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Bike Party Pre-Rides

Want to party before the party? Meet up with other people attending bike party for a group ride to the start from your own corner of San Jose!

East Side Superhero Pre-Ride (Facebook Event)
Crossroads off Capitol

North Side Superhero Pre-Ride (Facebook Event)
Starbucks
1155 N. Capitol Avenue

Santa Clara Superhero Pre-Ride  (Facebook Event)
The Off Ramp
2369 El Camino Real

South Side Superhero Pre-Ride (Facebook Event)
San Jose Bicycles
565 Tully Road

 

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Earlier business…

Test Rides

Mark your calendars for one of the eight SJBP test rides this month, because we love to see everyone out supporting SJBP!

Our test rides help us improve our routes so you and your friends have a better Bike Party, so come join the die-hard riders and casual cruisers who help keep us rolling for a fun daytime or evening social ride.

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Slow Pace Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Wed, January 20 @ 7:45PM
Children’s Discovery Museum

Slow Pace Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Sun, January 24 @ 12:00PM
Children’s Discovery Museum

Brisk Pace Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Fri, January 29 @ 6:45PM
Children’s Discovery Museum Parking Lot

Fast Pace Ride (Facebook Event)
Tue, February 2 @ 7:15PM
Children’s Discovery Museum Parking Lot

Average Pace Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Thu, February 4 @ 7:30PM
Children’s Discovery Museum Parking Lot

Average Pace Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Sat, February 6 @ 6:30PM
Children’s Discovery Museum Parking Lot

Average Pace Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Mon, February 8 @ 7:30PM
Children’s Discovery Museum Parking Lot

The 100th Ride – January 15th, 2016

Written on January 13, 2016 at 7:24 PM, by

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Bike Party’s Own Century

We’ve been at this a long time! We’re riding after dark for the 100th time since October 2007. Come celebrate with us January 15th at 7:30PM at San Jose at Bike Party’s 100th Ride!

Download the full commemorative ride image (20MB)

Our theme this month is YOUR favorite theme! That’s right, pick YOUR favorite past SJBP theme and wear it with pride!

Guerillaz in Da Mixx and your DJs David Bu Hau & Mr. Brandon will be bringing you the regroup beats at the mobile dance floor. We’ll be running our #LightMeUp free safety light distribution if you don’t have a front and rear light for your bike. Come see the Bike Party Birds at the start to get yours.

We have a nice short route for this winter month ride to keep everyone comfortable. Be visible, bring some water and wear layers to keep the cool night air out. Just in case, bring something waterproof in the event we get some Winter rain! We also encourage cyclists to ride to the start rather than drive; reducing auto traffic and parking demand.

And, prepare for a SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT!

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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!

How We Ride

#HowWeRide

100! 100! 100! 100! 100!

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The Route

Start/Finish: Parking Lot at 1st St. and W. Hedding St. – Route Link

Turn-by-Turn Maps

Google Doc Link

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Mobile

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GiDM Guerillaz in Da MixxGiDM on Facebook

 

Earlier business…

Mark your calendars for one of the six SJBP test rides this month, because we love to see everyone out supporting SJBP!

Our test rides help us improve our routes so you and your friends have a better Bike Party, so come join the die-hard riders and casual cruisers who help keep us rolling for a fun daytime or evening social ride.

Test Rides

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Slow Pace Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Sun, December 27 @ 1:45PM
N. 1 St. and W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110

Average Pace Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Fri, January 1 @ 1:45PM
N. 1 St. and W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110

Average Pace Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Sun, January 3 @ 2:45PM
N. 1 St. and W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110

Average Pace Ride (Facebook Event)
Mon, January 4 @ 6:45PM
N. 1 St. and W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110

Brisk Pace Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Sat, January 10 @ 6:45PM
N. 1 St. and W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110

Average Pace Ride (Facebook Event)
Sun, January 10 @ 11:45AM
N. 1 St. and W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110

The Nightmare Before Christmas Ride – December 18th, 2015

Written on December 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM, by

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UPDATE 12/18:  SJBP Rides Rain or Shine, but we do adjust RG locations for Rain to try to keep our riders dry.  See updated ROUTE info below.

 

There’s magic in the air! We’re turning Christmas spooky and turning wheels on the streets of San Jose at Bike Party’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Ride coming December 18th at 7:30PM.

Guerillaz in Da Mixx and DJ Zen will be bringing you the regroup beats at the mobile dance floor. We’ll be running our #LightMeUp free safety light distribution once again. Come see the Bike Party Birds at the start to get yours. We’ll also have Travel Johns available. Be visible, bring some water and wear layers to keep the cool night air out. Just in case, bring something waterproof in the event we get some Winter rain!

We also encourage cyclists to ride to the start rather than drive; reducing auto traffic and parking demand.

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!

How We Ride

#HowWeRide

The Route

Start/Finish:  Children’s Discovery Museum, Visitor Parking – Route Link

Turn-by-Turn Maps

Google Link – PDF

Desktop Map

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Mobile Map

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Merry Sithmas!

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Earlier business…

Mark your calendars for one of the three SJBP test rides this month, because we love to see everyone out supporting SJBP!

Our test rides help us improve our routes so you and your friends have a better Bike Party, so come join the die-hard riders and casual cruisers who help keep us rolling for a fun daytime or evening social ride.

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Brisk Pace Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Mon, November 30 @ 7:30PM
Children’s Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

Slow Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Sun, December 6 @ 2:30PM
Children’s Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

Brisk Pace Test Ride (Facebook Event)
Sat, December 12 @ 6:30PM
Children’s Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

San Jose Bike Party Year in Review 2015

Written on December 14, 2015 at 1:02 PM, by

sheldon111

Photo by Sheldon Hambrick

This year San Jose Bike Party hit the eight year mark of “Building Community Through Bicycling” and we will be completing our 99th Ride later this week.

Our Raven bikes that were launched in 2013 are still riding strong keeping our regroups cleaner than we found them & also giving us the ability to help out in other cleanup events sponsored by the city of San Jose.  To compliment our Raven bikes for trash and recycling, we launched our TravelJohn™ program that provides disposable urination devices as well as privacy tents at the regroups where bathrooms are not present.  This program was launched through a generous donation by TravelJohn™ and is self sustaining through ongoing donations.

Food trucks and live DJ’s were provided for each of our rides this year, and we continue to expand out genre’s of music represented.  The Live DJ’s and mobile dance floor are provided by Guerillaz in Da Mixx, a music bike club supporting all of our activities with a single sound source for a more cohesive experience at our Regroups.

In July we had a special event at the San Jose Flea Market that is likely to become a new tradition.  We had a shorter ride that night and many activities at the regroup including performances by SJ Taiko, live DJ’s & Fire spinners, as well as races of all kinds sponsored by SJ Fixed.

We also participated in the first Viva Calle event in San Jose, adopting a corner and providing Music for our designated section of Viva Calle.

We continued our long standing traditions of our Bike the Limits and Ladies Rides this year, and also hosted other family friendly rides such as SJ Kidz Bike Party and Groovin’ on a Sunday rides.  We also participated with our biggest team ever of over 30 volunteers for the Big Bike Build event sponsored by Turning Wheels for Kids.

To educate our newcomers and remind our loyal riders we created diagrams to show #HowWeRide as a group, and also translated our 6 basic rules into Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, & Vietnamese.  These were distributed on our social media outlets, which continue to grow and are a key way that we attract new riders of all kinds.

In the fall, we decided to launch a new program aimed at putting lights on the bikes of at risk riders in San Jose, with the hopes of preventing more bike on car collisions and deaths.  This program, #LightMeUp, is being funded by donations, with 100% of these proceeds going towards light purchases.

As we get ready for our last ride of the year, we want to thank the City of San Jose for its continued support, our volunteers, and most of all, you, the the bike partiers who come out to share the fun and make new friends.

SJ Bike Party is 100% volunteer run.  We continue to get a steady flow of new volunteers and we are endeavoring to improve our overall experience.  This last year we formalized our ROADRUNNER route team, as well as Social Media team to share the workload among more volunteers.  We sincerely hope that you will come join us in the new year and help to keep San Jose Bike Party rolling for the foreseeable future.

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