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Ugly Sweaters and Holiday Lights Ride – December 19, 2014

Written on December 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM, by

Ugly Sweaters and Holiday Lights Ride

Join us for our last ride of the season as we don our ugly sweaters and view the San Jose’s beautiful holiday lights.

The chance of rain should be reduced by ride time. Good thing cuz we’re riding through some great neighborhoods for lights. We’ll start by riding through the Rose Garden area, Shasta Hanchett, with a break at San Jose City College and then on to Willow Glen.

There will be food, fun, Christmas Carol Karaoke, a photo booth and of course lights, a covered dance floor, and a sound system that will rock the house. Wear you ugly sweater and get your picture taken at the photo booth.

So join us for the fun. 2014, our seventh year has been a blast.

Remember, Santa knows if you’ve been bad or good so let’s follow the Bike Party Rules:
• Stay right
• Stop at lights
• Ride straight
• Don’t hate
• Pack your trash
• Don’t get smashed

Turn by Turn Directions: Print some out and give’em to your friends.
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East San Jose Bike COOP announces feeder ride for San Jose Youth

Written on December 16, 2014 at 8:21 PM, by

East San Jose Bike CoopThis Friday the East San Jose Bike Coop will be initiating the first youth based feeder ride from the East Side. San Jose Bike Coop is a new organization doing great things incorporating safe riding and bike maintenance to middle school riders.

Let’s hope the weather cooperates but as Cassidy Kakin of ESJBC tells us they will be recruiting a large number of adult chaperons from the community to show young riders how to enjoy an event like Bike Party “in an safe and productive way. ” To encourage young riders to participate and to make the ride fun and cool, they will be giving out free food and stickers and will be bring a music bike to the ride.

Jose one of the many kids the Coop inspires by bikes.

Jose one of the many kids the Coop inspires by bikes.

Want to learn more contact Cassidy at ESJBC:  shop at esjbikes dot org

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Early Details on the Ugly Sweater and Holiday Lights Ride

Written on December 10, 2014 at 1:28 PM, by

We are looking forward to next Friday’s Bike Party. Last month was a blast and this month the fun will continue. We will now go into Winter mode. Here is a couple of things you should know.

  • During the winter months when the ride is smaller we venture into San Jose’s neighborhoods. Please respect the neighborhoods. if you have a music bike please respect the neighbors right to some peace. Also keep any of your trash with you or wait for a regroup. Please don’t trash the neighborhoods.
  • Given that there may be a chance of some rain we try to focus regroups at areas which provide overhead coverage. So unless there a huge storm you can expect the regroups to go as any other ride: music, food, and lots of fun.
  • Given the possibility of you getting wet, please dress accordingly, and get some lights on your bike. Have fun and be safe.
  • And please with the decrease in visibility. Please stop at red lights and look carefully before entering intersections. Don’t do something just because the guy or gal in front of you does it.


So come join us for Dance, some holiday karaoke, our photo booth, and  hot food. 
December 19, 2014 8:00 pm 

Sam Liccardo bike

Mayor Elect Sam Liccardo and wife Jessica Garcia-Kohl ride San Jose Bike Party in September.
photo: A Boone


San Jose Sharks rockin’ their ugly sweaters

Written on December 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM, by

The San Jose Sharks get into the holiday season rockin’ their own ugly sweaters. Featured in this mornings Hockey News, the online paper stated “Over the past few years, the San Jose Sharks have made a habit of having a bit of fun around the holiday season. Be it an infomercial for a holiday album or Joe Thornton with a dummy, the videos are always good for at least a laugh.”

Will you be rocking your holiday sweater? Wear your holiday sweater to next Friday’s (December 19th) San Jose Bike Party and get your picture taken at the photo booth. More details later.

Some of the highlights include Jason Demers, now of the Dallas Stars, busting out his best moves, the aforementioned Scott as a grandmother, and the surprise ending of newly acquired Brenden Dillon asking if he missed the rap. It was a great job by the Sharks to throw Dillon into the video, especially with Demers’ cameo.