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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.

Obon 2015This 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.

If you visiting next week for Bike Party check out some of the restaurants or other attractions in the area. Japantown is a very scenic, walkable San Jose neighborhood.


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Video Highlights from last Sunday’s Groovin’ Ride

Written on July 8, 2015 at 10:16 AM, by

Groovin’ on a Sunday Afternoon

It was a beautiful day in downtown San Jose last Sunday and about 100 riders of all ages road through the streets celebrating the Independence Day weekend. Groovin’ on a Sunday Afternoon rides are daytime family rides for riders able to finish an eight mile route (generally 9 years old and above). Our playlist includes Motown favorites and oldies. Come join us next time.

The Obon Ride – July 17, 2015 Theme Teaser

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

SJ Bike Party Presents the Obon RideWhat 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 return to the household alters.

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Don’t Get Left Behind – Learn How to Fix a Flat

Written on June 25, 2015 at 4:03 PM, by

Tavee and Linda Phatt-Nguyen

Tavee and Linda Phatt-Nguyen. Film crew on two wheels. photo: Sheldon Hambrick.

San Jose Bike Party Film crew led by Tavee Phat, Enrique Alonso, and Dan Burdick hung out with Chuck and Karen Clifford at Bicycle Express to learn what you need to know to fix your flat.

Follow these step by step visual instructions and get yourself back on the road.


Bicycle Express StorefrontChuck and Karen Clifford
Bicycle Express

M-F 10:30 am – 7:00pm
Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday Closed

4th and Williams St.
San Jose, CA

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