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Mardi Gras Ride – February 20, 2015

Written on February 19, 2015 at 9:19 AM, by

Laissez le bon temps rouler

SJBP_MardiGras

 

krewe They may celebrate Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday in the Big Easy, but here in San Jose we’ll be riding on Fat Friday. So let’s have some fun before you give up all the good things. This Friday we return to the Guadalupe River Park near the Heritage Rose Garden. If you haven’t noticed we have  really been pushing the theme so we’d love to see you dressed up like your the leader of your krewe.

We will be hosting San Jose’s first bike inspired Mardi Gras Festival so dress up and dress up your bike as well.

Please Print Out Turn By Turn Directions At The Bottom Of This Post.

Food

Before you give up on all that good food for the next month check out whats cooking:

 

Sandra Bullock Mardi Gras

Actor Sandra Bullock celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans earlier this week.

 

 

BIRDsMardi Gras Ride

BIRDs are our wonderful volunteers that attempt to keep everyone on our rides safe. Please be respectful of their directions and thank them for all of the effort they put into the ride. If you want to help out and make your mark on Bike Party, please join the BIRDs at the volunteer circle prior to the start of the ride.

Ravens

Ravens are the elite group of BIRDs that make sure we leave no trace behind by cleaning up after the party at regroups. They are essential to keeping the party going and they can’t do it by themselves. When you see any of them with a trashbag collecting your trash, please thank them! They are a really cool bunch. Please bring trash bags and help us leave no trace.

How We Ride

If you follow these simple rules, Bike Party will be safe and a positive place for riders, drivers, pedestrians, and our community.

  1. Stop at lightsMardi Gras
  2. Stay to the right
  3. Pack your Trash
  4. Roll Past Conflict
  5. Ride Sober
  6. Be nice

Turn by Turn instructions - print a few and pass them out to your Krewe.

 

Turn by Turn instructions - Mobile Version pull this up on your phone and bookmark it..

 

Test Rides for February’s Mardi Gras Ride are set. Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Written on January 21, 2015 at 2:52 PM, by

San Jose Bike Party Mardi GrasMardi Gras  is here!

This month’s theme is Mardi Gras and for one big night San Jose is the ‘Big Easy'; New Orleans that is. Krewe San Jose Bike Party will be hosting the big ride.  Laissez les bon temps roulez! (Let The Good Times Roll!)

 

We starting it off with three Test Rides.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 1:00 pm [SLOW RIDE]

Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:00 pm

Test Ride #3 Reschuduled due to rain.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015  6:00 pm

Test Rides will meet at 424 Seymour St. at the fringe of the Guadalupe River Park.

Don’t forget the big ride is on the third Friday of the Month, February 20. Wheels hit the street at 8 pm. We’re currently working on a Mardi Gras inspired playlist featuring New Orleans musicians, zydeco, and other Cajun treats.

Mardi Gras Playlist

Mardi Gras Mask San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras San Jose Bike Party

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New Years Ride – January 16, 2015

Written on January 14, 2015 at 1:04 PM, by

new years ride

The Monopoly Board is back!

 

Setting up the Monopoly Board for Dancing. Photo: Jarek Azevedo

 

We had so much fun during October’s Monsters vs. Aliens ride that we decided to do it again and the famed outdoor Monopoly Board. So we’ll bring the food, music and the lights, you bring your dance. This is going to be fun.

This month’s ride will be starting in Willow Glen and after a regroup downtown we’re headed to South San Jose. The weather should be nice with only the smallest chance of some drizzles.

The Route

Music

We’ve got two DJ’s this month collectively known as Delete Yourself, but also know as David Bu Hau and Mr. Brandon. Check them out on Soundcloud. This should be epic. Happy New Year.

Be safe, legal, and courteous (more info below from  How We Ride!). We share the road with other traffic. Helping cars move through smoothly makes the ride more enjoyable for everyone. Do your part to encourage good behavior! Also, please remember to turn down the volume when riding through residential areas late at night.

Food

San Jose Bike Party Food Truck Cookies and CreamAll that riding can make a bike partier hungry, so here’s whats cooking:

BIRDs

BIRDs are our wonderful volunteers that attempt to keep everyone on our rides safe. Please be respectful of their directions and thank them for all of the effort they put into the ride. If you want to help out and make your mark on Bike Party, please join the BIRDs at the volunteer circle prior to the start of the ride.

Ravens

San Jose Bike Party Ravens

Ravens rule. photo: Tian Harter

Ravens are the elite group of BIRDs that make sure we leave no trace behind by cleaning up after the party at regroups. They are essential to keeping the party going and they can’t do it by themselves. When you see any of them with a trashbag collecting your trash, please thank them! They are a really cool bunch. Please bring trash bags and help us leave no trace.

How We Ride

If you follow these simple rules, Bike Party will be safe and a positive place for riders, drivers, pedestrians, and our community.

  1. Stop at lights
  2. Stay to the right
  3. Pack your Trash
  4. Roll Past Conflict
  5. Ride Sober
  6. Be nice

Route information and Regroup Photos

Interactive map (RidewithGPS)


Riet Aid Hamilton New Years Ride

If you are driving to the start please park away from vendors and our meeting spot.

Monopoly Board New Years Ride

Please be careful of VTA Light Rail Trains in the area.

 

Princeton Plaza Aerial

Feeder rides

Feeder rides are a great way to get to Bike Party They allow you to make great friends and get to know people who live near you. They also make it super easy to get back home as a group as most folks ride home with the group they arrived with. You save the planet and save on parking while getting a little bit more exercise. It’s all good.

  • Santa Clara — Offramp Bicycles —  Leaving at 7:15 (please RSVP in the comments)
  • South San Jose  — San Jose Bicycles — Led by Jones – Leaving at 7:00
  • East SJ — Meet at Mexican Heritage Plaza Led by East San Jose Bicycle Cooperative
  • Your neighborhood? (let us know in comments below if you want to lead a ride)

Vote for Spring themes 2015

Written on January 13, 2015 at 9:21 AM, by

Well it’s that time again. We need new themes to get the word out to the artists and to give you bike partiers time to get your theme costumes ready.

Yes, there are duplicate themes in multiple months. If a theme is chosen in more than one month we’ll take use the theme in the earlier month and choose the second place finisher in a later month. Thanks for choosing the seasons ride themes. Yes, a login is required to keep it one bike partier, one vote. In case you cannot access the embedded ballot here is a link to the form.

Here some artwork from earlier spring themes.