Hey Bike Partiers, it’s May already. The days are getting longer. The weather is definitely getting warmer, which means evenings spent riding with friends. But come Friday night we will ride The RIDE of the Gods. This is your chance to pick a God of your choice; maybe Mercury, the winged messenger, or Neptune the God of the Seas 9 (don’t forget your trident)
Ride details – Routes, Regroups and Directions – Available Below
This month’s long awaited theme; The Ride of the Gods, gives you everyday Jane and John to be an ancient god, if just for one night.
Greek Gods and Goddesses
Dionysus – god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy in Greek mythology
Aphrodite – the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess
Venus. - the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Her Roman equivalent is the
Mercury – Messenger of the Gods
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Nigel and Andrea show just how easy it is to pedal a Raven Bike
Everybody loves the San Jose Sharks, right? They have become an integral part of the San Jose and downtown scene. Well now, get ready as we officially introduce the San Jose Ravens. Although the Ravens were given their first Bike Party test run during the “Dia de los Muertos” ride in October, we are proud to officially welcome them to the Bike Party world this weekend during the Great American Cleanup celebration.
Our fleet of litter eaters will hit the streets on Saturday morning picking up garbage near the Arena Green and that evening will be involved with the ceremonial coin toss at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, when the San Jose Earthquakes take on Chivas USA.
This Saturday the Keep America Beautiful Organization and the City of San Jose will be sponsoring the Great American Cleanup. San Jose’s own Bike Party’s Raven Team will be on hand for a fun filled day making San Jose shine. So come join us on April 26th for this community cleanup event. In the morning we will be putting the shine on San Jose and in the evening we will be guests of the San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA for the ceremonial coin toss. Check here for more info on the Earthquakes event.
What a night. Spring has arrived.
What did you think of tonight’s ride. Special thanks to DJ Nate and to the Silicon Valley Rollers Girls. What did you think of them at our first regroup. If you want to help out check out a post we in which we featured their challenge to find a new venue.
What did you think of the food trucks? Did you enjoy the food? Anyway any constructive comments are encourage. For the others we suggest you get involved and make changes that way. Thanks again for a great ride.
Ahhh …Spring is in the air. The days are getting longer, the California poppys are blooming, and its time to get your bike ready to roll. This month’s ride features DJ Nate along the route and the Silicon Valley Rollers Girls at our first regroup. The Roller Girls have recently lost their home rink, so make sure you give them all the support you can. It’s that time. Let’s do this.
Ride details – Routes, Regroups and Directions are now available
Silicon Valley Roller Girls will be giving a demo of the fast paced sport of roller derby this Friday during the Flower Power Ride. As you may know, San Jose Skate, their current practice space and bouting venue, is closing permanently on June 1, 2014. Just like San Jose Bike Party, Silicon Valley Roller Girls are deep in the community and help keep young girls and women active in a sport that they love. Funny, just like cycling.
Guerillaz in Da Mixx is a mobile bicycle dance party that seeks out the forgotten, the forbidden, and the unfortunate, and utilizes the element of surprise and extraordinary mobility to bring the beats to our brothers and sisters in San Jose.
Been to our monthly bike party rides? Well these rides are a bit different. We are a tight knit group of dancers and riders. The rides are shorter with one quick stop and then an unannounced stop later on. Then we begin our night of beckoning beats and dancing among pulsating laser lights. Yes the rides are shorter but the nights are longer, lasting until the last dancer is left standing.
There is not a monthly theme style ride but a few rides and you’ll soon realize that music and dance are our themes. This month’s DJ is none other than DJ Sharkie. We start at Saint James Park in downtown San Jose. Ride is on Saturday, April 26th. Wheels hit the street at 8 PM.
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GiDM is not affiliated with San Jose Bike Party but does follow SJBP’s “How We Ride“.
As the weather gets warmer there’s nothing better than getting on your bike and dancing. Dancing? Yeah come join the tribe; the Dance Tribe. By now you know how bike party works but did you know we also set up a dance area with synchronized music bikes, a DJ (or other entertainment), and a light show. Top this off with food trucks and you’ve got a great evening. DJ Nate will be at April’s Flower Power Ride on the 18th so come out and join us.
So lets do this! We need folks to be Dance Leaders…. fearless ride-dancers who are willing to get up there and set things off. We need to transform things a bit here in the South Bay and we need your help to do it!
If you are bringing a music bike, please post up your specs and look for the Orange Guerilla Bike at the start and stops to connect up. We utilize a series of wires and wireless hookups to create a cohesive dance floor.
Here’s the lineup:
April – Flower Power Ride: DJ Nate (check out DJ Nate on Soundcloud)
May – Ride of the Gods: Deejay Live
June – Neon Rave Ride DJ A.O.
Music Bikes are a key part of San Jose Bike Party and we encourage anyone interested to come on out with your bicycle based sound system We do however ask that you follow some basic guidelines:
- Be able to control your volume and use common sense when going through residential areas after 10pm. Be forewarned, tickets are occasionally issued for noise heard beyond 50 feet from your “vehicle”.
- Don’t compete with other music bikes. Turn down your volume when overtaking another music bike & also turn down if you come up on another music bike at a stop light. The lead music bike has the right of way at stops. Music on Music is noise; nobody likes it and it detracts from enjoying the ride.
- Don’t overpower your system to the point of distortion. Loud does not necessarily equate to good when it comes to sound quality. If you want to increase your power, talk to some of the other music bike captains and ask them to share their experience.
- At the stops, come join in the sync up if you want to be part of the main dance area, or find another clear area to play where you are not stepping on or competing with other music bikes. For more more information on joining the music bike sync or other music bike related topics please contact email@example.com
Please note: For those of you who are looking for a more music and dance centric ride check out our Guerillazz in Da Mixx rides. Shorter routes, one brief rest stop, and then an all night dance and music stop.