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Ride Reflections – The Ugly Sweater Ride

Written on December 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM, by

UglySweaterRide_widgetFirst of all a big thank you to the San Jose Bike Party Birds. They did an amazing job last night covering corners and the entrances to the regroups. Next month thank them personally. They are a big part of what makes this ride tick. Also thanks to the Raven Bike crew. They have been leaving our ride starts and regroups cleaner than before the ride. That is an amazing  feat. Read more

Ugly Sweater Ride – December 20 @ 8 PM

Written on December 18, 2013 at 1:52 PM, by

Ugly Sweater ride

See below for route information and regroup photos.

Yes it is getting colder; and that means sweater time. But not just any old sweater. We want you wearing the  UGLIEST sweater you got in the closet. Let’s celebrate the season by celebrating tacky sweaters.  Who knows, if you want we can hold an ugly sweater contest.

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Volunteers needed for city bike light and helmet program

Written on December 17, 2013 at 6:30 PM, by

Bike Light BrochureThe City of San Jose is giving away bike lights and helmets to deserving cyclists  a few hours before Friday night’s Ugly Sweater Ride.


Here is the ask. If you have time on Friday before the ride (4-5:30 pm) how about helping out to give helmets and bike lights out cyclists on Friday evening. The location is at the MLK library not to far from the Bike Party start.This is a great program by the City of San Jose’s Active Transportation program. Help out fellow SJ cyclists. Contact Ryan. His info is on the bottom of the graphic brochure.Thank you


Thank you. You all make it happen.

Written on December 17, 2013 at 4:02 PM, by

Show upPart of the crowd that showed up last night at Sperry Station for the volunteer meeting to choose themes. And yes it is run by those who at least show up. Thanks Autonomous for the pic.

New themes selected…and the winners are

Written on December 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM, by

Ride ThemesIf you missed last night’s volunteer meeting at Sperry Station/Ghisallo Cyclery we had a packed house. We started with a reading of ideas taken off of our Facebook Page. Some of the contenders were; Elmer Fudd vs.The Easter Wabbit, People of Wal-Mart, That One Ride, Rainbows and Unicorns and others.

And the winners are:

  • February – The Dead Presidents Ride
  • March- Hippies & Hipsters
  • April – Flower Power
  • May – Ride of the Gods

Don’t forget January’s ride theme is Feathers & Fur.

                         See you this Friday for The Ugly Sweater Ride.

Volunteer Meet up this Monday – Help Us Choose Ride Themes

Written on December 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM, by

SJ Bike Party Bird

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yep that’s right. It’s time to choose themes for upcoming rides. We’ll also talk about BIRDS and Ravens, and an upcoming BIRD party.



Here are the details:

Who: You
What: San Jose Bike Party Volunteer Meet up
When: Monday, December 16, 2013
Time: 7 PM (although we get together around 6:30 pm to talk and have some pizza)
Where: Sperry Station – 30 N. First St. , San Jose, CA

Meet the Artist – The Ugly Sweater Ride

Written on December 11, 2013 at 9:49 AM, by

Teri NguyenThis month’s artwork is from Teri “T-Bone” Nguyen. It is  inspired by the geometry found in knitted sweaters and 8-bit video games alike, along with the artwork of Charles M. Schulz, of course with a few liberties taken here and there. Teri is an all-around creative juggernaut with a bike that goes everywhere! For 28 years T-Bone has been living and working with locals who are just as passionate about driving movements for community enrichment. Read more