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Feathers and Fur Ride – January 17 @ 8 PM

Written on January 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM, by

January Ride Artwork

FurCon 2014 is coming to San Jose and San Jose Bike Party is ready. So get your favorite animal outfit ready. This year FurCon is at the San Jose Convention Center from January 16th to the 20th.

Ride details after the drop (after your read ‘How We Ride’)

DJ Sharkie at this month’s Feathers and Fur Ride

Written on January 10, 2014 at 8:51 AM, by

DJ Sharky at this month's Bike Party

Stay Tuned – Ride Details To Be Posted Shortly

Bring it on. Don’t be shy! Come on out and get your groove on to the sounds of San Jose’s own DJ Sharkie! After all, this is Bike PARTY!!

Bike Party People – Giving back to San Jose

Written on December 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM, by

Mash 4 Potatoes

Some of the food raised for Sacred Heart Community Service

Happy holidays everyone. On Saturday, December 14, San Jose Bike Party hosted an event that helped raise critical holiday foodstuffs for needy San Jose families. The event pushed by Bike Party superbird SJRides (aka Andrew) was a great success raising over $1,200 on short notice. 

Here at Bike Party Central we are always amazed  at the incredible stories of transformation that ride participants have told us. Given that this is a time of reflection, new beginnings, and resolutions to improve our lives ,we thought we would share this story told by an amazing young woman. We are humbled by how committed Isabel is to giving back to her hometown and helping those who are truly in need. Here is Izzy’s story.

My name is Isabel Antonette Quinonez.  I’m 29 years old and an artist. I was born in San Jose California to  Salvadorian parents that came to the United States fleeing the civil war there.  Growing up as a first generation American was extremely difficult in all kinds of ways. My mom and I struggled for years moving constantly in efforts to find an affordable and stable place to live and have food to eat. We endured years of poverty and Read more

It was a great year, San Jose. Thank you

Written on December 25, 2013 at 12:30 PM, by

Happy New YearThis year San Jose Bike Party hit the six year mark of “Building Community Through Bicycling”. Who would of thought that a small monthly ride would have spawned a San Jose cultural institution?

SJ Bike Party has grown to become the largest free monthly cycling event in the United States. Not only is Bike Party popular in San Jose,  but all over the world as well. You now can find Bike Parties in San Francisco, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Boston, and other cities across the United States, as well as Bike Parties in Brazil, Mexico, India and South Korea. Read more

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