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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

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

Help Feed the Hungry this Holiday Season

Written on December 10, 2013 at 8:26 AM, by

Join us this Saturday at San Jose City Hall Plaza for an opportunity to make a difference this holiday season. San Jose Bike Party will be helping Sacred Heart Community Service this weekend to help feed our neighbors.  Registration begins at 11:30 AM. Wheels hit the street at noon.

MASH 4 POTATOES is an alley cat race modeled after the SF Supermarket Street Sweep and Cranksgiving type alley cats. The object is to purchase food which will be donated to the needy. Read more

Reflections – Robots and Long Socks Ride

Written on November 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM, by

So what did you think of tonight’s ride?

Our robots have been hard at work in our Central Bike Party Laboratory.

What did you think of the Regroup layout?
What about Guerillaz in Da Mixx and their synchronized music machine?
Was the tall flashing light helpful in finding the music area?
What did you think of the food vendors? How can the vendor area be improved?

What do you think of the new Raven Bikes?
Did you know the Raven Bikes not only help keep the ride clean, but also can help you with minor repairs? Just ask the Raven Crew. Thanks  to UBSJ – United Bicyclists of San Jose.