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Hippies VS. Hipsters – Theme Teasers and Test Rides.

Written on March 12, 2014 at 7:00 AM, by

Berlin Hipsters

Berlin Hipsters

Spring is getting closer and our theme for March is Hippies VS. Hipsters .

 

So let’s get ready for spring by joining us on our monthly test rides. This is a great way to meet new people, test out the route, give some feedback, and say “Hey, I tired of just riding, I wanna give back….I want to volunteer to keep this thing going.”

 

Test Ride #3
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 1 PM

Start/Finish at:

Fry’s Electronics
1077 E. Arques Ave., Sunnyvale, CA

Route link 

OMAM

 

Hippies

California Hippies

 

Hipster

What’s a hipster look like?

St. Patrick’s Day a bit early in San Jose

Written on March 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM, by

Bird photo

San Jose Bike Party Birds gather for a photo with Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn. Photo: David Marsland

For those of you who were not able to come out and ride yesterday; well more like early morning, it was a blast. The route was short, flat, and geared more towards meeting others and having fun. Guerillaz in Da Mixx was out with a couple of synchronized music bikes to provide an Irish infused playlist thanks to Noreen Fortune, a true Dubliner.

The Mercury News (Bay Area News Group) was on hand to get some great photos. (click here for the link) We also got some coverage from the NBC affiliate KNTV-11.

Let’s do this next year!

2nd Annual Dublin Ireland Mayor’s Ride

Written on March 2, 2014 at 11:33 AM, by

Come join us

St. Patrick ‘s Day Celebration with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland

San Jose Style – on your bike

Date: March 9, 2014

Day: Sunday

Dublin Mayors Ride 2012 - Spoke Card Art

Dublin Mayors Ride 2012 – Spoke Card Art

Time: 9:30 AM
(Don’t forget the time change on Saturday night)

Start/Finish: San Jose City Hall Plaza – 200 E. Santa Clara St.
(map)

Come out and ride with fellow San Joseans and Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn

Guerillaza in Da Mixx will be on hand with synchronized music bikes playing an Irish infused playlist. Well meet at 9:30 AM in city hall plaza for a meet and greet before we depart and then its off on a 7 mile around the downtown area on new bike paths and green bikeways. Here is a current Spotify playlist for the ride; mixing the best of California and Ireland.

Route Map below the drop. Click below.

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Dead Presidents Ride Photos by Jarek Azevedo

Written on February 25, 2014 at 6:59 AM, by

Dead Presidents Ride (2-21-2014)
Photos by Jarek Azevedo

Ride Reflections – Dead Presidents Ride

Written on February 22, 2014 at 12:45 AM, by

Dead Presidents RideA big thanks to all of you who joined us for the Dead Presidents Ride. Your country thanks you, and we salute you o’ faithful bike party people. We are always amazed when people ride with respect towards their fellow cyclists.

So what did you think? How was the route? Too short? Too Long? Just right?

How about Kenny Belaey, World Cup Mountain Bike Trials Champion? We had two music stages this time. Any comments?

How about vendors? Did you like the selection of bike party food? Were there any lines or did you have to wait too long? What could we do better?

Leave any constructive comments below. We loved to hear your suggestions. All we ask is that you are be civil in your suggestions. Better yet would love for you to help out by being a BIRD. If interested come out on a test ride and introduce yourself.

Thank you San Jose. You’re amazing.

Dead Presidents Ride – February 21, 2014

Written on February 20, 2014 at 7:40 AM, by

 

Dead Presidents Ride

Its February and that mean lets ride like Dead Presidents. Come join your friends for music, food, and fun. Don’t miss Deejay Live at Regroup # 1 this Friday at SJBP Dead Presidents ride! Let’s do this.

Ride details  – Maps and directions after the drop (after your read ‘How We Ride’) 

Missed the Feather and Fur Ride? See What You Missed

Written on January 25, 2014 at 9:32 AM, by

We recently kicked of a new  San Jose Bike Party YouTube Channel. Feel free to subscribe to get the latest  ride videos.

January’s Feathers and Fur Ride

Meet the Artist – The Dead Presidents Ride

Written on January 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM, by

Dead Presidents Ride

Artist Questionnaire:


- Name/Age/Location?
Ronnie Twist/26/San Jose

- What’s your experience with Bicycles?
I’ve been riding since I was three but didn’t fall back in love with bicycles until I moved to San Jose at 20 and found Bike Party

- How’d you first hear of SJBP?
An old coworker of mine did an online news article profiling the original founders of the Bike Party movement. After my first ride I was hooked.

- What are your thoughts about SJBP and its effects on SJ?
The effects of SJBP are obvious wherever you go now. Compared to when I moved here six years ago, the amount of bike lanes and even the amount of cyclists on the street are worlds apart. It’s been an awesome sight to see grow through the years.

- What are your thoughts on SJBP artwork?
The art is always something fun to help flesh out a ride. It provides some early imagery and ideas before you get to see everyone dressed up for whatever theme may be in effect.

- How’d you get into the type of art you are doing now?
I’ve always tinkered with graphic design programs ever since the film camera was eclipsed by digital but I still love jumping in a darkroom whenever possible. Photography is definitely one of my favorite mediums

- Where would you like to take your art from here?
I just like sharing the things I see in the world which make me smile. Times when something I make can actually make sense or even provoke a smile in another person I may have never even met are by far the best.

- Anything else you’d like for SJBP World to know? (optional)
Ride your bikes and help each other out. I love my BikeLife Family and so should you!!

- How can people contact you for more information on your artwork?  – Please provide here your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, DeviantArt, Email, Website, etc. anything that we can help promote your artwork portfolio/career.

Instagram: @twisted007

Tumblr: twisted007.tumblr.com

Gorilla Ronnie

Ronnie Twist (R) with Nigel strutting their fur at January’s Feathers and Fur ride.

Ride Reflections – Feathers and Fur

Written on January 17, 2014 at 11:00 PM, by

SJBP-ArtworkA big thanks to all of you who joined us for our Feathers and Fur Ride. And thanks to those that not only rode safe, but more importantly rode with respect, respect of other cyclists. We salute you o’ faithful bike party people.

So what did you think? What did you think of the route; too flat or just right? How about the regroup areas? How was the music? If you were out there dancing, you get a big thumbs up from us.

How about vendors? Did you like the selection of bike party food? What could we do better? And how about those Ravens! A big thank you to our Raven Bike Crew.

Leave any constructive comments below. We loved to hear your suggestions. All we ask is that you are be civil in your suggestions. Better yet would love for you to help out by being a BIRD. If interested come out on a test ride and introduce yourself.

Thank you San Jose.

 

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’)