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.
The 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
Part 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.
If 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.
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:
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
This 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
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
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.
The leaves are turning color. Summer heat gives way to short days and cool nights. A perfect month for this month’s Robots and Long Socks Ride. So pull your long socks out of the drawer and join us for a cool evening with friends.
This month our ride starts from San Jose State University near the 7th St. and San Fernando Street campus entrance, and next to the student center. Our ride will head north through beautiful Japantown and cruise San Jose’s east side. Guerrillaz in Da Mixx will be on hand at the regroups to provide the evening’s music, just look for the flashing light on the top of the pole. This area will be a “no bikes” zone. The ride will finish up in downtown San Jose a couple of blocks from the start at San Jose City Hall Plaza. Read more
November’s theme is gonna require some extra creativity or not if you’re gonna be literal The theme is Robots and Long Socks!
So you can dress as a robot, or you can wear your funky socks, or you can dress as a robot in socks. Just don’t get your socks caught in the gears.
If you have ideas for the theme please post them below.