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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!!
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
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
First 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
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.
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:
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.
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