2019 has some exciting things in store for our friends at San Jose Bike Clinic....a new location AND....As a non-profit, having someone offer to TRIPLE MATCH all donations made thru the end of this year is like a holiday wish come true! Please consider throwing a couple bucks their way if you feel lead to do so. ...
San Jose Bike Clinic is Silicon Valley's only do-it-yourself, community bike shop. It’s a place where you can bring your bike to learn from volunteer mechanics how to do your own bike maintenance and repair right there at the shop. We’re all volunteer-run and non-profit, a fiscally sponsored pro...
Happy Thanksgiving #BikePartyPeople! Show us how you're earning that pie with #MilesOfSmiles on your #FreedomMachines! #WillBikeForPie #PiePedaling #SanJoseBikeParty #BikeParty #PSTheresATestRideTomorrow
Rides and outdoor events like the San Jose Bike Party Friday night anime ride - and of course, Cranksgiving San Jose which had been scheduled for today - have been cancelled left and right in the wake of the wildfire smoke. But at the end of the day most of us are only *inconvenienced* by smoke and it is the only thing we have to endure while we wait it out.
But as long as we're waiting: the barrels from Second Harvest Food Bank are in place at San Pedro Square Market Bar - and they will be there until Monday. If you can get to SPSM safely (in a non-exerting manner and wearing something between an N95 mask and Immortan Joe's breathing rig from 'Fury Road') please make a food today or tomorrow. When they come to pick up the barrels it would be great if they were still filled with food for our less fortunate neighbors.
We are super bummed that Cranksgiving had to cancel their annual bike-based food donation drive. Please drop off a donation if you can! #ACanIfYouCan #WeAreSanJose #SecondHarvestFoodBankDue to air quality concerns for the weekend, Cranksgiving San Jose is cancelled.
This wasn't the easiest call to make, but when cyclists that are tougher than you, that can merge across three lanes of busy traffic on Monterrey Road while stifling a yawn, are telling you they are NOT riding any distance with or without an N95 mask because of the smoke, you pay attention.
This was a difficult call but it doesn't have to be an unhappy one.
The barrels from Second Harvest Food Bank are in place at San Pedro Square Market Bar and they will be there until Monday. As far as we know the Makers Market is still on for the weekend, so if you can visit safely please bring food items - canned goods, peanut butter, box pasta, low sodium canned vegetables, whole grain cereal and other non-glass non-perishables. It may feel like the smoke and the cancellations have thrown everything out of whack but the need for food donations is still constant here in the Bay Area. Also: NBC Bay Area is having their #FeedTheNeed drive through the weekend if you find yourself in an area Safeway.
In addition to San Pedro Square Market, I also want to thank our great sponsors - Ford GoBike, Be The Change Yoga & Wellness, Good Karma Bikes, Community Cycles of California, La Dolce Velo, Beryl - you are all amazing and those of you who have made prize donations will have them returned in the coming days. Also want to thank Cycle California! Magazine, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, San Jose Bike Party and artist/friend-of-Cranksgiving Lila Gemellos of Gemellos Murals for all of your support and helping us get the word out - and also to our volunteers - especially Diane, Alison and Bob. Also thank ABC7 News Cheryl Jennings for the list of organizations helping wildfire survivors we posted on Saturday.
Keep yourselves, your friends and your lungs safe. Smoke will lift and we will ride again. Please make a food donation at SPSM this weekend if you can do it safely. Thanks for reading and thanks for riding. #WeAreSanJose ...
Good morning Bike Party People! We know you're all going stir crazy and want your miles of smiles on your freedom machine. Riding bikes with friends is the best. But, this air is really damaging, even with particulate masks - so #TheHUB voted last night to cancel the ride. You probably saw the updates already, but we wanted to make sure everyone knows.
PLEASE DON'T RIDE IN THIS AIR UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST.
It sucks. We haven't had to cancel in eleven years. We're super sad about it, but it's really only a minor inconvenience compared to the loss so many of our fellow Californians are experiencing. Please consider donating to one of the many charities providing aid to the fire victims (like www.redcross.org) or also reach out to the Cranksgiving folks as they may have to cancel their annual local food fundraising event tomorrow for Second Harvest Food Bank as well. (*Cranksgiving Status is unknown to us at this time.) ...
San Jose Bike Party has held our big group rides on the 3rd Friday of each month - rain or shine, everything but snow - for the last eleven years. But, for the first time, we're cancelling our ride.
The San Jose Bike Party HUB has been closely monitoring the air quality levels all week discussing whether or not the ride could happen. Like a lot of you, we've learned exactly what air quality ratings are; as well as what particulate matter is and how horrible it is to our lungs just breathing it in - let alone while riding bikes. You don't need to become a research scientist to know that though - you're already well aware of how hard it is to breathe! Please be careful with your lungs, friends!
It's a bummer to cancel the party - but ultimately, it's because of a lot of tragedy and horrific loss. Count your good fortune. Hug your friends and loved ones. Have a great Thanksgiving with so much to be thankful for...and start planning your costumes for The Krampus Ride in December. ...