October is Upon us! This month’s ride marks our 6th Anniversary! That’s right, San Jose Bike Party is finally old enough for grade school.
We celebrate each October by having 3 separate official starts points. One from the South, East, and West. They all roll at 8p and they’ll unite at the 1st Regroup to create one HUGE BIKE PARTY RIDE!
This month’s theme is Dia De Los Muertos as we celebrate some merging of cultures that is unique to San Jose. Come celebrate the Day of the Dead with us!
Be safe, legal, and courteous (see How We Ride!). We share the road with other traffic. Helping cars move through smoothly makes the ride more enjoyable for everyone. Do your part to encourage good behavior! Also, please remember to turn down the volume when riding through residential areas late at night.
New this month we will have the new Raven Garbage bikes! That will be circling through the regroups and riding with us to gather up our trash. Please be respectful to them and help them keep bike party clean.
Information on the route and more after the drop …
BIRDs are our wonderful volunteers that attempt to keep everyone on our rides safe. Please be respectful of their directions and thank them for all of the effort they put into the ride. If you want to help out and make your mark on Bike Party, please join the BIRDs at the volunteer cicle prior to the start of the ride.
Ravens are the elite group of BIRDs that make sure we leave no trace behind by cleaning up after the party at regroups. They are essential to keeping the party going and they can’t do it by themselves. When you see any of them with a trashbag collecting your trash, please thank them! They are a really cool bunch. Please bring trash bags and help us leave no trace. If you want to become a raven and get to know them please chat one up and thank them when you see them riding the new garbage trikes.
How We Ride
If you follow these simple rules, Bike Party will be safe and a positive place for riders, drivers, pedestrians, and our community.
- Stop at lights
- Stay to the right
- Pack your Trash
- Roll Past Conflict
- Ride Sober
- Be nice
- West Start – Zoomable Turn by turn – Study Me
- West Start – Printable Turn by turn – Print Me and bring a couple to share
Feeder rides are a great way to get to Bike Party They allow you to make great friends and get to know people who live near you. They also make it super easy to get back home as a group as most folks ride home with the group they arrived with. You save the planet and save on parking while getting a little bit more exercise. Itâ€™s all good.
- Santa Clara – Calmar Cycles – Led by Ian – Leaving at 7:30 (please RSVP in the comments)
- Palo Alto — ??
- Willow Glen — ??
- SJ Downtown — ??
- La Dolce Velo — ??
- East SJ — ??
- Campbell — ??
- Los Gatos — ??
- Your neighborhood? (let us know in comments below if you want to lead a ride)