The Middle Earth Ride!

When: Jan 17 2020 7:30PM – 11:30PM

Where: VTA Berryessa Transit Center

Who: San Jose Bike Party


Join San Jose Bike Party on Friday, January 17 for The Middle Earth Ride!

“One ride to rule them all

One ride to find them

One ride to invite them all

And on the roads, ride with them…

In the land of San Jose

Where Bike Party rides…”

(paraphrased from the Lord of the Rings’ inscription on The One Ring)

Gathering begins at the VTA Berryessa Transit Center around 7:30pm. (Berryessa Road @ Berryessa Station Way…between the Flea Market and Lundy Avenue) Wheels hit the street at 8pm.

#CarDrivers! There is no onsite parking. Please check Lenfest Road and Las Plumas Avenue for street parking. There are several light rail stations within a less than 2-mile ride.

#TakeATurn: Would you like to volunteer to take a corner/turn along the route to ensure we all get where we’re going? Find Virginia before the ride starts!


Start/End: Berryessa VTA Transit Center

RG1: Children’s Discovery Museum

RG2: Milpitas VTA Parking Lot

#PRE-RIDE: Meet Virginia and Tian at the McDonald’s at 1142 N Capitol Ave (@Berryessa) – across the street from the Berryessa Light Rail Station in San Jose at 6:45pm / rolling at 7:15pm (sharp) for a short 1.5 mile pre-ride to the start at the VTA Berryessa Transit Center. They’ll be leaving Mountain View on the Orange Line at 5:25pm if you really want to pre-party! Their pre-ride route is here:

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#SUBSCRIBE to our facebook events page; or sync your google calendar via our website to stay up to date on test rides and other events. Watch for test ride announcements.

What is San Jose Bike Party?

We are a mobile party that travels between 15-20 miles by bicycle through the streets of San Jose and the South Bay on the third Friday of every month. Each month features a different starting location and route that shall remain (somewhat) secret until the week of the ride!

We break the ride into three segments with two party stop regroups where you can get down on the mobile dance floor by Guerillaz In Da Mixx; or sample the tasty treats from our loyal food truck vendors.

We have an *optional theme* for those that want to dress up in costume. Our theme for January is Middle Earth! “How do you dress up for a Middle-Earth theme”? It’s from the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit books and movies. Pick your choice of wizards, elves, dwarves, hobbits, orcs, goblins, and even dragons… Just about anything medieval will look the part. Bike decorations loudly encouraged!

Turn By Turn

Turn left onto Berryessa Rd0.2
Continue onto E Hedding St1.1
Turn left onto N 10th St1.7
Turn right onto E San Fernando St3.2
Turn left onto S Almaden Blvd4.1
Turn right onto Woz Way4.6
Turn right into Children’s Discovery Museum. (Regroup #1)4.8
Turn right onto W San Carlos St4.9
Turn left into the SJSU Quad (7th St) by the Event Center5.8
Continue onto S 7th St5.9
Turn right onto E Empire St6.8
Turn left onto N 13th St7.2
Continue onto Oakland Rd7.9
Turn right onto McKay Dr9.8
Turn left onto Ringwood Ave10.1
Turn right onto Trade Zone Blvd11.3
Turn left onto N Capitol Ave12.0
Turn right onto S Milpitas Blvd; then right into the VTA Parking Lot (Regroup #2)12.7
Turn left onto E Capitol Ave13.0
Turn right onto Autumnvale Dr13.5
Turn right onto Trade Zone Blvd13.6
Turn left onto Lundy Ave13.9
Turn right onto Berryessa Rd16.2
Turn left onto Berryessa Station Way16.4

Everyone is welcome to attend this event, but please, read and follow our “How We Ride” guidelines to keep everyone safe and to keep San Jose Bike Party rolling!  We share the road with other vehicles.

Having a great time and want to help? We’re always looking for volunteers to help guide riders at corners or to handle other tasks. Talk to any of the “BIRDs” (look for the “bird” logo!) for details. Or you head over to our Donation Page.

Some helpful hints:

  1. Follow the Law
  2. Be Predictable
  3. Be Conspicuous
  4. Think Ahead
  5. Ride Ready