Test Ride 1 – Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

When: Dec 26 2021 12:30PM – 3:30PM

Where: HopeThrift Super Store

Who: San Jose Bike Party

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38066047

Join us as we test the route for January’s Bike Party!

SJBP relies on cyclists like you to help us test the route before we launch each big event!

Sunday, December 26 – Meet at 12:30, roll at 1!

Ride leader: Anthony

Ride length: 20-ish miles

Ride pace: Slow/Casual (10-12 mph average)

Start: Willow Glen Plaza: Almaden Rd @ Curtner Ave – by Hope Thrift, 24Hr Fitness, Almaden Cinema, Burger King. GPS: 2306 Almaden Road

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38066047

There will be stops at each of our two prospective regroup spots.

These small group rides are a great way to meet new people, catch up with old friends, or just get out for a social ride. While you’re pedaling, we’ll count on you to help us keep an eye out for potential route hazards. Your feedback will help us adjust the route and keep all of Bike Party safe!

Things to watch out for:

– road or bike lane construction

– hazardous railroad crossings

– poorly signed lane changes

– tricky turns

– problematic regroup spots

– notable debris in the road

– dangerous traffic patterns


Turn By Turn

Turn right toward Almaden Rd0.0
Turn right onto Almaden Rd0.0
Turn left onto Curtner Ave0.1
Turn left onto Lincoln Ave0.6
Continue onto Almaden Rd1.0
Turn right onto Foxworthy Ave1.5
Slight left to stay on Foxworthy Ave2.4
Turn left onto S Bascom Ave4.9
Continue onto Los Gatos Blvd6.1
Turn left after Subway (on the right)6.1
Turn right onto Samaritan Ct6.4
Make a U-turn6.4
Turn left onto Samaritan Dr6.5
Turn left onto Los Gatos Blvd6.7
Continue onto E Main St9.3
Turn right onto N Santa Cruz Ave9.8
Continue onto Winchester Blvd10.9
Turn right onto Knowles Dr12.8
Turn left onto Dell Ave13.1
Turn right13.7
Turn left13.8
Turn left13.8
Turn right toward Dell Ave13.8
Turn right onto Dell Ave13.9
Turn right onto E Sunnyoaks Ave14.2
Slight right onto San Tomas Expy14.4
Continue onto Camden Ave14.5
Slight left onto Hillsdale Ave16.2
Turn left onto Cherry Ave18.2
Turn right onto Curtner Ave19.2
Turn right onto Almaden Rd20.3
Turn left20.4
Turn left20.4

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 and we frequently ride in the dark.

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