Hey beautiful bike party peeps! We wanted to let you know that we’re doing something a little different this month. Instead providing a ride, we’re asking you to give back to the community that has given so much, our beautiful city. In lieu of participating in an organized ride, please use the time you would spend to costume up and make plans with your friends to instead give back to our city, by volunteering to build the infrastructure we need at sfbike.org or making sure there’s a bike for everyone who wants one at sfyellowbike.org or any other way you can think of to give back.
We had an unfortunate incident at last month’s bike party where we believe that some of our folks defaced the beautiful last stop at Fort Point. The organizers were heartbroken to hear this. This is not who we are or why we do this, and it has given us pause. We LOVE this city, and especially the spectacularly beautiful city and federal parks we use for our party stops. We feel so lucky to call this place home and work hard to make Bike Party a part of what makes San Francisco special. We want to contribute to a vibe that embraces and celebrates this city’s beauty. So, with that in mind, we would like to challenge all of you to make up for that black mark by giving back to the city, and using the time you would normally be celebrating the city and our community to give something back to them. We will.
If you have other volunteer opportunities that you would like to share, please feel free to comment with links.
We’ll be back in April energized from our personal volunteer retreats to throw the kind of positive bike experience everyone expects from Bike Party.
At Bike Party, we strive to create and maintain an environment of love and respect. When you join us, please remember “how we ride” and encourage others to respect our friends, neighbors and environment by riding responsibly and leaving no trace: http://sfbikeparty.wordpress.com/about/how-we-ride-details/.