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[RECAP] SFBP #44 Gold Rush

Thanks all our prospectors, saloon girls, miners and just Bike Partiers for rolling out with us to boomtown! We had about 250 of our closest friends join us through the gold lined streets of San Francisco. What a blast! Here are a few of our favorite photos. Don’t forget to tag us in yours and use #sfbikeparty #sfbp #bikeparty on Twitter, IG, Flickr, or FB

Join us at our next Bike Party where we’ll be remembering SF’s own Robin Williams. Friday, September 5th, meet up 7:30PM, roll out 8PM. Location TBA

 

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These 49ers are ready to roll! (foto by chinstrap)

 

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Two lovely miners ready to ride! (foto by chinstrap)

 


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Chopper Dave and his Iron Horse (foto by chinstrap)

 


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Gah them teeth! (foto by chinstrap)

 

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The family that rides together….(foto by chinstrap)

 

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….stays together!! (foto by chinstrap)

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[RECAP] SFBP #42 Intergalactic Odyssey

Huge thank you to all the folks who blasted off to the stars with us at our last BIKE PARTY! Don’t forget to tag #sfbikeparty in your photos and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Flickr (i.e. ALL OF THE PLACES!) Here are a few shots from our Intergalactic Odyssey:

Meet up, about to blast off (foto by chinstrap)

Meet up, about to blast off (foto by chinstrap)

Mikaela looking spacey and fierce! (foto by chinstrap)

Mikaela looking spacey and fierce! (foto by chinstrap)

Ms. Jacks bringing the galaxy! (foto by chinstrap)

Ms. Jacks bringing the galaxy! (foto by chinstrap)

Jordan won best hat! (foto by chinstrap)

Jordan won best hat! (foto by chinstrap)

Or of Jordan's hat! (foto by chinstrap)

More of Jordan’s hat! (foto by chinstrap)

Sarah bringing the wonder to our odyssey! (foto by chinstrap)

Sarah bringing the wonder to our odyssey! (foto by chinstrap)

Marcus and Sree getting their blast on! (foto by chinstrap)

Marcus and Sree getting their blast on! (foto by chinstrap)

Charlotte knows *the* answer and it's 42...(foto by chinstrap)

Charlotte knows *the* answer and it’s 42…(foto by chinstrap)

Mike & Heather spacing out! (foto by chinstrap)

Mike & Heather spacing out! (foto by chinstrap)

Whitney channeling a Sith Lord (foto by chinstrap)

Whitney channeling a Sith Lord (foto by chinstrap)

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Melinda knows how to bike party in space (leggings).

Sarah rocking some rad leggings! (foto by chinstrap)

Sarah rocking some rad leggings! (foto by chinstrap)

Sean has got it right! (foto by chinstrap)

Sean has got it right! (foto by chinstrap)

Nixon's radical space suit! (foto by chinstrap)

Nixon’s radical space suit! (foto by chinstrap)

Denyse & Logo Larry, amazing as usual! (foto by chinstrap)

Denyse & Logo Larry, amazing as usual! (foto by chinstrap)

Danica channeling her inner Barbarella (foto by chinstrap)

Danica channeling her inner Barbarella (foto by chinstrap)

Great hand painted shirt! (foto by chinstrap)

Great hand painted shirt! (foto by chinstrap)

This gal is not sure how she feels about heading to space....(foto by chinstrap)

This gal is not sure how she feels about heading to space….(foto by chinstrap)

Hugh thanks to our volunteers who helped us! This guy's friend won the raffle for a 1 year SF Bicycle Coalition Membership! (foto by chinstrap)

Huge thanks to our volunteers who helped us! This guy’s friend won the raffle for a 1 year SF Bicycle Coalition Membership! (foto by chinstrap)

She won a 1 year SFBC membership for helping us! You can too, take a turn, and earn a chance to win! (foto by chinstrap)

Adena won a SFBC T-Shirt for helping us! You can too, take a turn, and earn a chance to win! (foto by chinstrap)

Jerry and his crew were ready to ride! (foto by chinstrap)

Jerry and his crew were ready to ride! (foto by chinstrap)

Chewy's got Jerry's back, yo! (foto by chinstrap)

Chewy’s got Jerry’s back, yo! (foto by chinstrap)

Zan our resident Storm Trooper (foto by chinstrap)

Zan our resident Storm Trooper (foto by chinstrap)

Blia & Alon, ready to get get beamed up (foto by chinstrap)

Blia & Alon, ready to get get beamed up (foto by chinstrap)

Rich is one ready NASA member (foto by chinstrap)

Rich is one ready NASA member (foto by chinstrap)

Ready? Set! Mark!! (foto by chinstrap)

Ready? Set! Mark!! (foto by chinstrap)

We want to send out a big thank you to our volunteers and everyone who came out, in costume or otherwise, for our intergalactic odyssey.  We had such a great time partying with you! We can’t keep bike party rolling without your help, so please consider volunteering with us on one of our upcoming rides, the first Friday of every month! You might even win a cool prize for helping out.  We have some surprises up our sleeves for our next ride, which just so happens to fall on the 4th of July! We hope you can join us to celebrate Americana for Independence Day! Stay tuned for more details. Ding Ding!

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[RECAP] SFBP #41 “What’s your Sign?”

What a great ride! We had about 350 of our friends roll out all the stops on our 41st ride. Check out some of the great photos of folks riding, participating and building community on bikes…and don’t forget to tag your photos with #sfbikeparty or @SFBikeParty on Instagram, Twitter, FB, or Flickr so we can show off your great photos!

The signs started off right (foto by Rasta Dave)

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Don’t stop! Can’t stop! (foto by chinstrap)

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Sign of a healthy meal (foto by chinstrap) #BABS sighting as well

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Go green monster, go! (foto by chinstrap)

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This guy wins the sign award (foto by chinstrap)

Taurus representing on the ride (foto by Logo Larry)

Bike party ahead! (foto by Logo Larry)

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ONE LANE –> the RIGHT LANE! (foto by chinstrap)

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Freak bikes flying their freak flags (foto by chinstrap)

Stop & Smile (foto by Logo Larry)

This pup has it right! (foto by Alan Michels‎)

Join us for our next Bike Party on Friday, June 6th for Intergalactic Odyssey. Meet up at 7:30PM roll out at 8PM…..location and route TBA.

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CANCELLED – Due to Rain: SFBP #35 Winter in Wonderland

TokyoBike-by-Zabou3Alright Bike Partiers. It’s starting to drizzle with steady showers predicted this evening, and in the interests of safety and the preservation of music bikes we are going to POSTPONE this month’s party (trust us, we’re bummed too).
That being said – next month we will be turning THREE! Stay tuned for details and start getting excited now, because it’s going to be a big one. We can’t wait to see you there. In the meantime bike safely, stay warm and dry, and donate any toys you purchased to one of these fire stations! http://bit.ly/1boouJH

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Recap: SFBP #34 Haunted House

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This Halloween hangover was no hangover at all! What a beautiful night, a beautiful ride and lots of amazing outfits. Thanks to everyone who rolled through and helped make us have another wonderful Bike Party! Want to help make Bike Party awesome? Come out, volunteer and take a turn. It’s easy and you can do it with your friends. We had about 300 ghouls, goblins and ghosts join us at Dolores Park Playground as we gathered for our 34th Bike Party!

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This skeleton is ready to ride bikes! (foto by sfbp)

Bikes coming out to play at Bike Party! (foto by Kaveh Astaneh)

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Everyone is dressing up (foto by sfbp)

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Unicorns abound! (foto by sfbp)

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Flying Squirrels! (foto by sfbp)

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These folks are ready to BIKE PARTY! (foto by sfbp)

These two have got it right (foto by Ganesh Chandra)

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Born to ride (foto by sfbp)

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Tall bikes & RideSFO folks are always down to Bike Party! (foto by sfbp)

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*shudder* (foto by sfbp)

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The call to ride out!! (foto by sfbp)

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Not only is her outfit stylish, she’s hella safe as well! (foto by sfbp)

Overlooking the party (foto by Edward Scott)

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This chicken is ready to ride some bikes (foto by sfbp)

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Cookie monsters & Valkyries, what could go wrong? (foto by sfbp)

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Chopper Dave, always bringing the cool (foto by sfbp)

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Monsters! (foto by sfbp)

Traveling Bike Party (foto by Kaveh Astaneh)

Do NOT try this at home, Mark is a professional…(foto by Kaveh Astaneh)

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Fire spinner at the last party stop (foto by sfbp)

Watch an awesome video of the fire spinning here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xD7nda6kyY

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Club Kid, hiker and Cruella de Vil (foto by sfbp)

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Monsters underfoot (foto by sfbp)

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Monsters all around! (foto by sfbp)

Thank you again to all our wonderful volunteers, turn-guides and music bike riders. You all make Bike Party a party! Please join us for our next ride on December 6th.  We are going down the rabbit hole, and we are bringing our bikes! WINTER IN WONDERLAND! Meet up at 7:30PM roll out at 8PM. Location TBA.

And in the spirit of the holidays, we’ll once again be hosting a toy drive! Bring new stuffed animals, whoopie cushions, legos and hot wheels, and we’ll drop them off at a fire station at the end of the party. Have a cargo bike and willing to collect toys on the ride? Send us a message, we’d love your help!

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SFBP #33 Favorite Childhood Toys Recap

Wow what a party!! Some of us didn’t stop until 6 in the morning! Our start at the Panhandle statue began with a little blue grass. First by our very own local cry-in-your-beer-grass band, The Beauty Operators. And then to warm up our night, Hot Buttered Rum rocked it before we rolled out into the San Francisco night.

Hot Buttered Rum! (foto by Misti Layne 2013)

The Beauty Operators (foto by Misti Layne 2013)

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(foto by Kaveh Astaneh)

Did you get check out the murals we rode past? If you missed em, the route would be a wonderful day ride as well!
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(foto by jaisun, Jellies courtesy of Sascha and Chloe!)
Keep an eye out for these glowing jellies, we’re hoping they’ll swarm another bike party soon!!

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(foto by charrismo, Music Bike by Sree)

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We finished at RideSFO, who graciously hosted our last party stop. With beer donations from Alaskan Brewing Co & and local brewers Speakeasy Beer and your thirsty help we were able to raise over $400 for several local bike centered nonprofits. A portion of the proceeds went to McLaren Bike Park, San Francisco’s first bike skills park and to San Francisco Yellow Bike Project, a local nonprofit community bike shop. We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout. Who woulda thought that Bike Partying with your friends could help do some good in the world?

Still excited from our last ride and can’t get enough Bike Party? Don’t you worry: if you grab a costume, we’ll grab a bike, because this is the end of the rest of your life. Join us on Nov. 1st for A Haunted House Hangover Bike Party. Our Halloween will be more fun on 2 wheels! Bring your Jason mask, it’s fright night! Gather at 7:30PM roll out at 8PM! Location TBA.

And for you tech savvy folks don’t forget to use #sfbikeparty so we can share your photos. Follow us:

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SFBP #32 Fleet Week Recap

The sequester may have cancelled the Blue Angels but Bike Party brought the BOOM. Around 350 folks joined us as we rolled out on one of the warmest nights the city has seen by far. We gathered at the Bow and Arrow as the Sailors, Airmen, pin up babes, and even a few members of S.E.A.L. Team 6 came together to enjoy shore leave. Here are a few shots of the ride. And don’t forget to tag your photos of San Francisco Bike Party with @sfbikeparty or #sfbikeparty.

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Our flight is about to begin (foto by chinstrap)

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Sailors ahoy! (foto by chinstrap)

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Travis getting retro at the Bow (foto by chinstrap)

Sunset on the Fleet (foto by Allison Shiman)

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These grease monkeys keep your boats afloat (foto by calitexican)

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Deland got it right at her first bike party! (foto by chinstrap)

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Mia & Anna made wings to carry them home! (foto by chinstrap)

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Pan-Anna Airlines! (foto by chinstrap)

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CaliforMIA Air! (foto by chinstrap)

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What a greeting for this lucky sailor! (foto by calitexican)

We even spotted a few folks riding the new Bay Area Bike Share bikes at Bike Party! We love anything that’ll get more people on bikes!! But let’s hope they didn’t get charged a late fee :(

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Bay Area Bike Share Celest making an appearance (foto by calitexican)

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Ooooheey Sailor!! (foto by calitexican)

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Bay lights & bike flights (foto by chinstrap)

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These sailors are sure excited for shore leave! (foto by chinstrap)

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A heroic return of the sailor (foto by calitexican)

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S.E.A.L. Team 6 reporting for duty! (foto by chinstrap)

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Some of our sailors event went to Space! (foto by chinstrap)

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FREEDUMB (foto by chinstrap)

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What a dapper Sailor (foto by chinstrap)

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Camouflaged S.E.A.L. Team 6 is ready for BIKE PARTY!! (foto by chinstrap)

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A vintage sailor (foto by chinstrap)

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At ease, Sailor! (foto by chinstrap)

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Malcolm designed this speaker bike system. Thanks for sharing it’s maiden voyage with us! (foto by chinstrap)

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More BABS flying about (foto by chinstrap)

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Looks like IceMan is ready for that game of volleyball at the next party stop (foto by chinstrap)

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This guy is the most talented rickshaw rider EVER. He was playing the bongos, a cymbal on his handlebars while also playing the harmonica with two passengers. Like a boss. (foto by chinstrap)

Thank you again to all our volunteers! Each of our turns are managed by our hard working volunteers. Because of your help Bike Party can be a safe and successful party every month. We need your help to keep bike party rolling smoothly so please consider taking a turn at our next event.  Look out for our volunteer coordinator at the meet up location and don’t be shy!

Next Bike Party: ‘SFBP #33 Favorite Childhood Toy’ plays out October 4th, meet up at 7:30PM, roll out at 8PM. Location TBA. Stay tuned!

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