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SFBP #43 Americana Recap

Wow, Bike Partiers!  If you weren’t with us on the 4th of July, you missed one of the most epic events we’ve had to date.  For the first time EVER, we left San Francisco city limits to take you across the Golden Gate Bridge.  It was beautiful, it was fun, it was FOGGY! But still, we bombed through one of our favorite tunnels (check out a video here. Thanks, Tracy Jacks!) and even caught the fireworks!  If you missed it, you missed out! Thanks you to all the folks who came out, helped out and rocked out with us. You are what make Bike Party so special.

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Our Faithful Tandem Sweep! Many thanks to Mark and Melinda for bringing up the rear in style!

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Yep, we went there!

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And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air…

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Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there!

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Stars and stripes forever!

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Break on through to the other side!

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Atop Battery Spencer, visibility, about 10 feet. Thanks Karl the Fog!

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Edwige came all the way from France to celebrate with us. We look forward to hearing about Bike Party Paris sometime soon!

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Bike Party was here! Photo Credit: Mark K. Sanfilippo

What fun! We’ll be at it again next month, so mark your calendars for our California Gold Rush ride on Friday, August1st.  Meet us at the Exploratorium Pier at 7:30 PM.  We head west in search of Gold at 8:00!

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SFBP #43: Americana LookBook

Since our next bike party is on the 4th of July, we’re going patriotic!  Join us for an Americana themed event, and we’ll lead you to the perfect spot to catch the fireworks. Bring your American flags, your red white and blue, your sailors and pin ups or whatever else makes you think of Independence day.  This is a special ride, with a surprise twist, so make sure to bring extra layers and bike locks.  Gears, brakes and lights are also strongly encouraged for this ride. We can’t wait.

If you need some inspiration for your perfect BP look, we’ve got you covered in Red, White and Blue!

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Ding Ding!

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Pin Up Style

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American Flag Kit!

American Flag helmet

Your brain will thank you for wearing this patriotic helmet.

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Decorate your bike to match your shoes.

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These shoes, to be specific!

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When it comes to your bike, just put a flag on it.

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Or a lot of flags!

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Or this amazing piece of firework craft realness.

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Make your bike look like a rolling firework with extra lights.

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These ladies know how to celebrate independence day in style!

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We are so excited to roll with you on the 4th of July!

Meet us in the Presidio in this parking lot, at the corner of Storey Ave, and Stone St. Just off of Lincoln Blvd.

Meet us in the Presidio in the Fort Scott Field parking lot, at the corner of Storey Ave, and Stone St. Just off of Lincoln Blvd.

Meet up on July 4th at 7:30pm.  We roll at 8:00!  Don’t forget to bring extra layers to keep warm, bright lights (headlamps encouraged) and locks for your bike.  This is a more technical ride with hills up and down.  Gears and brakes are strongly encouraged for all riders.

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SFBP #42 Intergalatic Odyssey Route Map and Turn by Turn

We can’t wait to see you all tonight! Download our route map and turn by turn so you can find your way across the universe.  Don’t get lost in space!  Meet us at The McKinley Statue in the Panhandle at 7:30pm.  We roll to infinity and beyond at 8:00!  Ding Ding!

Route map here

Turn By Turn here (turn by turns are designed to print double sided to save paper!)

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SFBP #42: Intergalatic Odyssey Lookbook

3, 2, 1, Blast off! SFBP is going to space! Join us for an Intergalatic Odyssey. Aliens, Asteroids and Artificial Intelligence, Oh My! Whether you like Star Trek or Star Wars, Sputnik or Apollo, black holes or supernovas, be prepared to boldly go where no Bike Party has gone before! And be sure to be prepared!  You’ll need an extra special space suit for this ride.  If you need some inspiration, we’ve got you covered!

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Storm Troopers who ride together squash the Jedi rebellion together.

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This might be the cutest Elliott and ET costume we have ever seen!

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Alien Bike Party!

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This is a Star Trek kit, and it’s out of this world!

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Space Leggings!

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These crazy kids know how to Bike Party!

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Chewy is such a bad ass!

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She’s far out!

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To infinity and beyond (on a bike)!

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All the cool aliens travel by space tryke

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Cycles of the moon

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A bike is really the best way to get around on the moon.

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STAR WARS FIGHTER BIKE!

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Doctor Who rides a bike? Such great news! Now, will it fit in the Tardis?

 

We can’t wait to see what you come up with for our Intergalactic Odyssey!  Meet us at 7:30pm on Friday, June 6th at the William McKinley statue in the Panhandle.  We blast off at 8:00. Ding Ding

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SFBP #41 Lookbook: What’s Your Sign?

Star signs, street signs, signs of the times, sign language, sign us up! 

This month’s Bike Party is going to be all about signs – and however you want to interpret them. Dress as your fabulous Leo self, pair up for a Gemini costume, or get creative with some (legally scavenged) street signs. Whatever you decide, the question on everyone’s mind this bike party will be “What’s your sign?” If you need some help coming up with the perfect signage, never fear, the lookbook is here!

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Check out these awesome Zodiac Sign pendants on Etsy here.

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Taurus Kit! Check out all the kits of the Zodiac here!

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Pisces by Mustafa Soydan. Click here to check out beautiful illustrations of the entire Zodiac.

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Belle Helmets are amazing. The solar system helmet is definitely our favorite!

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That’s right, the bike lane is only for bikes!

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This is a a really good sign.

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This is a star chart.

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This is a chart of the stars.

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This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius!

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We definitely saw the sign!

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This might be our favorite sign! Share The Road with Bike Party!

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This is a bike sign t-shirt. Done and Done!

Whatever your sign, we sure hope you’ll sign up for Bike Party on Friday, May 2nd!  Meet us at Civic Center at 7:30pm.  We roll at 8:00!

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SFBP #36 Three for Three LookBook

Hey Bike Partiers! Happy New Year!  Are you excited for the very first SFBP of 2014? Well, we’re going three for three! Join us January 3rd for our 3rd birthday!

For 3 years now, we’ve powered through the streets of San Francisco with your help, pulling music bikes and dancing hard to celebrate the pedal-powered revolution. Join us for our biggest birthday yet, as we trace our inaugural SFBP route and celebrate life on two wheels (or one, or three, or more, whatever fits your fancy). Wear your best and brightest birthday gear, because it’s our party and we’ll ride if we want to! We are so thrilled to be turning 3 and can’t wait to celebrate with you! Ding Ding!

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PARTY”S HERE!

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Bring some balloons, why don’t you?

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And make some noise!

Make sure to wrap our presents in festive bicycle wrapping paper,

Make sure to wrap our presents in festive bicycle wrapping paper,

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Party hats are encouraged.

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And of course, don’t forget your bike!

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If you bring cupcakes, we will eat them.

Meet us on Friday, January 3rd, at Civic Center at 7:30pm.  We roll at 8:00!  We wouldn’t be celebrating our third birthday if you didn’t keep coming back each month, bringing friends and music and so much fun to our party every time, so thank you, thank you, thank you! The best present you can give us this year is your company, so dust off your dancing shoes and let’s make it great!

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SFBP #35 Winter in Wonderland LookBook

RAIN UPDATE: Hi Bike Partiers! The weather is looking frightful for our trip down the rabbit hole on Friday. For the sake of safety (SAFETY FIRST) we will let you know if we have to  raincheck our December BP. Look out for an update on this space by 5:00pm on Friday. But don’t worry folks, you can still donate your toy to any fire station. Keep your eyes peeled and your fingers crossed for a Winter miracle and clear skies!

Don’t be late for high tea by the fire! It’s winter in wonderland, and the red queen is after your head. We are going down the rabbit hole, and we are bringing our bikes! Pyschedlic snowflakes, mad santa hats and cozy Cheshire cats are all welcome, it is Bike Party, after all! Here are some ideas to get your costume gears turning.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with.  Ding Ding!

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Alice is all grown up! Original Image here.

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I’m in love with being queen! Original Image here.

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This mad hatter is rather dapper, if you ask me. Original image here.

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She’s so mad at Alice, she’s seeing red! Original Image here.

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Cheshire Cat Costume? Done and Done! Original Image here.

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It’s certainly winter in this Wonderland! Make sure your costume is warm enough for an enchanted December evening! Original Image here.

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This Cheshire Cat hat will keep you warm! Original Image here.

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This Mad Hatter rides with stilts at his own risk! Original image here.

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Thanks for the lift, boys! Original Image here.

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Ride hard, Alice! The queen is after your head! Original image here.

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Don’t be late to Bike Party! This White Rabbit T-Shirt will help you keep time! Original image here.

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Don’t forget about the Doormouse. He’s too cute! Original image here.

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Did someone say Meow? Original image here.

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OFF WITH HER HEAD!!! Original image here.

We hope we’ve inspired you to finish your costume and come out with us on Friday, December 6th. Meet us at 7:30 at Potrero del Sol Park.  We roll at 8:00!

And in the spirit of the holidays, we’ll once again be hosting a toy drive! Bring new, unwrapped stuffed animals, whoopie cushions, legos and hot wheels, and we’ll drop them off at a fire station at the end of the party. Please bring a toy and help us warm some hearts this season.

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SFBP #34 Haunted House Hangover LookBook

You grab a costume

I’ll grab a bike

this is the end of the rest of your life!

This bike party is a Haunted House!

(Lyrics adapted from Sharon Needles’ hit single This Club is a Haunted House)

YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!!

Just in case Halloween isn’t enough inspiration for you, we’ve got some ideas for how you can help make our haunted bike ride even more terrifying than All Hallows Eve. Join us on November 1st for a ‘Haunted House Hangover’ Bike Party. Halloween is more fun on 2 wheels! Bring your Jason mask, it’s fright night!

It's the headless bike rider! AAAAHHHHHHH! Original Image here.

It’s the headless bike rider! AAAAHHHHHHH!
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Every haunted house needs at least 2 Calacas.
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Freddy Kruger is certainly terrifying.
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Hey Jason! Don’t forget your machete. So Scary!
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This guy says ‘run screaming’, which is perfect for a haunted bike ride!
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Watch Children! This is the Haus of Haunt!
Original Image by Caldwell Linker here.

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Sharon Needles: Beautiful, Spooky and Stupid. Happy Halloween!
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These are club kids. When in doubt, freak ‘em out at Bike Party!
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Bring your little buddy in your bike basket.
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a bat bike!
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Whatever you do, don’t let your Halloween Hangover stop you from getting your bike party on!
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Meet us this Friday, November 1st, at the Dolores Park Playground at 7:30pm.  We take fear to the streets at 8:00!  We have some very special guests joining us at the final party stop at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park, so make sure to stick around for the show.  Lady Napalm will be spinning fire just for Bike Party! You can check her out here. Don’t miss it! We can’t wait to scare your pants off!

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SFBP #33: Favorite Childhood Toys LookBook

We all know our favorite toys now that we are grown-ups are our bikes, but when were kids we had lots more time to play. This month, we’re bringing a bit of whimsy to the party with our theme. Reach back into the archives and pull out your G.I. Joes, your pogs, your rubber duckies and your baseball gloves, it’s time to play with your favorite childhood toys. Whether you liked princesses or pogo sticks, we all remember that one thing we thought we’d never be able to live without. Times have changed, but it’s never too late to embrace your inner child.  Here are some of our favorites to get your gears turning.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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He-Man, the Most Powerful Man in the Universe and She-ra, The Princess of Power, defending the Realm of Eternia and the secrets of Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor. How do they keep their hair so nice?
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I’ll admit it, I’m a reformed Cabbage Patch Kid hoarder…
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Two words: CARE BEARS
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Star Trek action figures? Yes, please!
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You know you loved to throw a frisbee with your dog when you were a kid. Bring your frisbee, or your dog.  Better yet, bring both. We love dogs! Original Image here

You know you loved to throw a frisbee with your dog when you were a kid. Bring your frisbee, or your dog. Better yet, bring both. We love dogs!
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Who could forget the Furby? Weird, robotic, interactive, and the costume possibilities are pretty fantastic too!
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Don’t get zapped! It’s Operation!
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Who doesn’t want a beautiful, flowing main? Prance to Bike Party as your favorite My Little Pony. Original Image here.

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LEGOS!
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Etcc-A-Sketch and Mario, together at last! Come to Bike Party as Mario, or as an Etch-A-Sketch, whatever strikes your fancy. Original Etch-A-Sketch art by Jane Labowitch here

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Heros in a half shell! TURTLE POWER!!
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Our old family friends the Potato Heads! Original Image here

Our old family friends the Potato Heads!
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Bike Party falls on Hardly Strictly Bluegrass weekend.  Why not come as your favorite childhood instrument? Original Image here

Bike Party falls on Hardly Strictly Bluegrass weekend. Why not come as your favorite childhood instrument?
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Let's be serious, your first bike was your favorite toy! Pull out that old trike and ride hard, kids! Original Image here

Let’s be serious, your first bike was your favorite toy! Pull out that old trike and ride hard, kids!
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We have some tricks up our sleeve this month so make sure you get there  on time (or even early) and stay until the end if you can.  Location is still TBD but it will definitely be meeting in the NOPA/Alamo Square area. As always, we can’t keep bike party rolling without your help.  Please consider being a turn guide to keep us on the right track.  Look for our volunteer coordinator at the meet up, she’ll be in full costume, so you won’t be able to miss her! Meet us at 7:30.  We roll at 8:00! Ding Ding!

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Join San Francisco Bike Party for Tour de Fat

We are pleased to announce that San Francisco Bike Party will be partnering with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition by leading the New Belgium’s Tour de Fat Bike Parade!

If wearing costumes, riding bikes, listening to live music and drinking beer are things you like – and let’s face it, they are – then don’t miss the Tour de Fat THIS SATURDAY (9/21) in San Francisco! Gather up your friends, family and neighbors and come enjoy eclectic entertainment and delicious beer, all while helping our friends at the SF Bicycle Coalition raise funds. The event is free, yet all proceeds from merchandise sales, beer and donations from parade participants will help make San Francisco a better place to ride a bike.

We love, love, LOVE Tour de Fat and we are thrilled to be taking an active role in the event this year. We can’t wait to see you this Saturday, Sep. 21 from 10am-5pm (parade registration at 10am) at Lindley Meadow in Golden Gate Park.

TdF is a “costumes encouraged” event, so make sure to bring your best bike party style to the parade, we promise you won’t be alone.  Visit www.sfbike.org/fat for more information.  

We will be tabling after the bike parade – please stop by to get more information about what we do and how you can get more involved in San Francisco Bike Party!

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Are you ready for a bike parade?
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more slow race!!
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Did we mention the marching band?
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Talk about a dance party!

There will be plenty of bike parking at the event, both self parking and valet bike parking provided for free by the San Francisco Bike Coalition. And don’t forget to drink and ride responsibly. Ding Ding!

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