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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!
Original Image here.

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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?
Original image here

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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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Costumes really strongly encouraged!
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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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SFBP #32 Fleet Week Route Map and Turn Guide

Hey Sailors! We hope you’re ready for evasive maneuvers! We fly out in formation from Cupid’s Span tonight at 20:00 hours!


Turn Guide! print it, tear it, share it. or just use your smartphone if you have one. the trees will thank you.

see you tonight!

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SFBP #32 Fleet Week LookBook

Join us on Friday, September 6th for an evening of Bombers and Bombshells, Aircraft Carriers and Navy Seals! The sequester may have canceled the Blue Angels, but we can still ride bikes in formation! Hie Hie Hee for SF Bike Party!

If you need help with your look for Friday night, look no further.  We have some great ideas to get your wings flapping! Check it out. We can’t wait to see what you come up with at Bike Party! Ding Ding!

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In 1943, Charles B. Hall became the first black fighter pilot to down an enemy aircraft. Hall was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his valor in this World War II action. His squadron presented him with its own reward, a chilled bottle of Coke, a precious commodity in the Mediterranean theater. Hall was a member of the 99th Fighter Squadron.

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This is what a full flight suit looks like. Better get sewing!

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These old school Navy uniforms are really where it’s at.

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Shore leave in San Tropez anyone?

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Don’t forget to kiss your sailor!

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Sailor Moon rides a bike, and looks great doing it.

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This is probably the best picture ever. A sailor and his girl on a bicycle built for two. Swoon!

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So much depends on the white captain’s hat.

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This is a small child dressed as Maverick from Top Gun, wearing a mini fighter jet. We will hug you if you show up in this outfit, no joke.

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Make an airplane out of cardboard. Then put it on your bike.

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Or just put this on your bike.

flight suits

Everyone loves coveralls!

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Watch the canopy!

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Liu Yang, China’s first woman in space. Astronauts are totally appropriate for Fleet Week!

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We have lift off!

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Dress like a sailor, ride your bike. Done.

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This is Bessie Coleman. She was the first black female pilot. Rock on, Bessie!

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Your dog has always wanted to be a fighter pilot. Top gun is his favorite movie.

We hope this helps  you come up with the perfect outfit! Meet us at Cupid’s Span at 7:30 on Friday, September 6th.  We take off at 8:00!

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SFBP #31 Summer Camp: No Parents Allowed LookBook

Pack your bags, blow up your water wings and don’t forget your bug spray because San Francisco Bike Party is going to Summer Camp! Whether you went to science camp, sports camp or were team captain in color war, it’s time to relive the glory days. No parents allowed! Meet your counselors at 7:30pm on August 2nd. Your ride to camp rolls out at 8:00 sharp! If you need help with your campy look, we’re here for you! Check out some options below, use your imagination, and don’t forget to dance!

Graphic by Logo Larry.  Thanks Again!

Graphic by Logo Larry. Thanks Again!

You can’t go wrong with Mountain BIke Camp! Original image here.

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Because Mountain Bike Camp is way fun! Original Image here

Always be prepared! Image still from the Film Moonrise Kingdom

Always be prepared! Image still from the Film Moonrise Kingdom

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Camp is all about matching t-shirts! Get some friends together and represent your Cabin team with pride! Original image here

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Be a camp counselor. All the cool kids are doing it! Original image here

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Grab your white water rafting gear for an adventure camp look. Don’t forget your paddle! Original image here

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Fashion Designers and Theatre kids represent! Get chic if you went to a creative indoor summer camp. Original image here.

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This one time at band camp. Original image here

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Did you go to science camp, because I’m jealous! Grab your goggles and a lab coat and let your geek flag fly! Original image here

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If you went to sleep away camp you might know a thing or two about color war. Face paint and bike decorations that match your outfit are encouraged! SFBP’s official color is green, just FYI. Come with a group and prepare to throw down (on the dance floor)! Original image here

We hope this helps you pull your look together.  We can’t wait to see you at Camp on August 2nd.  Ding Ding!

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SFBP #30 Robot Revolution Route Map and Turn Guide

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Get ready revolutionaries!  The mission is upon us.  Meet us at the James A. Garfield Statue in the Conservatory of Flowers at 19:30.  We roll out at 20:00!

Click here for the turn guide for tonight’s Robot Revolution.

And click here for the route map.

Don’t forget to follow us on Glympse at www.glympse.com/!sfbikeparty

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SFBP #29 Musical Icons Recap

Musical Icons indeed! You all really brought the noise and the funk with your fantastic costumes for our June ride.  As always, we love to see everyone embracing the theme.  If you have ideas for future themes, please don’t hesitate to let us know via Facebook, Twitter or comments here on the blog.

What did you all think of the ride?  We were so excited to head up to Coit Tower on an absolutely beautiful night.  The ride from Civic Center was full of great outfits and happy riders as we pedaled up Polk Street and took a cross town trip on picturesque Pacific.  Did you catch those views of the Bay Lights once we crested Russian Hill? As always, many thanks to the volunteers who came out for test rides and helped out by taking turns and directing traffic during the ride. We appreciate you so much!

Johnny Cash looking cool ay Civic Center.  Photo by missmix.

Johnny Cash looking cool at Civic Center. Photo by missmix.

Material Girl! Photo by @chinstrap

Material Girl! Photo by @chinstrap

Rocker chick!

Rocker chick! Photo by @chinstrap

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Bret Michaels, is that you? Photo by @chinstrap.

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Hair bands represent! Photo by @chinstrap.

Keith Richard for President! Photo by @chinstrap

Keith Richard for President! Photo by @chinstrap

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This cruiser is partying like a rock star in black and white. Photo by @chinstrap.

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It’s Chopper Dave and Friends! Photo by @chinstrap.

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Ready to ride! Photo by @chinstrap.

The final ascent up to Coit Tower was a little steep, but once we got there folks were ready to take in the glorious sunset views and get their party on.  Thanks to DJ Deep, we had awesome tunes on the parking lot dance floor. We love to see everyone partying like rock stars!

Unfortunately, we did hear a report that a bike was stolen from the Coit Tower party stop. Please keep in mind that you should never leave your bike unattended at party stops.  Bring a lock with you or ask a friend to keep an eye on your bike while you get your dance on. The city parks we party in are public spaces and are not inherently safe from theft.

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Elvis has left the building and hopped on his bike! Photo by @calitexican

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Coit Tower View. Photo by @betabrand_hq

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A lovely wide angle at the first party stop. We made it to Coit Tower! Photo by @KavehAstaneh

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Another lovely SF view. Photo by @iamcaps

Rolling towards the beautiful Bay Bridge.

Rolling towards the beautiful Bay Bridge.

After Coit Tower we made our way down Telegraph hill towards the Embarcadero and enjoyed the flat wide streets and beautiful views of the bay lights as we rolled south towards AT&T park.  A last minute decision to finish the party in an AT&T park overflow lot was a good one, and we had plenty of space to get our dance on under the lights. Shout outs to Lily, who was celebrating a birthday and her Bachelorette party with us at SFBP, and is getting married in August.  Congratulations Lily, we’re so stoked that you wanted to celebrate with us! And to @BikePretty who was also celebrating her birthday by riding with us. We hope it was a good one, girl!

Lily and friends rocking bridal white for a Bachelorette party on wheels! Photo by @violator79

Lily and friends rocking bridal white for a Bachelorette party on wheels! Photo by @violator79

As always, we had a wonderful time riding with you.  Thanks for continuing to bring the fun to SFBP month after month.  If you want even more recap, check out the stellar review we received recently from Bermstyle.com. Thanks, Bermstyle! We’re so glad you enjoyed the ride! We’ll be back at you on Friday, July 5th with our next Bike Party.  The theme is Robot Revolution!  More info on that to come in our LookBook.  Meet us at the Conservatory of Flowers at 7:30pm, we roll at 8:00! Ding Ding!

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