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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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[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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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!

space leggings!

Space Leggings!

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These crazy kids know how to Bike Party!

chewy on a bike

Chewy is such a bad ass!

woman alien space suit

She’s far out!

Buzz Lightyear

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 “What’s your Sign?” Recap

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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SFBP#36 THREE FOR THREE route!

in case you haven’t heard, we’re turning three. get your party hats on y’all!

come and celebrate by riding the very first route we unleashed on the unsuspecting city in 2011.

turn by turn located here

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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)

(foto by Misti Layne 2013)

(foto by RideSFO)

(foto by Misti Layne 2013)

(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!
(foto by imchrispyy)

(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!!

(foto by Kaveh Astaneh)

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(foto by charrismo, Music Bike by Sree)

(foto by Kaveh Astaneh)

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(foto by Kaveh Astaneh)

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(foto by Kaveh Astaneh)

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(foto by RideSFO)

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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triple party bike party for SFBP #33

we’ve got quite the line up for you guys! route to come (some construction on one of our turns, so we need to revamp map and turn-by-turn)

we can help bike party leave on time if we get enough volunteers. we love our volunteers, so please step up and take a turn tomorrow night!

7:00-7:30: beauty operators
7:30-8:00: hot buttered rum!!!!
8:00 – 11ish: SFBP!!
11ish to ??: party at rideSFO with a costume contest, DJ providing beats, boombotix, beer from alaskan brewing and speakeasy (beer proceeds go to sf yellow bike and mclaren bike park)

we will have our shirts for sale. get ready to have a great time bike partiers!

if you can BYOCup, that would be great for less clean up and less waste! otherwise we’ll have cups for sale. (that’s right– we are serious about packing your trash).

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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!

we were at tour de fat last year…
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Are you ready for a bike parade?
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Costumes really strongly encouraged!
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don’t forget your bikey dress
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slow race!!
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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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