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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!
Watch an awesome video of the fire spinning here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xD7nda6kyY
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!
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.
(foto by RideSFO)
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 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:
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).
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!
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!
We hope this helps you pull your look together. We can’t wait to see you at Camp on August 2nd. Ding Ding!
The Robot Army united under a banner of mechanical freedom this month. It was wonderful to see the ingenuity of your costumes and interpretations of the July theme! Foil was definitely the queen of the ride. Keep ‘em coming cause we know you got it in you!!
As it is every month, we couldn’t do this ride without our core of awesome volunteers. Thank you! Because of you our revolution machine ran without a hitch. Want to help, but don’t know how? It’s easy enough; sign up for a turn. What’s a turn, you say? It’s a mini party stop with you and a few of your closest friends as you help direct the ride and help make Bike Party run smoothly. Come find a volunteer organizer with a blue sash next month to sign up and help!
These hills were NOTHING to our machine powered pedalbots! But hills always mean great views. And this ride was not lacking in that department. The warm, wind-free pocket we had at Sutro Heights Park was the perfect place to cool down our hard drives and watch the fires burn on Ocean Beach.
Take the high ground to win the war.
The battle, let alone the war would not have been won without you. So please keep up the support! The revolution will not be motorized and our bicycles are the vehicles of change!! The rebels will be trading our revolution gear for bug spray and floaty wings as we head to camp. Join us on August 2nd as SF Bike Party heads to Summer Camp. Meet your counselors at 7:30pm on August 2nd. Your ride to camp rolls out at 8:00 sharp! Check back for further details and costume ideas in our Lookbook for August.
And when in doubt, BIKE PARTY!!
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!
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.
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!
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!
We may not have much in the way of seasons here in San Francisco, but spring was definitely in the air on Friday, May 3rd. You all made a truly beautiful bouquet in all of your floral finery. We had perfect weather, visitors from near and far, and even some tall bikes! This was a special Bike Party for yours truly and you filled me with so much love. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now, let’s get to it, shall we?
We started the ride at the beautiful Balboa Park and rolled out along Ocean Ave. towards the beach. How lovely to start a ride with the sun still shining! All the better to see your costumes!
We absolutely love to ride along Ocean Ave! It’s wide, flat and, you guessed it, goes all the way to the Ocean! Did you enjoy the first leg? Many thanks to the volunteers who helped out with turns along the way. Your help is essential and we love you for it. Make sure to tell your friends about how much fun you have directing traffic and giving high fives as Bike Party rolls by!
At the beach we got a very special treat! Our friend and BP volunteer Find brought cream puffs from Beard Papa! They were delicious! Thank you so much. If you didn’t get one, you missed out!
After chowing down at the beach, we headed out for one more leg through the Sunset to Golden Gate Park. Riding through the park always feels so special because we get to leave most of the cars behind and really crank up the tunes. We brought our floral finery to the Conservatory of Flowers for one final stop and dance party. This fine lady even got in on the fun!
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate and ride with us. It was a big weekend for Bay Area cycling and several members of the Midnight Ridazz (who were in town for Hella Big Bike Party) came out to show their support. We hope you all had an awesome time. We even had some visitors from Germany! Carolin from Bochum and Henrietta from Wuppertal were traveling in the Bay Area when they heard about SFBP from the people they were staying with. Although they didn’t have bikes, they thought it might be fun, so they reached out on Facebook to ask for help finding bikes to ride. With a little help from our friends, they secured bikes and were able to join in on the fun. Survey says they had an awesome time! Big ups to our community for making it happen for Carolin and Henrietta!
We’ve recently been awarded Best Group Bike Ride by SFWeekly’s Best of the Bay Series. We are so thrilled to have made the list again in 2013 and work hard to make Bike Party the best that it can be every month. Thank you, SFWeekly. If you think SFBP really is the best group bike ride in the Bay, and you want to be more involved, please consider volunteering to take a turn, coming on a test ride, or even joining our planning committee. Follow us on Facebook for more info on ways to get involved.
Our next Bike Party is coming up on June 7th and we’ll be rocking and rolling in musical style. The theme will be Musical Icons, so come dressed as your favorite iconic musician! Wackiest musician is also up for grabs. Whatever you do, make sure you’re ready to party. Meet us at Civic Center at 7:30pm. We rock and roll at 8:00!
We LOVED last month so much, and since some things are even better the second time… we decided to repeat PRIDE again for July!
This Friday, July 1st, come on out and be with the Party as we show you all of the great things this proud City has to offer. We’ll tour stunning architecture and charming side streets in the fabulous Castro, party and dance with amazing views, roll thru Castro proper, party at Dolores Park, then roll thru la Mission with amazing murals and hopping night life… who knows what else? It is SF, after all, we can only predict so much… tho we ARE predicting clear and sunny this Friday.
June was ~150 due to rain, but wow thank you rad bikey peeps for riding and dancing with us in the rain, all the more awesome. We luv ya!
the one and only Duby!
fotos by Navi and Marat
see ya this friday.
!!! BIKEPARTY !!!