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sfbp#10 THEME: Under the Big Top — Circus Ride!!

Remember when you were a kid and you wanted to run away and join the circus? Well, step right up, the time has come, one night only! Now’s your chance to show off your mad balance skillz on your tall bike. Feel free to express that inner acrobat, clown, or sideshow freak. It’s all welcome on the SFBP 10/7: Under the Big Top–the Circus ride

Don’t worry juggling unicyclists, we’ve got one of our flattest routes yet this month. Check out the map for deets on the route. This ride will take us through SOMA, with some hidden canals and houseboats (who knew?). We’ll also roll through the Potrero Hill neighborhood, past its funky restaurants and warehouses, and cheer on those working late in the financial district. Even though the routes’s pretty flat, we’ll still give ya a couple of stunning views of our fair city, and some gems of party stops too. This bike party is great virgin BPers, and out-of towners, and those who want to ride with us but might be intimidated by our notorious hills.

So, don’t forget to wax up that lion-tamer’s handlebar mustache to go with your mustache handlebars, and bring a camera!

If you need a little more inspiration, stay tuned for a lookbook of ideas.

See you all at McCovey cove on Friday, 10/7. Meetup at 7:30, roll at 8:00.

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SFBP #09 — GHOST TOWN — ROUTE UP!

Civic Center Quad (Larkin and Grove)
Friday, September 2nd, 2011 | 7:30pm gather | 8pm roll

This SFBP tours some of SF’s most swanky, hip, and scenic hoods. Lotsa SF <3 LOVE in this route, taking our peoples to places they haven't discovered yet or didn't know bikers could easily get to.

We'll start at Civic Center, roll thru Hayes Valley night life, up Fillmore past Yoshi's and Rassala's, then a quick detour thru Japan Town. Hai Hai! There's a few blocks of climb with flats between, and a loop, so slower riders can rest while faster riders zoom up to… the Return to Alta Plaza! Its incredible views and playground were beloved in January. (as always, please leave no trace!)

SFBP 01, January 2011

pic by Volker

The second leg of the night is downhill and flat touring Cow Hollow mansions, then thru the Presidio past ILM and YODA, over the bridge in the estuary, arriving at Chrissy Field for dancing by the Bay in view of GG Bridge, Sausalito and Tiburon. We have a SURPRISE planned there, to be revealed the night of!

pic by markjelinsky

The last leg is an easy tour to recharge dancing legs. Beginning by the Palace of Fine Arts (photo op!) we’ll roll thru Chesnut nightlife, North Point, and the Embarcadero passing the Ferry Bldg. We’ll end the night with a dance party at Rincon Park under the Arrow and the Bay Bridge.

pic by ScottHessPhoto.com

BART and Caltrain are close for those who party till last train.
If the weather gets chilly, we have sheltered route and party options to keep everything toasty.
This will be an EPIC night of SF Bike Partying. Come thru!
~Nio

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sfbp #8 steampunk map!

| Ride: Friday, August 5 | Gather 7:30 PM, Rollout 8 PM | Meet United Nations Plaza|

it’s a good thing this month’s steampunk theme encourages wearing wool threads. “why?” you ask. well, cause we’re going to be heading to the fog for this ride as we go visit west portal via golden gate park. then we ride to the beach. oh the beach. when most people think of california beaches, they think of bikinis and blondes and blondes in bikinis. well, those of us in northern california know different. we bring wool and our trusty steel cyborg steeds to the beach. and now, go check out our map!

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July Ride: PRIDE, Part Deux


PRIDE Part Deux (In the Name of Love)
July 1st | Meet 7:30 PM, Rollout 8 PM
Panhandle Basketball Courts (Oak & Ashbury)

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!

overlooking the Castro — FABULOUS!
Dolores Park – rainy day rump shakers!

the one and only Duby!

fotos by Navi and Marat

<< click for printable DIY spoke card art.

see ya this friday.
!!! BIKEPARTY !!!

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San Francisco Bike Party May 2011 Ride: Rites of Spring

Friday, May 6 | Gather 7:30 PM, Rollout 8 PM | Meet Justin Herman Plaza | Route: http://tinyurl.com/3rjbdxy | Printable Turn by Turn

Spring, that beautiful time of year when the sun comes out, the flowers bloom, and people come out to play. Cultures from around the world celebrate the rites of spring so let’s celebrate it Bike Party style. Ride with us to celebrate this beautiful time of year.

If you can, bring flowers and twist ties to decorate bikes. Discarded flowers can be picked up for free at many SOMA florists.

We will be meeting at Justin Herman Plaza, exploring North Beach, Fort Mason, the Presidio, and ending at Civic Center Plaza.

How We Ride:
- Stay in the right lane
- Stop at red lights
- Leave No Trace
- Ride predictably and in control
- Roll past conflict
- Ride Prepared
- When in doubt, “Bike Party!!”

Your First Ride With Us?
We try to maintain a leisurely cruising speed. Routes are designed for a wide range of riders to keep pace. Though, with hundreds of riders on different types of bikes, some will find hills more challenging, or have flats and mechanical troubles. Before the ride, make sure your bicycle is in good working order. You should be comfortable riding San Francisco streets which may have traffic, train tracks, occasional steep hills, and other hazards. Bring friends and make new ones riding at your speed. Within your friends be prepared with a flat kit or to fix basic mechanical troubles. If you see someone in need, it’s good bike etiquette to help. That’s also a great way to make new friends in the biking community. Which is what the Bike Party is all about!

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San Francisco Bike Party 4th Ride: Robots and Cyborg

Friday, April 1 | Gather 7:30 PM, Rollout 8 PM | Civic Center (Larkin Street – between Grove & McAllister)

— Map My Ride route (link here)

Join us for the 4th San Francisco Bike Party!

We have an amazing route planned and with a break in the rain, it’s time to get out! Get your nerd on with this month’s theme of Robots and Cyborgs.

The ride will take a leisurely tour of Golden Gate Park, the Sunset and Haight St, while rocking to mobile sound systems, and stopping to regroup and party along the way.

We will have t-shirts available with a suggested donation price of $20 — exact change appreciated!

How We Ride:
- Stay in the right lane
- Stop at red lights
- Leave No Trace
- Ride predictably and in control
- Roll past conflict
- Ride Prepared
- When in doubt, “Bike Party!!”

Your First Ride With Us?
We try to maintain a leisurely cruising speed. Routes are designed for a wide range of riders to keep pace. Though, with hundreds of riders on different types of bikes, some will find hills more challenging, or have flats and mechanical troubles. Before the ride, make sure your bicycle is in good working order. You should be comfortable riding San Francisco streets which may have traffic, train tracks, occasional steep hills, and other hazards. Bring friends and make new ones riding at your speed. Within your friends be prepared with a flat kit or to fix basic mechanical troubles. If you see someone in need, it’s good bike etiquette to help. That’s also a great way to make new friends in the biking community. Which is what the Bike Party is all about!

Stay in the Loop:

WEB: http://www.sfbikeparty.org/
EMAIL LIST: http://groups.google.com/group/bike-party-sf/boxsubscribe
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100765946673521
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Francisco-Bike-Party/118246874907825
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/SFBikeP

WHAT IS SAN FRANCISCO BIKE PARTY?

PRINT YOUR OWN TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS

(PDF Version Here)

START — Civic Center Quad, Larkin & Fulton7:30pm meetup, 8:00pm rollout
LEG 1 — Civic Center to Duboce Park
exit CC Quad @ Polk to south
right Grove to west
left Octavia to south – stay left in separated lane
right Market to southwest – stay right lane
right Sanchez to north
Sanchez becomes Steiner to north
PARTY STOP 1 — Duboce park 20-30 minutes
enter Duboce Park via the sidewalk cutout at Steiner & Hermann
recommend the playground, beware the grass and dogwalk area

LEG 2 — Duboce Park to Children’s Playground in GGP
exit Duboce Park @ Steiner & Hermann
left on Steiner to north
left Waller to west
right Scott to north
left Hayes to west
left Schrader to south
* regroup and wait for bicycle turn light at junction between
Schrader, Fell, & Kezar
right onto Kezar — the wider road going into the park. stay right lane
and beware cars!
cross Stanyon and enter GGP
right JFK to west
left Middle Drv to south
left MLK
left Bowling Green Dr
right into Children’s Park by Bowling Green
PARTY STOP 2 — Children’s Park GGP
enter at parking lot and take pathway into the playground area
please WALK bike before entering the playground area

LEG 3 — GGP to Inner Sunset to Upper Haight to Panhandle
exit Bowling Green Drv to northwest
left JFK to west
left Hagiwara Teagarden Drv to southwest
left behind the bandshell Music Concourse Drv parking lot to east
left Music Concourse Dr to northeast
left JFK to west
left Traverse Dr to south
right MLK west
right 25th Ave south
exit GGP @ Lincoln going south on 25th Ave
left Irving east
right Irving 10th Ave south
left Judah  east — *AVOID TRACKS* stay in rightmost lane and avoid the
elevated train platform
left 6th Ave north
right Hugo east
left Arguello north
right Frederick east
left Schrader north6
right Haight east
left Ashbury north
cross Oak St cautiously
enter Panhandle thru sidewalk cutouts on either side by crosswalks
END — Panhandle Basketball courts

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SFBP Route #3: FRIDAY, 3/4/11, 7:30pm

hey y’all don’t forget to join us THIS FRIDAY, March 4th, for our March ride: Favorite Female Icons. can’t wait to see these fierce women rollin’ through the city!

SFBP is the FIRST FRIDAY of each and every month. Meetup at 7:30, Roll out at 8pm.

This month we start at McCovey Point at China Basin Park.

See route post below for maps and turn by turn directions.

!!!BIKEPARTY!!!

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SFBP Route #3 Map

Hey hey SF Bike Party peeps!  We have an amazing route lined up this month with some great flat cruising and a secret party spot right on the bay!

We’re starting close to Caltrain, going through Hunter’s Point, Bayview, around Candlestick Park, and taking 3rd Street to the Ballpark. 12.5 cruise-y miles. Laid back…warehouse style. Mostly flat, there’s a hill or two in there. But hey, this is San Francisco right? Your quads are your pistons!! You can do it! No rider is left behind!!  The ride is Friday, March 4. Meet up at 7:30, roll out at 8 PM.

* Bring a headlight if you have one, a few bits of the ride have no street lights *

Wanna see a map? We’ve got two! Want to see step-by-step directions? Scroll past the maps.

Map My Ride: shows you elevation levels for those of you who are into that kind of thing. Link below.

SF Bike Party #3

Google Maps: It’s clean and has fun icons.

Step-by-step directions: It has words. We like to keep it old school ’round these parts.
START: Terry a Francois St.
LEFT: Illinois Street
LEFT: Cargo Way
LEFT: Jennings St.
FIRST PARTY STOP!!

Continue on Jennings Ave.
LEFT: Evans St.
Slight RIGHT: Hunter’s Point Blvd.
Continue onto Innes Ave
Head southeast on Innes Ave toward Arelious Walker
RIGHT: Donahue St.
Head southwest on Donahue St toward Cleo Rand Ln
RIGHT: Navy Road
LEFT: La Salle Road
La Salle Ave turns right and becomes Earl St
LEFT: Kirkwood Ave.
Continue west onto Kiska Rd
LEFT: Ingalls St.
RIGHT: Palou Ave.
LEFT: Keith St.
LEFT: Carroll Ave.
Carroll Ave. become Arelious Walker Dr/Fitch St
LEFT: Gillman Ave.
LEFT into state park main entrance (two sets of gates)
RIGHT follow park road, go to end of big parking lot
LEFT through gate, go to end of walking path by water
SECOND PARTY STOP!!

Continue on Hunter’s Point Expy (Ed. note: this is not a highway)
Stay RIGHT, and Hunter’s Point Expy becomes Jamestown Ave.
RIGHT at 3rd Street.
Take 3rd all the way back to ballpark.

Ok guys. see you at the ride. Can’t wait to see those female icons riding around!

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Love Your Bike Route

We are excited about this month’s ride! We are meeting at Civic Center at 7:30 PM, rolling out at 8 PM.  We will be riding through Japantown, Western Addition, Castro, Mission, Noe Valley, and ending at Garfield Square.  This route is only 9 miles but it includes some rolling hills.

Being that it is Bike Love, tell us where you will be celebrating after the ride! Those of us who want more than a bicycle date can meet up!!

You can also check the route at mapmyride

*Note we made a slight change to the route near the Castro. If you printed out a map before Thursday, please print again.

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Jan 2011 Ride- Birthday Party!

Our first ride is taking place on Friday, January 7!  Because it is the birth of our ride, the birth of a new year and, of course, we like to party our theme is Birthday Party!!

We meet up at 7:30 PM at Giants Stadium, Willie Mayes Gate and start riding at 8 PM.

We planned a fantastic route that is accessible for almost everyone!

We start at Giants Stadium, ride 12 miles visiting beautiful sites throughout the city.  It is a leisurely pace and we’ll stop 3 times to socialize and party.  We end at at the Civic Center Bart so people can easily get home.

All bicycle riders are welcome to attend! We just asked that you follow our “How We Ride.” Which includes:

  • Stay in the Right Lane
  • Stop at Red Lights
  • Leave Nothing and Nobody Behind
  • Ride Predictably and in Control
  • Roll Past Conflict
  • When in Doubt, “Bike Party!!”

We can’t wait to see you there!

— TURN BY TURN —

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