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SFBP #40: Theme + Route Map

hi all, sorry we’ve been so quiet this month over here on the blog. lots of rain has been derailing our test riding, but never fear, we’ve got a great route for you for this coming friday!



THEME BELOW, in case you haven’t had a chance to check it out….
San Francisco Safari, a trip through the jungles of our fair city to observe and photograph some of the beautiful, illusive and sometimes rare native animals of SF. Coyotes and Hawks and Unicorns, Oh MY! Bring your best animal costume, photo safari gear or your own unique take on the wild creatures of this city by the bay.

Meet up location : CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS. 7:30PM, we roll at 8!

We can’t wait to see you!

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SFBP #39: Marching Lights

we are teaming up with the SFBC (and mother nature–weather looks good!) for this friday’s SFBP!

This month we are Marching with Light! March marks the one year anniversary of the Bay Bridge Lights exhibition, and to celebrate we are lighting up the night. We want to see you go big, go bright, go loud! Rinse the playa dust off your El wire, buy fresh batteries for your blinkies and flashies, and challenge the dark night on your glowing two-wheeled machines. We want this to be the brightest, lightest Bike Party yet! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Friday, March 7: Meet at Cupid’s Span on the Embarcardero at 7:30, roll out at 8pm. Route Map coming after our final test ride!

photo by prawnpie

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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.

red queen with flamingos

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.

Alice Mountain bike

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.

Dormouse

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 #29 Musical Icons Route and Theme

hi there,

THEME taken from our FB event page: COME DRESSED AS YOUR FAVORITE MUSICAL ICON.

It’s Prince’s birthday, y’all! What better way to celebrate the purple man than with a bike party!? Come dressed as your favorite musical icon. Bring your Raspberry Berets and your Material girls, because it’s time to dance.

ROUTE below.

see y’all tomorrow at 730. civic center. we roll out at 8pm. SFBP#29 here we come.

And here’s the turn by turn. Print it, tear it, share it, or save paper and view it on your phone.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xv7c3DS1gLNigHxi2XfJXLwpIm3a4p1E6frEcSGp3hc/edit

You can also follow us on Glympse: www.glympse.com/!sfbikeparty

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sfbp #22 THEME: hardly strictly bike party


Guitars & bicycles
Hillbilly music
Open Open streets that we call home
Guitars & bicycles
Hillbilly music
The only thing that keep me hanging on
The only thing that keep me hanging on….

(Lyrics adapted from Dwight Yoakym’s Guitars & Cadillacs)

What do hardly strictly bluegrass & SFBP have in common? Bicycles & banjos. They are two free events happening in SF that celebrate music. You’re in trouble if you have to go pee. If there’s music you don’t like, you can always go find other music you DO like. They both make people happy. And, finally, they are both happening on the same day in October.

Come ride with us after friday’s hardly strictly lineup comes to an end. we will meet at a place to be determined in golden gate park. stay tuned for updates and a route!

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September Theme: Summer of Love

“Something is happening here
But you don’t know what it is,
Do you, Mr. Jones?”

Summer, 1967: the Straight World looks on in disbelief as Flower Children arrive by the thousands, flooding into the parks and classic Victorian mansions of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. It’s a massive rebellion, a veritable Happening, a revolutionary MOMENT.

That was 45 years ago. The Summer of Love is ancient history. But now there’s a whole new NOW. We’re the next generation… a whole new Trip. A new kind of PARTY!

This time, the Movement is MOVING. In this new Aquarian Age, we’re rolling FURTHERbeyond Psychedelic to something bigger, vaster, more surrealistic: it’s a CYCLE-DELIC Gathering of the Tribes.

This September, Bike Party brings PURE LOVE to the streets of San Francisco!

The Man can’t bust our music, brother! PEDAL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!

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August 2012 Theme: Twins to Twin Peaks

“Thru the darkness of Future Past
the magician longs to see
one chants out between two worlds
Fire – bike with me.”

Twin Peaks: landmark of our friendly, wholesome, respectable community. An outpost where even a handsome FBI agent can procure a Damn Fine Cup of Coffee, “black as midnight on a moonless night.”

But locals have long whispered about strange occurrences in this foggy nether region of San Francisco. Between these two pinnacles, one Ordinary and Good, the other Mysterious and Evil, is said to lurk a passageway to another world.

Along this winding uphill path, travelers have been known to wander into a place known only as the Black Lodge, wherein their dreaming minds come face to face with their own opposing doppelgängers. Here, dwarves dance backwards, speech is unintelligible, and long forgotten television shows haunt the memory.

Many is the bicyclist who has lost her way!

This August 3rd, the San Francisco Bike Party will journey into this great unknown, in search of our own evil twins! We have no idea where this will lead us, but we have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.

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Theme Announcement: Black & White

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Theme Announcement: May the 4th Be With You

Join the Rebellion on May the 4th! Route http://g.co/maps/dey2g

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April Theme: Animal Kingdom!

San Francisco: an urban jungle ruled by wild beasts. Some of us walk on two legs, some walk on four legs, others walk on six legs. Some of us fly, some hop, some saunter and some crawl or slither. And some of us roll around on two wheels!

On April 6, the cages will open and the zoo will be liberated! The kings and queens of the jungle will prowl the night with glowing eyes, delighting and terrorizing the city’s human inhabitants with ferocious displays of wild nature. Bring your fur, your horns, your tails, your gnashing teeth, your savage self, and join us for a WILD evening in exploration of our ANIMAL KINGDOM.

Image created using this photo and this photo.

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