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SFBP #44: California Gold Rush LookBook

It’s that time again, Bike Partiers!  We’re rolling deep through this boom town on Friday, August 1st, and we sure do hope you can join us!  If you need help with your costume, then you’ve struck gold, we’ve got your lookbook right here! Whether you’re a prospector, cowboy, saloon girl or Gold Rush millionaire, you’ve got this!

For those of you who like a very literal interpretation.  This is a gold helmet!

For those of you who like a very literal interpretation, this is a gold helmet! Safety first!

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Annie, get your bike!

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You know you want to wear your chaps with fringe. It’s a party, after all!

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Dapper Dudes, Gold Rush style.

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Dance hall dolls! Get your sexy on!

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Pre 1900 was really the peak time for good fringe in America.

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Single speed > Horse? We think so!

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He’s got a mustache to match his handlebars!

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Who needs the train? Not this guy!

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Something is not quite pre-industrial revolution about this picture…

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Now this is how you bike camp in style!

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Can you say “Gold Rush”? Repiten: “Gold Rush”!

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4 bike power!

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This is what Bush and Kearny looked like in 1877, right in the middle of San Francisco’s historic Barbary Coast. We’ll be checking out the neighborhood on our Bike Party Route. Hope to see you there!

Meet us in the parking lot at the corner of Front and Union streets at 7:30pm.  We head west to find our fortunes at 8:00.  Ding Ding!

 

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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!

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Chewy is such a bad ass!

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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 #41 Lookbook: What’s Your Sign?

Star signs, street signs, signs of the times, sign language, sign us up! 

This month’s Bike Party is going to be all about signs – and however you want to interpret them. Dress as your fabulous Leo self, pair up for a Gemini costume, or get creative with some (legally scavenged) street signs. Whatever you decide, the question on everyone’s mind this bike party will be “What’s your sign?” If you need some help coming up with the perfect signage, never fear, the lookbook is here!

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Check out these awesome Zodiac Sign pendants on Etsy here.

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Taurus Kit! Check out all the kits of the Zodiac here!

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Pisces by Mustafa Soydan. Click here to check out beautiful illustrations of the entire Zodiac.

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Belle Helmets are amazing. The solar system helmet is definitely our favorite!

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That’s right, the bike lane is only for bikes!

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This is a a really good sign.

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This is a star chart.

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This is a chart of the stars.

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This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius!

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We definitely saw the sign!

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This might be our favorite sign! Share The Road with Bike Party!

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This is a bike sign t-shirt. Done and Done!

Whatever your sign, we sure hope you’ll sign up for Bike Party on Friday, May 2nd!  Meet us at Civic Center at 7:30pm.  We roll at 8:00!

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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#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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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 #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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