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SFBP #46: Hardly Strictly Homecoming LookBook

We’re Hardly in High School anymore, but that doesn’t Strictly matter. Let’s take a step back in time and celebrate HARDLY STRICTLY HOMECOMING!

Break out your finest duds, your vintage prom dresses, your football helmets, your old cheerleading outfits. Let’s recreate one of the biggest nights of our teenage years (except with less drama over Mickey flirting with Hailey when he’s totally your date). Dress up, get down, let’s Bike Paaaaarty!

Meet up at 7:30pm, roll out at 8pm! Meet at the west side of Kezar Stadium, at the intersection of  Lincoln, Kezar, and Arguello.Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 9.52.01 AM

Volunteers who take a turn will be entered in a super special raffle. Find us at the green flag to sign up! And don’t forget to tag us in your photos, use #sfbikeparty or #sfbike

Well that’s one way to style your formal denim…with your HS girl/boyfriend.

Don’t for get something for your date!

Get your roll on!

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Fancy denim on a fancy man! (via revaldenimguild.com)

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Who doesn’t need a denim kit? (available at albabici.com)

Even Canadians need something formal to wear!

Dress available for purchase if you have the spurs for it!

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Nothing says bluegrass class like a denim cummerbund (via theDandyproject.com)

Denim kimono created by Rina Karibe

Let’s all agree to not pick on the telekinetic girl this year, please!

Seeeeeee! Just don’t do it. Let’s all be nice this Homecoming, shall we?

Now *that’s* how you celebrate your Homecoming court!

Go ahead, we know you want to cheer on the home team!

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The gents from UW – Platteville Cycling club know how to style their denim!

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Safe and fashionable for your big night!

Who said bike used bike parts were trash? Upcycle your accessories!

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Denim corsage for your date? Don’t mind if I do! (find the tutorial on how to give an old pair of jeans new life over at denimdoover.com)

Corsage anyone?

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And don’t forget to decorate your bike!

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Or a fashionable way to protect said bike (via ecouterre.com)

For the sporty dapper dandy inside us all!

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Now let’s see if your Principal will let you wear *these* blue jeans to the dance?

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Break Free of those stuffy jeans and go for the airy shorts for your formal look! (via realguyswearties.com)

Bike Party asks all bicyclist to follow the How We Ride to promote a positive community during our rides.

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!!”

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SFBP #45 Remember Robin Williams Route Map and Turn Guide

We can’t wait to see you on September 5th for our 45th Bike Party. Check out the route in advance so you can help us keep the party rolling in the right direction!

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zxveaBt8wrEU.kP3XzCz0UuDs

And if you need a Turn by Turn, you can find that here!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PBsg2P9E__hbaLAgH72t7FtWh_3858EJPXLogXK0pBA/edit?usp=sharing

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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 #34 Haunted House Hangover LookBook

You grab a costume

I’ll grab a bike

this is the end of the rest of your life!

This bike party is a Haunted House!

(Lyrics adapted from Sharon Needles’ hit single This Club is a Haunted House)

YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!!

Just in case Halloween isn’t enough inspiration for you, we’ve got some ideas for how you can help make our haunted bike ride even more terrifying than All Hallows Eve. Join us on November 1st for a ‘Haunted House Hangover’ Bike Party. Halloween is more fun on 2 wheels! Bring your Jason mask, it’s fright night!

It's the headless bike rider! AAAAHHHHHHH! Original Image here.

It’s the headless bike rider! AAAAHHHHHHH!
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Every haunted house needs at least 2 Calacas.
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Freddy Kruger is certainly terrifying.
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Hey Jason! Don’t forget your machete. So Scary!
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This guy says ‘run screaming’, which is perfect for a haunted bike ride!
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Watch Children! This is the Haus of Haunt!
Original Image by Caldwell Linker here.

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Sharon Needles: Beautiful, Spooky and Stupid. Happy Halloween!
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These are club kids. When in doubt, freak ‘em out at Bike Party!
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Bring your little buddy in your bike basket.
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a bat bike!
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Whatever you do, don’t let your Halloween Hangover stop you from getting your bike party on!
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Meet us this Friday, November 1st, at the Dolores Park Playground at 7:30pm.  We take fear to the streets at 8:00!  We have some very special guests joining us at the final party stop at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park, so make sure to stick around for the show.  Lady Napalm will be spinning fire just for Bike Party! You can check her out here. Don’t miss it! We can’t wait to scare your pants off!

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SFBP #33: Favorite Childhood Toys LookBook

We all know our favorite toys now that we are grown-ups are our bikes, but when were kids we had lots more time to play. This month, we’re bringing a bit of whimsy to the party with our theme. Reach back into the archives and pull out your G.I. Joes, your pogs, your rubber duckies and your baseball gloves, it’s time to play with your favorite childhood toys. Whether you liked princesses or pogo sticks, we all remember that one thing we thought we’d never be able to live without. Times have changed, but it’s never too late to embrace your inner child.  Here are some of our favorites to get your gears turning.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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He-Man, the Most Powerful Man in the Universe and She-ra, The Princess of Power, defending the Realm of Eternia and the secrets of Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor. How do they keep their hair so nice?
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I’ll admit it, I’m a reformed Cabbage Patch Kid hoarder…
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Two words: CARE BEARS
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Star Trek action figures? Yes, please!
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You know you loved to throw a frisbee with your dog when you were a kid. Bring your frisbee, or your dog.  Better yet, bring both. We love dogs! Original Image here

You know you loved to throw a frisbee with your dog when you were a kid. Bring your frisbee, or your dog. Better yet, bring both. We love dogs!
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Who could forget the Furby? Weird, robotic, interactive, and the costume possibilities are pretty fantastic too!
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Don’t get zapped! It’s Operation!
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Who doesn’t want a beautiful, flowing main? Prance to Bike Party as your favorite My Little Pony. Original Image here.

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LEGOS!
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Etcc-A-Sketch and Mario, together at last! Come to Bike Party as Mario, or as an Etch-A-Sketch, whatever strikes your fancy. Original Etch-A-Sketch art by Jane Labowitch here

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Heros in a half shell! TURTLE POWER!!
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Our old family friends the Potato Heads! Original Image here

Our old family friends the Potato Heads!
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Bike Party falls on Hardly Strictly Bluegrass weekend.  Why not come as your favorite childhood instrument? Original Image here

Bike Party falls on Hardly Strictly Bluegrass weekend. Why not come as your favorite childhood instrument?
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Let's be serious, your first bike was your favorite toy! Pull out that old trike and ride hard, kids! Original Image here

Let’s be serious, your first bike was your favorite toy! Pull out that old trike and ride hard, kids!
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We have some tricks up our sleeve this month so make sure you get there  on time (or even early) and stay until the end if you can.  Location is still TBD but it will definitely be meeting in the NOPA/Alamo Square area. As always, we can’t keep bike party rolling without your help.  Please consider being a turn guide to keep us on the right track.  Look for our volunteer coordinator at the meet up, she’ll be in full costume, so you won’t be able to miss her! Meet us at 7:30.  We roll at 8:00! Ding Ding!

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SFBP #32 Fleet Week Recap

The sequester may have cancelled the Blue Angels but Bike Party brought the BOOM. Around 350 folks joined us as we rolled out on one of the warmest nights the city has seen by far. We gathered at the Bow and Arrow as the Sailors, Airmen, pin up babes, and even a few members of S.E.A.L. Team 6 came together to enjoy shore leave. Here are a few shots of the ride. And don’t forget to tag your photos of San Francisco Bike Party with @sfbikeparty or #sfbikeparty.

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Our flight is about to begin (foto by chinstrap)

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Sailors ahoy! (foto by chinstrap)

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Travis getting retro at the Bow (foto by chinstrap)

Sunset on the Fleet (foto by Allison Shiman)

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These grease monkeys keep your boats afloat (foto by calitexican)

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Deland got it right at her first bike party! (foto by chinstrap)

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Mia & Anna made wings to carry them home! (foto by chinstrap)

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Pan-Anna Airlines! (foto by chinstrap)

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CaliforMIA Air! (foto by chinstrap)

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What a greeting for this lucky sailor! (foto by calitexican)

We even spotted a few folks riding the new Bay Area Bike Share bikes at Bike Party! We love anything that’ll get more people on bikes!! But let’s hope they didn’t get charged a late fee :(

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Bay Area Bike Share Celest making an appearance (foto by calitexican)

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Ooooheey Sailor!! (foto by calitexican)

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Bay lights & bike flights (foto by chinstrap)

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These sailors are sure excited for shore leave! (foto by chinstrap)

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A heroic return of the sailor (foto by calitexican)

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S.E.A.L. Team 6 reporting for duty! (foto by chinstrap)

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Some of our sailors event went to Space! (foto by chinstrap)

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FREEDUMB (foto by chinstrap)

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What a dapper Sailor (foto by chinstrap)

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Camouflaged S.E.A.L. Team 6 is ready for BIKE PARTY!! (foto by chinstrap)

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A vintage sailor (foto by chinstrap)

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At ease, Sailor! (foto by chinstrap)

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Malcolm designed this speaker bike system. Thanks for sharing it’s maiden voyage with us! (foto by chinstrap)

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More BABS flying about (foto by chinstrap)

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Looks like IceMan is ready for that game of volleyball at the next party stop (foto by chinstrap)

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This guy is the most talented rickshaw rider EVER. He was playing the bongos, a cymbal on his handlebars while also playing the harmonica with two passengers. Like a boss. (foto by chinstrap)

Thank you again to all our volunteers! Each of our turns are managed by our hard working volunteers. Because of your help Bike Party can be a safe and successful party every month. We need your help to keep bike party rolling smoothly so please consider taking a turn at our next event.  Look out for our volunteer coordinator at the meet up location and don’t be shy!

Next Bike Party: ‘SFBP #33 Favorite Childhood Toy’ plays out October 4th, meet up at 7:30PM, roll out at 8PM. Location TBA. Stay tuned!

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SFBP #31 Summer Camp Recap

Summer camp is over. We’ve returned home and unpacked all our treasures from our summer away from home. Friendship bracelets, shells, colored rocks, feathers, and friendships that will last us the rest of our lives. On a balmy San Francisco night a few hundred campers joined us as we cycled through the memories of our childhood summer camps.

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SFBP Camp Counselors ready to greet the campers! (foto by Haparider)

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Crafty camper ready for engineer camp! (foto by calitexican)

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Campers warming their hands by the music fire (foto by calitexican)

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You can never forget your first summer camp crush (foto by calitexican)

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Friendship bracelets for EVERYONE! (foto by calitexican)

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Your ride to science camp is ready (foto by calitexican)

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Sun protection is a hot commodity at summer camp (foto by calitexican)

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These campers are excited to roll out to our next stop (foto by calitexican)

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“Campers your care packages are available for pick up at the main office!” (foto by calitexican)

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Campers with cold weather sweaters (foto by calitexican)

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Happy Campers!! (foto by calitexican)

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Canadian lumberjack axman camp o_O (foto by calitexican)

This camper was tuckered out! (foto Kaveh Astaneh)

These campers are excited for camp fire sing-a-long! (foto by Kaveh Astaneh)

Party stop (foto by Rasta Dave)

City Hall (foto Rasta Dave)

We want to remind folks to lock up their bikes when at the party stops. Be mindful of your surroundings, on and off the bike. But remember have fun and when in doubt BIKE PARTY!! See you all at the next bike party, FIRST FRIDAY of the MONTH. Meet up at 7:30PM roll out at 8PM!

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