Here is the turn guide for tonight’s ride
And here is the route map.
We can’t wait to see you in all red! Ding Ding!
you read that right folks. we’ve ordered new tshirts in time for our february ♡ bike party! we’ve adapted the iconic “I ♡ NY” logo by Milton Glaser for SFBP. there’s a small SFBP logo on the back as well.
we are asking $20 for the shirts. made just for you by ape do good printing!
we’ve got men’s and women’s tees to choose from! so don’t forget to bring your hard-earned pennies to support SFBP tomorrow night! if you don’t want a shirt, but want to support our next sticker order, we are going to dust off and bring our trusty DONATION bucket too.
here’s the route. see you tomorrow!
We are painting the town red in honor of National Wear Red Day, and we need your help! It’s not complicated, but if you’re looking for creative ways to put the perfect red outfit together, look no further, we’ve got you covered (in red!).
We hope this helps get the creative juices flowing. We can’t wait to see you for I ♡ Bike Party on Friday, February 1st. Meet us at Fort Mason Green at 7:30pm. We roll at 8:00!
Happy Birthday, y’all! Can you believe we just turned two? The last 2 years riding with you have been so awesome, and we are happy to report that over the holidays our Facebook fan page exceeded 4000 likes! Thank you for all the love and support over the past 2 years. From Pier 7 to Sutro Tower, we are blessed to ride this great city with you! And 2013 is already shinning bright! We can’t wait to keep rocking and rolling all year!
There were diapers, pacifiers and pyjamas galore at Civic Center on the first Friday of January for our Terrible Twos Birthday ride. It’s always great to see so many of you embracing the theme! If you have theme ideas, make sure to share them with us in the comments or via Facebook and Twitter. About 270 of us rolled out up Polk street towards Pacific Heights for the first leg of our Terrible Twos ride. We love to showcase the awesome route from downtown all the way to the Fort Mason, how great is it to avoid all the major hills?! When we arrived at our first party stop, the Palace of Fine Arts, we were all surprised by a crew of fire dancers who brought their gear with them by bike! Thanks, guys! It’s still so inspiring to see the ways that you all choose to give back to bike party. Keep it coming, we love it!! And don’t you just love the Palace of Fine Arts? The stars were bright, the weather was perfect and the music was booming. Who could ask for more?
We could have stayed all night, but there was even more to see. Since we love hills in SF, our second leg took us rolling up and down through the Marina, Pacific Heights, the Western Addition and Alamo Square before we made our way to Alta Plaza Park. Arguably one of the best bike-able views of the city, our birthday present was a perfectly clear sky and a stunning vista. I’m pretty sure the view from the jungle gym was spectacular. What did you think?
After playing on the swings, admiring the view and getting our dance on at Alta Plaza, we headed down the hill and up again towards Golden Gate Park for one final party stop at the Koret Children’s Quarter Playground. Thanks to all the volunteers to stepped up and took turns when we fell short on the last leg (and to all the other volunteers as well!) We honestly can’t keep bike party rolling without your help. We need volunteers at every turn to guide bike partiers in the right direction. Golden Gate Park was a great place to party, as always, and we were pleased to see so many people dancing and enjoying the fire show. We hope you had an awesome time! We can’t wait to see you next month for our February ride I ♡ Bike Party on Friday, February 1st. It’s National Wear Red Day, so please wear red and show your BP love. We’ll be hitting up some iconic SF spots and painting the town red! Meet us at Fort Mason Green at 7:30. We roll at 8:00!
Can you believe San Francisco Bike Party is turning two?! It’s amazing to think that we’ve been pulling music trailers up hills and bringing a pedal powered party to our streets for two years. Thank you so much for sharing this adventure with us! Please join us to celebrate our birthday with a Terrible Twos themed ride on Friday, January 4th! Meet us at Civic Center at 7:30pm. We roll at 8:00!
If you need some help putting a costume together, look no further, we’ve got you covered!
We hope this helps you pull the perfect costume together. We are so excited to turn two and can’t wait to see you on January 4th! Ding Ding!
Oh My Gosh, you guys! Thank you all so much for bringing so many awesome toys and making our first annual SFBP and SFYBP toy and bike drive such a huge success! We are so pleased that you took the time to be a part and give back. Thanks for coming out and brightening our spirits this holiday season. We couldn’t do it without you!
So, should we talk about how awesome the ride was? Yes, let’s!
We got a beautiful break in the weather last Friday after a week of rain and cold, and even though it was chilly, we still had a jolly band of misfits at McCovey Cove. I saw Rudolph, a few Elves and even a My Little Pony! After collecting lots of toys in our cargo bikes (Many thanks to James, Ian, CTX, Mark and Woody for carrying loads!) we rolled out through the dog patch for a lovely first leg through the city and along the water. For the first time this month, we used a new app called Glympse to track our location. This is quite possibly the best thing EVER, and lets us share our progress on the route in real time with anyone who has a smart phone. We’ll be posting our Glympse of each ride on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google +) before we roll out from now on, and you don’t have to have the app to follow along! And no, we’re not being paid for this, we just think it’s hella cool!
When we arrived at South Park, our first party stop, things got crazy on the dance floor when our friends @MusicBikes and @sfdjmacguyver (Thanks, Mark, Ed and Crew) linked their 3 music bikes with home stereo sharing equipment to blast the same music in surround sound! We are so impressed that you were able to surprise us with so much awesome sound and we hope everyone enjoyed the block rockin’ beats! It was also great to see misfit toys playing on the play ground, piling up their bikes and meeting new friends. Have you made new friends at Bike Party? We hope so. We’d love to hear your stories in the comments or on social media. Send us a message!
The second leg took us along the Embarcadero and into the Financial District to Pier 7. Don’t you guys just love Pier 7? Amazing views, plenty of room to dance, lots of light so bikes are never out of sight and a free bathroom? Yeah, it’s pretty great. You can see a pretty amazing video of the epic dance party that was had by all here. If you missed it, you missed out!
After we had our fill of dancing, we headed out for one last leg back through the Financial District and into SOMA with our final stop at Showplace Triangle. We hope you enjoyed seeing the FiDi aglow with Christmas lights. It might be our favorite place to ride in the city at night. Almost no traffic, flat, well paved streets and gorgeous architecture glowing in the city lights. Did you look up? We hope so! After some more dancing at our last stop, a few of us headed to SFFD Station #1 to drop off our toys. Here’s a shot of the happy crew at the fire house, and the fire fighter we caught in his shorts reviewing the spoils! We also received one kids bike (Thanks again to Mark!) for The San Francisco Yellow Bike Project. If you have bike parts or complete bikes (for kids of adults) that you’d still like to donate, please don’t hesitate to contact SFYBP. They have a shop where you can drop off parts and they will also arrange to pick up donations, by bike, of course!
Don’t forget to share your photos with us on our Flickr, you might see them featured here!
We are turning 2 in January, can you believe it!? Because we’re big kids now, we’re marking the occasion of our birth with a Terrible Twos themed ride. Please join us to celebrate with tantrums, toddlers, tricycles and whatever else you can come up with on Friday, January 4th at 7:30 pm (Location TBD). We roll, as always, at 8:00! Ding Ding!