SFBP #43 Americana Recap

Wow, Bike Partiers!  If you weren’t with us on the 4th of July, you missed one of the most epic events we’ve had to date.  For the first time EVER, we left San Francisco city limits to take you across the Golden Gate Bridge.  It was beautiful, it was fun, it was FOGGY! But still, we bombed through one of our favorite tunnels (check out a video here. Thanks, Tracy Jacks!) and even caught the fireworks!  If you missed it, you missed out! Thanks you to all the folks who came out, helped out and rocked out with us. You are what make Bike Party so special.

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Our Faithful Tandem Sweep! Many thanks to Mark and Melinda for bringing up the rear in style!

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Yep, we went there!

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And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air…

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Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there!

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Stars and stripes forever!

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Break on through to the other side!

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Atop Battery Spencer, visibility, about 10 feet. Thanks Karl the Fog!

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Edwige came all the way from France to celebrate with us. We look forward to hearing about Bike Party Paris sometime soon!

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Bike Party was here! Photo Credit: Mark K. Sanfilippo

What fun! We’ll be at it again next month, so mark your calendars for our California Gold Rush ride on Friday, August1st.  Meet us at the Exploratorium Pier at 7:30 PM.  We head west in search of Gold at 8:00!

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SFBP #43: Americana LookBook

Since our next bike party is on the 4th of July, we’re going patriotic!  Join us for an Americana themed event, and we’ll lead you to the perfect spot to catch the fireworks. Bring your American flags, your red white and blue, your sailors and pin ups or whatever else makes you think of Independence day.  This is a special ride, with a surprise twist, so make sure to bring extra layers and bike locks.  Gears, brakes and lights are also strongly encouraged for this ride. We can’t wait.

If you need some inspiration for your perfect BP look, we’ve got you covered in Red, White and Blue!

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Ding Ding!

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Pin Up Style

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American Flag Kit!

American Flag helmet

Your brain will thank you for wearing this patriotic helmet.

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Decorate your bike to match your shoes.

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These shoes, to be specific!

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When it comes to your bike, just put a flag on it.

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Or a lot of flags!

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Or this amazing piece of firework craft realness.

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Make your bike look like a rolling firework with extra lights.

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These ladies know how to celebrate independence day in style!

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We are so excited to roll with you on the 4th of July!

Meet us in the Presidio in this parking lot, at the corner of Storey Ave, and Stone St. Just off of Lincoln Blvd.

Meet us in the Presidio in the Fort Scott Field parking lot, at the corner of Storey Ave, and Stone St. Just off of Lincoln Blvd.

Meet up on July 4th at 7:30pm.  We roll at 8:00!  Don’t forget to bring extra layers to keep warm, bright lights (headlamps encouraged) and locks for your bike.  This is a more technical ride with hills up and down.  Gears and brakes are strongly encouraged for all riders.

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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 Route Map and Turn by Turn

We can’t wait to see you all tonight! Download our route map and turn by turn so you can find your way across the universe.  Don’t get lost in space!  Meet us at The McKinley Statue in the Panhandle at 7:30pm.  We roll to infinity and beyond at 8:00!  Ding Ding!

Route map here

Turn By Turn here (turn by turns are designed to print double sided to save paper!)

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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!

triple trooper

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!

alien 4 top

These crazy kids know how to Bike Party!

chewy on a bike

Chewy is such a bad ass!

woman alien space suit

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

cycles of the moon

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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[RECAP] SFBP #41 “What’s your Sign?”

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)

#sfbikeparty nice bike

A photo posted by Dangerboots (@jenni319) on

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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)

BIKE PARTY #sfbikeparty

A photo posted by Charlotte (@shallotjane) on

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Freak bikes flying their freak flags (foto by chinstrap)

First party stop along the route! #SFBikeParty #SFBP

A video posted by Alex Harmon (@alex_harmon) on

Stop & Smile (foto by Logo Larry)

#sfbikeparty ha! What a fun surprise.

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This pup has it right! (foto by Alan Michels‎)

#bikeparty – always a fun ride

A photo posted by Dirty Bernal Bike Club (@dirtybbc) on

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A photo posted by Dirty Bernal Bike Club (@dirtybbc) on

#sfbikeparty #bikeparty #baylife #bayshit #baybridge #bikelife #datgoodgood

A photo posted by Toejam (@xtoefield) on

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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