SFBP #12 Ride Recap: Aurora Borealis

Wow…where do we even start? This ride was a mixed bag and a learning experience for many riders and also for SFBP organizers. Unfortunately, for this ride we were unable to provide turn-by-turns to folks. We at SFBP apologize for any confusion caused by this. We will continue to strive to provide turn-by-turns on the ride, but also encourage riders to ready themselves and their friends with the map and directions we provide prior to the ride. But even without the turn-by-turns, this was an amazing ride.

We started out on the grassy knolls of Potrero Del Sol skate park, where we gathered overlooking the skaters. A lot of you went to watch the skaters show off some vertical skills while we were waiting for the speaker bikes to show up.

Many of you wore some fantastic lights, showcasing some pretty epic SFBP skills.

FAMILIA

Dec Bike Party

FLASH

BOBS BIKE

ARORA BOREALIS IN SF

There were plenty of amazing light shows!

SIDELINES

Great bike lights.

HOLD STILL

And lots of familiar faces.

From the park we wound our way up through the brightly lit sections of the Mission, starting along 24th street.

THE SIDE

Where we ran into a few fantastically dressed pedestrians…

and also were among some people ready to BIKEPARTY!

And our first stop brought us to the end of Townsend St at the South Beach Park on Embarcadero. We partied here, next to the ball park and gigantic sculptures. We also got to smell the water, if you know what I mean…

OVER THERE

ICICLES

We got to check out people’s lights, both on their persons and on their bikes.

oh wow, do we love this new music cargo tandem bike! the music was awesome coming out of those speakers! they kept the back of the ride happy and totally ready to bike party!

ALONG FOR THE RIDE

😉

COLORS

People danced.

THE PARTY

These ladies were amazing!

FUS RO DAH!!!

There was this guy, who was VERY enthusiastic about Bike Party! We love your energy!

And around Embarcadero, our ride made our way though downtown over to Portsmouth Square for our second party stop.

HEY

BLURR

lots of lights!

After saying our goodbyes to Chinatown, we wound up through the Stockton tunnel to Japan Town and then finally through the Fillmore. Although this ride was a bit longer than our previous ones, a good group of people stuck it out til the end.

Thanks to all of you who stuck it out til the very end! We saw a lot of familiar faces. AND it was our longest bike party route yet! We like to mix it up at SFBP, and this ride was no exception.

Be sure to join us for our January ride! Theme and route will come out next week!

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