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September Theme: Summer of Love

“Something is happening here
But you don’t know what it is,
Do you, Mr. Jones?”

Summer, 1967: the Straight World looks on in disbelief as Flower Children arrive by the thousands, flooding into the parks and classic Victorian mansions of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. It’s a massive rebellion, a veritable Happening, a revolutionary MOMENT.

That was 45 years ago. The Summer of Love is ancient history. But now there’s a whole new NOW. We’re the next generation… a whole new Trip. A new kind of PARTY!

This time, the Movement is MOVING. In this new Aquarian Age, we’re rolling FURTHERbeyond Psychedelic to something bigger, vaster, more surrealistic: it’s a CYCLE-DELIC Gathering of the Tribes.

This September, Bike Party brings PURE LOVE to the streets of San Francisco!

The Man can’t bust our music, brother! PEDAL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!

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August 2012 Theme: Twins to Twin Peaks

“Thru the darkness of Future Past
the magician longs to see
one chants out between two worlds
Fire – bike with me.”

Twin Peaks: landmark of our friendly, wholesome, respectable community. An outpost where even a handsome FBI agent can procure a Damn Fine Cup of Coffee, “black as midnight on a moonless night.”

But locals have long whispered about strange occurrences in this foggy nether region of San Francisco. Between these two pinnacles, one Ordinary and Good, the other Mysterious and Evil, is said to lurk a passageway to another world.

Along this winding uphill path, travelers have been known to wander into a place known only as the Black Lodge, wherein their dreaming minds come face to face with their own opposing doppelgängers. Here, dwarves dance backwards, speech is unintelligible, and long forgotten television shows haunt the memory.

Many is the bicyclist who has lost her way!

This August 3rd, the San Francisco Bike Party will journey into this great unknown, in search of our own evil twins! We have no idea where this will lead us, but we have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.

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Theme Announcement: Black & White

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Theme Announcement: May the 4th Be With You

Join the Rebellion on May the 4th! Route http://g.co/maps/dey2g

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April Theme: Animal Kingdom!

San Francisco: an urban jungle ruled by wild beasts. Some of us walk on two legs, some walk on four legs, others walk on six legs. Some of us fly, some hop, some saunter and some crawl or slither. And some of us roll around on two wheels!

On April 6, the cages will open and the zoo will be liberated! The kings and queens of the jungle will prowl the night with glowing eyes, delighting and terrorizing the city’s human inhabitants with ferocious displays of wild nature. Bring your fur, your horns, your tails, your gnashing teeth, your savage self, and join us for a WILD evening in exploration of our ANIMAL KINGDOM.

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November Theme: Dia de las Bicicletas!

|Next Ride Friday November 4 at 7:30 PM ~ Starting Balboa Park~Route Map http://g.co/maps/7k8wv |

Leaves are blowing, the air is cold and dry. It’s early November! The end of a season, and a time when many cultures around the world remember the dead and celebrate the living.

In the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos, remembering the dead is no solemn occasion. The day is marked with processions, decorative altars, celebration, and the consumption of delicious food, sugar skulls — and tequila!

Our November ride will be marked by marigolds and skeletons as we ride together in memory of the friends and loved ones we’ve lost and in celebration of our own ongoing lives! Join us and join the living!

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