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SFBP #66: White Wedding LookBook

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What’s the one thing usually missing from all the weddings you’ll attend this summer? Bikes! It’s wedding season and we’re busting out the white lace, tulle, and ruffles for a Bike Party you won’t soon forget! Unlike Billy Idol’s classic, we’ll be bringing bikes to this wedding! Billy Idol rocked last year’s Outside Lands and this Bike Party will coincide with the first day of the festival.

We are working on a route that allows folks to attend both Bike Party and Outside Lands…more to come on that!

In the meantime, get yourself gussied up and take inspiration from some of our favorite wedding looks from Madonna to Princess Kate! You can take this theme in any direction…punk, goth, 80’s, traditional, Victorian, thrift store chic, zombie, etc… If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place!  Check out these bad ass brides, grooms and bikers.  See you on Friday, August 5th at 7:30pm.  We roll at 8:00.  Ding Ding!

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Always be yourself, unless you can be Billy Idol. Then always be Billy Idol.

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Dapper AF

Bike Bride 1

#JustMarried

Bike Bouquet

Look who caught the bouquet!

Black brides

Comfortable shoes are key!

Black boots

Or not!

Wedding Pants Suit

Now that’s a pants suit!

Cocktail and leather bride

Shorter skirts are easier to ride in.

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Okay ladies now let’s get in formation!

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But you can rock a gown if you like.

Gay Grooms

Pops of red are appropriate

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And we’re always down for a bit of rainbow

Zombie wedding

Meal option: BRAINS

Princess Kate

Princesses welcome!

Zombie Fire

Your look is on fire, Girl!

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We really hope to see this Bride and Groom at Bike Party!

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!!”

Friendly reminder that SF Bike Party is a volunteer run, community based event. We ask our participants to be radically self reliant and come prepared. This means that your bike should be in good working order, equipped with brakes, lights and fully inflated wheels. Extra tubes and bike tools are always a plus, as you never know when you might get a flat. While Bike Party aims to leave no rider behind, we are not always able to provide bicycle maintenance, supplies or tools in the event of a mechanical failure.

Starting location and route map to follow. Stay tuned!

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[POSTPONED due to rain] SFBP #62: She-Roes LookBook

*We are postponing this ride due to rain. While we desperately need it, rain + Bike Party isn’t fun for anyone. We’ll be back in April to celebrate the She-roes with this route, so check back 4/1!*

March is Women’s History Month. A month where we celebrate the power, intelligence and colorful history of the She-roes in our world. Let’s recognize the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine – and Bike Party while we do it! Here are a few women we admire or creative costumers rocking the RBG!

7:30PM meet up, 8PM roll out!

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bell hooks

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Come on ladies now let’s get in formation

Bitch Planet

If you are not reading Bitch Planet you’re doing it wrong!

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta Si se puede!

Dr._Mae_C._Jemison

Dr. Mae Jemison – First African American Woman in space!

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Erykah

YAH for birth control and women's right to choose! (foto credit Planned Parenthood boom!)

YAH for birth control and women’s right to choose!

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Harriet Tubman

Kathleen Cleaver

Kathleen Cleaver: prominent member of the Black Panther Party. Actual Badass

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Madam Marie Curie sacrificed her life for Science. #Baller

Rosaparks

Rosa Parks

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Notorious RBG

In opinionated baby form.

In opinionated baby form.

She-ra

She-Ra Princess of Power

Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir

Xena

Xena: Warrior Princess

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SFBP #61: Ziggy Stardust and the Ace of Spades Lookbook

Meet us on Friday, February 5th at the Panhandle basketball courts for a tribute to Lemmy Kilmister and David Bowie, two rock stars who gave us so much, and then have left this planet for another realm. Costumes, music and face paint strongly encouraged.

Meet at 7:30

Blast off at 8:00

Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do.

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Look up here, I’m in heaven

I’ve got scars that can’t be seen

I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen

Everybody knows me now.

This way or no way

You know, I’ll be free

Just like that bluebird

Now ain’t that just like me.

~David Bowie

Bowie with Guitar

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lemmy

take2

have a fucking weekend

Fuck this ‘don’t speak ill of the dead’ shit!

People don’t become better when they are dead;

you just talk about them as if they are.

But it’s not true!

People are still assholes.  They are just dead assholes.

~Lemmy Kilmister

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SFBP #59: Welcome to the Dollhouse

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Welcome to the dollhouse! We’ve got fun and games…and toys galore! Whether you’re more Dawn Weiner or Barbie Girl, there is something for everyone in our bag of tricks this year. Show us what’s in your dollhouse by dressing up as a Creepy Baby Doll, a misplaced GI Joe, tiny furniture, or anything else that decks your halls. Dollhouse of horrors? Alien invasion? You tell us.

Whatever you do, make sure to bring 1 new, unwrapped gift for our toy drive. That’s right, for the 3rd year in a row, we will be collecting toys at Bike Party and donating them to the SF Firefighters Toy Program http://sf-fire.org/sf-firefighters-toy-program-0 Tis the season, y’all! Donation suggestions include:

1. Sports Equipment- Basketballs, Footballs, Soccer balls, Baseballs and gloves
2. Arts and Crafts
3. Baby Items- blankets, bottles, rattles
4. Dolls of all nationalities
5. stuffed animals
6. toy trucks
We are also trying to get 1000 copies of the GIVING BOOK by Ellin Sabin:http://www.wateringcanpress.com/html/givingbook.html

Ride with GPS Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11349126

Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zxveaBt8wrEU.kEq6eLbBo_c0

Turn Guide:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EZgPJ4SKpAgv6Z2TMYQ62Wq_RGT2ofZr6RhaPHk1Ejo/edit

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SFBP #58: Falling Back!

It’s that time again friends, when the leaves change and the air is crisp and you get to break out those cozy sweaters and oh…wait… We forgot where we were for a second. We live in San Francisco, so it’s still pretty much summer here. But hot or not, we can’t stop the (bike) wheels of time from turning.  November’s Bike Party is “Falling Back” and bidding adieu to that lovely extra hour of sun.  Whether you beard-it-up as Father Time, roll in a pile of fall leaves or get celestial as the sun or moon, put your best (clock) face forward and join us!

 

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Celestial Eyes!

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Don’t forget to set your bikes er…clocks back an hour!

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If you can find enough fall leaves in SF to make a pile, roll in them!

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Set your watch by your bike!

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These probably can’t replace a bike helmet, but we’re sure you can make them work!

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Minimalist wheel clock

Old Father Time

Father time won’t stop for you, but Bike Party makes several stops, woohoo!

We can’t wait to see what you all come up with!  Meet us at the Ferry Building on November 6th at 7:30pm.  Despite the imminent time change, we’ll be rolling out at 8:00!

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SFBP #57: Pirate Party!

Aaaaaaarrrrggg! Bike Party has been boarded by pirates! This month we’re hailing the kings and queens of the ocean’s flotilla. Bring out your vests, peg legs, gold hoop earrings and parrots—this party is taking place on the high seas of our rolling hilly city! Pull down your white flags and raise up your skull and crossbones, we’re going rogue and dressing the parrrt.

Meet up at 7:30, roll out at 8pm.

Route TBD (patience, pirates, all maps to treasure will be revealed in due course).

And as a special bonus, A SECRET PRIZE of utmost value will be awarded to the pirate wearing the finest costume….so here are a few ideas for piratey gear:

pirate bike bell

OMG so cute! Buy it here

Pirate flag on bike

Definitely fly your pirate flag! Just be sure to ride predictably!

Pirate skull kit

Pirate bike jersey? Yes Please!

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When Pirate bikes attack!

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Shiver me timbers, it’s Jack Sparrow!

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Who wants to buy the author this hat? Pretty please?!


Mary Read, an OG pirate


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Read

Dead men tell no tales, unless they’re on a pirate bike!

Bike NYC had it right with those ships!

And to help you get your pirate lingo started, check out this guide to Talking Like A Pirate!

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SFBP #56: Put a Bird On It Lookbook

Just when you thought San Francisco Bike Party couldn’t get any better, we’re putting a bird on it!

That’s right—pull out all the feathers you could never bring to Burning Man and fly away with us. Whether you are a murder of crows, a parliament of owls or a bird of paradise, we want to see you show off your biggest and brightest peacock feathers! Need some style inspiration?  We’ve got you covered in a nice down comforter.  We can’t wait to see you put a bird on it!

Bird on toast

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Bike Party is brought to you by the letters S.F.B.P. Big Bird is in the house!

Bird Fascinator

She definitely put a bird on it!

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This look is definitely for The Birds

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Put a bird on your bike!

The Crow

Did you know that Eric Draven likes to ride a bike in his spare time?

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This is a light up bike horn and you need to put it                                        on your bike.

Upcycle Bird

upcycle a beautiful bird costume, why don’t you?

Better bird on bike tshirt shot

Put on a t-shirt that put a bird on a bicycle.

Owl Kit

Put on a bike jersey with Owls on it!

No headdresses!

Do not put a headdress on it. Cultural appropriation (unless it’s bike culture) is                                                           never in line with our theme.

 

Meet us on Friday, September 4th in Potrero del Sol Park at 7:30pm.  We take flight and 8:00! Ding Ding

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