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SFBP #80: Illuminate

As the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love winds down San Francisco Bike Party would like to keep the party going into the night. We’ll be meeting just after Hardly Strictly Bluegrass ends for the night on Friday October 6th at the Conservatory of Flowers and taking you on a magical journey through some of San Francisco’s most beautiful sights.

This month we partnered with Illuminate, the non-profit organization responsible for some of the Bay Area’s coolest public art:

This route will showcase their installation at the Conservatory of Flowers and ends with an up close view of the Bay Bridge lights.

The route has about 300′ of elevation gain and some dark roads through the Presidio. So bring your lights and layers and prepare to illuminate the night with light and love in the way that only Bike Party can. Here are a few examples of illuminated bike rides:

Bikes all lit up

vacant look + ill fitting helmet are made up for by bright lights

Meet up at 7:30pm, roll out at 8pm! And don’t forget the pillars of SF 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!!”

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[RECAP] SFBP #44 Gold Rush

Thanks all our prospectors, saloon girls, miners and just Bike Partiers for rolling out with us to boomtown! We had about 250 of our closest friends join us through the gold lined streets of San Francisco. What a blast! Here are a few of our favorite photos. Don’t forget to tag us in yours and use #sfbikeparty #sfbp #bikeparty on Twitter, IG, Flickr, or FB

Join us at our next Bike Party where we’ll be remembering SF’s own Robin Williams. Friday, September 5th, meet up 7:30PM, roll out 8PM. Location TBA

 

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These 49ers are ready to roll! (foto by chinstrap)

 

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Two lovely miners ready to ride! (foto by chinstrap)

 

California Gold Rush #sfbikeparty #ebbikeparty #summeroffun #bikehistory

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Chopper Dave and his Iron Horse (foto by chinstrap)

 

#sfbikeparty !!

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Gah them teeth! (foto by chinstrap)

 

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The family that rides together….(foto by chinstrap)

 

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….stays together!! (foto by chinstrap)

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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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[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 #40: Theme + Route Map

hi all, sorry we’ve been so quiet this month over here on the blog. lots of rain has been derailing our test riding, but never fear, we’ve got a great route for you for this coming friday!



THEME BELOW, in case you haven’t had a chance to check it out….
San Francisco Safari, a trip through the jungles of our fair city to observe and photograph some of the beautiful, illusive and sometimes rare native animals of SF. Coyotes and Hawks and Unicorns, Oh MY! Bring your best animal costume, photo safari gear or your own unique take on the wild creatures of this city by the bay.

Meet up location : CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS. 7:30PM, we roll at 8!

We can’t wait to see you!

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SFBP #39: Marching Lights Route

embedding the map isn’t working, so you have to check it out here. click the layer called “SFBP #39: Marching Lights”

turn sheet is located here. print it, tear it, share it, save it (to your phone).

if you want to volunteer for a turn, please contact either Mary Kay or Nuala. They are substituting for Mikaela this month.

we are very much looking forward to celebrating the first year anniversary of The Bay Lights with Illuminate the Arts, Black Rock Arts Foundation and The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition!

BIKE PARTY!! dingding!

SFBP #39: Marching Lights Route

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