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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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SFBP #78 Keanu for President Redux LookBook

He’s been The One, the Buddha and the lead guitarist for Wyld Stallyns, the greatest band of all time! He’s been saving the world since day one.  We, the members of the ‘San Francisco Bike’ party, endorse Keanu Reeves for President and want to give him a star on the SFBP walk of fame.  Come dressed as your favorite Keanu character and show your support for the best candidate ever! He needs your vote!



Keanu will save us. Just take the blue pill.


A president and his dog.


Heart Throb


Bullet Proof


He knows Kung Fu.


Cabinet picks?


Yes we can.


Who needs Air Force One?


Long day at the Oval Office


He’s excited because he’s the president.


Yeah, he has our vote.


Did you know Keanu was a founding father?


If you like pina coladas…


And getting caught in the rain


Thinking hard about how to better serve the American people.


So Presidential

Wow, can you handle all this Keanu?! If so, make sure you don’t miss bike party on Friday, August 4th.  Meet up in Franklin Square at 7:30 and check out the route here, we roll through The Matrix at 8:00! Ding Ding!


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SFBP #73: Alt SFBP


The resistance is not some distant point in the future, it is happening now and is led by Teen Vogue, Merriam-Webster Dictionary and a bunch of rogue National Park employees.

SFBP knows the resistance isn’t futile, and it WILL be led by bicycle.

Come join us as we round up fellow resistance members along the streets of San Francisco, home of the West Coast Resistance League. We ride our bikes while continuing to fight for justice for everyone!

We meet at 7:30 at AT&T Park on March 3rd. See you soon!

UPDATE: Route here >>>>>>


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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!

bell hooks

bell hooks


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 Jemison – First African American Woman in space!



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!


Harriet Tubman

Kathleen Cleaver

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


Madam Marie Curie sacrificed her life for Science. #Baller


Rosa Parks


Notorious RBG

In opinionated baby form.

In opinionated baby form.


She-Ra Princess of Power

Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir


Xena: Warrior Princess


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SFBP #52 – The Coven LookBook

Well my pretties, something witchy this way comes…

It’s a coven of Bike Partiers! That’s right, we’ll be casting a spell on the streets of San Francisco on Friday, May 1st, and you’re invited.  Dust off your broom, pull out your cape and fill up your cauldron, it’s the witching hour! If you live under some rock and have never seen a real witch before (are you from Kansas or something?) then we’ve got you covered in black right here!  Meet us at Cupid’s Span at 7:30pm, we go brooms up at 8:00, sharp! Bwahahahahaha!

High fashion witch (via

Summon the coven….it’s tea time!

Embed from Getty Images

A coven gets an early start with the younglings (via

This priestess knows


You are! (via

All black (via


Every witch needs a crown (image via

It's not easy being green!

It’s not easy being green!

This young witch is on point (via

Your bike is your magic broom! (via

Even all you good witches!


Every witch way (image via

Every witch needs a bike for those extra windy days (via

Don't let the house go down on me!

Don’t let the house go down on me!

The coven will gather under the moonlight (via W Magazine)

Gandalf’s outfit is on point

Make your own wizard hat (via

Create your own spiderweb cape (via

nuff said (via






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[UPDATED] SFBP #47 Malice in Wonderland LookBook

We’re going back to Wonderland, but it’s a different and darker world than yesterday! Ride with us as we visit the land of undead White Rabbits, ghost like Cheshire cats, and truly Mad Hatters. The land of Malice in Wonderland is filled with dark and creepy creatures, skeletons, ghosts and goblins, and all things that go bump in the night! Here are some ideas to get your costume gears turning.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with.  Ding Ding!

UPDATE: Meet at Potrero del Sol Park on Utah St, just south of 25th St. Gather at 7:30PM, roll out at 8PM! 


Alice is all grown up! Original Image here.

red queen with flamingos

I’m in love with being queen! Original Image here.

black dapper mad hatter

This mad hatter is rather dapper, if you ask me. Original image here.

red queen with hair

She’s so mad at Alice, she’s seeing red! Original Image here.


Cheshire Cat Costume? Done and Done! Original Image here.


This Mad Hatter rides with stilts at his own risk! Original image here.

Alice_tweedle twins bike

Thanks for the lift, boys! Original Image here.

Alice Mountain bike

Ride hard, Alice! The queen is after your head! Original image here.

white rabbit-bike

This White Rabbit T-Shirt will help you keep time! Original image here.


Don’t forget about the Doormouse. He’s too cute! Original image here.


Did someone say Meow? Original image here.


OFF WITH HER HEAD!!! Original image here.


Zombies in Wonderland!


Looks like Alice and the Madd Hatter ran out of food for their tea party…

alice on bike

A bike is a great way to outrun zombies!


Watch out! The Cheshire Cat is going to get you.

female cosplay white rabbit

Don’t be late for Bike Party!

alice and mouse_black and white

Is this creepy, or what?


This fuzzy widdle bunny rabbit… (shudder)


Be careful, Alice will cut you!


We hope we’ve inspired you to finish your costume and come out with us on Friday, November 7th. Meet at Potrero del Sol Park on Utah St, just south of 25th St. Gather at 7:30PM, roll out at 8PM!


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[RECAP] SFBC #45: Remembering Robin

 What a beautiful and touching way to remember a SF local. Robin you were hilarious, raunchy, generous, and loving. SF Bike Party and about 370 of our closest friends rode out on the first Friday of the month to celebrate the life of Robin Williams. Here are a few photos from our ride. Please share your photos on Twitter, IG, Flickr, or FB and tag them using #sfbikeparty…

Next Bike Party will be on October 3rd. Meet up at 7:30PM, roll out 8PM, start location TBA. And a huge thanks to all our wonderful organizers and volunteers. Remember that Bike Party can’t happen without your help, so if you’ve been before please help us by taking a turn! Ding Ding!


Mork & Seymour enjoying the twilight (foto by chinstrap)


Friends and Family (foto by chinstrap)


Popeye, Patch and friend making sure to fuel up on spinach before the ride! (foto by chinstrap)


Gotta get that fuel for our ride! Now the real question is, WHO MAKES THE BEST BURRITO IN SF?!?!!! (foto by chinstrap)

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