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SFBP #67 Biking Man Lookbook

Did you know Burning Man had its humble but wild beginnings at San Francisco’s own Baker Beach? Did you also know that bikes play a huge part of life on the Playa? In honor of Burning Man taking place during Bike Party, and maybe because some of us wish we could be part of the festivities, we will revisit the birthplace of Burning Man on our bikes!

Light up your bikes, Radically Self-express and don’t be a Darkwad. Actively engage with this event that is a Gift from your Community. Participate as a volunteer, ride Responsibly, be Radically Self-Reliant, and Leave No Trace!

This theme is geared towards bikes and lights, so make sure to come lit up like a disco ball!



Meet us at the Panhandle basketball courts at 7:30 pm on Friday, September 2nd.  We roll into the ether at 8:00! Baker Beach will be one of the stops on our route though we’re not sure which one yet…stay tuned!

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SFBP #66: White Wedding LookBook


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!


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


Dapper AF

Bike Bride 1


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.

Solange Knowles 2

Okay ladies now let’s get in formation!


But you can rock a gown if you like.

Gay Grooms

Pops of red are appropriate


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!


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

+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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SFBP Community Vigil Ride 6/28/16

Three cyclists lost their lives in SF and Pleasanton within a few hours of each other due to serious car collisions these past couple days.

We will hold a community ride to pay our respects to our fallen SF community members, Heather Miller and Kate Slattery.

At 7pm, we will start at the statue at Baker and Fell, then ride to Golden Gate Park around 30th. Then we will head to SOMA and 7th and Howard. We plan to reach 7th and Howard around 8:00PM where there will be a small group of non-bikers waiting for the bikers.

Join if you can. Please leave your music bikes at home. Candles and art strongly encouraged.

Note: we are still holding our normal ride, Zoomania, on Friday 7/1. See you there.

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SFBP #59: Welcome to the Dollhouse

Dollhouse pic

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 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:

Ride with GPS Map:

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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!


sky makeup

Celestial Eyes!

clock on a bike

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


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

back wheel clock

Set your watch by your bike!


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


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!

Pirates 1

When Pirate bikes attack!


Shiver me timbers, it’s Jack Sparrow!


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

Mary Read, an OG pirate

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


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!

Birds Costume_2

This look is definitely for The Birds


Put a bird on your bike!

The Crow

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


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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