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February’s Bike Party is Cancelled Due to Rain

Well folks, it looks like we are being rained out once again. With water currently falling from the sky and forecasts calling for high chances of both rain and heavy winds throughout the evening, we are going to have to cancel today’s Bike Party. We hope that you all stay safe, warm and dry this weekend. We look forward to seeing you next month, hopefully with clear skies!

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SFBP #48: Fourth Birthday!

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Happy New Year, Folks!  We are so excited to ring in 2015 with a Birthday Bike Party!  SFBP is celebrating 4 years of rocking and rolling through the San Francisco streets, and we’ll be riding our traditional birthday route.  We hope you can join us on Friday, January 2nd.  Meet at Civic Center at 7:30pm.  We roll at 8:00!

Check out the route map here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/603988480/

And you can find the Turn Guide here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x7Z7Q8PqhZjpQS-cLbJJYjCX5a11RUDBda3f9Kd9bXU/edit

We can wait to see you!  Ding Ding!

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SFBP #46: Hardly Strictly Homecoming LookBook

We’re Hardly in High School anymore, but that doesn’t Strictly matter. Let’s take a step back in time and celebrate HARDLY STRICTLY HOMECOMING!

Break out your finest duds, your vintage prom dresses, your football helmets, your old cheerleading outfits. Let’s recreate one of the biggest nights of our teenage years (except with less drama over Mickey flirting with Hailey when he’s totally your date). Dress up, get down, let’s Bike Paaaaarty!

Meet up at 7:30pm, roll out at 8pm! Meet at the west side of Kezar Stadium, at the intersection of  Lincoln, Kezar, and Arguello.Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 9.52.01 AM

Volunteers who take a turn will be entered in a super special raffle. Find us at the green flag to sign up! And don’t forget to tag us in your photos, use #sfbikeparty or #sfbike

Well that’s one way to style your formal denim…with your HS girl/boyfriend.

Don’t for get something for your date!

Get your roll on!

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Fancy denim on a fancy man! (via revaldenimguild.com)

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Who doesn’t need a denim kit? (available at albabici.com)

Even Canadians need something formal to wear!

Dress available for purchase if you have the spurs for it!

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Nothing says bluegrass class like a denim cummerbund (via theDandyproject.com)

Denim kimono created by Rina Karibe

Let’s all agree to not pick on the telekinetic girl this year, please!

Seeeeeee! Just don’t do it. Let’s all be nice this Homecoming, shall we?

Now *that’s* how you celebrate your Homecoming court!

Go ahead, we know you want to cheer on the home team!

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The gents from UW – Platteville Cycling club know how to style their denim!

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Safe and fashionable for your big night!

Who said bike used bike parts were trash? Upcycle your accessories!

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Denim corsage for your date? Don’t mind if I do! (find the tutorial on how to give an old pair of jeans new life over at denimdoover.com)

Corsage anyone?

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And don’t forget to decorate your bike!

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Or a fashionable way to protect said bike (via ecouterre.com)

For the sporty dapper dandy inside us all!

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Now let’s see if your Principal will let you wear *these* blue jeans to the dance?

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Break Free of those stuffy jeans and go for the airy shorts for your formal look! (via realguyswearties.com)

Bike Party asks all bicyclist to follow the How We Ride to promote a positive community during our rides.

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 #45 Remember Robin Williams Route Map and Turn Guide

We can’t wait to see you on September 5th for our 45th Bike Party. Check out the route in advance so you can help us keep the party rolling in the right direction!

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zxveaBt8wrEU.kP3XzCz0UuDs

And if you need a Turn by Turn, you can find that here!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PBsg2P9E__hbaLAgH72t7FtWh_3858EJPXLogXK0pBA/edit?usp=sharing

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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 #34 Haunted House Hangover LookBook

You grab a costume

I’ll grab a bike

this is the end of the rest of your life!

This bike party is a Haunted House!

(Lyrics adapted from Sharon Needles’ hit single This Club is a Haunted House)

YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!!

Just in case Halloween isn’t enough inspiration for you, we’ve got some ideas for how you can help make our haunted bike ride even more terrifying than All Hallows Eve. Join us on November 1st for a ‘Haunted House Hangover’ Bike Party. Halloween is more fun on 2 wheels! Bring your Jason mask, it’s fright night!

It's the headless bike rider! AAAAHHHHHHH! Original Image here.

It’s the headless bike rider! AAAAHHHHHHH!
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Every haunted house needs at least 2 Calacas.
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Freddy Kruger is certainly terrifying.
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Hey Jason! Don’t forget your machete. So Scary!
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This guy says ‘run screaming’, which is perfect for a haunted bike ride!
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Watch Children! This is the Haus of Haunt!
Original Image by Caldwell Linker here.

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Sharon Needles: Beautiful, Spooky and Stupid. Happy Halloween!
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These are club kids. When in doubt, freak ‘em out at Bike Party!
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Bring your little buddy in your bike basket.
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a bat bike!
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Whatever you do, don’t let your Halloween Hangover stop you from getting your bike party on!
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Meet us this Friday, November 1st, at the Dolores Park Playground at 7:30pm.  We take fear to the streets at 8:00!  We have some very special guests joining us at the final party stop at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park, so make sure to stick around for the show.  Lady Napalm will be spinning fire just for Bike Party! You can check her out here. Don’t miss it! We can’t wait to scare your pants off!

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SFBP #33: Favorite Childhood Toys LookBook

We all know our favorite toys now that we are grown-ups are our bikes, but when were kids we had lots more time to play. This month, we’re bringing a bit of whimsy to the party with our theme. Reach back into the archives and pull out your G.I. Joes, your pogs, your rubber duckies and your baseball gloves, it’s time to play with your favorite childhood toys. Whether you liked princesses or pogo sticks, we all remember that one thing we thought we’d never be able to live without. Times have changed, but it’s never too late to embrace your inner child.  Here are some of our favorites to get your gears turning.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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He-Man, the Most Powerful Man in the Universe and She-ra, The Princess of Power, defending the Realm of Eternia and the secrets of Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor. How do they keep their hair so nice?
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I’ll admit it, I’m a reformed Cabbage Patch Kid hoarder…
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Two words: CARE BEARS
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Star Trek action figures? Yes, please!
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You know you loved to throw a frisbee with your dog when you were a kid. Bring your frisbee, or your dog.  Better yet, bring both. We love dogs! Original Image here

You know you loved to throw a frisbee with your dog when you were a kid. Bring your frisbee, or your dog. Better yet, bring both. We love dogs!
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Who could forget the Furby? Weird, robotic, interactive, and the costume possibilities are pretty fantastic too!
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Don’t get zapped! It’s Operation!
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Who doesn’t want a beautiful, flowing main? Prance to Bike Party as your favorite My Little Pony. Original Image here.

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LEGOS!
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Etcc-A-Sketch and Mario, together at last! Come to Bike Party as Mario, or as an Etch-A-Sketch, whatever strikes your fancy. Original Etch-A-Sketch art by Jane Labowitch here

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Heros in a half shell! TURTLE POWER!!
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Our old family friends the Potato Heads! Original Image here

Our old family friends the Potato Heads!
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Bike Party falls on Hardly Strictly Bluegrass weekend.  Why not come as your favorite childhood instrument? Original Image here

Bike Party falls on Hardly Strictly Bluegrass weekend. Why not come as your favorite childhood instrument?
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Let's be serious, your first bike was your favorite toy! Pull out that old trike and ride hard, kids! Original Image here

Let’s be serious, your first bike was your favorite toy! Pull out that old trike and ride hard, kids!
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We have some tricks up our sleeve this month so make sure you get there  on time (or even early) and stay until the end if you can.  Location is still TBD but it will definitely be meeting in the NOPA/Alamo Square area. As always, we can’t keep bike party rolling without your help.  Please consider being a turn guide to keep us on the right track.  Look for our volunteer coordinator at the meet up, she’ll be in full costume, so you won’t be able to miss her! Meet us at 7:30.  We roll at 8:00! Ding Ding!

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