EBBP July Edition: WHERE the WILD THINGS ARE

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Have you been sent to bed without supper? C’mon wild thangs, get out and ride! East Bay Bike Party returns for the July edition, and its sure to be exactly WHERE the WILD THINGS ARE.

  • Friday July 11, 7:30pm
  • Start at Rockridge BART, ends near El Cerrito Plaza BART

Remember, even the wildest of the wild heed bike party rules:

  • Stay right
  • Stop at lights
  • Ride straight
  • Don’t hate
  • Pack your trash
  • Don’t get smashed
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East Bay 90′s Bike Party~

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All right, stop, collaborate and listen…Bike Party is back with a brand new invention…

Help throw one of the best bike dance parties of the year celebrating the 1990s! Mix tapes. R&b. Grunge. Cheesy dance pop.

Get out the puff paint and dress in your favorite 90s fashion: Slap bracelets. Fanny packs. Air Jordan’s. Flannel. Cords. Jansport backpacks. Track jackets. Bike caps. Doc Martens. No Fear. Pagers. Etc.

BRING: layers, locks, lights & love.

awesome**REMEMBER, this is our community and YOU CREATE THE CULTURE OF BIKE PARTY. If you see something that is disrespectful, say something! We all love Bike Party and want to see it keep on keepin’ on.***

* Stay Right. * Stop At Lights. * Ride Straight. * Don’t Hate. * Pack Your Trash. * Don’t Get Smashed. *

And when in doubt? Bike Party!

East Bay Bike Party is always the second Friday of the month – so our June ride will be on Friday the 13th.

Starts and ends near Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland

We’ll meet at 7:30 and roll at 8 PM sharp!

**Bike Party: where sometimes you are literally SAVED BY THE BELL**

**The dream of the 90s is alive at Bike Party**

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East Bay Bike Party – May: Candyland

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Start down the magical Bike Party road by meeting at El Cerrito Del Norte BART @ 7:30pm, rolling at 8pm. Do you want to be Mr. Mint or Giggly Gumdrop? Choose your sweet costume and then dance your way along the rainbow path to the Peppermint Forest and Princess Frostine’s Ice Palace. Let your imagination soar as you make your way to King Kandy’s Castle!

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Riders will advance through the peppermint stick forest by following the Bike Party rules:
1. Stay Right
2. Stop at Lights
3. Ride Straight
4. Don’t Hate
5. Pack Your Trash
6. Don’t Get Smashed
And when in doubt – BIKE PARTY!

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Not following the rules will get you stuck in Lord Licorices’ Lagoon, losing a turn.
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Stopping at red lights and making our party stops cleaner than when we arrived will get double colored squares.
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This month we are ending near Lake Merritt BART, Oakland, CA. See you then!

As always, EBBP is the 2nd Friday of the month, so this month we will be riding May 9th!

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EBBP presents… The Rhythm Ride, April 2014

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At night when you turn off all the lights
There’s no place that you can hide
No, no the rhythm is gonna get you

In bed throw the covers on your head
You pretend like you are dead
But I know it, the rhythm is gonna get you

Rhythm is gonna get you
Bike Party is gonna get you
Rhythm is gonna get you
Bike Party is gonna get you tonight

You can’t fight it, every 2nd Fri-day
No matter what you say
You know it, the rhythm is gonna get you

No clue of what’s happening to you
And before this night is through
Ooh, baby, Bike Party’s gonna get you

Calling out to EBBP participants: We want you to BRING THE RHYTHM this month. Drums, plastic containers, tambourines, triangles, whatever it takes! Might be a good time for MORE COWBELL!

Friday, April 11, 7:30pm
Starting BART station: Lafayette
Ending BART station: Concord
Route sheets (with regroups & directions to the closest BART station) will be available at the beginning of the ride
Glympse users can follow the ride by subscribing to !EBBP

Remember HOW WE RIDE:

  • Stay to the Right
  • Stop at Lights
  • Ride Straight
  • Don’t Hate
  • Pack Your Trash
  • Don’t Get Smashed
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PUNK and FUNK – EBBP’s March Ride

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EBBP is truly punk in its DIY ethic. EBBP is truly funky in its dance parties. Let’s celebrate those great things together Friday night. Punk and Funk. Let’s roll!

Friday March 14, 7:30PM

Meet up at North Berkeley BART
Ride ends in Berkeley – North Berkeley is nearest BART

We had a fantastic Valentines ride last month. A really great event. Great people, keeping it respectful and outta this world fun. Let’s keep it up Bike Party:

♥ Stay Right
♥ Stop At Lights
♥ Ride Straight
♥ Don’t Hate
♥ Pack Your Trash
♥ Don’t Get Smashed

And please give all your respect, love, and support to the volunteers you see. Or better yet, step up and volunteer!

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EBBP February: I <3 Bike Party!

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Bike Party, will you be my Valentine?

February is here and love is in the air, bike love that is. Cupid’s Arrow has landed on Richmond this month and trust us you will LOVE this route. Come celebrate Valentines day with a very special Bike Party next Friday the 14th at 7:30 PM at Richmond BART (Up the stairs out of BART, not the ramp). Our closest BART to the end spot is Berkeley BART. It’s going to be cooooold so bring lots of layers and maybe someone to snuggle with. We are going to party rain or shine so depending on how the weather shapes up you may want to be ready for some less than ideal conditions.

We (the volunteers) love our party and all you that join us every month. We especially love our friendly, safe and law abiding riders and we give them all our thanks for their consistently positive vibes that give us the energy to keep doing this. There are some elements of the community that we could do without however and I risk my love-dovey mood to list them here but they include the taggers, the light runners, the reckless riders and those riders that have had one too many. These riders represent a minority of the group and so I want all of you rock solid Bike Partiers to help curb these behaviors and speak out when the ne’er-do-wells act in a way that endangers the party and those that participate. We strive to be a considerate, conscious and safe party and so that I ask you now to read and repeat the following Bike Party Creed:

♥ Stay Right
♥ Stop At Lights
♥ Ride Straight
♥ Don’t Hate
♥ Pack Your Trash
♥ Don’t Get Smashed

Please give all your respect, love and support to any volunteers you see and know we do this all for you! Can’t wait to see all your lovely faces this Valentines Day! XOXO ♥

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January 2014 Ride – Heroes and Villains

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Friday, January 10, 2014 at 7:30pm

SAN LEANDRO BART Station

What is a hero? Who are your heroes? Maybe it is a fictional character from a comic book, maybe it’s a family member, celebrity, an athlete; someone that inspires you to be a better you. So reach down deep, think of who your heroes are and come dressed to celebrate them and their impact on your life! Defeat your nemesis or save the cheerleader, do what you will to be a Hero! 

But just in case you remember Rule 17, we’ve got villains for you too! 

Villains have an important place in society for us; without Villains, would we even have Heroes? You can’t have one without the other and one person’s villain may in fact be another person’s hero and the other way around! But really, enough of that…Sometimes Villains are just so badass, so sexy, that you want to be one too! And you know what, Bike Party? Not only is that OK but encouraged! What good is a party of Heroes without some Villains to introduce a little anarchy.

As Harvey Dent once said, “You either die a hero or live long enough so see yourself become the villain.”

Heroes and Villains: Two sides of the same coin. There is no light without dark, and no dark without light.

So, Bike Party… Which will you choose?

Regardless of which side you choose, the rules remain the same!

Stay to the Right
Stop at Lights
Ride Straight
Don’t Hate
Pack Your Trash
Don’t get Smashed

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