EBBP – November 2014: Be Like Mr. Rogers

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Hey Bike Partiers!

The theme for this month’s ride is both serious and whimsical. As more and more people join us on our monthly ride, the less-than-stellar behaviour of “the few” becomes more and more prominent to residents. As part of our “How We Ride” ethic, we always strive to minimize the impact of those folks because, like it or not, they bring a negative reputation to our ride, and we don’t want that.

This means that, once again, it’s time we get back to basics.

We strive to be neighbourly. And who better embodies being a good neighbour than Mr. Rogers? So…let’s dress like Mr. Rogers and BE like Mr. Rogers!

Sing along with me! :)

It’s a beautiful night in the neighborhood
A beautiful night for a neighbor
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?

It’s EB Bike Party’s Neighborhood
A land of make-believe
Won’t you ride along with me?
It’s EBBP’s Neighborhood
So much to do, so much to see
Won’t you ride along with me?

I’ve got lots of friends for you to meet
In this land of make-believe
A friendly face on every street
Just waiting for you to greet.

It’s a beautiful night in the neighborhood
A beautiful night for a neighbor
Won’t you be my neighbor?

Ride Details:

  • Meetup at 7:30pm; roll at 8:00pm. Note that we will be leaving PROMPTLY at 8:00pm in order to get folks to the ending spot (and BART) in plenty of time.
  • Start Point: Fruitvale BART
  • Route sheets will NOT be distributed! The “sweeper” will have route sheets to give to people who have flats or other mechanical issues.
  • Ending point is less than 1.5 miles from BART. Only two stops on this route (1 regroup + end stop)
  • Don’t forget the 3 Ls: Lights, Locks & Layers!

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.

How We Ride:
* Stay to the Right (don’t ride into oncoming traffic)
* Stop at Lights
* Ride Straight (ride predictably, don’t swerve)
* Don’t Hate (avoid conflict, show respect for locals)
* Pack Your Trash (leave no trace!)
* Don’t get Smashed

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EBBP – October 2014: 10-10-10,000 ZOMBIES!!!!

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The EBBP Facebook Group has eclipsed 10,000 members, setting off a terrifying chain reaction of death and re-animation among the group. On 10/10 the transformation of the entire 10,000 will be complete.

Unlike past zombie pandemics, these zombies appear highly evolved. They ride bikes to overcome their typical slowness. They also exhibit some other strangely compelling behavior. Early reports suggest that all seem to:

  • Stay right
  • Stop at lights
  • Ride straight
  • Love others
  • Pack their trash
  • Maintain their wits

Aside from their putrid appearances, their positivity is infectious and is likely to result in the continued growth in their numbers…

  • When: Friday Oct 10, 7:30pm
  • Where: West Oakland BART – Ends near Lake Merritt BART
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EBBP September ’14 – Polka Dots and Stripes, a Patriotic Bike Party

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  • Theme: Polka Dots & Stripes, a Patriotic Bike Party.
  • When: Friday Sep 12, 7:30pm
  • Where: Start at Pleasant Hill BART, ends Concord BART

A slight twist on the usual Americana…
A little twisted like your beloved bike party.
There’s no doubt, we’re some lucky folks. Freedom is awesome, so let’s celebrate. Show some imagination, there’s a lot of ways to show your patriotism.

Freedom requires mutual respect and care for one another (even those in autos!). So remember these simple rules:

  • Stay right
  • Stop at lights
  • Ride straight
  • Don’t hate
  • Pack your trash
  • Don’t get smashed
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EBBP August: Classy Tops and Crazy Bottoms

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  • Theme: CLASSY Tops and CRAZY Bottoms.
  • When: Friday Aug 8, 7:30pm
  • Where: Start at Union City BART, ends Hayward BART

Note that we will be leaving PROMPTLY at 8:00pm (and not the usual 8:15pm bike party time).

Remember, our classy bike party rules:

  • Stay right
  • Stop at lights
  • Ride straight
  • Don’t hate
  • Pack your trash
  • Don’t get smashed
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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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