Did you know that EBBP is entirely volunteer organized? As those volunteers, we would like to talk to you about what happened on the April ride, and how we feel that a few bad apples are spoiling the bunch. In April, we put together a fundraiser for the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, and Trumer Pils donated their space, time, resources, and beer toward this fundraiser. We thought it would be awesome, and it was, until we were informed that someone sprayed graffiti all over the port-a-potties, behind the food trucks, all over the brewery, and then many people left the space a disaster with beer cans and refuse everywhere.
This is unacceptable. We do not volunteer our time and efforts so that a few ingrates can spoil the event for everyone. We, at our meeting, discussed many options to counteract this problem, and among those options were cancelling bike party, leading the ride over grizzly peak, and having cover charges for after parties. What we settled on fits with our values: We are going to bring more awesome, and YOU are going to help. At the bottom of this letter this is a link to Indiegogo where you may donate to repair the damage to the brewery, so that it does not have to come out of the EBBC coffers. If you love bike party, put your money where your mouth is, and donate.
At next month’s ride, when you come, BRING THE AWESOME, and CALL OUT ASSHOLES. This is YOUR community too! This is what Bike Party thinks is awesome:
– Stop at Lights: abide by traffic lights. This is NOT Critical Mass.
– Stay to the Right: Don’t be a noob and ride into oncoming traffic.
– Pack your Trash: Leave no trace. No slobs!
– Don’t get Smashed: Save face.
– Ride Straight: Hold your line, tricks are for pros.
– Don’t Hate: respect your fellow man and woman.
– When in doubt, BIKE PARTY!