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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EBBP: December Edition – Pirates Vs. Ninjas

ImagePirates are loud, undisciplined, disease infested, dirty, mangy, crude and rude. It is impossible to think they would ever be better at killing than me or any of my ninja breatheren. I dare any amount of Pirates to attack me so that I may silently kill you and whisper away into the night to meditate on your death.

Arrrrrgh you kidding me? Silently kill me? discipline? arrrgh… cleanliness? you m’igh think you are better at killing and we’ll debate that over mead any ole day, but we both know, Pirates are better at living! Arrrrgh, we do pilliage and rob and drink and drunk and i dont bathe unless i trip and fall into the water, and what a life to live!

This Bike Party come dressed as a Pirate or a Ninja or a Pirate Ninja or a Ninja Pirate or a dog ninja..a caninja and help enjoy bike party with us!

There will be games again this month!
Dancing will be off the hook

All volunteers will recieve a special edition PvN spokecard :)

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

-INVITE WISELY: If you’re inviting friends, make sure that they think that safety is sexy & know the Bike Party code.
-PICK UP YOUR TRASH: This one’s simple – if you brought it in or ate/drank it, you pack out the can/wrapper/trash with you.
-VOLUNTEER: Volunteer to take a corner and lead the Bike Party through a turn. Make new friends and help make Bike Party awesome.
-COME PREPARED: This is an unsupported ride, so bring whatever you’d bring if you went on a long solo ride. A patch kit, tools, lights, snacks & layers are a good start.
-KNOW THE CODE: If you come out this Friday, this is what the people around you will expect. And you’ll make more friends if you ride safely. Making friends and meeting new people is what this ride is about, after all:
Stay Right
Stop At Lights
Ride Straight
Don’t Hate
Pack Your Trash
Don’t Get Smashed
And when in doubt: BIKE PARRRTTYYYY!!

Meet at 7:30pm at Rockridge BART station, roll at 8pm! We end near Lake Merritt this month. See you Friday the 13th!

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Reminder for Novembers Mario Brothers Theme Ride

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EBBP is safe and fun because bike partiers know how to behave. EB bike partiers are known for their friendly, welcoming vibe. That vibe is expected at the rides as well as on on posts made to the EBBP Facebook group. Keep the tone positive, and keep all discourse civil and respectful. During the party itself, the following behavior is expected:

- Stay to the Right / Stop at Lights – We’re NOT Critical Mass. We share the roadway appropriately.
– Ride Straight – Bike party sometimes exceeds 1,000 riders. Riding predictably avoids crashes in a large group.
– Don’t Hate – Please roll past any conflict that might present itself during the ride. Be civil.
– Pack your Trash – Bike partiers aspire to leave party stops in better condition than we found them. Be prepared to carry trash home from every single bike party. Public trash cans at party stops cannot support 1,000 bike partiers. Bring a plastic bag to pack trash.
– Don’t Get Smashed – Riding while inebriated poses a danger to yourself and others. Don’t ruin everybody else’s fun by overdoing it.
– Call out anybody failing to behave, and back up others who make those call-outs

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EBBP November: Super Mario Bros

Super Mario Bros.

Princess Toadstool of the Cycle Kingdom has been kidnapped by Bowser, the evil king of the Koopas. Former Bike Mechanics, Mario and Luigi have been sent to rescue her and restore peace to the kingdom. They must make their way over various pothole ridden roads, under overpasses and through various East Bay Downtown locations during their quest. On their journey, they will face a variety of enemies including Goombas, Koopa Troopas, and Bullet Bills, which can be defeated by biking over them or track standing on top of them. At each party stop, the brothers come face to face with A GAME, which most be played before the quest can continue. There are many foes they must face such as Big Wheel riding Buzzy Beetles, Hammer Bros on their 29ers and even Cheep-Cheeps on their Walmart Thrusters; they must maneuver over various obstacles, but luckily for them, Bike Party is stepping up to support the case of a safe Cycle Kingdom for all! The Mario Bros franchise is massive, so do some searching and come through dressed up!

We look forward to a colorful kingdom of cycling characters :)

Cast of Characters: 

http://mario.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Characters

GAMES GAMES GAMES

  • Mini bike jousting
  • Mini bike tube tug-o-war
  • And mini bike racing!

For these games to go off, we need YOU!
-Fruitvale Bike Station and Spokeland both have used tubes for us so we might be covered but just in case, hold onto those used bike tubes!
-we need mini-bikes! We want to have a proper race so we need four more kids bikes.
-HELMETS WILL BE REQUIRED for participation so make sure to bring those out.
-bike trailers! We need em and people to lug around a few mini bikes each from stop to stop
WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  1. INVITE WISELY: If you’re inviting friends, make sure that they think that safety is sexy & know the Bike Party code.
  2. PICK UP YOUR TRASH: This one’s simple – if you brought it in or ate/drank it, you pack out the can/wrapper/trash with you.
  3. VOLUNTEER: Volunteer to take a corner and lead the Bike Party through a turn. Make new friends and help make Bike Party awesome.
  4. COME PREPARED: This is an unsupported ride. Best to bring: LIGHTS (2 lights keep you safe, and at the very least, the cops away), LAYERS (our weather is crazy, like us), A LOCK (bikes get stolen, even at bike party), PATCH KIT & TOOLS, and FOOD/WATER.
  5. KNOW THE CODE: If you come out this Friday, this is what the people around you will expect. And you’ll make more friends if you ride safely. Making friends and meeting new people is what this ride is about, after all:

* Stay Right!
* Stop At Lights!
* Ride Straight!
* Don’t Hate!
* Pack Your Trash!
* Don’t Get Smashed!
* When in doubt…Bike Party!

As always: Meet at 7:30pm, roll at 8pm! This month we are meeting at Frank Ogawa Plaza and the closest BART to our end spot is West Oakland. And, here we go!

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EBBP OCTOBER – Zombie Rights: Zombies Were People Too!

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WHAT DO WE WANT!?

BRAIIINNNNNNNNSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

WHEN DO WE WANT IT!?

BRRRRAAAAAIIIIINNNNNNSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is a fact that zombies were people too (or sometimes dogs, or other living things). It is also a fact that zombies do not have voting rights, access to healthcare, or even the right to marry.

Starting in the great city of Oakland, we will continue our movement to take back zombie rights!

TAKE BACK THE FRIGHT! ZOMBIES UNITE!

The masses assemble at 7:30, Friday October the 11th, 2013 at the Lake Merritt bart station! The ride will end near the same BART station.

WE SHAMBLE INTO THE NIGHT AT 8:00

BRING YOUR LIGHTS

BRING YOUR HELMETS!

HOW WE ROLL:

Ride straight!
Don’t Hate!
PACK YOUR TRASH!
Don’t get smashed!
Stay to the right!
Stop at lights!

When in doubt – BIKE PARTY!

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EBBP September: Twisted Carnival

COME ONE AND COME ALL!! …. under the Big Top of the EAST BAY, it is FRIDAY THE 13th and we want to show the community a Caaarnivaaaal!!!

ImageThere are so many more wonders than you can imagine and we share some of the best places you have probably never been to, and in good ole #eastbaybikeparty fashion we are going to take the most twisted route.

… oh, its going to be lovely to see strange lands at home… oh.. and games, so come right in… step this way, kind pedaler.. we have many of you in here and we would many games to play … perhaps.. kind sir would enjoy a game of ulockshoes? ahh.. and sir.. yes.. and  ma’am and ma’am and sir,  … yes.. we have a couple discs…but at night… they twist with brilliant light.. oh what fun… . oh.. we have many fun things around us, with us, in you, and we are a fanciful bunch of merrimakers and smile creators, so please.. yes.. right this way, that’s the dance tent and its always booming … shaking. pulsing, writhing and twisting about … the East Bay Bike Party tent is always off the hook!

We are all jugglers of wonderful tales of East Bay love so let’s show the rest of the community what a Twisted Carvinal of bikes looks like! All you dwellers of the thirteenth, the darkers, the shadowy smile makers, freddies, jugglers, clowns, freaks, geeks, fortune tellers, tight ropers, gamers, players, fun havers, dancers, spinners, … the spirited and curious seekers we want you……to .. BIKE PARTYYYYYYY!

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WHAT YOU CAN DO:

REMEMBER 3 Ls: LOCKS, LIGHTS, LAYERS

LOCK YOUR BIKES UP.  Bikes get stolen.

LIGHTS – Two lights every day keeps you safe and at the very least, the cops away.

LAYERS – This is the EAST BAY and our weather is crazy, like us.

-INVITE WISELY: If you’re inviting friends, make sure that they think that safety is sexy & know the Bike Party code.

-PICK UP YOUR TRASH: This one’s simple – if you brought it in or ate/drank it, you pack out the can/wrapper/trash with you.

-VOLUNTEER: Volunteer to take a corner and lead the Bike Party through a turn. Make new friends and help make Bike Party awesome.

-COME PREPARED: This is an unsupported ride, so bring whatever you’d bring if you went on a long solo ride. A patch kit, tools, lights, snacks & layers are a good start.

-KNOW THE CODE: If you come out this Friday, this is what the people around you will expect. And you’ll make more friends if you ride safely. Making friends and meeting new people is what this ride is about, after all:
Stay Right
Stop At Lights
Ride Straight
Don’t Hate
Pack Your Trash
Don’t Get Smashed

As always, East Bay Bike Party is the second Friday of every month, meet at 7:30, roll at 8pm. That means this months Bike Party will be on Friday the 13th! Meet at Coliseum BART station. ending near Union Point Park in Oakland.

See you Friday! BIKE PARRRTTYYYY!!!

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EBBP August: Light at the End of the Tunnel

16587_10151783947390681_1722363195_nI lost my job but there was still bike party.

My lover left me for another but there was still bike party.

The sun went down but there was still bike party.

BART can go on strike but there will still be BIKE PAR-TAAAY!!!

“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

East Bay Bike Party presents LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. We want YOU to be the light … light up those bikes.. light up those bodies…glowsticks, LEDs, spokelights. Lights are safe and fun and look super ultra cool in a dark tunnel, so let’s make this bike party the most lit one yet!

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Forget your troubles and hop on your bike. The lights shine for you August 9th.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

-INVITE WISELY: If you’re inviting friends, make sure that they think that safety is sexy & know the Bike Party code.

-PICK UP YOUR TRASH: This one’s simple – if you brought it in or ate/drank it, you pack out the can/wrapper/trash with you.

-VOLUNTEER: Volunteer to take a corner and lead the Bike Party through a turn. Make new friends and help make Bike Party awesome.

-COME PREPARED: This is an unsupported ride, so bring whatever you’d bring if you went on a long solo ride. A patch kit, tools, lights, snacks & layers are a good start.

-KNOW THE CODE: If you come out this Friday, this is what the people around you will expect. And you’ll make more friends if you ride safely. Making friends and meeting new people is what this ride is about, after all:

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

See you Friday! BIKE PARRRTTYYYY!!!

Like every month, this ride is on the second Friday, meaning August the 9th.

This month we are starting at Fruitvale BART and ending near Lake Merritt BART Station.

As always, meet at @7:30pm, roll at 8pm!

Route sheets (with regroups & directions to BART) will be available at the beginning of the ride

Glympse users can follow the ride by subscribing to !EBBP

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