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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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

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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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