East Bay Bike Party September: Back to School!

September is coming and it’s time to sharpen those pencils and hit the books! Come join us as we usher in the new school year with a big party ride! Dig out your pocket protectors and wear your school uniforms to the event of the year! Don’t forget your Pee Chee Folders and Rulers!
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East Bay Bike Party adheres to the following principles:
*Stay to the right
*Stop at lights
*Ride straight
*Don’t hate
*Pack your trash
*Don’t get smashed

Also remember LIGHTS, LOCKS, LAYERS!

WHEN: Friday, September 9. Meetup 7:30 PM, rollout 8 PM.
WHERE: Civic Center Park in Downtown Berkeley, 1 block west of Downtown Berkeley BART station.
The route ends near Lake Merritt BART.
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EBBP – August 2016: We Can Do It!

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Bike Party is rolling through Richmond, which is home to the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park. And whether you’re inspired by Rosie the Riveter or like a good Frank Sinatra ditty, join us this month for The 40s Ride: We Can Do It!

Meet at 7:30 at El Cerrito Plaza BART Station. Roll at 8:00. Ride ends near El Cerrito Plaza. Route map and turns will be posted on the Facebook event page 24 hours in advance.

East Bay Bike Party adheres to the following principles:
*Stay to the right
*Stop at lights
*Ride straight
*Don’t hate
*Pack your trash
*Don’t get smashed

Also remember LIGHTS, LOCKS, LAYERS!

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Note on tonight’s EBBP ride.

Bike Party, please read this important message about tonight’s ride in light of recent events in our country and communities:

East Bay Bike Party began in 2009 as a way for Bay Area folks to come together in harmony and good times; to ride, dance, and be merry. We love seeing people from all walks of life come out and join together in this wonderful community and event.

In the wake of the murders in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, we recognize the pain, anger, and frustration in our community that could affect tonight’s ride. A few points to keep in mind:

1. If we come in contact with protesters tonight, be kind, patient, and respectful; respect their voices, and respect their right to assemble.

2. If we come in contact with any police tonight, respect their duties and follow any instructions they give us. If they tell us to change course, they are doing so for our safety and theirs.

3. Points 1 + 2 = Point 3 – BE RESPECTFUL OF EVERYONE WE ENCOUNTER. Bike Party is a positive, joyous, ridiculous, spirited, inclusive community and we need your participation and consideration to keep it that way!

4. If we have to reroute everyone on the fly, be aware that we may not be able to post turn volunteers at every corner; please keep a copy of the route handy on your phone should you need it!

5. Be safe and Bike Party!

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East Bay Bike Party July: It’s All Greek To Me!

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“It’s a toga party
Who could ask for more
It’s a toga party
Leave your monotheism at the door”-Aristotle

~I CAN’T BELIEVE I HAVE TO SAY THIS, WHICH MEANS I SHOULD PROBABLY SAY IT~: If you’re gonna wear a toga (and I sure am!), make sure you can ride in it :)

How we do:
Stop at Lights (they are signs from the gods)
Stay Right (riding in the left lane is soooooo Trojan)
Pack Your Trash (this ain’t Mt. Olympus — no one’s cleaning up after you)
Don’t Get Smashed (don’t embarrass yourself OR Dionysus)
Ride Straight (be as predictable as the translation of the Odyssey you read in high school)
Don’t Hate (just rollllll past conflict, Sisyphus)

Meetup Mosswood Park (4 blocks from MacArthur BART) at 7:30 PM, Rollout 8 PM. The ride will end ~1 mile from Downtown Berkeley BART.

FRIDAY, JULY 8TH, 2016. EBBP is always on the 2nd Friday of the month.

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EBBP – June 2016: Warriors Come Out & Play!

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COME OUT AND PLAY at East Bay Bike Party’s June ride. SHOW OUR STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. GO WARRIORS!

Bike Party! Are you all ready to kick off the 1st East Bay Summer Bike Party Ride!!! Come out in your blue and gold colors to support your local bay area basketball team. Not a basketball fan? That’s OK; come out in your favorite local Bay Area sports team gear. Not a sports fan? That’s OK; come have fun time on your bicycle! Leave the drama at home, have a fun time, and make new friends! Strength in numbers!

Meet up @ San Leandro BART at 7:30 PM on Friday, June 10.
Roll out at 8:00 PM.
Last stop near West Oakland BART.

Follow the lead bicycle (with green flag!) or follow turn-by-turn directions (posted online 24 hours in advance) at your own pace.

East Bay Bike Party adheres to the following principles:
*Stay to the right
*Stop at lights
*Ride straight
*Don’t hate
*Pack your trash
*Don’t get smashed

Also remember LIGHTS, LOCKS, LAYERS!

Bike Party is a self supported ride. Bring your bike tools, snacks for yourself, and anything else you need to get you through 13 1/2 miles. YOU’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!

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EBBP – May 2016: The Cartoon Ride!

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We know that just last month, San Jose Bike Party did their Disney Character ride. But we ALSO know that lots of you cool cats don’t wanna fit into Disney’s socially constructed gender roles of Disney princesses and prince charmings and what not. (But it’s totally cool if you do and want to rep that! Cuz that’s what dressing up as a character all about!)

So join East Bay Bike Party and other characters of all shapes and sizes, for a night of wacky, animated, loony, and silly cartoons out on their bikes.

WHERE & WHEN:
Meetup at 12th Street BART Station / Frank Ogawa Plaza
Friday, May 13th (spooky!)
Meetup 7:30 PM, roll out 8 PM

The ride will end near 19th St BART.

East Bay Bike Party adheres to the following principles:
*Stay to the right
*Stop at lights
*Ride straight
*Don’t hate
*Pack your trash
*Don’t get smashed

The sharpest characters also remember their three L’s: LIGHTS, LOCKS, LAYERS

Bike Party is a self supported ride. Bring your bike tools, snacks for yourself, and anything else you need to get you through an animated night of ~15 miles.

BIKE PARTY!

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East Bay Bike Party April: “The Misfits”

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When you were a kid growing up were you a misfit? Were you the odd kid they called weird or strange? Did you grow up in suburban Hell where conformity was prized and individuality was frowned upon? Then this ride is for you! Join us far to the East beyond the hills and out into the valleys of banality, subdivisions and shopping malls as we proudly wear our individuality together and show the sheeple that WE are the kool kids now! Whatever that you were back then, the science geek, the D&D kid, the Goth Girl, the Mod, the Stoner, come dressed proudly and be frowned upon no more! (wearing braces is optional).

WHERE: Meetup at Concord BART. The route ends near Concord BART.

WHEN:  Friday, April 8, 2016. Meetup 7:30 PM, rollout 8 PM.

HOW WE RIDE

*Stay to the Right
*Stop at Lights
*Ride Straight
*DON’T HATE
*Pack your trash
*Don’t get smashed

The three L’s for a Life of Longevity: LIGHTS, LOCKS, LAYERS!

EBBP is a self supported ride so be ready to ride 10-15 miles, have yer bike tools, pump up your tires beforehand, pack your snacks, maybe a lunchbox and a pencil case too just for good measure.

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