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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EBBP March: Bed, Bath, Bikes & Beyond

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Us Bike Partiers all live different lives, spanning so many different experiences. But there are some things that are constant and that we all have in common– things like our sleep, our hygeine, the importance of our home lives and daily routines. And for many of us, bikes are one of those constants as well. Wrapped up into our daily lives, we start our mornings with them on our commute- they allow us to see our friends and family – we run errands, buy groceries, go to stores to use our 20% off coupons – and, of course on 2nd Fridays, gather at bike party to celebrate all things bikey.

So roll out of bed in your PJs and slippers — hop out of the shower in your bath towels and shower caps (and don’t forget mr. rubber ducky) — or…. dare you go……. BEYOND?! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml0AfRmcRf8)

Whatever your daily routine, come ride with East Bay Bike Party’s Bed, Bath, Bikes, and beyond ride.

Where: Fruitvale BART. Ends near 12st BART station.
When: Friday, March 11th, 7:30 PM.

Go BEYOND the call of duty by being an ****excellent*** bike partier! Sign up to volunteer for a turn the night of the party- find the green flag and volunteer coordinator.

As always, our simple ride rules to keep everyone well rested and squeaky clean (er, or… keep everyone safe and happy)


* Stay to the Right
* Stop at Lights
* Ride Straight (and predictably)
* Don’t hate
* Pack your trash
* Don’t get smashed

BBBBBBBBB…………….. BIKE PARTY!

 

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East Bay Bike Party February: HIGHER Love

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This month’s EBBP is taking us to new heights. The theme of February’s ride is HIGHER Love.

Show your love for bikes, heights, and bike party.

Grab your valentine and get ready to get hot and heavy…. As bike party shows its love for some hills! While we aren’t going to scare the SF folks with our route, it’s a little bit more climbing than we usually do. There will be two hills with 300 ft climbing. It’ll be exhilirating if you’re into that kind of riding! Even if you’re not into it- we know you can ride up these gentle hills! And it’ll understandbly be a slow roll up them, with walking a bike up being a totally fine option as well. Additionally, the regroup spots will be posted on the Facebook & Instagram page so you can skip the climbs if you like.

We encourage you all to come get a little higher with us this month. The downhill payoff after you reach the top is worth it. Come on everybody, we want to take you higher and bring you to a higher love!

When & Where?

Friday, February 12. Meetup 7:30 PM, rollout at 8 PM.

North Berkeley BART Station

The ride will end near Downtown Berkeley BART.

As always, don’t forget how we ride:
*Stop at lights
*Stay to the right
*Ride straight
*Don’t hate
*Pack your trash
*Don’t get smashed

Bring your LIGHTS, your LOCK, and your LAYERS!

Bike party is a self-supported ride. Please be ready for 12-15 miles of riding (with regroup stops), and make sure you have your bike tools, any snacks, clothing, a lock, lights, an empty bag to pack your trash in, and a good head on your shoulders!

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