July East Bay Bike Party: La Lotería

 

July EBBP: La Lotería

Lotería is a Latin game that originated from Mexico game of chance, similar to bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers on ping pong balls. The deck is composed of a set of 54 different images, each one in a card. This theme allows for an option of 54 different costumes! For July we want to bring the good fun times at bike party where everyone dresses up in costumes rides bikes. Don’t leave your 2nd Friday’s night fun up to chance- Get on your bike and ride!!

WHERE? Meetup at Ashby BART station. Check back shortly for the nearest BART station for the end.

We will post the route map the day before the ride.

WHEN? Always the 2nd Friday of the month: July 10, 2015.

Meetup at 7:30 PM, roll at 8 PM SHARP!

Remember our simple bike party rules! And be sure to spread the good word to friends and fellow riders

  • Stay to the Right! NEVER ride opposing traffic, and try to stay right to let cars by on the left side.
  • Stop at lights! We don’t cork or blow through intersections.
  • Ride straight! Be predictable in riding in a group- EBBP draws hundreds of riders.
  • Don’t Hate! Respect everyone at Bike Party, on the streets, and in the neighborhoods we ride in.
  • Pack your trash! Obvious. Come on folks!!! If you brought it with you, you can take the trash home with you.
  • Don’t get smashed! Stay in control during the ride and the night.

When in doubt… BIKE PARTY! Make some noise, but do be aware of when we are riding late at night through residential neighborhoods. Especially so if you have a speaker or sound system.

EBBP is a self-supported ride. As such, be sure to pump up your tires, have necessary flat repair/tools, bring LIGHTS, LOCKS, and LAYERS!

 

Interested in volunteering and helping out Bike Party? (we are entirely volunteer run!) Test rides are a great way to plug in. Sign up to be a turn volunteer and guide bike party through the route the night of- find the green flag and the volunteer coordinator to volunteer at a turn.

See you on the 2nd Friday! Join the EBBP Facebook group, follow the @EastBayBikeParty Instagram or @ebbikeparty Twitter to find more info on test rides and the route.

 

 

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June East Bay Bike Party- Fiddler’s Shuffle

Fiddler’s Shuffle? http://bit.ly/fiddlersshuffle

Come out to June’s East Bay Bike Party for a night of play, dance, bike- however your style or jam.

Friday, June 12

7:30pm and roll out 8:00pm sharp

We will start at Mosswood Park. Mosswood Park is very near Macarthur BART, and the finish is near Rockridge BART.

By joining, you know how we ride:

* Stay to the right
* Stop at lights
* Ride straight
* Don’t hate
* Pack your trash
* Don’t get smashed*Remember the 3 L’s: LIGHTS, LOCKS, LAYERS

* Pump up your tires to avoid flats, and bring your own flat kit/spare tube.

We need your help. If you wish to help on the night of as a turn volunteer – we need to have all turns spoken for before we roll – please introduce yourself to the volunteer coordinator at the leader’s flag.

EBBP is always on the second Friday of the month. Bike Party!

#eastbaybikeparty #ebbp
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We are not a race nor a riot. We Are Your Cycling Sisters and Brothers. We want you to enjoy riding bikes

but…

We Are Not Responsible For YOU

Our limited organization, with zero funding, and the raddest volunteer core in the universe, plans and test routes for general group enjoyment

but… (and This is Important…)

EBBP Does Not Assure Your SECURITY. Nor do we take any responsibility for YOUR actions; Nor are we anywhere near responsible for the actions of any riders; And we certainly are not responsible for any DRIVERS actions. Ride at your own risk.

If you show up at EBBP you will NOT be asked sign a liability or release form; and you will not be required to identify yourself, and you will not be required to pay any fees; you are only asked to participate responsibly, have fun, and help contribute to our celebration of the bicycle. Basically, NO JERKS.

Only you are responsible for yourself, and you will have no standing to hold the entire EBBP group or any individual associated with the group liable, nor any actual or perceived “leader”of the group liable for any harm or damage that may result from your participation in the ride.

EBBP is a LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT

We do not litter, we respect this place we all call home.

We do not leave empty containers, discarded wrappers, cigarette butts, or any other “Matter Out of Place” anywhere except appropriate recycling, composting, or garbage container. Littering is EBBP’s pet peeve, all participants and EBBP riders are empowered to ask litterers to leave the bike party immediately.

We endeavor to always improve our contribution to the environment and welcome feedback.

LIGHTS LIGHTS LIGHTS AND LIGHTS

Ride straight, be predictable when making changes. Call out when you see ahead that can cause danger to another, i.e. “Squirrel! Tourist! Curb!” Speak up, let yourself be heard.

Accidents happen but it’s what happens after that also counts. If you should crash with another bicyclist, make sure you are both ok, shake it off and hug it out. Protect your front tire. If you are following someone so closely that your front tire even grazes their back tire, YOU will instantly fall. If you are slowing down, yell, “Slowing!” Otherwise the person behind you will eat leaves.

Say hi to your friends, ride with a different crowd, meet new people. Be Kind to people in Cars and on Foot, they might join us later. Ride smart, keep your friendly distance. Obey traffic signals, stop at lights.

Help Build Our Community

Roll away from conflict. We want to be remembered for the joy and civic pride we bring to the city, not for being aggressive bros/jerks. Ask yourself if engaging in conflict is worth it.

Shout out to our fellow Bike Party’s around the world, especially SFBP, SJBP and DCBP.

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East Bay Bike Party: May We Funk Out

Happy Bike Month!
For May, East Bay Bike Party gets funked out. Dress funky, wild, crazy, and get down, get down, get down, get down on the 2nd Friday (baby).


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Lafayette BART Station
Friday, May 8, 2015
Meetup 7:30 Rollout 8 pm Sharp

Remember The 3 L’s: bring your Lights, Locks, and Layers of clothing.

This is an unsupported ride that draws hundreds of riders! Please make sure to inflate your tires, watch out for hazards, bring sufficient bike tools, food, etc. Be prepared and self-reliant!

And don’t forget our ride rules!

  • Stay to the Right
  • Stop at Lights
  • Ride Straight
  • Don’t Hate
  • Pack your Trash
  • Don’t get Smashed!
Let’s get funky and have a great time!
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EBBP: April’s FOOL Ride

EBBP April ride banner
Come one, come all, and play the fool at East Bay Bike Party’s April’s ride:
APRIL’S FOOL RIDE!
 
Ride joyously with jesters, jokers, and jugglers. Find camaraderie with clowns and comedians. Joke around with us fools amidst mirth and merryment. Because are we not all fools at the end of the day?
Even Jokers don’t play dumb!
EBBP is a self supported ride that draws hundreds of riders. Let’s keep things safe and respectful for our fellow cyclists, other road users, and the communities we roll through, by following Bike Party’s 6 simple ride rules:
  • Stay to the right
  • Stop at lights
  • Ride straight
  • Don’t hate
  • Pack your trash
  • Don’t get smashed

* Remember the 3 L’s: LIGHTS, LOCKS, LAYERS

* Pump up your tires to avoid flats, and bring tools/a spare tube. We will be rolling through Oakland which means please be on the lookout for road hazards, including __====___—==—=train tracks__====___—==—=

When & Where?

EBBP is always the second Friday of the month

When:  April 10, 2015. Meetup at  7:30 pm, rollout at 8 PM SHARP!

Where: West Oakland BART. The ride will end near West Oakland BART as well.

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EBBP – March 2015: Goths Vs. Jocks

March 2015 Ride

Join us for March’s East Bay Bike Party ride. This month’s theme: Goths Vs. Jocks!

Whether you’re running for a touchdown or smearing your eyeliner, Bike Party is the best place to be this Friday the 13th. No matter if you are sporting a jersey, donning black as dark as your soul, or dressing as a regular human being, don’t forget our ride mantra:

> Stay to the right
> Stop at lights
> Ride straight
> Don’t hate
> Don’t get smashed
> Pack your trash

We’ll meet in the lower parking lot (MLK Jr. Way side) of Ashby BART at 7:30 and roll at 8:00 sharp. Don’t be late!

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EBBP – February 2015: Bleeding Hearts

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Weeeeee’re baaaack. Love and blood combine for a special Friday the 13th Valentine’s celebration. Feel the warm tingly feelings of love pass through you, or is that the blood loss?

We’re starting at Mosswood Park, which is not a BART station but is very near to MacArthur BART. Meet at 7:30, roll at 8.

Invite your friends, and please remember to take ownership of Bike Party by encouraging everyone to be safe and respectful of your fellow riders and the spaces we ride in. This is how we do it:

  • Stay to the right
  • Stop at lights
  • Ride straight
  • Don’t hate
  • Pack your trash
  • Don’t get smashed
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Happy New Year, and looking to East Bay Bike Party in 2015

Happy New Year to all you Bike Party people!

We want to give you a status update on the future of East Bay Bike Party.

As part of our efforts to keep our monthly ride fun and safe, we are spending the month of January doing outreach to local bike clubs in an effort to build a “coalition” of riders who share the same ideals on which EBBP was founded. Because of that, we have decided to once again cancel this month’s edition of East Bay Bike Party.

If you know of specific East Bay bike clubs and organizations we should reach out to, please tell us about them in the comments. It would be ideal if you would also supply us with the name(s) of the club leader(s) as well, so we know who to contact to get the ball rolling.

We WILL be back in February with what we hope will be a much more fun and noticeably safer ride. Please bear with us during this transition.

Thanks so much!

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