Can I get a… BIKE PARTY!?!
Last month during Bike Party, a group of riders ran a red light, and one got hit by a car. Fortunately for him, the rider was able to walk away from the incident. Was this avoidable? Yes. Is this how true Bike Partiers ride? No.
When you ride safely, you help keep yourself and other Bike Partiers safe. When you ride dangerously, you make Bike Party less safe. It’s not large numbers of people, or even sticking with your friends that helps you avoid accidents, IT’S YOU.
The principles behind Bike Party are very simple – a ‘Golden Rule’ for the road. If a car, bike or pedestrian shouldn’t do it to you, you shouldn’t do it to them. It’s what keeps you and your fellow riders safe. It’s how we ride. When YOU ride safely, YOU make Bike Party Safe.
If you think safety is sexy, and plan to bring that kind of sexy back this Friday, read on!
This month’s Bike Party invites you to let your inner child out to play, with…
Schools Out for Summer!!!!!
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!!!
TLDR: East Bay Bike Party is ALWAYS the second Friday of every month. Meet at 7:30pm, roll at 8pm. Meaning, will meet on June 14th @ 7:30pm. This month, we will meet at Union City BART station, rolling at 8pm. Theme: Schools Out for Summer!! Route sheets will be handed out at the start.