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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6 Responses to Happy New Year, and looking to East Bay Bike Party in 2015

  1. George Spelvin says:

    If you haven’t already, maybe you could reach out to the Bike Party organizers in San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento to see how they deal with the behaviors that lead you cancel in December & January.

  2. Scarlet Tanager says:

    FWIT, some bike groups I know of and / or I’m involved in are Bike East Bay ( obviously ), Bike 4 Life, East Bay Bike Ride Crew, Valley Spokesmen, Oakland Yellow Jackets, Grizzly Peak Cyclist, Diablo Cyclist, Fremont Freewheelers BC and Different Spokes ( don’t get any ideas about me ). Except for Rene Rivera at BEB, I don’t know the names of who to contact at those organizations. Shouldn’t be too hard to track down, though. It’s great to reach out to them but I think it might be a bit of preaching to the choir. Most bike riding groups already promote safe, respectful riding and members of those groups who Bike Party are down with following the rules. At least I would like to think so.

    I’m saddened by what’s happened and the cancellations. I’m a relatively new EBBP’er and I’ve seen it get bigger and more out of control in the last two years. When I started, the police never bothered us or chased us out of the park regroup spots. Lately though, it became the exception when they didn’t.

  3. Allan Right says:

    Looking forward to next bike party, been attending all since fall of 2013 overall great fun😁👍. In regards to the cancellations they are understandable, but it is a public event so the public are going to act however they feel especially when most of bike party has their own cliques (friends that attend in groups). Your views can only be encouraged but not enforced, don’t really know a solution but feel as if canceling them won’t help future problems.

  4. Jim Doherty says:

    Missin’ the rides; worried November ride, folks collided in Alameda, it was too messy for me to want to gawk, was anyone hurt much? Seems everyone’s ears were hurting, ironic with the Mr. Rodgers theme. My supersensitive ears keep me away from the group, even split from the group after the accident, biked home alone thru the Posey tube, harrowing but I survived that, and my 65 years of cycling, with NO injuries. I am both considerate and careful and maybe will ride with a sign that sez “turn it down”, or if we get stuck in traffic, “I cvan’t breatheeeee!!! JD Check also my scathing rants on HOW I managed to ride every day in city traffic for 62 years with no injuries. Outsmarting traffic with humility is invigorating. Was honked at only twice in 2014. Pax JD

    http://www.danceswithbicycles.org

  5. Jessica says:

    Hi-
    Spinlister would like to get involved with helping build a positive bike “coalition” with you. You can contact Jessica at SF@spinlister.com. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  6. This second cancellation: Good Move! I am hoping that the ‘droog’ elements will loose attention / interest with the extension of the ‘time out’. Great to hear about forming a coalition of folks that, acting strongly together, might prove a more effective deterrent to anti-social behaviour in the future (strength in numbers!)

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