About

WHO & WHAT
East Bay Bike Party (EBBP) is a mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and types to meet, ride, and play together in the streets. EBBP is a 100% volunteer organized event for and by bike enthusiasts to celebrate community and human power. Rides are casual, with party stops at public spaces along a 10-15 mile route that changes every month. Attendees are encouraged to express themselves by participating in each ride’s theme, and music bikes are welcome to help shape a positive experience right here in our own community.

WHERE
EBBP always meets near a BART station and encourages public transit use for a car-free event. Test rides, which are intended to refine each month’s route, occur leading up to the party. The exact route and stops are posted 24 hours prior to each month’s event.

WHEN
Once per month, all year. EBBP meets at 7:30pm every second Friday of the month, and we roll at 8:00pm.

HOW WE RIDE
EBBP is a community-based event, so we rely on self-policing and respect for safety and our core values. For more information, read about our values (http://bit.ly/EBBPabout) and understand our simple ride rules (http://bit.ly/EBBPhowweride). Your participation means respecting each other and observing these principles:

1. Stay to the right
2. Stop at lights
3. Ride straight
4. Don’t hate
5. Pack your trash
6. Don’t get smashed

RIDE PREPARED
Bike Party participants should be self-sufficient. Come prepared!

* Lights – Be seen by others!
* Locks – Don’t get your bike stolen at party stops!
* Layers – Dress appropriately for a nighttime outdoor event!
* Water – Hydration is good for you!
* Flat Kit – Bring a tube, pump, multi-tool, etc.

When in doubt, BIKE PARTY!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
http://bit.ly/EBBPvolunteer

BIKE PARTY ONLINE
Web: https://eastbaybikeparty.wordpress.com
Instagram: @EastBayBikeParty
Twitter: @EBBikeParty
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/eastbaybikeparty/

SISTER RIDES
San Francisco: http://sfbikeparty.wordpress.com/
San Jose: http://www.sjbikeparty.org/
Los Angeles: http://www.midnightridazz.com/

MORE RESOURCES
Stolen Bicycles Bay Area: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/stolen-bicycles-bay-area
Easy Bay Bike Classifieds: https://www.facebook.com/groups/359464494200418/
East Bay Bike Ride Crew: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EBBRC/

29 Responses to About

  1. susie munoz says:

    I hope to join you guys real soon. It’s great to see everyone having. Fun!

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  3. Barbara says:

    Wow! What a beautiful scene! This group has been riding past my house for a good 20 mins. Every time the light turned red everybody stopped! We have been on the porch yelling “bike party”! The music is great the lights are fun and people are stellar! Never heard about this until tonight… We are joining the next ride! What FUN!

  4. Meliza says:

    Taking up multiple lanes while blasting music and screaming seems pretty inconsiderate to me. Many people have to work weekend mornings. Not a fan of what just happened in my residential neighborhood.

  5. marilyn pittman says:

    Attended the bike party last night at the frank ogawa plaza in oakland it was my first bike party and definitely will not be my last….best party in the sfbay area…

  6. Keeks says:

    Per my last comment/post… about a ride thru Concord, Walnut Creek area.. Its still East Bay and easy accessible to BART….

  7. cldupont says:

    If the right to quiet (especially for the ill, sleeping workers, etc.) is not respected, a call to the cops may result in citations. Music is groovy… but silence is golden.

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  9. Phill says:

    Hi there, I live on Fernside Blvd and you just rode by my house! Pretty cool to see all of the friendly people, of all ages, with creative lights on their bikes and having a good time. But the rolling music is way too loud — louder than any vehicle! And, it sounds cliche, but it woke my sleeping kids who were confused and upset by the noise. Please consider the people in residential neighborhoods though which you ride, and wait until you’re in the commercial/industrial areas to pump it up. Thanks.

    • Brian says:

      I completely agree with Phill. I can get behind riders cruising together on a Friday and having fun, but the loud music in residential areas is really not respectful of the people who live there and seems to go against all of the stated rules/principles that are posted on this website. This is especially true after 10 pm. Just had a bunch of riders pass by my house and the music was just too loud. Hope some of the volunteers/leaders are reading these posts and will encourage participants to tone it down. I don’t mind riders enjoying music in moderate volume, but it is way too loud as-is. Would appreciate some common courtesy, folks. Thanks.

      • michaelpalmquist says:

        Thanks for the feedback Brian and Phill. Note that nobody is “in control” of anybody else. But I hear ya, I’ve got young kids too. As a regular attendee I will mention the concerns to some of the music bike folks.

  10. Dee says:

    I’m moving back to my home state on the east coast but what I will miss the most is the bay area bike parties. Who can I talk to about learning how to start something similar to this on the east coast?

  11. jose says:

    You MUST add “Stop at all stop signs” to your HOW WE RIDE list. If we want drivers to share the road, we must follow the law, and be safe. And you must be more careful about choosing your routes. We are a loud bunch and we disturb many residential areas when we ride through or hangout during our routes.

  12. Sab says:

    Hi There. I rode both the San Francisco and the San Jose Bike Parties and would like to check out the East Bay Bike Party. When do you post routes and where can I see pics of the previous rides? Thank you!

  13. Maya says:

    Has anyone ever done a headcount? What’s the average and max number of riders?

  14. Tim Bracken says:

    I’m one of your neighbors. I met you guys tonight around midnight. You seem like cool people and I like the sense of community you’re trying to build. But can you please not blast music in residential neighborhoods late at night? The music was so loud it was like there was a dance party inside my home. Some of us need to sleep so we can wake up on Saturday morning and earn a living. I saw on your home page that you practice the Golden Rule. I believe it applies here. Just as you wouldn’t want 250 people yelling and blasting music outside your bedroom window at midnight, me and my neighbors feel the same. Thanks very much.

  15. thinliz says:

    How can we contact you if interested in volunteering? Thanks!

  16. P-Ryte says:

    It’s awesome what you guys are doing. I love the idea. But as a resident of a condo you ride by at 10:30 at night, the screaming, loud music and harassment some of the revilers displayed was troubling. Had a very Occupy Oakland feel. Hopefully you all’s true purpose (to have fun) can persuade the disruptive element to stand down. Let’s respect the neighborhoods in our City.
    Power to the People!

    • Adam Ross says:

      How was Occupy not empowering the people?
      Seeing that you live in a Condo, you live in a central area; possibly Downtown or Uptown you can’t expect to have peace and quit all the time. Plus, It’s only one day out of the month. Maybe you should grab a Bike and come ride :)

  17. Al says:

    I saw your group tonight in Hayward! I sat in traffic waiting for all of you to pass for a long time…. Surprising I wasn’t pissed off by the wait, but instead I was disappointed that I didn’t know of this sooner so I can join! See you at the next one!

  18. flavio gomez says:

    hey where can i meet up with you guys for the SJbikeparty? (i live in menlo park)

  19. damien gonzalez says:

    Looks like I found out about this one too late but I’m interested in the next!

  20. Thanks for supporting the Community Drew!

    To everyone reading this:

    COME! It’s worth it.

  21. Jeff McMaster says:

    Any plans for more rides after the Aug 13th one that I missed ?? Will be doing SJbikeparty this fri for 1st time. Sunday streetssf this sunday sunday sunday …

  22. drew kerlee says:

    hey guys, saw your neat business card sized-ish ad at Actual Cafe this morning. I’ve posted your rides on my group bicycle website. I run that meetup group that I posted above – we’re open to the public. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks!
    drew

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