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