Meet at the Mountain View Caltrain Station at 8:00 pm. In order to cross as many bridges as possible, this ride is ONE-WAY – it will end at San Jose City Hall. A few riders will be heading back to Mountain View afterwards.
Visit the Peninsula’s haunted and hidden places on this spooky bike party ride. First we’ll visit the family graves of Leland Stanford, founder of Stanford University, then wander the dark and haunted Atherton forest on our way to St Patrick’s Seminary. Final stop is the Palo Alto Bird’s Nest.
Bring bright lights, lots of very dark streets on this route.
Where: San Antonio Caltrain Station
When: Friday, October 25 at 8:00 pm
Pace: No Rider Left Behind
Regroup #1: Stanford Mausoleum, Stanford University
Regroup #2: St Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park
Regroup #3: Bird’s Nest, Palo Alto
Meet at the Mountain View Caltrain Station at 8:00 pm this Thursday, October 17.
The clockwise loop route includes some great dark paths in Mountain View and Palo Alto, as well as a visits to Stanford and Google. Bike lights go out when we reach the Bay Trail in Palo Alto’s Baylands.
Pace is no rider left behind. All bikes welcome.
San Jose Bike Party returns to Peninsula territory this month with The Jungle Ride on Friday, August 16, with two test rides scheduled in early August. The ride will start in Sunnyvale and roll north through Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Stanford University. San Jose Bike Party last visited Palo Alto and Stanford in May 2011.
Start and End Location: Sports Authority, 125 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
Length: 23 miles
Pre-Ride from Palo Alto:
Lytton Plaza, Friday, August 16 at 6:45 pm
Peninsula Bike Party is helping organize a new monthly South Bay bike ride on Fourth Fridays July through September called Guerrillaz in Da Mixx. We’ll start at Sunnyvale’s Plaza del Sol and head south to San Jose, where the South Bay’s most amazing music bikes with await us with a synced soundtrack for our ride.
Party Stop #1: Central Park, Santa Clara
Party Stop #2: San Pedro Square Market, San Jose.
The third and final party stop location is secret and the route to/from it will not be posted – this is guerrilla-style. Then the dance-off begins and it don’t stop until we drop – so know your own route home if you plan on cutting out early.
Route to Party Stop #2: http://ridewithgps.com/
We don’t usually ride this far north, but when we do… we hella get lost! This Friday’s Peninsula Bike Party will explore some beautiful bay-front locations in San Mateo, Burlingame, and Foster City. Everyone’s Welcome!
Meet at the San Mateo Caltrain Station this Friday, June 28 at 7:15 pm.
Fourth Friday of Every Month. Everyone’s Welcome.
Where: Mountain View Caltrain Station
When: Friday, May 24 at 7:15 pm
To celebrate National Rave Month, we’re teaming up with San Jose Bike Party to host a hella big Peninsula Bike Party this month featuring mini-raves at every party stop powered by DJ Marky Mark & Orange Julius.
We’ll meet up with the San Jose krewe at Rave Party Stop #1 near Alviso, then head to downtown Santa Clara. From there the route and rave stops are secret – all you have to do is follow the blinkies and remember that We Hella Get Lost!
We will end back at Mountain View Caltrain Station using the trusty Park – Monroe – Evelyn route. Bike Party!
This Wednesday night it’s trails, trails, and more trails. We’ll hit the Sunnyvale and Alviso sections of the Bay Trail under the light of the Full Moon (no bike lights!), heading out on the San Tomas Aquino Trail and returning via the newly-paved Guadalupe River Trail.
Meet at Santa Clara Caltrain Station at 8:10 pm. Route posted soon…
Where: Menlo Park Caltrain Station
When: Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm
Celebrate THE EARTH with Peninsula Bike Party! According to this random blog post, there are perhaps 10,000,000,000,000 planets in our galaxy and 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,
EARTH DAY (April 22) was proposed and promoted by Gaylord Nelson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, in 1970. Gaylord witnessed the disastrous 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill that killed thousands of sea birds, dolphins, sea lions, and other marine life and fouled 50 miles of southern California beaches as well as the nearby Channel Islands.
EARTH DAY marked the beginning of the organized modern Environmental Movement, galvanizing millions of Americans outraged by the accelerating rate of oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, toxic dumps, pesticides, loss of wilderness, and rampant freeway construction over the previous decade. The resulting state and federal environmental regulations enacted in the early 1970′s have resulted in cleaner air and water and protected hundreds of endangered species from extinction.
How to Get There:
Northbound Caltrain #191: SJ – MP, 6:50 – 7:24 pm
Southbound Caltrain #288: SF – MP, 6:56 – 7:34 pm
Click the image below for a larger version of the map or here for a zoom-able online map.
This Wednesday night we’ll explore the Palo Alto and Mountain View baylands under the light of the Full Moon. Bike lights go out when we hit the Bay Trail. Meet at California Avenue Caltrain Station, Palo Alto at 8:00 pm. The route is 17 miles, flat except for one 100-ft hill, and ends the Sunnyvale Caltrain Station. Some riders will head back to the Palo Alto start afterwards.
The route include about 5 miles of dirt trail, but it’s hard-packed and relatively smooth. We’ll avoid the bumpiest sections. Road bikes can handle it, wider tires make it more comfortable.
How to Get There:
Northbound Caltrain #193: Leaves San Jose at 7:30 pm
Southbound Caltrain #288: Leaves San Francisco at 6:56 pm
Click the map for a larger image or here for a zoom-able map.
Stanford University was established in 1891 by railroad tycoon and politician Leland Stanford, who also founded Palo Alto in 1894. The school’s sprawling 2.75-square-mile campus has become the #1 most bike-friendly in the United States, according to the League of American Bicyclists, which awarded Stanford “Platinum-Level” bike-friendly status in 2011.
Join us see what makes Stanford University so bike-friendly. Everyone’s Welcome!
We’ll explore the Bay Trail between Sunnyvale and Mountain View and the Stevens Creek Trail. Part of the Bay Trail there is hard-packed dirt, but even road bikes can handle it. When we hit the trail the bike lights go out, and we ride by the light of the moon.
Meet at the Sunnyvale Caltrain Station on Sunday, February 24 at 7:15 pm.
From San Jose, take northbound Caltrain #191, which leaves San Jose at 6:50 pm and arrives at Sunnyvale at 7:04 pm.
This Friday we invoke the fury of the ancient pagan norsemen, the Vikings, and shall descend from the north upon the defenseless peoples of the South Bay, pillaging and plundering our way into bike party legend!
Meet at Tamien Caltrain Station, San Jose (NOT downtown San Jose Caltrain Station) at 7:45 pm on Friday, February 22. Southbound Caltrains arrive at Tamien Station at 7:23 pm (#278) and 7:39 pm (#386). Click here for Caltrain’s weekday schedule.
The Guadalupe River Trail is now paved all the way from downtown San Jose to Alviso, and the newly paved section (north of San Jose Airport) is smoooooth! After Alviso, we’ll head even further north and east on the Coyote Creek Trail to Milpitas, before looping back to downtown through the East Side.
Meet at B2 Coffee, San Pedro Square Market, 87 N. San Pedro Street in San Jose at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 23. Rain does NOT cancel. Howwwoooo!
Whenever East Bay Bike Party starts south of Oakland we ride from the Peninsula to the start location, crossing the Bay on the Dumbarton Bridge. This Friday, they’re starting at the Bayfair BART Station in San Leandro.
We’re meeting at the Mountain View Caltrain Station at 4:30 pm (rolling at 5 pm sharp) this Friday, January 11. This is the longest pre-ride we’ve done – 27 miles, so we need to keep up a decent pace to get there on time. Expect to cruise at 15 mph most of the time. Our route includes one nasty bike-hostile street: Hesperian Blvd in Hayward, where we’ll have to take the lane with 45 mph car traffic.
We may ride back to the Peninsula or take BART to Union City then ride back (15 miles), depending on how we feel after this epic Superheros vs Supervillans Bike Party Ride!
Meet at the Sunnyvale Caltrain Station this Friday, December 28 at 7:15 pm. Our route begins by drawing the “2013″ between Evelyn Ave/Monroe St and El Camino Real. It includes three party stops, and a visit to the Apple Campus in Cupertino.
Perhaps the greatest of Great American Heroes, Ellen Fletcher, died on November 7 at age 83. The long-time Palo Alto resident served on the city council from 1978 to 1989, and was a tireless advocate for better conditions for bicycling and a fierce critic of the city’s auto-centric policies. “We’ve always put concentration on moving more cars faster,” she told the Palo Alto Weekly in July 2011, “It’s really the wrong policy.”
We couldn’t agree more. This Peninsula Bike Party, we honor the woman who brought into existence some of the best bicycle infrastructure in the Bay Area, and who inspired countless other bicycle advocates to push for improvements elsewhere. Her relentless lobbying and volunteer work gave birth to the county’s very first Bicycle Boulevard (Bryant Street), a concept that has since spread nationwide.
We’ll tour Palo Alto’s bicycle boulevards and bike bridges that wouldn’t exist without Ellen Fletcher, and visit locations that are next up to be improved for bicycling according to Palo Alto’s brand-new Bicycle + Pedestrian Transportation Plan.
Meet at Palo Alto City Hall, 250 Hamilton Street, Palo Alto on Friday, November 23 at 7:30 pm. The ride will include a party stop on Caltrain (fare: $2.50), which first allowed bikes on board back in 1992 thanks to Ellen’s advocacy work.
Meet at Palo Alto’s Lytton Plaza at 6 pm for the 16-mile pre-ride there, which includes crossing the Dumbarton Bridge. Bring good lights. Marshlands Road, on the east side of the bridge, is very dark. We’ll also ride back to Palo Alto after East Bay Bike Party, which will end where it starts, Fremont BART Station.
The pre-ride route is 100% paved, almost all of it with bike lanes (except Marshlands Road, which has very little vehicle traffic). Here’s a map, click on it to zoom in.
Meet up at the Mountain View Caltrain Station at 7:30 pm this Friday, October 26. The route includes Mountain View, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, and Stanford University.
This month’s Full Moon Werewolf Ride will start this Saturday, October 27 at 8:45 pm at the Palo Alto Caltrain Station. We’ll ride over the Dumbarton Bridge to Coyote Hills Regional Park in the East Bay, which has lots of very dark trails. Get ready for some spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay under the full moon!
Biketoberfest Marin is annual Beer Festival & Bike Expo in the town of Fairfax. It features handcrafted beers, custom bicycles and components, delicious food, live music, rides, and activities for kids – there’s something for everyone!
Enjoy unlimited samples of over 30 beers from the West Coast’s best brewers, served in a commemorative Biketoberfest 8 oz glass (yours to keep). All proceeds benefit the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Access4Bikes, which both promote bicycling in Marin County. Beer-tasting tickets are $25 advance purchase or $30 at the event (http://biketoberfest2012.eventbrite.com/).
The (free) bike expo features custom handcrafted products from dozens of bicycle and component manufacturers from all over Northern California and beyond, including Steelman, Soulcraft, Calfree, Ellsworth, Splendid, Rivendell, Hunter, Ahrens, Renovo, Paragon, The Hive, Paul Components, and more!
A group bike ride is meeting at San Francisco’s Ferry Building at 9:45 am to ride to Biketoberfest in Fairfax. It’s 22 miles over the Golden Gate Bridge and through scenic Marin County. Route Map: http://goo.gl/maps/GcNQi
Maps and turn-by-turn directions will be provided at the ride start. There will be two rides returning from the event. The first will leave around 4 pm to catch the 5 pm ferry from Larkspur to San Francisco. The second will leave shortly after 5 pm and ride the 22-mile route in reverse back to San Francisco.
In Heaven there is no beer, that’s why we drink it here!
Peninsula Bike Party’s first party stop on the Sep 27 Cold War Ride was the Berlin Wall in Mountain View, at the rear corner of the vehicle parking lot at 2685 Marine Way. Two large concrete slabs, weighing 7 tons each, were purchased and installed there by German immigrant and real estate developer Frank Golzen, who died in 2008 at age 92. The pieces were once part of the wall that separated West and East Berlin from 1961 to 1989.
The second party stop represented the beginning of the Cold War on the Peninsula: Stanford University. Beginning in 1946, Frederick Terman, dean of the engineering school, built Stanford’s electrical engineering department into a powerhouse of research into electronic intelligence and warfare, and helped secure military contracts that funded countless start-up companies that manufactured advanced radar and microwave equipment for both the Air Force and the CIA during the Cold War. This military-industrial complex developed into today’s Silicon Valley through ever-advancing research and development of electronic equipment of all kinds, including modern computers.
The third party stop was quiet Terman Park located behind Terman Middle School, both named for Mr. Terman. Another successful Peninsula Bike Party – a big thanks to Mark for bringing your music trailer – you’re a true bike party hero!
Remember the Cold War? For 45 years the United States and Soviet Union battled for scientific and technological supremacy. Did you know that the Cold War gave birth to Silicon Valley? Check out Steve Blank’s Secret History of Silicon Valley to learn how.
This bike party tour of the Peninsula’s Cold War History will visit sites of key significance in the development of our own local military-industrial complex, which created the first companies that evolved into today’s Silicon Valley. Start-up capital and ongoing funding for the region’s first high-tech companies was provided by generous military research contracts that developed advanced communications and weapons systems.
Meet at the Mountain View Caltrain Station at 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 27. This 19-mile ride is a loop that includes Shoreline Lake and Stanford University.
Meet at Palo Alto’s Lytton Plaza at 6:45 pm if you’re starting further north and would like to ride with a group to Mountain View.
Party Stop #1: Berlin Wall, 2685 Marine Way, Mountain View
Party Stop #2: Stanford University Engineering Quad
Party Stop #3: Terman Park, Palo Alto
Distance: 19 miles
Draft Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1755352
On Friday, September 21, sometime between 9:45 and 10:45 am, the Space Shuttle Endeavor is scheduled to perform a low-level flyover above Nasa Ames Research Center (carried by a Boeing 747) on its way to its permanent home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. There, the space shuttle will embark on its new mission of educating and inspiring future generations of explorers.
This free public event celebrating Nasa Ames contributions to the Space Shuttle Program will include a welcome speech by Nasa Ames Research Center Director Simon “Pete” Worden, informational booths, food trucks, and a countdown to the flyover. Firearms, weapons, alcohol, smoking, and animals are prohibited.
Meet at the Mountain View Caltrain Station at 8:45 am. The main entry gate to Nasa Ames is a short 1.5-mile bike ride from there. Entry requires a government-issued picture identification (such as a driver’s license). Vehicle passes were available but are now sold out and are not required for bicycles.
Since blue moons are unusual events, the route for this Werewolf Ride will be unusual too – we’ll skip the Bay Trail and head inland – to southern Los Altos and Mountain View, over a little-known bike bridge that connects Los Altos with Sunnyvale, and a bit on Foothill Expressway to the Mary Avenue Bike Bridge over Highway 280.
Scientists have calculated that Global Warming could raise the level of San Francisco Bay by up to 6 feet by the year 2100, which would flood the Peninsula all the way to El Camino Real in most places during a major flood. San Francisco International Airport, Foster City, and Redwood Shores would all be completely underwater, as would downtown Redwood City.
What to do? Counteract Global Warming with your Global Cooling Machine – your bicycle! Riding a bike reduces Global Warming for many reasons, including reduced transportation emissions, fewer production emissions, reduced need for metals, and fewer paved surfaces.
From there, we’ll ride out to the rising waters of San Francisco Bay, and then Head For The Hills! On the way up we’ll visit the Red Morton Community Park Skate Park, and from above Alameda de las Pulgas we’ll gaze out below at our beloved and doomed San Francisco Peninsula.
Meet at 7:45 pm at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City -just one block from the Caltrain Station. We’ll roll out when the band finishes playing at 8:15 pm.
Start & End: Courthouse Square, Redwood City
Party Stop #1: Toys “R” Us Parking Lot (Convention Way)
Party Stop #2: Alameda de las Pulgas & Melendy Drive
Party Stop #3: Red Morton Community Park Skate Park
Distance: 13.5 miles
Route Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1630371
Tian posted a great photo set from the ride on his website. Those shown below are from the ride start at the Mountain View Caltrain Station. Click the image to see more.
Here are a couple of photos taken during party stops on top of bike bridges along the route:
There were lots more bridges (and tunnels) along the route we didn’t manage to get photos of. But we did get a video showing how hazardous gates and bollards on paths are to bicyclists. If you’re an engineer designing a bike path, leave those damn things out!
Next project – Peninsula Bike Party rap video! We experimented with some lyrics that depict the daily struggles bicyclists face with our low-density suburban development. We’ll need some more talented rap freestylers to really make this idea really work…
Strange but true! The Permanente Creek Bridge over Highway 101 and the Stevens Creek Bridge over Highway 85 are just yearning to be ridden.
Mountain View’s extensive urban bike trails feature almost too many bridges and tunnels to count. How many can you ride in one bike party? This Friday let’s find out!
Meet at the Mountain View Caltrain Station on Friday, June 22 at 7:30 pm – bikes roll at 8:00 pm.
The route is 21 miles long and includes two loops – the first north to Shoreline Park next to San Francisco Bay and the second south to the Mary Avenue Bridge in Cupertino – so you can bail early for a shorter ride if you want. We’re riding three bike trails – all paved – Permanente Creek Trail, the Bay Trail, and Stevens Creek Trail. So don’t forget your bike lights!
Party Stop #1 – Shoreline Lake, Mountain View
Party Stop #2 – Mary Avenue Bike Bridge, Cupertino
Party Stop #3 – Las Palmas Park, Sunnyvale
Route Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1318585
Be there or be square… Bike Party!
Peninsula Bike Party gets around. We visited Angel Island today and rode the 5-mile Perimeter Road around it – spectacular views everywhere you go! Since private vehicles are not allowed on Angel Island, the road is rather calm and pleasant. The many abandoned military buildings give it a weird “post-apocalyptic” vibe.
Click the image below to see more photos.
Peninsula Bike Party is all about more bike and more party. We led an 18-mile pre-ride to the June 15 San Jose Bike Party Legs Ride. Pre-rides to San Jose Bike Party (3rd Friday of every month) typically depart from Palo Alto’s Lytton Plaza at 5:30 pm. The route begins with the Bryant Street Bicycle Boulevard through Palo Alto, then passes by the Mountain View and Sunnyvale Caltrain stations on Evelyn Avenue, then follows Monroe Street through Santa Clara. It’s chill and safe.
Click here or on the image below for photos from the Legs Ride.
Peninsula Bike Party continues to grow. 47 riders turned out for a great Bike to the Future ride on Friday, May 25 – for about half, it was their very first PBP. Prple Shooter took an excellent photo set, many of which were incorporated into the ride’s official music video.
Breaking news from Peninsula Bike Party:
Free Spoke Cards
The first Peninsula Bike Party spoke cards ever printed will be available for FREE at the Friday, May 25 Bike to the Future ride. This is a Limited Edition set – only 36 official spoke cards were printed. Will YOU be one of the lucky few who wins one? To be eligible, all you’ve gotta do is… Bike to the Future!
Great America Pride Night
A special event is taking place at Party Stop #1 – it’s Pride Night at the Great America Theme Park, conveniently located on the fabulous San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail. This is the very first day of the season that the theme park is open – roller coaster rides and four stages of live music will entertain guests. Tickets to this special event cost $40 – $50, but Peninsula Bike Party will have the best view of all – that’s right, for FREE. What’s our secret? Just Bike to the Future and find out!
Palo Alto Patch News Coverage
Peninsula Bike Party’s Bike to the Future ride is front-page news in Palo Alto! That’s right, the ride was the featured article on the main page of today’s Palo Alto Patch, a local news site read by thousands of bike-loving Palo Altans every day. A pre-ride will begin at Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto at 6:30 pm and head down to the Sunnyvale Caltrain Station using the world-famous Bryant Street Bicycle Boulevard. We’ll pick up even more riders at the Mountain View Caltrain Station at 7:30 pm. Want to know the secret route through the neighborhoods after Bryant Street suddenly ends at Meadow Drive? Bike to the Future and you’ll discover!
Ever wonder what makes Peninsula Bike Party routes so fun? YOU do! The routes for our big monthly rides (every 4th Friday of the month) are perfected with test rides. These are smaller (and usually faster pace) rides where we ride the proposed route to make sure it’s safe and fun for the big group of over 100 riders we expect on the 4th Friday ride.
The May 25 Bike to the Future route was tested yesterday – and set two PBP records: most riders on a test ride (9), and highest female-to-male ratio (6 females, 3 males).
The 19-mile route we came up with features three great party stops (Great America Theme Park, Santa Clara Mission, and Sunnyvale Heritage Park), and includes a convenient bail-out spot for riders who need to catch Caltrain – party stop #2 is just 4 blocks from the Santa Clara Caltrain Station. The last northbound Caltrain passes through Sunnyvale at 10:44 pm – and this futuristic bike party will definitely not be over by then.
The routes chosen for Werewolf Rides are as dark and remote as possible, and include a lot of bike paths. In the darkest sections we turn off our bike lights and ride under the light of the Full Moon! This way we can actually see much more, because our eyes naturally adjust to the darkness, and the Full Moon is bright, especially when directly overhead, as happens later in the ride.
This month’s ride will tour the baylands of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and Menlo Park, circle Facebook’s new Menlo Park Campus, and cross two bike bridges, one old (Oregon Ave in Palo Alto) and one brand spanking new (Ringwood Ave in Menlo Park). This new bike bridge only just opened to the public last Monday!
The darkest part of the ride will be Menlo Park’s Baylands Park, which is criss-crossed with trails and offers excellent views of the San Francisco Bay.
Los Angeles’s Midnight Ridazz was doing bike parties before bike parties even existed! San Jose Bike Party, the first in the Bay Area, was partly inspired by their riding style. When word got out that Midnight Ridazz was visiting the Bay Area the last weekend in April, the mother of all bike parties was born – the Hella Big Bike Party! Organized and promoted jointly by East Bay Bike Party, San Jose Bike Party, San Francisco Bike Party, and Peninsula Bike Party, the Hella Big Bike Party was one for the record books – complete with a smorgasbord of shenanigans not normally witnessed at the Bay Area’s bike parties – fire soccer and tall bike jousting included!
Here’s a Hella Big Music Video commemorating the ride. Enjoy!
Peninsula Bike Party’s Comic Book Ride visited 4 Peninsula downtowns – Mountain View, Los Altos, California Avenue, and Palo Alto – and Stanford University. It was a busy night!
The world’s superest most heroic superheroes were there – Spiderman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Tron, Social Worker, and Sprocket Man! Tron and Sprocket Man engaged in an epic intergalactic bike battle on top of the High Street parking garage!
Check out this music video of the ride. And see you at the next PBP!
Who’s ready to ride this weekend? It’ll be sunny and warm.
Peninsula Bike Party is leading 4 sweet rides:
Freak Bike Friday - Lytton Plaza, Palo Alto - Friday, April 27 at 11:30 am - 10 miles
This casual lunchtime ride features freak bikes – but everyone’s welcome, of course.
Comic Book Ride - Mountain View Caltrain - Friday, April 27 at 7:30 pm - 21.5 miles Peninsula Bike Party’s big monthly ride. Dress up as your favorite superhero – or villain!
Ride to Hella Big Bike Party - Lytton Plaza, Palo Alto - Saturday, April 28 at 5:30 pm
All the Bay Area bike parties united to create one HELLA BIG BIKE PARTY, in Oakland. We’ll ride across the Dumbarton Bridge and take BART to get there. 15 miles (one way).
Ride to Cupertino Bike Swap - Lytton Plaza, Palo Alto - Sunday, April 29 at 9:00 am
At this bike swap you can buy cheap new and used bike parts or sell parts you don’t need anymore. We’ll take the Gunn Bike Path and Foothill Expressway. 13.5 miles (one way).
Peninsula Bike Party’s next big monthly ride (every 4th Friday) is April 27 and will start and end at the Mountain View Caltrain Station. We’ll meet at 7:30 pm and roll out at 8:00 pm. The route is now available at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1105355.
This month’s theme is Comic Books. Dress up as your favorite superhero (or villain)!
The route is 21.5 miles and includes 4 downtowns: Mountain View, Los Altos, California Avenue, and Palo Alto! 6 riders joined Test Ride #1 on April 19. Test Ride #2 will start on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm to work out the remaining bugs. Everyone’s Welcome!
Get ready to make bike party history this Saturday, April 28. The EB+SF+SJ+LA Hella Big Bike Party is being jointly organized and promoted by all three of the Bay Area’s big bike parties (East Bay, San Francisco, and San Jose) and the group that inspired them all – Los Angeles’ Midnight Ridazz.
This could very likely be the Biggest Bike Party Ever! One for the record books – not to miss. The ride will start at the Lake Merritt BART Station in Oakland at 7:30 pm.
Peninsula Bike Party is leading a pre-ride to the Hella Big Bike Party from Palo Alto, following our classic 15-mile route over the Dumbarton Bridge to the Union City BART Station. Then we’ll take BART to Lake Merritt (fare = $3.70). We’ll ride back to Palo Alto after the Hella Big Bike Party as a group using the same route (BART + bike).
What: Pre-Ride to Hella Big Bike Party
Where: Lytton Plaza, Palo Alto
When: April 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm
Distance: 15 miles each way
Cost: $7.40 (BART fare)
The Bay Area Bike Party is another group that organizes bike party rides on the San Francisco Peninsula. Here’s a two-minute video of their 45-mile Over Dumbarton Bridge ride on April 14, 2012. The ride was a clockwise loop around the southern part of the San Francisco Bay using the Dumbarton Bridge to cross from the Peninsula to the East Bay. 23 riders joined this ride.
28 riders joined Peninsula Bike Party on the March 23, 2012 ride. Tian Harter posted a great set of photos on his website. Click the link or either image to see more.
Video of riders crossing Highway 101 on the Ralston Avenue Bike Bridge in Belmont.