East Bay Bike Party is rolling on East Oakland tonight (Ride Route)! It’s a 90s theme: Fugees x 2 Live Crew x Too Short x Seattle Grunge Alternative! The ride begins at Oakland Coliseum BART 730pm and wraps up before midnight (last train from BART is 12:25am).
“One party stop during the ride and a big, all-ages party after. And no hills. This ride is hella flat.”
Your Ride, Your Community, Your Responsibility – If you threw a party in your backyard and saw people trashing your place or messing with your neighbors’ houses you’d be furious. The truth is, this is your party. The neighborhoods we ride through are our ours. The houses we pass belong to people in our community. So, if you see something, say something. If you notice someone helping out a fellow Partier, cheer them on! If someone says, “Car up,” repeat it and pass it down the line. If someone new doesn’t know the basics of Bike Party, get them up to speed in a positive way. And if you see behavior that’s destructive or is endangering people on the ride, remember that it’s your party, so it’s important for you to say something or find someone who’s comfortable doing so. There are so many people who have your back on this one! We all love Bike Party and want to see it keep on keepin’ on.
Bring a Lock – There will be bike racks aplenty, but it’s self-parking, so you’ll need to bring your own lock.
Get Lights – It’s not just about cars seeing you, it’s about other Bike Partiers seeing you. If someone doesn’t know you’re behind them, they might cut you off and cause a crash. And without a rear light, it’s hard for someone to see you slowing down. When they stop short (or worse, run into you) it causes a big crash. Lights aren’t expensive and they’re an investment in your safety (and that of your fellow riders). Most shops sell a front/rear set for $15 or less. With lights, you’ll shine like the star we know you are!