Sunday, October 21, 2012

San Jose Bike Party

Every third Friday of the month hundreds to thousands of people get together to dress up, blast some music, and ride through San Jose. For the past three years I have gone to the anniversary ride for the San Jose Bike Party, which is by far the biggest ride. This year more than 4,000 people joined the 24 mile ride.

let's go

This year was full of costumes and camaraderie. Along the ride neighbors came out of their houses to cheer and yell "Bike Party!" to all of the riders. As people drove by they honked their horns and waved at us. The community support and interest in the event is one of my favorite parts of the ride. There is nothing like having people come out of their houses to watch all of you ride by. "Bike Party" is yelled as a greeting, a rally call for riders, and a sign of support from non-riders (and as a battle cry during the bike jousting some riders do during the breaks). 

Bike Party is a great way to spend a Friday night. It's a fun way to get out, meet new people, and get more comfortable riding on the streets. 

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