Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NOPA Cyclists Ride & Party: NOPA VELO Re-Cap & SF Bike Party This Friday Night

22nd & Guerrero Pavement-to-Parks stop
Photo: Michael Helquist

Photo: Dale Danley

Ron Stanford of Step3 Studio on parklet construction at Fulton & Masonic
Photo: Dale Danley

Eighteen cyclists -- and two dogs -- spun around town with stops at parks and parklets on Memorial Day Monday for the latest NOPA VELO bike ride. Regulars were happy to greet eight first-timers including four who made this ride their first outing on San Francisco streets. The two-hour ride started at the new parklet outside Cafe Abir at Divisadero and Fulton and stopped by new parks at Showplace Triangle and 22nd & Guerrero and one more parklet at 22nd & Bartlett. Lunch at Nopalito restaurant brought everyone back to home base.

For previous NOPA VELO rides, check here.

Image: San Francisco Bike Party

From a hyper-local bike group to an all city encompassing party on wheels:

San Francisco Bike Party Pride (In The Name Of Love) Ride

Friday, June 3
Gather: 7:30 PM, Rollout: 8 PM
Meetup: Panhandle (near Ashbury and Oak)
Route: here

June is almost here, San Francisco! What kind of ride would we be if we didn’t show our PRIDE!? Come on out and be with the Party as we show you all of the great things this proud City has to offer- architecture, people, history, hills, amazing views, the fabulous Castro, and who knows what else? It is SF, after all, we can only predict so much.

How We Ride:
Stay in the right lane

Stop at red lights

Leave No Trace

Ride predictably and in control
Roll past conflict

Ride Prepared

When in doubt, “Bike Party!!”

Your First Ride With Us?

We try to maintain a leisurely cruising speed. Routes are designed for a wide range of riders to keep pace. Though, with hundreds of riders on different types of bikes, some will find hills more challenging, or have flats and mechanical troubles. Before the ride, make sure your bicycle is in good working order. You should be comfortable riding San Francisco streets which may have traffic, train tracks, occasional steep hills, and other hazards. Bring friends and make new ones riding at your speed. Within your friends be prepared with a flat kit or to fix basic mechanical troubles. If you see someone in need, it’s good bike etiquette to help. That’s also a great way to make new friends in the biking community. Which is what the Bike Party is all about!

Stay in the Loop:
WEB: http://www.sfbikeparty.org/

EMAIL LIST: http://groups.google.com/group/bike-party-sf/boxsubscribe

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Francisco-Bike-Party/118246874907825

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/SFBikeP

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