Hey Bike Partiers, open up those third eyes and get ready for a transmission of intergalactic love. Keep Santa Cruz weird by cracking a can of coconut juice, filling your bottle with alkalinized water, and snacking on some raw-vegan-paleo goodness.
The world is full of greed and ignorance, but we can clear our energy blockages, raise our cadence to a higher vibration, and manifest a future of positive pedal power and self-energized propulsion.
So follow your bliss, and ride with us into the Age of Aquarius! Our break will include a conscious dance party; if anyone is found unconscious, please report it to the management immediately.
Meet at the Bike Church at 7pm, roll out about 7:15.
Head south on Pacific Ave, around the traffic circles and
Left on Beach St to the end
Take the Riverwalk path to the ramp by Petsmart
Left on River St
Right on N. Pacific
Make some passes through downtown.
West on Walnut
Left on California
Right on Laurent
Left on Seaside
Right on Delaware
Left on Swanton
Break at West Cliff by Natural Bridges
Follow West Cliff back into town
Return to Bike Church, or if energy is high take another pass down Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz Bike Party is a mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and types to meet, ride, and play together in the streets. Rides are 7-10 miles long with music and dance breaks along the way. Rides move at a relatively slow pace and no one is left behind. Each ride has a theme and riders are encouraged to wear costumes or decorate their bikes to fit the theme.
SC Bike Party starts and ends outside the Bike Church at 703 Pacific Ave downtown. The route is not the same every time, but each month organizers will post the route online ahead of time in case anyone misses the start and wants to catch up.
Once per month, all year long. We meet at 7pm every second Friday of the month. Rides usually leave about 7:15 and last about 2 hours.
The atmosphere of the SC Bike Party is fun, friendly, welcoming, and safe. Our goal is to celebrate cycling and build community, not to cause conflict with car drivers. Please help us maintain a positive and safe atmosphere by keeping in mind the following guidelines:
– Stay to the Right / Stop at Lights – This is not Critical Mass. Please stay to the right on 2-lane roads, or in the right lane on larger roads.
– Ride Straight – Please help avoid crashes by riding predictably, without any sudden turns or stops.
– Don’t Hate – Please roll past any conflict that might present itself during the ride.
– Pack your Trash – Bike partiers aspire to leave party stops in better condition than we found them.
– Don’t Get Smashed – Riding while inebriated poses a danger to yourself and others. Don’t ruin the fun for everyone else by overdoing it.
Lights – Rides are at night, so let’s make sure to be visible.
Locks – No bikes have been stolen from the SC Bike Party, but during breaks better to be safe than sorry.
Layers – As we all know Santa Cruz evenings can get damp and chilly.
Water, snacks – Our stops are not always near stores, so best to bring what you need.
Tube, patch kit, pump, tools – The ride is unsupported; please come prepared.