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San Francisco Bike Party: Rites of Spring

1:12 AM PDT on May 2, 2011

From SFBP:

Spring, that beautiful time of year when the sun comes out, the flowers bloom, and people come out to play. Cultures from around the world celebrate the rites of spring so let’s celebrate it Bike Party style. Ride with us to celebrate this beautiful time of year.

If you can, bring flowers and twist ties to decorate bikes. Discarded flowers can be picked up for free at many SOMA florists.

We will be meeting at Justin Herman Plaza, exploring North Beach, Fort Mason, the Presidio, and ending at Civic Center Plaza.

Route: http://tinyurl.com/3rjbdxy

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!

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