See the 2012 Themes Page for upcoming themes. Go BIG!
Link is always in right hand column over there —>
Next month’s theme is Rainbows and Rednecks
Don’t forget the rules of the ride.
One cold February night a few brave soles gathered in an undisclosed location to put their heads together, drink too many beers and decide on a year’s worth of Bike Happening themes. Their efforts pictured above are listed below.
Take these themes and do as you please with theme, twist them, expand them, ignore them, protest them. Plan ahead. Offer suggestions.
Participate. Don’t spectate.
Wood is Good
Subtheme: Screwed & Nailed
Subtheme: Bad Bunnies
Cinco De Mayo
11th Anniversary Formal
Subtheme: Fancy Pants
Hot Jammy Nights
Subtheme: Hot Jammy Nightmare
Subtheme: Freaks, Geeks, Cults
Subtheme: Moby Dick’s Boats and Hos
Anti-Silent Night (Noise Ride)
Retro Theme, Pick and Era
Subtheme: Old Bike Happening Costume
Regardless of what you think about guerrilla art, I just have to share things like this when creative minds combine art and bikes.
Ring in the New Year this Thursday.
Gift someone a bell.
(Don’t forget to bring what it takes to install the bell.)
This is the year of participation. The Bike Happening is way too fucking quiet.
Post comments below for October’s Theme
A theme will be chosen the weekend before around Oct. 1st.
If you haven’t had the chance to see this awesome 27 minute documentary, here’s another chance!
STOLEN BIKE MAY 27, 2010
AquaBlonde gets hit AGAIN!
Dearest cycling community of SLO,
I woke up this morning to be doomed with the fate of my vintage roadie. A work of art was taken from outside of the sierra madre dorms on campus at cal poly san luis obispo on May 26th between the hours of 8pm - 8am the next morning.
Vintage Centurion Lemans
Seafoam green frame with white verticals
Pink back tire
They left the front tire, so that bad boy wont be on there
Shimano gears/shifters on frame of bike
White bar wrap with black flies
Replaced crank (specialized)
This is the SECOND bike I have had stolen from me within the last 6 months in this community (see post from aquablonde below). I would be greatly appreciated any help recovering it.
May the sick thief that rides upon those wheels of gold be involved in a fiery explosion and their mangled body be shat on by a gaggle of 16 geese.
Post comments below to suggest July’s theme.
Comments will close and the theme will be decided a few weeks after June’s ride.
Post comments below to suggest June’s theme.
Remember that June is our 10 year anniversary too.
Comments will close and the theme will be decided a few weeks after Sies de Mayo Ride
Post comments below to suggest MAY’s theme.
Comments will close and the theme will be decided a few weeks after April Fools Ride
The “Get Directions” feature in Google Maps now has a bicycling option for choosing routes along paths that avoid hills and traffic. Sadly, it doesn’t really know much about bike paths in SLO just yet, but Google promises to continue working on this and extend this new feature to many more cities.
8:30pm Feb 16th
Meet at one of these places, you will be picked up unless you are late.
Dress Up for Carnaval
Tell a Friend
Bring a cup
Check your front and rear lights
Laissez Les Bon Temp Roullez!!!!
Post comments below to suggest FEBRUARY theme.
Comments will close and the theme will be decided a few weeks after TUTUS
Post comments below to suggest January’s theme.
Comments will close and the theme will be decided two weeks after ONESIES
SLO Bike Valet is celebrating 15,000 Bikes Parked
Thursday @ Farmer’s Market.
Ride your bike - Get one free ticket.
SLO County Bicycle Coalition Member - Get two free tickets.
Become a Member on the spot - Get five tickets.
Mobil Solar Charger for cells/pods/whatever else,
Rickshaw Bag Works ‘Zero’ Messenger Bag,
Gift Certs to Local Businesses!
WANNA RE-GIFT? Donate your unneeded gifts to the Coalition to use for give-a-ways (tax-deductible)(new/ultra cool stuff only).
Don’t forget it’s “Bare as you dare” season.
Is being naked under plastic wrap legal?
Sub-Theme: Mormon Invasion, Knocked up Nuns
Decide beforehand where to go after the ride.
Do not gather at the Bank of America parking lot after the second lap.
Go to a park. Go to a bar. Just go somewhere far.
and always Leave No Trace