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MAY: Things of your Dreams

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FEBRUARY: HOUSE OF CARDS IN SPOKES

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MONTHLY THEMES HAVE BEEN POSTED OVER THERE>>>>>>>>>
MARCH THEME: KINGS & QUEENS
Don’t forget the rules of the ride.

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OCTOBER THEME

OCTOBER THEME: Twigs & Berries OR Something Hairy

PUBLIC NOTICE:

Bicycle Safety Traffic Enforcement Operations Planned for San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo Police Department will step up bicycle safety enforcement operations on Thursday, October 6th with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists and bike riders. Special patrols will be deployed to crack down on drivers and bicyclists who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users.

The department has mapped out locations from over the past three years where bicycle involved collisions have occurred and noted the violations that led to those crashes. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and bike riders alike that can lead to life changing injuries.

Bicycle fatalities are rising in California as more people use bicycling for commuting, exercise and recreation. Locally, San Luis Obispo Police Department has investigated 635 fatal and injury collisions involving bike riders during the past three (3) years.

California witnessed 141 bicyclist deaths in 2013, accounting for nearly five percent of all traffic fatalities, much higher than the national average of just over two percent. Nationally, 68 percent of all bicyclists who died in motor vehicle crashes in 2013 died in urban area crashes. Over a 10-year period (2004 to 2013), the average age of -cyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes has steadily increased from 39 to 44.

The following safety tips can save lives and stop this tragedy witnessed far too often in San Luis Obispo:

Drivers:
- ‘Share the road’ with bicyclists
- Be courteous; California law now mandates at least three feet of clearance when passing bike riders
- Look for cyclists before opening a car door or pulling out from a parking space
- Yield to cyclists at intersections and as directed by signs and signals
- Be especially watchful for riders when making turns, either left or right

Bicyclists:
- Wear properly fitted bicycle helmets every time they ride. If under 18 years of age, it’s the law
- A helmet is the single most effective way to prevent head injury resulting from a bicycle crash
- Riders are considered vehicle operators; they are required to obey the same rules of the road as other vehicle operators, including obeying traffic signs, signals, and lane markings.
- When cycling in the street, cyclists must ride in the same direction as traffic.
- Bicyclists should increase their visibility to drivers by wearing fluorescent or brightly colored clothing during the day, and at dawn and dusk
- To be noticed when riding at night, the law requires a front light and a red reflector to the rear
- For additional safety, use a flashing rear light, and use retro-reflective tape or markings on equipment or clothing

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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AUGUST THEME

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PIONEERS & BUCCANEERS & FUCKING EARS!


MONTHLY THEMES HAVE BEEN POSTED OVER THERE>>>>>>>>>
AUGUST THEME: Fruits & Inappropriateness
Don’t forget the rules of the ride.

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16 YEARS! Not So Normal Tea Party Formal

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NEW THEMES HAVE BEEN POSTED OVER THERE>>>>>>>>>
JULY THEME: Tinfoil Hats & Pastic Wrap
Don’t forget the rules of the ride.

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Video of Bike Happening

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DECEMBER THEME

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RAIN DOES NOT CANCEL!

Preview upcoming themes over there on “2015 Themes” page —>
DECEMBER theme will be WWW Subtheme: WILD.WILD.WEST
Don’t forget the rules of the ride.

AND WE ARE IN THE DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY PARADE TOMORROW! LOOK BELOW

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September: Caveman-Cavewoman*

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Preview upcoming themes over there on “2015 Themes” page —>
OCTOBER theme will be Chains Required. Whips optional. Subtheme: Rock Horror


Don’t forget the rules of the ride.
*Bare as you Dare Season
Don’t be lewd
Cal Penal Code 314
Cal Penal Code 647(a)

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Feburary Theme

united-nations-638x425UNITED NATIONS OF FANCY HATS AND FLAGS


See the Themes Page for upcoming themes. Go BIG!
The link is always in right hand column over there —>
Next month’s theme is Muppets in the Jungle Subtheme: Fruit on yo’ head


Don’t forget the rules of the ride.

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DOORED

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14 YEARS!

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See the Themes Page for upcoming themes. Go BIG!
The link is always in right hand column over there —>
Next month’s theme is Christmas in July & Mexican/Mexican’t


Don’t forget the rules of the ride.

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MAY: RIBBONS & GLOWSTICKS

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See the Themes Page for upcoming themes. Go BIG!
The link is always in right hand column over there —>
Next month’s theme is 14th ANNUAL FORMAL!, Tickle the Ivories


Don’t forget the rules of the ride.

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APRIL: Knautical

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Subtheme: Depth-Charged Pirates


See the Themes Page for upcoming themes. Go BIG!
The link is always in right hand column over there —>
Next month’s theme is RIBBONS AND GLOW STICKS


Don’t forget the rules of the ride.

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MARCH THEME YELLOW

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April Theme

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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.

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2011 Themes are In

2011 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.

March:
Wood is Good
Subtheme: Screwed & Nailed

April:
Easter Pastels
Subtheme: Bad Bunnies

May:
Cinco De Mayo
Subtheme: Donkeys

June:
11th Anniversary Formal
Oceans 11
Subtheme: Fancy Pants

July:
American Trash

August:
Hot Jammy Nights
Subtheme: Hot Jammy Nightmare

September:
Team Spirit
Subtheme: Freaks, Geeks, Cults

October:
Yacht Club
Subtheme: Moby Dick’s Boats and Hos

November:
Animal Safari

December:
Anti-Silent Night (Noise Ride)

2012
Januhairy:

February:
Retro Theme, Pick and Era
Subtheme: Old Bike Happening Costume

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Robo-Rainbow

Regardless of what you think about guerrilla art, I just have to share things like this when creative minds combine art and bikes.

robo-rainbow from mudlevel on Vimeo.

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What the Hell, Gift a Bell.

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.

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October Theme-O-Matic

Post comments below for October’s Theme
A theme will be chosen the weekend before around Oct. 1st.

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Bike Happening Movie Makers at The Central Coast Bioneers Conference

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The Bike Happening Movie will be featured in the Moving Image Festival which is part of the Central Coast Bioneers Conference

If you haven’t had the chance to see this awesome 27 minute documentary, here’s another chance!

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