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Theme-o-matic for July

Post comments below to suggest July’s theme.
Comments will close and the theme will be decided a few weeks after June’s ride.

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Theme-o-matic for JUNE

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

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Theme-O-Matic for MAY

Post comments below to suggest MAY’s theme.
Comments will close and the theme will be decided a few weeks after April Fools Ride

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Google Maps now supports biking

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.

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Beadcicleta - Fat Tuesday Ride Feb 16

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8:30pm Feb 16th

Meet at one of these places, you will be picked up unless you are late.

  • Mc Carthy’s
  • Mitchell Park
  • Mission Plaza

Dress Up for Carnaval

Tell a Friend

Bring a cup

Check your front and rear lights


Laissez Les Bon Temp Roullez!!!!

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Theme-O-Matic for February

Post comments below to suggest FEBRUARY theme.
Comments will close and the theme will be decided a few weeks after TUTUS

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Theme-o-matic for January

Post comments below to suggest January’s theme.
Comments will close and the theme will be decided two weeks after ONESIES

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November Theme: Cops & Robbers, Good Bunnies, Bad Bunnies

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BIKE VALET

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SLO Bike Valet is celebrating 15,000 Bikes Parked
Thursday @ Farmer’s Market.

Win Prizes

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.

PRIZES -
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).

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October Theme: BLACK & WHITE

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September Theme: PLASTIC WRAP

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Don’t forget it’s “Bare as you dare” season.
Is being naked under plastic wrap legal?

Don’t forget the rules of the ride.

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December Theme: Sweet Sacrilege

Sweet Sacrilege

Sub-Theme: Mormon Invasion, Knocked up Nuns


Please help after the ride and;

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

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Downtown Holiday Parade

Friday, Dec. 5th: Holiday Parade

The Bike Happening has been entered into the Downtown Holiday Parade. This will be our 9th annual appearance.
The parade theme is “Silver Bells.”

The parade organizers ask that no one dresses as Santa Claus,
And do not throw candy
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Parade starts @ 7:00PM
Please arrive around 6:00
We are entry #31 and will assemble at Broad and Palm


General Rules For All Entries - Failure to adhere to the rules below may result in disqualification.

1. All entries must be in costume and decorated according to the holiday theme.
2. All entries must be approved by the SLO DA Promotions Committee.
3. No political advertisements or commercial advertisements permitted on floats or entries.
4. Forward motion must be maintained at all times.
5. Any entry behaving in a dangerous manner will be pulled out of the parade, cited by the Police Department and disqualified.
6. Helmets required for the following entries: bikes, motorcycles, scooters and in-line skates/roller blades.
7. No Candy/Favors/Pamphlets - Entries may not throw out anything or blow bubbles. Those doing so will be disqualified immediately.
8. No Alcohol. Possession will result in disqualification and a citation from the Police Department. No inappropriate language or music.
9. Identify your entry with banners and signs.
10. Line-up time is 6PM sharp. Parade time is 7PM sharp. All entries must be ready for fire inspection by 6:15PM.

More details might be listed in the “comments” below…

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you ARE the Bike Happening

Why will YOU come with us, tonight?

i look forward to meeting you.

Blur in Tunnel - Full Moon - small - by Yard$ale

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Support the Bicycle Boulevard!

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Hey there bicyclists,
the City of SLO is about to vote on Tuesday about putting in some traffic calming devices on the Morro Street Bicycle Boulevard. They consist of Traffic Diverters at Buchon and Leff that will essentially prohibit cars from going straight and bulb outs at Pismo.

If you use the bike boulevard and you like not having too many cars speeding up it and whipping around at the corner of Upham and Morro then PLEASE let the City know you think this is a good idea. Apparently they’ve been hearing from some people that would prefer this not happen.

You can write an email to the City Council ( slocitycouncil@slocity.org ) or attend the city council meeting on Tuesday October 21st at 4:30 pm at City Hall. You can see the agenda online. It is scheduled to be on Consent (which means the city will vote on it along with a bunch of other stuff, so wasn’t expected to be a big deal, but it could turn into that, so if you can go, please do).

Please share this information with other bicyclists who use the bike boulevard to get places!!!

Also, join the city, the bike coalition, and rideshare for breakfast on the boulevard on Tuesday October 21st from 7 am (or once it’s light) to 9 am. Delicious treats!

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October Theme: FETISH

Get your Fetish on at this month’s Bike HappeningSniffer

Alternate theme: Weird Science
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Remember, it only takes one to come up with another alternate theme. Post it in the comments below or just show up in your theme.


Please help after the ride and;

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


STOLEN BIKE ALERT!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE RECENTLY STOLEN BIKE(S)

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Bike Tutor

This is a pretty cool website for those who want to fix their bikes themselves.
Read up and good luck.
We hope that you also are aware of the SLO Bike Kitchen

Here’s a little bit about Bicycle Tutor:

The purpose of this site is to help people learn how to fix their own bikes. While I don’t work in a shop anymore, I still have all of my tools and some parts so I might as well share what I know (and learn from you). I’m on the lookout for different kinds of bikes so I can cover as many different jobs as possible. I’m keeping a tidy list of all your requests and I imagine we’ll have 1-200 videos on this site over the next two years. If I figure out a way to make money from this (while keeping the tutorials free) I plan to get a studio and some better equipment. Then I’ll go back and refine many of the videos using close-ups and cut-aways, etc… and improve things based on what I’ve learned from all of your feedback. Thanks for watching!

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Take the Awareness Test

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2008 Themes are in!

Now you have all the time in the world to plan for the Bike Happening Themes. A secret gathering was held on January 18th to decide on all of the 2008 Bike Happening Themes.

If you don’t like these themes, well, create your own. Counter-Themes are in this year! (and forever) We are reworking the website to allow anyone to create counter themes. For now, post your counter themes in the comments.

Feb-Cowgirls and Tin Cans
Sub-Theme: Horned Animals

March- Anything goes but Clothes
Sub-Theme: Noisy Spokes, Bells, and
Whistles

April - Circus
Sub-Theme: Spatula Brigade

May - Diapers, Band-Aids, and Mustaches
Sub-Theme: Body Hair

June - Tutu, Feathers, Summer Formal
Sub-Theme: Fashion Faux Pas
Naked Bike Ride/Gender shifting

July - Skin Paint, Magic Markers, and Stickers
Sub-Theme: Pimp your Bike

Aug - PJ’s and Bathrobes
Sub-Theme: One luv, your grandma

Sep - Cross Dress for Less
Sub-Theme: White Trash

Oct - Fetish
Sub-Theme: Weird Science (both of these theme’s might be
more difficult than we had first thought)

Nov - I caught it in Mexico
Sub-Theme: Pasties and Dollar Bills

Dec - Sweet Sacrilege
Sub-Theme: Mormon Invasion, Knocked up Nuns

Jan 09 - Geriatric
Sub-Theme: Bowel Movements

Default rain theme: Scuba/wet suits and snow boots
Always push massive noise
Always pimp your bike

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