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SLO Holiday Parade

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Join the Bike Happening in its 16th annual appearance in the
SLO Downtown Hoilday Parade.

Theme: Dashing through the SLO
Friday December 2nd
Meet at 6:00PM (Parade starts at 7:00)
We are entry #69 and meet at the corner of Broad & Monterey (by SLO Museum)

Holiday Costumes and/or Bicycle decorations Required

More rules:
No throwing or handing out candy, etc.
Helmets required for the youngsters
No Santa Costumes allowed
No booze :-(

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Downtown Holiday Parade

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Join the Bike Happening in its 15th annual appearance in the
SLO Downtown Hoilday Parade.

Theme: There’s No Place Like SLO
Friday December 4th
Meet at 6:00PM (Parade starts at 7:00)
We are entry #61 and meet at the corner of Broad & Monterey

Holiday Costumes and/or Bicycle decorations Required

More rules:
No throwing or handing out candy, etc.
Helmets required for the youngsters
No Santa Costumes allowed
No booze :-(

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Holiday Parade

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FRIDAY RAIN UPDATE:
THE CALL HAS BEEN MADE. THE PARADE IS ON!
(YES I AM YELLING)

Join the Bike Happening in its 14th annual entry in the
SLO Downtown “HULA” Holiday parade.

Friday, Dec. 5th
Meet at 6:00PM
(Parade starts at 7:00)
We are entry #63 and meet at the corner of Broad & Monterey

Holiday decorations required!
Costumes or Bicycle decorations.
No Santa Costumes allowed

More rules:
No throwing or handing out candy, etc.
Helmets required for the youngsters
No booze

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Whereabout SLO Bike Camping Company

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This start up company needs a portable toilet and shower.
Support this SLO business on KickStarter!

Check out their website www.whereabout-slo.com

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MAY IS BIKE MONTH!

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Back in 2008 a documentary film was made about the Bike Happening.
Help kick off Bike Month by watching the film before the ride.
The film will be shown at Lincoln Market & Deli at 7:00 on May 1st!

Go to SLO Regional Rideshare’s website for more BIKE MONTH events

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NEW 2014 THEMES

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13th Annual Holiday Parade

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Join the Bike Happening in its 13th annual entry in the
SLO Downtown Holiday parade.

Friday, Dec. 6th at 6:00PM
(Parade starts at 7:00)

Holiday decorations required!
Costumes or Bicycle decorations.
No Santa Costumes allowed

More rules:
No throwing or handing out candy, etc.
Helmets required for the youngsters
No booze

WE ARE ENTRY #61b
OUR STAGING LOCATION IS NEAR BROAD AND MONTEREY

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New Holiday Parade Narrative

Since the Summer of 2000, bikes have been happen’ the first Thursday of every month.

Every night is “Bike Night”, but the first Thursday of every month- Bikes are Happening.

Everyone is welcome. Bring your Bikes. Bring your lights. Enjoy the ride.

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Oops

We after many years of posting themes, you’re bound to miss a few.

Sorry that these themes weren’t posted.

JUNE: 13th Annual Formal, Vaudeville Burlesque

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*JULY: merica, These colors don’t run, THEY SPARKLE!

You can always dress up in any past theme. August PolyGone! theme to be posted soon

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NEW THEMES!

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Once again, after too many beers, a year’s worth of Bike Happening themes for 2013 have been conjured up.

Take these themes and do as you please with theme, twist them, expand them, ignore them, protest them. What ever you do Participate. Don’t spectate.

You can always find them in “pages” over there ——->

MARCH: Zombies and Zookeepers

APRIL: Black & White Washout

*MAY: Teddies & Bears

*JUNE: 13th Annual Formal, Vaudeville Burlesque

*JULY: merica, These colors don’t run, THEY SPARKLE!

*AUG: PloyGone! Tridecagon

*SEPT. Uniforms and Unicorns

OCT: Surf and Turf / Cowboys and Surfers

NOV: Anything goes but clothes

DEC. Saints and Sinners / Holy Wars / Krampus

JAN: Olden Days, Vintage Spandex

FEB: Snow Sports and Pro Wrestling

* Bare as you Dare Season

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Holiday Parade

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Once again, the Bike Happening will have an entry in the
SLO Downtown Holiday parade.

Friday, Dec. 7th at 6:00PM (Parade starts at 7:00)
Holiday decorations required. (No Santa Costumes)

More rules:
No throwing or handing out candy, etc.
Helmets required for the youngsters
No booze

CHECK BACK HERE FOR STAGING LOCATION AND ADDITIONAL INFO

DEC. 3rd UPDATE:
We are entry #47 and will meet near the corner of Broad and Monterey.

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2012 Themes

2012themes Once again, after too many beers, a year’s worth of Bike Happening themes have been conjured up.

You can always access the upcoming themes on the “2012 Themes” page at the top of the column over there >>>

Take these themes and do as you please with theme, twist them, expand them, ignore them, protest them. What ever you do Participate. Don’t spectate.

March:
Old Mac-Donald / LiveStock

April:
Polly Dollies & Bros vs. SLO Geriatrics

May*:
Rainbows and Rednecks

June*: 12th Anniversary Formal
Dirty Dozen

July*:
Super Heroes and Villains in Tights Running with the Bulls

August*:
Gypsy Circus, Safety Third

September*: Noise Ride
Glam Rock, Horny Percussion

October:
Grocery Bags, “Paper or Plastic” and
Charge of the Spatula Brigade

November:
Edgar Allen Poe’s Day of the Dead.
Fnord

December:
Mayan Apocalypse,
A Night of Giants and Pixies

January:
Internet Memes, & Viral Outbreaks

February:
Many Shiny Messiahs in Egypt

* Bare as you Dare Season

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Downtown Holiday Parade Dec. 3rd

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The Bike Happening is in the SLO Downtown Holiday Parade once again. For the past 9 years we have been the “Most Entertaining” entry almost every time we’ve entered. Let’s make the 10th years our best yet!
(See past awards at Central Coast Brewing and at McCarthy’s)

Bicycle decorations and/or holiday costumes are required.
(Parade rules state that you may NOT dress up as Santa)

LED lights are the best battery operated option for lighting up your bike.

PARADE INFORMATION:
Friday December 3rd
Line up at 6:30PM (Parade starts at 7:00)
Entry name: “BIKE HAPPENING”
Line up location: BROAD STREET BEHIND MISSION

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Say no more.

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Bike Month is Coming…

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HOLIDAY PARADE

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Come join the Bike Happening in our 9th annual appearance in the Downtown Holiday Parade.

Bike decorations or costumes are a must.
(the battery operated LED Christmas light are the best!)

All ages welcome (helmets required for kids)

Our staging location is on Broad Street behind the Mission. Entry #32
Staging begins at 5:30. PARADE STARTS AT 7:00PM.


For those who missed it the holiday parade…

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Bike Happening Documentary

Come see the premiere of the Bike Happening Documentary at
The Downtown Brewing on Monday March 9th @ 6:00PM
Watch the trailer below and visit the Bike Happening Documentary website

For more information about the SLO International Film Festival follow the link below.
Film Fest

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Two Important Things!

Item #1: ( July )

There is an event in the Mission Plaza that may conflict with the pre-ride gathering.
Go around the Mission and meet at Broad and Monterey

Item #2: ( Forever )

Decide where to 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.

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Data loss on bikehappening.org server

Due to a hardware failure, we’ve lost all posts since April 11. Stupid heat wave cooked our hard disks. We’re sorry for sucking, we’ll do our best to stop ASAP.

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Bike Swap Meet: March 16

Warthog Phil seyz:

Bike swap meet on sunday march 16 from 9am to 12noon at Utopia bakery, 2900 Broad st. Free to all sellers, buyers or just browsers. Got an old bicycle you want to sell? Maybe a box of old parts that need a new home? Dust it off, bring it out and make some cash. Looking for a new ride or parts to finish a bike project? Come shopping. Any and all things bicycle related welcome. Road, mountain, BMX, cruisers, track/fixie, tandem, recumbent, if it’s got wheels and pedals you can find it here. For info or to be put on the notification list e-mail bikeswapmeet [at] yahoo {dot} com.

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