If the Bike Happening is to survive a different attitude towards personal responsibilities and group self-policing must take hold.
In the six plus years that the BH has existed there have been a few people that have made significant contributions towards keeping this ride alive. They have attempted to keep this ride lawful and enjoyable. Announcements have been made, flyers and bike lights have been passed out, and attempts have been made on the ride to remind everyone of the SLOPD’s simple requests. They have arranged where the ride would end and cleaned up afterwards. Now that the ride consistently draws out 300 to 500 people those who have been carrying the torch feel more like den mothers then happy participants. THIS MUST CHANGE.
The Bike Happening is all about having fun and having a positive impact on our community. Now is the time for YOU to step up and help make that happen. YOU can start by doing the following:
When you see someone riding unlawfully you need to help inform that person what they are doing wrong.
If you see someone littering you need to help that person see how they are jeopardizing this event.
If you see anything left behind, you need to not walk away thinking someone else will clean up.
If you are not willing to do things like this, then you are no longer welcome on this ride.