September Theme: Team Spirit!

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Time to bring your team together or just make one up and show some Team Spirit.

Team Tecate is sure to show up. Team Panda might too. Team rubber bands might be created. What team are you?


See the 2011 Themes page for the entire year’s worth of themes. Go BIG this year.
Link is always in right hand column over there —>
Next month’s theme is Moby Dick’s Boats & Hoes Yacht Club Torpedo Party


Don’t forget the rules of the ride.


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August Theme: Pajama Night(mare)

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See the 2011 Themes page for the entire year’s worth of themes. Go BIG this year.
Link is always in right hand column over there —>
Next month’s theme is Team Spirit / Freaks, Geeks, Cults


Don’t forget the rules of the ride.


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STOLEN BIKE JULY 17th

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My girlfriend’s bicycle was stolen from a bush downtown over the weekend in a truly remarkable display of multi-tiered incompetence that I will not get into other than to say neither she or I was involved. It is pictured in the above attachment. If you hear of anything or see our friend please call me.

BIKE DESCRIPTION:
Mid 80’s PINK Schwinn Caliente (mixtie frame)
Single speed Coaster brake
Wheels: Front: Sunshine hub laced to an Araya ( I think) rim
Rear: Bendix Red band rear hub (a red band running down the
center of the rear hub) laced to mavic open pro sport rim
Drop bars
Cyclocross tires
White Women specific seat
silver bell (hammer strike kind)

Contact540-4662

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July: American Trash

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What are you going to do with all the trash you generated over the 4th of July?
I know, wear it!


See the 2011 Themes page for the entire year’s worth of themes. Go BIG this year.
Link is always in right hand column over there —>
NEXT MONTH IS HOT JAMMY NIGHTS/NIGHTMARE (Pajama Ride)


Don’t forget the rules of the ride.


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Anniversary Theme: Oceans 11

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It’s time for the annual formal ride to celebrate 11 years of the Bike Happening. Put on a bit of Las Vegas, “Oceans 11″ Swank and come out and ride. Any type of Fancy Pants welcome.


See the 2011 Themes page for the entire year’s worth of themes. Go BIG this year.
Link is always in right hand column over there —>


Don’t forget the rules of the ride.


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KEEP IT COMING

sloart
Ha! Finally some fun public art in San Luis Nabisco. Keep it coming.
Post links to other SLO BIKE ART that you’ve seen around town in the comments below.

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Cinco De Mayo y Donkeys

battleofpuebladonkeys On the 5th of May 1862, 4000 Mexican soldiers, against overwhelming odds, defeated a French army invasion of 8000 during the Battle of Puebla. Though the victory was short-lived, it represented a great morale boost for Mexico. Three years later Mexico expelled the French with help from the Untied States.

How are you going to celebrate the Battle of Puebla victory?
Stage a reenactment of the Battle of Puebla?
Dress as a pinata?
Fly a Mexican flag?
Add your ideas below…


See the 2011 Themes page for the entire year’s worth of themes. Go BIG this year.
Link is always in right hand column over there —>


Don’t forget the rules of the ride.


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Stolen Bike

Stolen Bike Posted April 14, 2011
My name is Lamar and my bike was stolen today. It is a
2008 Bianchi Via Nirone Road Bike. It is white with black font.
Black fork and seat post. 510/693/0968 or nglamar [at] gmail.com

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April Theme: Easter Pastels & Bunnies from Hell

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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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March Theme: Wood is Good

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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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February Theme: What’s in Your Closet?

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Everyone has something in their closet. Something they’re just looking for a reason to wear. Something they’re hiding. Something they’re proud of. A broom or some empty coat hangers. What ever it is, strap it on, put it on, bring it out.


Don’t forget the rules of the ride.

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February Theme-O-Matic

Post theme ideas for February’s Bike Happening in the comments below.
The theme will be decided and posted a few weeks after January’s Bell ride.

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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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December: HOLIDAY CHARACTERS & CARICATURES

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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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Theme-O-Matic for December

Post your theme ideas here for December’s Theme. The Theme-O-Matic will take all suggestions, put them in a blender and make up what a theme some time around Thanksgiving.

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Novembeard Theme

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