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Pedal-Powered Revelry with Santa Cruz Bike Party
by Bradley Allen ( bradley [at] riseup.net )
Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:27 PM
On Friday, April 26, bicycle enthusiasts gathered at the Bike Church before departing on the Santa Cruz Bike Party, a mellow social ride accented with amplified music. Organizers say the event is "designed to build community, not to clash with car drivers, police, or residents."
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[Photo: Partygoers gather at the Bike Church before taking off with the Santa Cruz Bike Party.]


Riders had a great time traversing through Seabright, the Harbor, Pleasure Point, Capitola Village, Live Oak, and downtown Santa Cruz. There were approximately 25 cyclists, including one person on a customized tall bike, and another being pulled on a longboard. Some people branched off early while others joined the party mid-route.

Riders, mostly helmeted, did their best to stay in the bike lane or right lane and did not ride on the sidewalk or against oncoming traffic.

Keep your eyes peeled, and one ear to the ground, for your invitation to the next Santa Cruz Bike Party.
§Taking Off from Spruce Street
by Bradley Allen Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:28 PM
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§Bike Party on Pacific
by Bradley Allen Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:28 PM
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§Tall Biker and Longboarder on Santa Cruz Bike Party
by Bradley Allen Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:28 PM
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§Taking Soquel Avenue
by Bradley Allen Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:28 PM
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§Bike Party through the Construction Zone
by Bradley Allen Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:28 PM
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§Approaching Shopper's Corner
by Bradley Allen Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:28 PM
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§Rolling Down Soquel Avenue
by Bradley Allen Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:28 PM
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§Hanging Loose at Offshore Music
by Bradley Allen Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:28 PM
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§Sailing on Seabright
by Bradley Allen Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:28 PM
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§Family Fun with Santa Cruz Bike Party
by Bradley Allen Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:28 PM
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§I Got This
by Bradley Allen Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:28 PM
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§Riding and Smiling with Santa Cruz Bike Party
by Bradley Allen Saturday Apr 27th, 2013 9:28 PM
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by Melissa Ott
Sunday Apr 28th, 2013 5:22 PM

Here are some more photos of the Santa Cruz Bike Party, taken by a UCSC Banana Slug! There were a handful of slugs on the ride--next time, we'll recruit our friends and fellow cycling slugs to join in the fun!
by Bradley
Sunday Apr 28th, 2013 10:13 PM
Cool photos Melissa, thank you for sharing them, and keep it up! I hope to see you and bunch more slugs at the next bike party!