The invitation to this event I saw
on facebook made me feel like being part of this ride would amount
to walking into the Nintendoverse, where Mario and Luigi are just
as real as you and I. The start was at Frank Ogawa Plaza in
Oakland. I knew I was in the right place when I saw the statue.
I got there plenty early. Most of
the crowd hadn't showed up yet, so I got the first rounds of good
costumes as they showed up.
The sound bikes were pumping out
loud dance inducing music. It just added atmosphere, there weren't
people ready for that around in big numbers yet.
I truly felt like a winner when I
found the pot of gold. The coin I ate tasted like good chocolate!
Lots of mushrooms among us...
Yup. East Bay Bike Party does a good
job of stopping at red lights.
I read later that Andrew Boone had
counted 925 people riding in this party.
There were these plush mushrooms we
were allowed to throw at the racers to enhance the videogame
Some of the racers didn't get very
far once the race started. Others zoomed past before I had a
chance to take their pictures...
Thank you to the wonderful leader
for a nice evening of bike party fun!