For a long time I've been saying "I
want to do Sacramento Bike Party!" So Virginia organized a trip up
there for the two of us. Her car provided the mobility. We got
there in plenty of time. Had a yummy dinner at the Tower Cafe.
Half way through dinner I realized I'd forgotten to copy down
directions to the start. No problem, Virginia pulled out her smart
phone and tapped on the screen for a few minutes. Presto! Turn by
turn directions from here to there. I was sure we were going in
the right direction when I realized we weren't the only well lit
bikes headed for the start. In fact, Sacramento Bike Party has
some riders that really do it right!
Once we got to the start we milled
around for a while. Maybe half a dozen of us had come up from SJBP
to check out SBP.
The guy in blue with the orange sash
got up and explained the bike party rules. Stay right, obey the
law, roll past conflict, don't get smashed, and have fun! Then he
said we'd be heading out in five minutes or something like that. A
bit after that I talked to the guy and he told me "No politics."
Put a chill on the way I like to enjoy bike party. After pondering
the situation for a few minutes I went underground. Therefore
there is nothing political about this page. NOTHING!
We had a great time riding for half
an hour or something like that.
Ended up in Old Sac. for the first
It wasn't thousands of people like
San Jose, but it was at least a couple of hundred. The vibe was
good. Awesome percentage of well lit bikes!
After taking this picture I decided
to just enjoy the event for a while. Didn't take any more pictures
except when there was very good reason.
There was a hot dog vendor at the
start, but beyond that I didn't see any merchandising. Generally
we had a good time. Thank you Sacramento!