Let’s go to the Zombie East Bay Bike Party

Bonjour !

Do you want go to the biggest party of the weekend and celebrate Halloween early? If yes, you are in luck, because tomorrow, 10/10, there is the Zombie East Bay Bike Party and it is 100% fun!

The Zombie East Bay Bike Party starts at a Bart station

The Zombie East Bay Bike Party starts at a Bart station

So what is the East Bay Bike Party? It is a moving bike party around East Bay that takes place the second Friday of every month. Hundreds of people meet at a BART station and follow a predefined route around the East Bay, which has a couple convenient rest party stops. Who says party says music and lights, right? Fortunately, there are many people who are very creative and mount speakers on their bike to blast music in the streets. By the way, I recommend biking close to a DJ, and if you don’t like the music you can always bike faster/slower to get to another DJ. Plus, people pimp up their bikes with lights, going from simple light wires to spinning disco balls! There is no limit to creativity (and how heavy your bike becomes).

Party Stop

Party Stop

In addition, each East Bay Bike Party is different as they all have a theme, to spice up the event a little more. Previous themes included Alien, pirates, ninjas, superhero, Mario, skirt, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, carnival… but October is always the Zombie theme! From my experience the Zombie East Bay Bike Party is the biggest party of the year, and seeing a horde of zombies on two wheels and dancing is quite amazing.

So, how do you attend this East Bay Bike Party? Go to the meeting point which is at West Oakland BART at 7:30pm. The event is completely free and open to everyone, yes everyone, there will be people from all kind of backgrounds, but sharing the same envy to have a great time!

Zombie!...

Zombie!…

What does one need to go to the Zombie East Bay Bike Party? You just need a bike, any bike will do the job as it is a cruise (understand it is not a race), and the organizers do their best to plan a flat route. By the way, there will be volunteers at turns to tell you where to turn, but really, just follow the crowd.

Tip: Bring a lock and some snacks/drinks!

Bonus tip: here is the EBBP song!
Stay right
Stop at lights
Ride straight
Don’t hate
Pack your trash
Don’t get smashed

About Joël Thai

Bonjour ! My name is Joël Thai, I am an environmental engineer, passionate photographer, triathlete, and world traveler from Paris, France. I spent four years in Berkeley for graduate school, research, and teaching. Living at International House Berkeley was such an enriching and exciting experience! Go Bears!
This entry was posted in Activities and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Let’s go to the Zombie East Bay Bike Party

  1. Pingback: I-House Resident and Alumni Blogger Awards | I-House: Where UC Berkeley Meets the World

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s