First Thursday Fun Rides & First Friday ArtRides: Rules of the Ride

Lord Ganesh Rides a BikeAfter we had so much fun doing a Santacon on bikes in December 2008, some of us decided we wanted to do a monthly ride. In February 2009 we started meeting on the First Fridays to ride through downtown and the westside of Ventura to visit the art galleries staying open late.

We discovered we’re not the only ones doing regular themed rides for fun. Rides like this happen on a regular basis in cities across the country, including First Thursdays in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo where rides have been happening since 2000.

We don’t have a permit for this ride because we rely on our right to peacefully assemble. When we ride we become traffic and abide by the laws of traffic.

If you choose to join us for a ride we ask that you follow three simple rules: Have fun, respect our community, and obey all traffic laws. We charge everyone on the ride to help encourage others to abide by these rules.

To restate: these are not critical mass rides or a even critical manners rides but a courtesy mass ride.

We’re out to generate goodwill for cyclists and cycling, and to have a great time!

Whether you dust off your old cruiser or bring out your pricey pride and joy, we ride because we like to get people on their bikes and to have fun. It’s even more fun if you dress up with us, but that’s not a requirement.

If you’d like to join us on our next social on wheels, bring your bike to the Ventura Beach Promenade. We meet up at 5:30pm and ride by 6pm. We ride until about 7:30 or 8pm when we often gather for food and more merriment.Fir


Get Your Cape on for the Super Heroes Ride: First Friday ArtRide Nov. 6

 Super Heroes Ride in Ventura Nov. 6 2009 flyer
Super Heroes Ride!
Get your cape on
Friday Nov. 6, 2009

Meet 5:30pm
California Street at Ventura Beach Promenade

Ride 6pm
To art galleries & studios in downtown, midtown and the westside

Super Heroes Biker Ball 7:30-10pm

Ride with us or join us:
Bell Arts Factory
432 N. Ventura Ave

Enjoy Anacapa Brewery beer,  pizza & salad from Milanos, music & dancing!

Ride is FREE; donations requested for beer & food. Bring your own cup, please.

This will be my first ArtRide on my new bikergo and I am so excited to show off my new cushy ride!