SF Cruisers

Jun 22, 2011Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on SF Cruisers

SF Cruisers

SF Cruisers taking a rare daytime cruise at the Bicycle Music Festival

 

Since 2004, the SF Cruisers ride for pleasure, at a cruising pace, in a non-confrontational style with ample musical accompaniment. We often pick a cultural destination (art opening, Stern Grove concert, dance club) and make a musical journey to get there.

The rides are public, and usually free. To get email updates of upcoming rides, create a Rock The Bike account, then come back to this page and click subscribe.

Check out the video from our Independence Day Cruise!

 

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Coordinate Entertainment

Jun 16, 2011Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Coordinate Entertainment

Coordinate Entertainment
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A broad selection of local entertainers, quirky, compelling, and energetic.

Rock The Bike has been nurturing our relationships with local bands since our very beginnings in 2003. Allow us to feature some of San Francisco’s best voices at your event.

Typically this service is transparent to you, in the sense that you simply approve an entertainment budget, and we go to town and get the best fit we can for your event.

 

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Ride to Maker Faire with Rock the Bike

May 12, 2011Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Ride to Maker Faire with Rock the Bike

Ride to Maker Faire with Rock the Bike
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Time:
05/21/2011 – 09:00 – 11:00

Ride 21 miles from Dolores Park to Maker Faire with the Rock The Bike crew!

Please RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163941343661961

 

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Live On Bike: Bicycle Mobile Performance

May 7, 2011Posted by in Services, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Live On Bike: Bicycle Mobile Performance

Live On Bike: Bicycle Mobile Performance

Loud, clear, and bicycle-mobile.

Mobile Sound comes naturally for Rock The Bike — we’ve been hosting musically-enhanced bike rides since 2002. Each year we improve our gear and take on new ways of bringing music to the streets.


Above: The Ginger Ninjas perform ‘Live On Bike‘ on Rock The Bike’s Mobile Stage at the 2011 San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival


Above: Rock The Bike’s Live On Bike Stage hoists Opera singers Bill O’Neil and Brooke Munoz during the Bicycle Music Festival‘s move from Golden Gate Park to the Mission District.

Here are some of the key features of our mobile sound set up:

  • We use Shure wireless stage monitors to transmit a music signal to multiple receivers. This avoids having one loud source that can hurt the ears of marchers/riders. Multiple sound sources can distribute the message through the crowd
  • We carry our large, efficient loudspeakers on our cargo bikes. Our Mundo cargo bikes are stable at low speeds
  • We create amazing Soul Cycles — art bikes with integrated music systems. Examples: El Arbol,  the Blue Whale, and the Choprical Fish


Above: Justin Ancheta performs Live On Bike at the Bicycle Music Festival.

Our fees for the Mobile Sound service range in price depending on the travel involved, size of the crowd, nature of the event, etc.

Got a special event you’re celebrating? You can decorate the mobile stage with your logo, brand, or other symbolic imagery.

To request our help with your event, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can check our schedule and get your event in our calendar. It’s best that you have these questions answered before you contact us.

Watch a LiveOnBike performance by the Fossil Fool to get an idea of how we rock and roll:

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Rupa to headline as we Pedal power awesome local music acts at Sunday Streets in the Mission this Sunday!

May 3, 2011Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Rupa to headline as we Pedal power awesome local music acts at Sunday Streets in the Mission this Sunday!

Rupa to headline as we Pedal power awesome local music acts at Sunday Streets in the Mission this Sunday!
Posted by fossilfool
Time:
05/08/2011 – 12:00 – 16:00

Rupa & The April Fishes will headline the Pedal Powered Stage at Sunday Streets

This Sunday we’ll be Pedal Powering hours of live local music at San Francisco’s groundbreaking cyclovia program, Sunday Streets. Headliners Rupa and the April Fishes are an internationally touring band that calls San Francisco home. Be there as we Pedal Power this amazing quintet, as well as up and coming local ‘Klezmenco’ hoppers “Cradle Duende” (listen at http://www.reverbnation.com/cradledduende ) , the digitally enhanced Cumbia sounds of Bernal Heights’ Izzy Wise, and the hilarious singalongs of the world’s only beatboxing cellist, Cello Joe. After we’ve done all that, we’ll reconfigure our gear for a LiveOnBike performance by Fossil Fool, the Bike Rapper!

Our latest Pedal Powered Stage uses artful ‘Soul Cycle’ music bikes including the imaginative El Arbol and the stout Blue Whale. These custom fiberglass rigs are built on our exclusive Modified JBL PRX loudspeakers, so they sound great and make the most of every watt of available Pedal Power. You can see them in action in the video from Earth Day at USF below.

Location: 24th and Florida St. Many thanks to the Sunday Streets crew for this awesome spot in the heart of the Mission District.

Lineup:

12PM — Izzy Wise

1PM — Rupa

2PM — Cradle Duende

2:45PM — Cello Joe

3:30PM — Fossil Fool, LiveOnBike!

Sunday Streets is a revolutionary way to experience San Francisco car free. It’s one of the first american ‘Cyclovia’ events, in which large swaths of a city are closed off to cars and people can experience a human scale community, if only for a day. Rock The Bike has been participating in Sunday Streets since 2009.

 

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