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Bicycle Bingo

Beer, bikes & bingo. Pedal your way to prizes at this unusual weekly game night in Oakland
By - posted 3/4/2012 No Comment

Want to play a little bingo and win some prizes while breaking a sweat?

Play “Bicycle Bingo” a weekly series at Oakland’s Actual Cafe where the bingo machine is actually a hacked-together bicycle contraption built by Monkey Likes Shinythat shuffles and dispenses the bingo balls. Plus volunteers from the audience get to ride the bike to help shuffle the balls.

Play for Prizes from: Trumer Brauerei, Chinook Book, Mike’s Bikes, Greenaid Seedbombs, INNA Jam, James and the Giant Cupcake, Periscope Cellars, Kinks Beauty Supply

Bicycle Bingo
Every Thursday (7-9p)
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA
No cover, but  donations for bingo cards

How to Play?
Bingo cards are given in exchange for donations to the event’s beneficiary ($3 each, 2/$5, 5/$10).

Cards can be played all evening long, so starting early means getting more chances to win on each card.  All bingo card proceeds go directly to the benefiting organizations, along with 10% of the cafe’s revenue for the evening.

Donations from bingo cards and $2 from each beer sold benefit the following organizations:

  • East Bay Bicycle Coalition – First Thursdays
  • Rebuilding Together Oakland – Second Thursdays
  • East Bay College Fund – Third Thursdays
  • United Roots Oakland – Fourth Thursdays