Silicon Valley Bikes! 2018

May 6 • San Jose
siliconvalleybikesfestival.org

Silicon Valley Bikes

Join Silicon Valley cyclists in San Jose at Kelley Park’s History Park on May 6 for a day of celebrating all things bicycle at the Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show’s fourth annual event. Enjoy a day of family fun that includes BMX stunt rider shows, roller racing, bike polo demonstrations, music, exhibitors, bike repair clinics, local artists and artisans, and a spectacular bicycle show.

Meet Santa Clara Valley’s cycling clubs and riding groups, and check out the Cargo Bike Village, Artists Colony, bike repair clinics, and more.

The kids’ area features games, prizes, face painting, helmet giveaways and room nearby for parents to take a breather while they enjoy food truck fare and craft beer.

Admission is $5.00, $5.00 per show bike, and children ages two and under are admitted free.

About Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival & Bicycle Show

The Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival & Bicycle Show’s mission is to celebrate and preserve the Santa Clara Valley’s rich bicycling history while honoring the bicycle clubs, riding groups, governmental organizations and helping organizations who are making history today. Our mission is to promote bicycling to the general public as a healthy choice, a powerful source for recreation and friendship, and a viable transportation option.

Silicon Valley is known as the birthplace of innovation for personal computers, the internet and networking.

Did you know that we’re also the birthplace of bicycling innovation?

Our Festival grew from History San Josè’s Silicon Valley Bikes! Project. In 2010, Diane Solomon wrote the “Art of the Wheel” for Metro Silicon Valley  about young bike makers Sam and Matt Rodriquez. When she learned that bicycling began in San Josè during the 1880’s, she was inspired to help History San Josè gather and preserve this history with the help of Terry Shaw (Shaw’s Lightweight Cycles Shop, the San Josè Bicycle Club and the Garden City Wheelmen), Elizabeth “Bess” Hernandez-Jones (the San Josè Bicycle Club and the Northern California Velodrome Association) and Ken Middlebrook, History San Josè Collections Director.

Learn more at siliconvalleybikesfestival.org.

 

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