VivaCalleSJ is a free all-ages recreational program that is held in September and in May by the City of José. Viva CalleSJ closes six continuous miles of streets to motorized vehicles. The Spring edition celebrates National Bike Month. Viva CalleSJ’s six-mile route takes participants through some of San José’s most scenic and culturally-rich neighborhoods. It draws over 100,000 visitors, bringing people and communities together to walk, bike, skate, play, and explore. This is not a race. Visitors can visit any and all parts of a route that features free family-friendly activities, art, artisans, live entertainment and parks, as well as food trucks and local artisanal eateries.
Viva CalleSJ is a project of the City of San José’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services. San José is the U.S.’s 9th largest city and is truly the heart [ <3 ] of Silicon Valley.
History San José is one of the largest and most comprehensive historical organizations in California. Its mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the stories of diversity and innovation in San José and the Santa Clara Valley, which spans Palo Alto through Morgan Hill.
Since 1970, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) has championed cyclists’ safety, rights, and accommodations by working with county and city governments, their planning commissions, developers, planners, and transportation agencies within Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
The Mineta Transportation Institute (www.transweb.sjsu.edu) conducts research, education programs, and information and technology transfer–focusing on multimodal surface transportation policy.
Cousins Matthew and Joe Rodriquez learned to make bicycles from their beloved grandfather, William “Pops” Camacho, and organize our Festival’s spectacular bicycle show. Matthew is a renown bicycle builder and the founder of Pops Fabrication. Joe is the publisher of Gooseneck Magazine.
The Valley Transportation Authority is committed to getting people where they need to go within Santa Clara County. VTA does this by operating a transportation system that offers public busses and lightrail that are accessible and bicycle-friendly. They work with cities within Santa Clara County; Caltrain, BART, and other transportation agencies; developers, and the public to improve the quality of the Valley’s public surface transportation and to innovate the way Silicon Valley moves. VTA’s core values are safety, integrity, quality, sustainability, diversity, and accountability.