¡ A Festival highlight is our bicycle show. Please come and show your bicycles and/or enjoy the Show !
We are proud and honored that cousins Matt and Joe Rodriquez will again organize this show and will host its awards ceremony, with Aisha Santiago-Rodriguez generously managing the process.
Show bicycles will be staged on Story Road so Viva CalleSJ’s 100,000 visitors will enjoy them!
Registration is “day of”.
Ride or walk your show bikes into the park between 8:00 am and 11:15 am.
The Drop-off-by-car location will be at the Park’s northside parking lot. Please drop them off before 9:00 am. Drive into the park on the King Road main entrance. Volunteers will direct you.
Signs will direct you to to the Bicycle Show. If you need help walking in bicycles or off loading from your vehicles, volunteers will be available.
Signs will direct you to the bicycle show area where you can register. The cost is $10 per bike show entrant. The entry fee pays for the winners’ trophys and a grand prize for Best in Show.
If you don’t want to enter the bike show but do want to show off your bike or bikes, please do so! Walk them into the Festival grounds at Emma Prusch Farm Park. There is plenty of room for you to picnic and show off your bicycles.
Bike Show Schedule:
8:00 am to 11:15 am: Bike Show Registration
12:00 pm Judging Begins
3:00 pm: Awards & Honoring Ceremony
Show Requirements, Categories, Prizes & Awards:
- You must be present to win
- At least 3 bicycles must be entered per category to qualify for judging.
- No refunds will be allowed if a category fails to attract at least three bicycles
Bike Show Prizes:
- Cash Prize for Best in Show!
- Trophies for all winners!
- Framed Certificates of Excellence for all winners
- Special Trophy will be awarded by the Stockton Cycle Show‘s Roder Mercado for his “Best in Show” pick!
Our Cash Prize will be $100 plus an amount determined by the number of show entries. The more bikes entered, the more $$$ will be added to the $100.
Bike Show Award Categories:
– Best In Show
– BMX ((New Catagory!)
– Cruiser (see Stretch/Cruiser)
– Freak / Unique Creation
– Handmade / Hand Built
– Lowrider Street
– Lowrider Full Custom
– Most Members Participation Award
– Muscle (1980s and Older: Schwinn Sting-Rays, Raleigh Choppers, etc.)
– Original: 1960’s to 1980’s
– Original: 1930’s to 1950’s
– Paint (Best Paint)
– Rat Rod
– Sound Bike (New Catagory!)
– Stretch Cruiser Street
– Stretch Cruiser Full Custom
Need More information?
Please contact Aisha at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More About Joe and Matt Rodriquez:
Our Festival celebrates and promotes the art form of custom, lowrider, vintage and cruiser bicycles. San Josè is considered to be an epicenter of this art and cousins Joe and Matt Rodriquez belong to one of the Bay Area’s first families of lowrider bicycle builders. As pre-teens they began designing and building bicycles under the tutelage of Matt’s beloved grandfather, William “Pops” Camacho.
Joe is a now a professional photographer, a bike builder, a founding member of the LuxuriouS Bike Club and is the publisher of Gooseneck Bicycles Magazine. His photographs and on-line magazine showcase this art form and the culture that creates it. Instagram: gooseneckmagazine
Marrying modern design, functionality and the San Francisco Bay Area’s hot rod, motorcycle, lowrider and graffiti urban cultures, Matt is a veteran bicycle designer, fabricator and builder. His Shorty Fatz and Pops Fabrication Series 8’s have sold world-wide and have been featured in the Los Angeles Times and exhibited at the Oakland Museum of California and San Jose’s Museum of Art.
Both Matt and Joe’s bicycles were exhibited at History San Josè’s 2014-2015 exhibition, Silicon Valley Bikes! Passion, Innovation and Politics Since 1880.