¡ A Viva CalleSJ Emma Park Hub highlight is The Silicon Valley Bikes! bicycle show. Please come and show-off your bicycles or just come to 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 at Viva CalleSJ’s Emma Prusch Farm Park Hub’s Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival so Viva CalleSJ’s 100,000 visitors will enjoy them!
! Prizes !
- Cash Prize for Best in Show!
- Seventeen Trophies for seventeen winners!
- Special Trophy will be awarded by the Stockton Cycle Show‘s Roder Mercado for his “Best in Show” pick!
- Win this Beauty: The Others BC are raffling this bike with proceeds going to helping organizations.
Our Best In Show’s 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.
Registration is “day of” between 8:00am and 11:15 am. Bike Show awards will be at 2pm. Registration costs $10 per Show Bike.
Ride-in or walk-in your show bikes: Please note that Story Road will be closed between 7am and 3pm. King Road will remain open.
Ride or walk your show bikes on to Story Road at King between 8:00 am and 11:15 am and find your way to the Bike Show Registration area.
Drop-off-by-automobiles: Please note that Story Road will be closed between 7am and 3pm. King Road will remain open.
You may drive into the Tropicana parking lot on King Road to drop off your bikes, but please do not park anywhere within this parking lot for the day here. The entrance is next to the Bank of America at 1107 King Road. Please drop Show Bikes off before 10:30 am. Volunteers from The Others BC will help you wheel your bikes to the Bike Show areas on Story Road and will guard them until you return. Please do not park in this parking lot.
The cost is $10 per bike show entrant. The entry fee pays for the winners’ trophies. The grand prize for Best in Show is $100 but could be more depending upon how many entries there are.
Bike Show Car Parking: After you drop off your show bikes, please park your cars in the nearby public and on-street parking areas near Story & King. Parking within Emma Prusch Farm Park will not be available. We respectfully request that you do not park in the Tropicana parking lot.
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
2:00 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 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.