FESTIVAL FACTS AND TALKING POINTS:
Tagline: An entertaining, family-friendly and community-building festival kicking off National Bike Month by inspiring bicycle recreation, commuting and sport in Silicon Valley
Event hashtag: #siliconvalleybikesfestival
Festival date: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 11am to 4:00 pm
Location: History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose, CA
Attendees: Expected 3,000+
Activities: Bicycle show; Bicycle clubs & riding groups; Bicycle polo demonstrations; BMX stunt riding shows; Food trucks; Craft beer; Expo & historical exhibits; a Kids’ Space with free & fun activities; Music; Artists, artisans and craft persons; Public Advocacy Meeting & Community Forum with elected officials, transportation agencies, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and Santa Clara County’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committees (BPACs).
Exhibitors: Expected 75+ and includes businesses offering bicycling-related products and services; not-for-profits and governmental agencies; bicycle clubs and riding groups; artists, artisans, and craft persons.
Who we are: We are the not-for-profit collaboration of History San Josè, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, the Mineta Transportation Institute, Santa Clara Valley Brewing, and Gooseneck Bicycles with special support from the City of San Josè; Stampede Bikes (www.stampedebikes.com), Cowgirl Bike Courier, and the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
Bike Parking: Free outdoor secured bicycle valet parking courtesy of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Save the Date for the 4th Annual
Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival & Bicycle Show:
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at History Park 11am to 4 pm
San Josè, CA – February 15, 2018 – Come kick off National Bike Month at the Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival & Bicycle Show on Sunday, May 6th from 11:00am – 4:00pm, at Kelley Park’s History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue, San José.
No other Bay Area festival brings together the Valley’s largest cycling clubs, riding groups, their families, bicycling-oriented helping organizations and the general public.
Enjoy a day featuring food trucks, craft beer, a Kids’ Space, thrilling BMX stunt riding shows, demonstrations, artisans, Craft, music, historical exhibitions, free valet bicycle parking and a spectacular bicycle show that attracts custom, vintage, cruiser and lowrider builders and collectors. Also exhibiting are the not-for-profit and governmental agencies that enlist cyclists to do great good and businesses that offer products of interest to cyclists and to the public.
Our volunteer-run Festival is a project of History San José and a collaboration with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (www.bikesiliconvalley.org), the Mineta Transportation Institute (www.transweb.sjsu.edu), Gooseneck Bicycles Magazine, Pops Fabrication, and Santa Clara Valley Brewing (www.scvbrewing.com), with special support from the City of San José; Stampede Bikes (www.stampedebikes.com), and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (www.vta.org).
Admission is $5, $5 per show bike, children ages five and under are admitted free.
For more information, visit: www.siliconvalleybikesfestival.org or call 408.521-5034.
About History San José:
History San José is a nonprofit organization that collects, preserves and celebrates the stories of diversity and innovation in the Santa Clara Valley. HSJ manages one of the largest and most comprehensive regional history collections in the State of California, from 1784 Spanish governmental records to twenty-first century Silicon Valley technology.
History San José 1650 Senter Road San José, CA 95112 Main#: 408.287.2290
Diane Solomon Teri Nguyen
History San José History San José
408 521 5034