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Viva CalleSJ’s Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival & Bicycle Show
Tagline: A Viva CalleSJ family-friendly community-building festival that celebrates Silicon Valley’s diverse bicycling communities and promotes bicycling to the general public as a healthy choice, a powerful source for recreation and friendship, and a viable transportation option.
Event hashtags: #siliconvalleybikesfestival #vivacallesj #historysanjose
Festival date: Sunday, May 17, 2020, 10am to 3:00 pm
Location: Along Viva CalleSJ’s six-mile route. Location to be announced March 2020 as part of Viva CalleSJ’s roll-out.
Who we are: The nonprofit collaboration between the City of San Josè’s Viva CalleSJ program and History San Josè.
Attendees: Expected 100,000+, based on Viva CalleSJ’s past attendance
Cost: Free admission. This well-advertised event is open to the public.
Activities: A spectacular bicycle show; BMX stunt riding shows; History San José’s Silicon Valley bicycling history exhibit; a Kids’ Space with free & fun activities; a children’s helmets give-away, courtesy of the City of San José’s Street Smarts Program; live performances; bicycle test rides offered courtesy of Yuba Cargo Bikes and other companies; nearby food trucks and eateries; artisans, and craft persons.
Exhibitors: Expected 70+. They include bicycle show-bikes, businesses offering bicycling-related and other products and services; nonprofits and governmental agencies; bicycle clubs and riding groups; artists, artisans, and craft persons.
Websites: www.siliconvalleybikesfestival.org and www.vivacallesj
Facebook: /Silicon Valley Bikes: Our History & A Festival
Facebook Event: [Visit this page February 2020 for the URL]
Twitter: @historysanjose @VivacalleSJ
Instagram: #siliconvalleybikes #vivacalleSJ
Diane Solomon, History San José Mike Noonan, City of San José