Friday, March 27, 2015

History San José presents 1st Annual Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show


History San José presents
1st Annual Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show
Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 11 am - 6 pm

San José, CA – March 25, 2015 --- Kick off National Bike Month and celebrate the Santa Clara Valley’s rich bicycling history and culture with our racing, road, recreational, mountain, custom, cruiser, fixed gear, vintage and low rider bicycling communities. On Sunday, May 3 from 11 am to 6 pm, History Park will host the 1st Annual Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show.

The festival is a collaboration between History San José, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, the Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers and Gooseneck Bicycles. Thanks to the generosity of Santa Clara Valley Brewing, we are proud to offer their hand-crafted beer for sale.

Guests will enjoy Moveable Feast’s food trucks, amazing vendors, designated picnicking areas, historical talks and tours of the exhibit Silicon Valley Bikes! Passion, Innovation & Politics Since 1880, in the Clyde Arbuckle Gallery at the Pacific Hotel. There will be plenty of fun for kids, including bicycle decorating and a children’s bicycle parade. DJ Guerillaz in Da Mixx (GiDM) will be in the house with sound and tunes.

Attendees can bring and show their bicycles and have them judged in one of many categories. The Hellyer Velodrome [the Northern California Velodrome Association] and the San José Bicycle Club will host a stationary racing area; San José Bike Polo will host demonstration games; Specialized will demonstrate electric bikes and San José Fixed Gear will offer fixed gear trick riding demonstration. Free valet bicycle parking will be provided by Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.

Visit for more details or call 408.521.5016.

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About History San José:

History San José is a non-profit organization that collects, preserves and celebrates the stories of diversity and innovation in San José and 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 408.287.2290