PedalFest, a one-day outdoor festival of all things cycling, is coming to Jack London Square in Oakland, CA on July 28th. And it’s free!
People from all walks of life make Pedalfest great. People who are totally new to cycling walk in off the street and we bike nuts share the love with them. More butts on bikes!
Where else can you see Pee Wee Herman?
Or a Pedal-powered stage?
Or a Whiskeydrome?
Or THIS whackiness?
Those were a couple of my favorites from the past few years. Read the press release below for more info!
Amphibious Bike Race
Watch a spectacular display of land- and sea-worthy bikes as they pedal through Jack London Square and into the Oakland Estuary.
Rock the Bike Pedal-Powered Stage
Hop on a stationary bike and pedal to generate power for Rock the Bike’s off-grid sound stage! Stage lineup is coming soon!
Kids Bicycle Parade
Be a part of the Kids Bicycle Parade and help kick-off Pedalfest 2018! Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and the Oakland Public Library will be hosting an awesome decorating station where kids can deck out their bikes with spoke cards, streamers, stickers, and more! Join the decoration station at 11am. The parade will cruise through Jack London Square at noon.
Electric Bike Test Track
Curious about electric bikes? Visit our E-Bike Test Track, presented by Trek Bicycles of Berkeley, and take a spin! Visit with manufacturers’ reps, see the latest in bike tech and ride a variety of e-bikes, including electric cargo bikes. Find the E-Bike Test Track at the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero. Riders must be 18 years of age.
Bicycle Stunt Shows
Professional stunt riders Zak Maeda and Casey Holm will wow crowds with exciting, two-wheeled stunts showcasing bicycle balancing and agility on obstacles!
Kids Bicycle Rodeo
A team of youth cycling instructors will lead a fun-filled bicycle rodeo for children throughout the day including a bike safety course, skills building lessons, and bicycle safety instructions. Bikes and helmets will be provided to participating children, grades 3-6.
Drake’s Brewing Lounge Area
Kick back under the palm trees and enjoy a cold one! All proceeds from Drake’s Brewing will support Bike East Bay.
Builder Peter Wagner brings his cycling creations to Pedalfest! From penny-farthing high wheelers to miniature hand cycles, he has spent years creating an eclectic collection of handmade bicycles built from recycled car parts, trampolines, old bicycles and more!
Bike Punk Carnival Rides
Step right up! Ride pedal-powered carnival rides with the Cyclecide bike punk collective.
Women Bike Area
Stop by any time to chat with our Women Bike Book Club, Women Bike Happy Hour organizers, local bike advocacy leaders, intro to bike camping organizers, and other women, trans and femme leaders and doers. Activities include yoga with Redfrog Athletics, book signing with Elly Blue, and bike maintenance basics with Hard Knox Bikes.
Theft Prevention Photo Booth
Register your bike at the Dolan Law Firm’s Theft Prevention Booth and learn all the best tips for keeping your favorite two-wheeled machine safe. Come take a photo of your bike and get a free listing on BikeIndex.org.
Learn to Unicycle
Local riders will perform unicycle stunts on the main stage and teach you how to balance on one wheel at their learn-to-ride station.
Oakland Public Library Bike Library
The city’s bike-powered bookmobile pulls into Pedalfest with cascading bookshelves filled with books for locals to browse and even check out!
Interested in being a vendor or sponsor? Please email our Events Manager, Hyeran Lee, at email@example.com
Photos by Rocky Arroyo / PedalFest
Each year PedalFest rolls into Jack London Square in Oakland, California, to celebrate cycling, family, music and more. There are rides, demos, live music, food and even the Whiskeydrome, a 30-foot banked velodrome for stunt riding.
Check out our gallery from photographer Rocky Arroyo. Click on the magnifying glass at the bottom right to see the photos full-size.
PedalFest is a epic, free celebration of all things bicycle in Jack London Square. No matter what type of cyclists you are, you’re sure to find something fun, including a chance to meet some of the most legendary American cyclists.Tweet Print