Happenings

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Features and special appearances that will fill Jack London Square with two-wheeled excitement include:

Whiskeydrome Stunt Action

Cycling daredevils will ride at thrilling speeds and perform exciting stunts in a 30-foot banked wooden velodrome!

Oaklandish’s Kids Bicycle Parade

Be a part of Oaklandish’s kids bicycle parade and help kick-off 2014 Pedalfest! Children are invited to show up with already-decorated bicycles, or they can deck-out their bikes at a special Oaklandish decorating station, at 11 AM. The parade will cruise through Jack London Square at 12 PM.

Bicycle Stunt Shows

Professional stunt riders Ryan Leech, Mike Steidley and Casey Holm will wow crowds with exciting, two-wheeled stunts showcasing bicycle balancing and agility on obstacles!

Rock the Bike’s Pedal-powered Sound Stage

Enjoy live music on Rock the Bike’s pedal-powered sound stage that produces electricity from the pedaling of stationary bicycles! Line-up this year will feature:

Olympian Meet & Greet

Come by Pedalfest to meet and get an autograph from Nelson Vails, US Bicycle Hall of Famer and the first African-American cyclist to win an Olympic Medal.

Pedal-powered Art & Food
Hop on stationary bicycles and pedal to create smoothies and enjoy other pedal-powered treats including coffee, tacos, ice cream and more! Pedalfest-goers are also invited to create pedal-powered spin art to take home and enjoy!

Chrome Mobile Bike Party

Party it up and enjoy a DJ spinning music on the rooftop of the Chrome Industries truck.

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.

Bike Stand Demo Stage

This festival stage will host contests, demos, tricks and DIY bicycle tips throughout the day! Come by the demo stage for:

  • Bicycle Mechanic Bake Off
  • Woman’s Bicycle Clinic by Binx Garage
  • Mountain Biking Skills Class
  • Drag race on trainers
  • Bike Locking Contest, and more!

Bicycles and Bike Gear

Check out the latest bicycles, gear, clothing and accessories from dozens of bicycle vendors. Pedalfest brings together many local, innovative, and inventive vendors for an amazing array and selection of bike accessories.

New Belgium Beer Garden

New Belgium Brewing Co. will pour beer with all proceeds going to support the advocacy work of Bike East Bay, a non-profit organization.

Whymcycles

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 carparts, trampolines, old bicycles and more!

The Exploratorium’s Science of Cycling

Families will enjoy this hands-on exhibit that examines the science behind bicycling including the wheel; drivers and gears; framers and materials; breaking and steering; aerodynamics; and human power.

Bike Build

Artists from Oakland’s non-profit industrial arts school The Crucible will participate in a bike build culminating with finished creations at the end of the day.

Theft Prevention Photo Booth

This fun and informative photo booth will raise awareness for bicycle theft and supply owners with the tools to file a police report in the event their bike is stolen. Cyclists will take a photo of their bicycle and then receive their serial number.

Unicycle Basketball

Two teams will engage in a fun exhibition game of unicycle basketball with all players maneuvering the court on a single wheel!

Bicycle Expo

Come to Pedalfest to explore a collection of vintage bicycles, rideable replicas, and steel creations from top independent bicycle frame builders.

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!

Adaptive Cycling

Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) will display highlights from the country’s largest collection of cycles for people with physical disabilities from the Adaptive Cycling Center, in Berkeley.

Pop Up Bike Skills Park

Kids of all ages and abilities can ride this temporary bike park featuring a Pumptrack, freeride features, a 180 degree banked turn, balance beams, teeter totters and more! El Cerrito High School team coach Gary Hill will be on hand to offer skills clinics and basic to advance bike riding Instruction.