Jack London Square features seventh annual Pedalfest Saturday
Bicycling festival expected to draw 20,000 to the Oakland waterfront
Oakland, Calif. – July 20, 2017: The seventh annual Pedalfest comes to Jack London Square, Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM. Pedalfest organizers expect the event to draw more than 20,000 biking enthusiasts to the Oakland waterfront.
The Bay Area’s premier bicycle event is free and open to the public, with food and beverage available for purchase. All ages are welcome and families are encouraged to attend. Any proceeds will benefit Bike East Bay, a local non-profit organization.
Activities are designed for experienced cyclists as well as those new to bicycling. Festivalgoers can enjoy bicycle-themed entertainment, food, live music and displays, including vintage and hand-built bikes to high-end customized bicycles.
“We’re excited to have the seventh annual Pedalfest in Jack London Square,” said Pamela Kershaw, Port of Oakland Director of Commercial Real Estate. “This is a free, fun event at the Oakland waterfront that can be enjoyed by the whole family.”
Professional stunt riders will showcase bicycle balancing and agility through an obstacle course. There will be pedal-powered carnival rides and an amphibious bike race.
Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and the Original Scrapper Bike Team will host a station where children can decorate their bikes with spoke cards, stickers, and streamers at 11 AM followed by the Kids Bicycle Parade through Jack London Square at Noon, July 22.
Visitors curious about electric bikes can see the latest in bicycle technology. Riders must be at least 18 years of age to try a variety of e-bikes on the e-bike test track located inside the Jack London Market building.
See images from a previous Pedalfest here: http://pedalfestjacklondon.com/
Pedalfest is one of 55 free public events in Jack London Square. Please go here to see all of the activities offered at the Oakland waterfront or call (510) 645-9292.
Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, the free “B” that runs along Broadway, public transit, biking, walking and driving. For directions to Jack London Square, please go here.
About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.