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Jack London Square’s Pedalfest expected to attract 20,000 visitors

Free festival features bicycle stunt performers

Press Releases, Commercial Real Estate, Community
July 31st, 2019

Oakland, Calif. – July 31, 2019: Pedalfest, celebrating all things cycling, food and family, will attract more than 20,000 bike lovers and the bike-curious to Jack London Square this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stunt performers are scheduled throughout the day at the Oakland waterfront. For attendees who enjoy something out of the ordinary, there is an amphibious bike race. Children are invited to participate in the annual Kids’ Bike Parade set for the afternoon. Artistic-looking, vintage, commuter and hand-built bikes will be on display.

Stunt performer at prior Pedalfest - Photo - Courtesy of Bike East Bay

Pedalfest is produced by Bike East Bay, which promotes healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, fun and accessible. Dolan Law Firm and Lyft are the festival presenters. Event organizers say the event also offers safety training, pedal-powered music and a carnival atmosphere.

Schedule of Events (subject to change):

11 a.m.            Bike East Bay Executive Director (E.D.) Ginger Jui kicks off Pedalfest
11:15 a.m.       Bicycle Stunt Show
11:50 a.m.       Unicycle Stunt Show

 

 

 

 

 

Amphibious bike race planned for Pedalfest - photo courtesy of Bike East Bay

12:30 p.m.     Amphibious Bike Race kicks off
1:30 p.m.        Bicycle Stunt Show
2 p.m.             Kids’ Bike Parade with the Original Scraper Bike Team
2:30 p.m.        Unicycle Stunt Show
3 p.m.             The Future of Biking in the East Bay with Bike East Bay E.D. Ginger Jui
3:10 p.m.         BayWheels Slow-Roll Contest
3:30 p.m.         Amphibious Bike Race Awards Ceremony
4 p.m.              Bicycle Stunt Show
4:30 p.m.         Bike Ride led by RB of the Original Scraper Bike Team

The first 1,000 people who RSVP on Eventbrite will get a free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's at Jack London Square.

There are more than 55 free public events at Jack London Square during the year. Go here to see all the activities at the Oakland waterfront.

Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, Amtrak, biking, walking and driving. For directions to the Oakland waterfront and parking information, please go here.

 

 

 

 

About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port's 5-year strategic plan - Growth with Care - pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts
Mike Zampa
Port of Oakland
Communications Director
(510) 627-1565
mzampa@portoakland.com

Marilyn Sandifur
Port of Oakland
Port Spokesperson
(510) 627-1193
msandifur@portoakland.com