Love to bicycle? Pedalfest at Jack London Square is the event for you this August! Get in gear and ride over to Jack London Square for Oakland’s Second Annual Pedalfest on August 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – the Bay Area’s largest bicycle celebration for cycling enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.
Published: August, 2012
Pedalfest, Dancing, Movies and more…
Love to bicycle? Pedalfest at Jack London Square is the event for you this August! Get in gear and ride over to Jack London Square for Oakland’s Second Annual Pedalfest on August 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – the Bay Area’s largest bicycle celebration for cycling enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. A free event, Pedalfest 2012 offers a wide array of bicycle-themed entertainment: from a colorful kids’ bike parade and one-of-a-kind bicycle creations, to an aerial bicycle dance performed on a tightrope by Flyaway Productions, professional bike stunts by a BMX stunt team and eye-catching acts by pro riders speeding almost horizontally around a 30-foot wooden Whiskey Drome. Plus, catch a diverse collection of new, vintage, unique and handmade bikes. Proceeds from the beer provided by Pedalfest sponsor, New Belgium Brewing, will benefit the nonprofit, East Bay Bicycle Coalition.
In keeping with the event’s bicycle theme, select food items and a live sound stage will be powered by Rock the Bike, an organization which produces electricity from pedaling stationary bikes. Visitors will have the chance to jump on a bike and pedal to create their own ice cream and smoothies. Additional Pedalfest activities will include rides offered on a variety of unusual, one-of-a-kind bicycles, a kids’ bike rodeo, live music, bicycle-powered spin art, a folding-bike race, an obstacle course and more.
Traveling from across the Bay? Grab your bike and hitch a free ferry ride courtesy of San Francisco Bay Ferry. East Bay Bicycle Coalition will also offer free bicycle valet services to Pedalfest visitors.
Don’t miss other event offerings at Jack London Square this August. The popular outdoor film series, Waterfront Flicks, continues through the month of August with screenings of Moneyball featuring the Oakland A’s Street Team on August 9, and the classic, Princess Bride on August 23. Dancing Under the Stars brings five Friday nights of new dance styles and a groovin’ dance party to the foot of Broadway at the Square. On August 26, Yoshi’s Jazz Club celebrates 40 years of great entertainment with an afternoon of free outdoor Jazz from noon to 5 p.m.
Event attendees are encouraged to arrive early or stay after the festivities and enjoy one of Jack London Square’s many great restaurants, including Bocanova, Haven, Miss Pearl’s Restaurant & Lounge, Scott’s Seafood, Il Pescatore, Kincaids, Yoshi’s and Hahn’s Hibachi.
For more information on Pedalfest, please visit www.PedalfestJackLondon.com. For details on all other Jack London Square events, visit JackLondonSquare.com/events.php. Find Jack London Square on Facebook and on Twitter at @JackLondonSq.