What to expect at Pedalfest


Pedalfest at Jack London Square — Oakland’s free celebration of bikes, family, fun, and food — is back on July 26th from 11am to 7pm.

In collaboration with Bike East Bay, enjoy dare devil stunts, pedal-powered food, a cycle-powered music, a kid’s bike rodeo, safety training, and an amazing collection of bicycles from vintage and hand-built bikes to creative art bikes (and more).

Special stuff for kids

Oaklandish Bicycle Parade 11:30 am. Kick-off 2014 Pedalfest with Oaklandish’s kids bicycle parade. Children are invited to show up with already-decorated bicycles, or they can deck-out their bikes at a special Oaklandish decorating station, at 11:30 AM. The parade will roll through Jack London Square at 12 PM.

Kid’s Rodeo 11:30 am – 4:30 pm. 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.

Pedal-powered spin art for kids (mine loved it)

In the past, I’ve heard that Pedalfest was terrific but there was not enough food and not enough bathrooms, so be prepared. I’d pack plenty of snacks (and seek restrooms before it was urgent). The organizers assured me we could expect “an assortment of food from vegan to tacos.”


This fun-filled celebration is meant to be for everybody showcasing what makes bike riding such an amazing activity for individuals, groups and families.

There is free valet bike parking and free ferry rides for those arriving in Oakland by bike.

Have fun, y’all.

[Photos from PedalfestJackLondon.com]

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  1. says

    Thanks so much for helping to promote this awesome, and FREE, event on Saturday! To address the concern about food vendors, the following will be setting up on site:

    -NoNo Burger (vegetarian and vegan burgers and fries)
    -La Crepe a Moi
    -Curbside Creamery
    -Peters Kettle Corn & Lemonade
    -Cheez Guy
    -Cholita Linda
    -Bike Popcycle
    -Bike Caffe
    -Whole Foods Lounge

    All of the following storefront restaurants in Jack London Square will also be open:
    -Forge Pizza
    -Kincaid’s Seafood
    -Hahn’s Hibachi
    -Miette Bakery
    -Il Pescatore
    As well as other restaurants nearby but outside the immediate Jack London Square area.

    There will also be a number of additional kids and family activities available all day, such as a pop-up bike park area, Exploratorium bike-powered exhibits, bike-themed midway games, a mini Port of Oakland crane delivering prizes, and more!


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