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Pedalfest 2017: Bike Stunts, Whymcycles & Unicycle Lessons | Oakland

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Saturday, July 22, 2017 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Jack London Square | Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA

Pedalfest 2017 rolls into Jack London Square to celebrate all-things cycling featuring pedal-powered food, a pedal powered sound stage featuring live music, dare-devil stunts, a kid’s bike rodeo, safety training, and the most amazing eclectic collection of handmade bicycles built from recycled car parts, trampolines, old bicycles and more.

2017 Pedalfest
Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm
Jack London Square, Oakland

This annual event typically packs the waterfront with more than 20,000 biking enthusiasts enjoying bicycle-themed entertainment, food and exhibits.

In 2017, two-wheeled excitement includes:

> Entertainment & Performances

Kids Bicycle Parade

Be a part of the Kids Bicycle Parade and help kick-off Pedalfest 2017. Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and The Original Scraper Bike Team will be hosting an awesome decorating station where kids can deck out their bikes with spoke cards, streamers, stickers, and more. Join the decoration station at 11 am. The parade will cruise through Jack London Square at noon.

Bicycle Stunt Shows

Professional stunt riders Zak Maeda and Casey Holm will wow crowds with exciting, two-wheeled stunts showcasing bicycle balancing and agility on obstacles.

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.

Bay Area Bike’s “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:

  • Casey Holm & Zak Maeda bicycle stunt show
  • Fastest Flat Fix Contest
  • Ditch your car with a Cargo Bike-learn how
  • Women’s Bike Clinics
  • Bike Locking Contest

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.

Drake’s Brewing Lounge Area

Kick back under the palm trees and enjoy a cold one. All proceeds from Drake’s Brewing will support Bike East Bay.

Amphibious Bike Race

Watch a spectacular display of land- and sea-worthy bikes as they pedal through Jack London Square and into the Oakland Estuary.

Electric Bike Test Track

Curious about electric bikes? Visit with manufacturers’ reps, see the latest in bike tech and test ride a variety of e-bikes, including electric cargo bikes, on the e-bike test track located inside the Jack London Market building. Riders must be 18 years of age.

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.

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.


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 car parts, trampolines, old bicycles and more.

Art Bike Welding Demonstration

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

Learn to Unicycle

Local riders will perform unicycle stunts on the main stage and teach you how to balance on one wheel at their learn-to-ride station.

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.

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Funcheap Presents, Kids & Families, Live Music, San FranFREEsco
Address: Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA

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