The 2015 San Jose Bicycle Festival took place Sunday at Kelley Park in San Jose, CA.
Turnout and participation was much better than I anticipated and included all types of people on all types of bikes representing a good cross-section of San Jose. I loved it.
During the bike festival, Viva CalleSJ announced the six mile 2015 route for their open streets event coming up in October. VTA invited the public to comment on how they would spend $300 million on bicycling facilities, which is what VTA anticipates budgeting for bikes over the next five years; more about that later as I review the 2016/2017 VTA budget. There was a meeting of BPACs that I missed because Sunday is a busy day for me.
History San Jose organized the festival with the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. Their Silicon Valley Bikes: Passion, Innovation & Politics Since 1880 Exhibit continues at Kelley Park through July 26.
If you missed it, I have a short slideshow of highlights here. You can find an even larger collection of photos from the festival at Sheldon Hamrick’s Facebook page. Please feel free to leave a link to your photos and comments if you shot any from the bike festival.