Pedal Fest takes flight in Jack London Square


Caption: Members of the BMX Pros Trick Team came up from Southern California to show their high flying bike tricks.

In August, thousands of Oaklanders flocked to the Jack London Square area to learn about about the cycling life at the annual PedalFest.

The celebration was open to everyone, from families with recreational riders to more seasoned cyclists, showcasing what makes cycling such a fun and amazing activity.

Stationary bikes helped whip up smoothies and give kids exercise.
Stationary bikes helped whip up smoothies and give kids exercise.

In collaboration with Bike East Bay and other sponsors, attendees enjoyed pedal-powered food, a pedal-powered sound stage featuring live music, a kid’s bike rodeo, safety training, and to see dare devil stunts by BMX Pros and professional stunt riders Zak Maeda and Casey Holm

There was also an amazing collection of bicycles from vintage designs and hand-built bikes to high-end custom rides and creative art bikes.  There were also several unicycle riders, some involved in the unicycle basketball tournament.

The BMX Pros performing at Pedal Fest included  Eric Soto, Jared Coluci, Brendan Wilkes, Taylor Bacelier


Here are a few pictures from the event.IMG_8137IMG_8207IMG_8198BMX-IMG_8191 IMG_7553 More are available online HERE.




Author Profile

Howard Dyckoff has lived in Oakland for over 40 years and has been involved with many community groups, including Oakland Digital and Oakland Local, Block by Block, the East Oakland Boxing Association (EOBA), and CBE. A Brooklyn, New York, transplant, and an Aerospace Engineering graduate of NY Polytechnic, Howard also attended Laney College, where he wrote for the Laney Tower newspaper and was elected editor. Howard also attended the Starr King School at the Theological Union in Berkeley.

He has served as the Berkeley Free Clinic’s Outreach Coordinator, and also worked as an information technology professional at Chevron, Sybase, and Wells Fargo. He worked in both the 2010 and 2020 Census. Howard has been a regular contributor to Oakland Local and online publications such as TechTarget and Linux Gazette and currently writes for Oakland Voices. He currently does event photography and portraiture around the Bay Area.

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