19 Sep (Sun) 2021
19 Nov (Fri) 2021

¡Silicon Valley Bikes! 2021

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
Category: Activities, Family Fun
City: San Jose, CA

Join us for ¡Silicon Valley Bikes! – a new special addition to Viva Calle SJ on September 19, 2021 that raises money for Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition!

Enjoy a fun and beautiful 10, 20, or 40 mile route to suit your fancy and have plenty of time to enjoy Viva Calle, too! There’s a ride for any type of bicyclist from kids and families to cruisers and casual riders to hardcore cyclists . You may even join us for a Virtual Ride and ride any of our routes after the regular event or ride one of your own routes and still get a neck gaiter and be able to order our super special ¡Silicon Valley Bikes! jersey (we’ll ship them to you after the regular event).

The 10 mile ride is solely on the closed of streets of Viva Calle SJ while the 20 and 40 mile rides are largely on off-street trails and feature cool bicycle infrastructure, fun sights, and some hidden passage ways that most bicyclists probably have never seen before. All rides include on call SAG support (so you can get a ride back to the start if needed) and plenty of fascinating points of interest along the way.

The longer 20 and 40 mile rides return to Viva Calle SJ in time for lunch so you can enjoy this fantastic open streets party in San Jose and eat at the many different restaurants and food trucks there.

All proceeds support the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC)– a 501(c)3 that makes biking better for everyone in Silicon Valley. Supporting SVBC enables healthier living for all and reduces climate change!!! This is critical, especially for our Communities! Bicycling is great for building and connecting communities and strong communities are sooo important right now! SVBC fills a critical role in making sure bike routes are safe and connected in all our communities. We ensure bicyclists are represented at meetings where key decisions are made about our communities. Without us there would be a big hole, so help fund us so we can make our communities better places to bicycle for all of YOU!

All riders will receive a stylish and useful neck gaiter/headband that can keep you cool or keep you warm. All riders are also automatically entered into a random drawing for cool bicycling gear prizes! Separately you can purchase the coveted ¡Silicon Valley Bikes! ride jersey as part of your registration. For sizing and pictures of the jersey and neck gaiter see our main Ride page.

It’s more fun to ride with friends – you can also form teams! Teams are encouraged to dress up themselves and/or their bikes.

Finally for those who want to go the extra mile to make our world a better place to bicycle and breathe, riders have the option to get their friends, families, and colleagues to sponsor them so we can raise even more to fight climate change and make this world better for everyone. Those who raise the most as well as reach certain levels will receive special VIP recognition.

Time : Time Varies
Age Group : 6 - 12 yrs. old , 13-18 yrs. old
Cost : $$35 - $$65
Venue : Outside SAP Center
Organizer : Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition