Shopping Tours for Bike to Shop Day
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Want to try shopping by bike in a new neighborhood? Or just want to ride and shop with other bike lovers in your area? Join one of our four Bike to Shop Day tours in three cities throughout Silicon Valley. Each ride has its own distance, style and shopping districts visited, but all are designed to let you ride a little, shop a little, ride a little, eat a little. Stops will be oriented to allow you to shop or snack at businesses offering special deals or incentives for Bike to Shop Day.
San Jose Tour #1, Caltrain Station. Startsat the San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station and cruises 10 miles with stops in three shopping districts: shorter shopping stops in Willow Glen and Japantown, plus a longer lunch stop on the Paseo de San Antonio in downtown San Jose. Moderate to low-stress route includes off-street bike trails and bike lanes where possible, with some shared lanes on city streets. Returns to Caltrain Station for train. Tour leader: Janet Lafleur.
San Jose Tour #2, Naglee Park. Startsat House of Bagels in Naglee Park and cruises 5 miles with stops in two shopping districts: a shopping and coffee stop in Japantown, plus a lunch stop on the Paseo de San Antonio in downtown San Jose that meets up with San Jose Tour #1. Low-stress route includes off-street bike trails, bike lanes and quietest streets possible. Tour leader: Candice Stein.
Mountain View Kid-Friendly Tour. Startsat the Mountain View Public Library and cruises 2.5-3 miles. At the library, pump up your tires at the new bike repair station and pick up your goody bag, then cruise over to Diddams for special kid-friendly offers. Then roll downtown to finish with an ice cream stop at Ava’s Market and shopping on Castro Street. Family-oriented route chosen by and tour led by a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor. Tour leader: Winona Hubbard.
Half Century Tour. Starts 9:00am at Downtown San Mateo Association and ending at Rock Solid Bicycles in Alum Rock. No drop ride. Please come prepared with tools, tubes, water and snacks. Tour Leader: Cain Ramirez (Cowgirl Bike Courier)
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Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit promoting the bicycle for everyday use in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, is committed to having 10% of trips made by bicycle by 2025