Tamales & Bikes Fest – a success!

We had a successful Tamales & Bikes Fest this Saturday at Todos Santos Plaza. We can’t wait to do this again in support of Bike Concord’s community bike shop, so save the date for next year’s Tamales & Bikes Fest, the 1st Sat. of Dec. ‘18.

Enjoy these pictures taken at the holiday selfie station. Art made possible by Lizzy Olvera.

Thanks to all participants and sponsors — Todos Santos Business Association Arts Foundation, City of Concord, Los Rancheros Supermarket, and Las Montañas Supermarket.

See more at Bike Concord’s Facebook and stay tuned — soon we’ll post a special video.

Tamales & Bikes Fest, tomorrow Sat.


Join us tomorrow, Saturday, from 3:00 to 7:30 PM for Tamales & Bikes Fest. We’ve sold more advanced tickets than ever before and they’ll be over 2000 people at Todos Santos Plaza wanting some of our yummy tamales…we’re prepared, I hope. At Todos Santos Plaza, the City of Concord and the Todos Santos Business Association is hosting their annual tree lighting ceremony – Santa arrives in a firetruck at 4:00 PM, and again at 6:00 PM in a bike sleigh. We’ll take a group photo at 7:00 PM with our bikes (decorated with holiday lights is optional) and rally for a group ride. The group ride will stop at Olympic High to visit the site of the new bike shop, and continue around town ending at Todos Santos Plaza, two-three blocks from BART.

Click here for the event flyer, and go to Tamales.BikeConcord.org for event details –purchase event items like tamales, raffle items, bike lights, and to RSVP for the free group ride.

This event is made possible due to the generosity of volunteers, donors like you, the business community, the Bike Concord leadership team, and the Todos Santos Business Association Art Foundation.

Join us on 2/6/16 to make a difference.

This Saturday, February 6th, volunteers will gather to plan Bike Concord’s activities for 2016. You’re invited! This meeting is a follow-up from the September General Meeting to lay out action plans. Join us to provide feedback and learn how you can make an impact in 2016. Categories discussed will be: Programs and Advocacy. We will be addressing the next steps based on our General meeting feedback.

Time: 11:30am to 4:30pm
Location:  Palm Lake Apartments, 780 Oak Grove Rd, Concord, CA

Meeting will be held in the Cabana at Palm Lake Apartments. Please enter the main entrance behind the Oil lube and Starbucks. There will be a signs at the entrance to direct you.

Please bring your bike inside the apartment complex. There is plenty of self-parking at the Cabana’s patio. While it’s super safe inside the complex, locks are never a bad a idea 🙂

Refreshments/snacks will be provided. If you can, bring a food item to share. If you have any questions, email us.


Tamales Fest & Bikes – A Fundraiser for a community bicycle shop

Bike Concord needs your help!  We are fundraising for one of our most ambitious projects – The Community Bicycle Shop (aka Bike Kitchen.)

Our “Tamale Fest & Bikes” fundraiser will start at 4pm on Saturday, Dec 5 at Keller House in Concord, CA, only 0.6 miles from the Concord BART station.  Come by bike, automobile, public transportation. But if you ride your bike, you’ll be able to join us afterwards at 6:00 PM for a group bicycle ride starting from the Keller House and ending at Todos Santos Plaza.   Everyone is encouraged to bring their holiday spirit and decorate their bikes, helmets and/or wear a decoration highlighting their preferred December holiday. Get creative!  Please bring your helmet and bike lights for fun and safety! Also, dress warmly. Rain or shine, tamales will be served. If it rains, check this website for updated info.


A donation of $15 will get you a tamale plate and a drink. ($15.30 to purchase online ahead of time.) Tamales are a hot item, so purchase your tickets in advance.

Getting there

Keller House is at 1760 Clayton Rd on the north side of Ellis Lake Park, only 0.6 miles from Concord BART.  Here is the shortest bike route.

Facebook event

Please invite your friends and family!  Here is the Tamale Fest Facebook event to share.

About bike kitchens

Like existing bike kitchens all over the Bay Area, the Concord Bike Kitchen will be a place where anyone can come learn how to fix their bicycle with the help of knowledgeable volunteers, use tools, and draw from a supply of donated spare parts. It will bring together people from all backgrounds, income levels, ages, and experiences to learn about bicycles. It will provide a space for young people to learn a useful skill, build confidence in their own abilities, and take pride in being an asset to their community.


Thanks to the generosity of Monument Impact and Monument neighborhood residents, all proceeds will go into Bike Concord’s fund for a future nonprofit community bicycle shop, also known as a “Bike Kitchen”. We are also grateful for the support from our partner Bike East Bay.