Bike valet at KidFest

Bike Concord will be providing free bike valet this weekend at KidFest, one of the most popular community events in Concord. Bike valet means you can arrive by bicycle and leave your bike with us for safekeeping while you enjoy the event. We do accept donations towards our community bike shop project, but no payment is required.

We hope to have enough volunteers to make minor repairs to your bike while you’re away (if requested), but no promises. What we do promise is to keep your bike safe and sound until you come to claim it.

KidFest is

a 3-day holiday weekend of quality live entertainment, activities and sports for children to stimulate learning and exploration while presenting parents with new ideas and opportunities from arts & crafts and other exhibitors. KidFest also showcases community groups dedicated to families and children while celebrating the value and importance of families as a key part of a healthy community.

It’s at Mt Diablo High School, 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 10am-5pm on Monday (Memorial Day). See you there!

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Bike to Work Day celebration

Bike to Work Day event flyerBike Concord and Bike East Bay are hosting an evening celebration on Bike to Work Day – Thursday, May 14, 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

Our usual free bike repair will still be available at the Bike Tent, although it will be moved for this Thursday to a location on the Todos Santos block of Salvio St, which will be a pedestrian-only boulevard for the duration of the event.

E.J. Phair Alehouse and Brewery will be offering happy hour specials, and they have even created a new beer for the occasion.  They gave Bike Concord members a chance to name the beer; the winner was “Look Ma No Hands”. It’s a Red India Pale Ale brewed with different hop varietals, featuring some strong hoppiness coupled with a solid malt backbone and beautiful red color. ABV is 7%.

When you visit E.J. Phair on Bike to Work Day, please mention Bike Concord and 10% of your bill will be donated to us. We are a small organization on a shoestring budget, so this will be much appreciated!

Local Concord musicians Brave City will perform a musical set on stage. Contra Costa County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff will deliver a Bike to Work Day resolution on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.

Bike East Bay and helmet safety experts Snell will offer information on bicycle safety for both children and adults.

There will be face painting and a drawing contest for kids.

Local organizations Monument Impact, Sustainable Contra Costa and Wheel Kids will have tables to present their work making our community a healthier place to live.

There will be free bike valet service for the event!  Arrive on your bicycle and you can hand it over to us for safekeeping. Bike Concord organizer Smitty Ardrey, distinguishable by his tuxedo, will guard your bike until you’re ready to head home.

See you there – rain or shine!