History San José presents 1st Annual Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show

San José, CA – March 25, 2015 — Kick off National Bike Month and celebrate the Santa Clara Valley’s rich bicycling history and culture with our racing, road, recreational, mountain, custom, cruiser, fixed gear, vintage and low rider bicycling communities. On Sunday, May 3 from 11 am to 6 pm, History Park will host the 1st Annual Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show.

The festival is a collaboration between History San José, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, the Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers and Gooseneck Bicycles. Thanks to the generosity of Santa Clara Valley Brewing, we are proud to offer their hand-crafted beer for sale.

Guests will enjoy Moveable Feast’s food trucks, amazing vendors, designated picnicking areas, historical talks and tours of the exhibit Silicon Valley Bikes! Passion, Innovation & Politics Since 1880, in the Clyde Arbuckle Gallery at the Pacific Hotel. There will be plenty of fun for kids, including bicycle decorating and a children’s bicycle parade. DJ Guerillaz in Da Mixx (GiDM) will be in the house with sound and tunes.

Attendees can bring and show their bicycles and have them judged in one of many categories. The Hellyer Velodrome [the Northern California Velodrome Association] and the San José Bicycle Club will host a stationary racing area; San José Bike Polo will host demonstration games; Specialized will demonstrate electric bikes and San José Fixed Gear will offer fixed gear trick riding demonstration. Free valet bicycle parking will be provided by Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1538254503091540/ for more details or call 408.521.5016.

History San José presents Slugs, Dingbats & Tramp Printers! Printing in Santa Clara Valley and the Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose Event

San Jose, CA – March 5, 2015 — In the summer of 1834, a Spanish-Mexican government official named Agustin V. Zamorano set up a print shop in Monterey, and created the first printed documents in California. This new exhibit, which opens on April 18, 2015, from 10am-4:30pm in the Leonard & David McKay Gallery in the Pasetta House at History Park, explores the remarkable history of printing in Santa Clara Valley — from movable type through the evolution of printing technology including local advancements such as laser printing, developed at Palo Alto’s Xerox PARC in the early 1970’s. The exhibit will feature hands-on printing activities and demonstrations for children and families.

That same day, History Park will host the annual Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose from 10am-3pm put on by the San Jose Printers Guild. The Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose celebrates letterpress printing through hands-on demonstrations, tours of the History San José Print Shop, and features artists and craftspeople selling their wares. Visitors will learn how to set type, impress ink onto paper, and print their own souvenir poster!

As always, visitors can ride the historic trolley ride and O’Brien’s Candy Store & Ice Cream Parlor will be open for business. Admission to History Park, the Exhibit, and all activities are free for this event.

Visit www.historysanjose.org for more details or call 408.521.5016.

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