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Free bike festival planned Saturday at Ken’s

Paul Dorn, who writes a blog about bicycle commuting, pedals to work at the Activities and Recreation Center at UC Davis. Enterprise file photo

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March 31, 2011 |

A gathering designed to inspire Davis residents to bike more and drive less is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot in front of Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board, 650 G St. in downtown Davis. The free event is dubbed the Bike Commute Festival: Celebrating Cycling for Transportation and Fun.

The lot will be transformed into a bike expo, full of tents and tables staffed by bike industry representatives showing off their best around-town bikes and all their “off the chain” commuting gear.

Visitors will be able to check out product demonstrations by Raleigh and Marin Bicycles; take a test ride on a BionX electric bike, one of the most advanced electric bike systems on the market; try out a fun and capable Yuba cargo bike, Davis’ answer to the pickup truck; and learn more about helmets and other gear from Bell, Giro and Blackburn bicycling accessories.

Mini-seminars on bike commuting topics, such as fixing a flat tire and dressing for success, will be ongoing throughout the festival, courtesy of local biking experts and enthusiasts. Representatives of the Yolo Transportation Management Agency, UC Davis Transportation and Parking Services and Davis Bicycles! will be on hand with bike maps and commuting information.

Visitors will be treated to live music by The Mike Justis Band, starting at noon, following the acoustic stylings of Steve Hamilton.

Additionally, there will be a children’s activity table, free bike check-ups by Ken’s own “bike surgeons” and free bike valet parking. Davis’s first Commuter Bike Concours d’Elegance, or best commuter bike competition (for the non-Pebble Beach crowd), also will take place, with prizes for the winners.

Speaking of winning, Raleigh Bicycles has donated a Raleigh Supurbe Roadster (valued at $1,225) that will be raffled off at 3 p.m. to support Davis Bicycles! Other bike prizes, both large and small, also will be raffled throughout the festival.

The event is co-sponsored by Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board, Swann Electric Bicycles and the Davis Food Co-op, as well as all the employees of these businesses “who love biking in Davis,” a news release said.

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