Race or ride through 142 years of naval shipyard history in support of the VINE TRAIL.
Inspired by Congressman Mike Thompson’s initiative to get more people moving by bike, the Mare Island PedalFest is an all ages and abilities gathering for two-wheel fun, food, frivolity ... and fundraising.
Full of fanfare, food, fun, beverages and beer, Mare Island PedalFest is a fund raiser for the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation (Museum) and the NAPA VALLEY VINE TRAIL COALITION.
Mare Island PedalFest will feature three family-friendly components:
If you've never watched or raced cyclo-cross, you're in for a treat! Cyclo-cross is different from other bike racing: where else do racers make full-speed bike mounts & dismounts, and run up stairs & over hurdles with their bikes hoisted on their shoulders! This is fun stuff and audience heckling is encouraged.
And did we mention beer? The festival (and start/stop of the race) is hosted by the Mare Island Brewing Co. on the “Wet Mile” waterfront promenade of Mare Island. Beer taps and BBQ will be flowing and the music playing. Feel free to bring your own lawn chair and enjoy the races and waterfront views.
For a full schedule of events, visit the Mare Island PedalFest website.