The Mare Island PedalFest, a multi-pronged cycling festival, just wrapped up its second annual event. After last year's postponement due to COVID-19, PedalFest reappeared with more participants and fans eager to experience the uniqueness of the historic island.
Beginner to advanced level cyclists were treated to a three-mile obstacle laden multi-lap race which traversed through and around shipbuilding gantries, alleys, winding trails, buildings, twisted staircases, railroad tracks, inspiring historic and bay views, jumps and a few wet bumps.
Pictured: Congressman Mike Thompson, CA-05, competed in the Beginner UCX race and seen here going through the Wet Mile obstacle.
Families pedaled on a ninety-minute docent-led bike tour which stopped at the West Coast’s first dry docks, officers mansions, St. Peter’s Chapel, the haunted armory, and more. The youngest of cyclists had the opportunity to pedal around a kids specific cycling course (“bike rodeo” ) led by Bike Vallejo and Safe Routes to School.
Pedalfest benefit the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation (Museum), as well as the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition.