California State Fair: Pedaling to Adventure

We took a trip to the California State Fair today to check out the “Pedaling to Adventure” bicycling exhibit that encompasses the entire 7,500 square foot Expo Center #4. It’s a beautifully-designed exhibit that touches upon everything from 19th century antiques to modern racing bikes, low riders, mountain bikes, utility bikes, and more. There’s even a display specifically dedicated to our local tweed ride. The exhibit is a must-see if you plan on attending the Fair this year.

Bikes are a big deal at the CA State Fair this year

Our local tweed ride

A pair of vintage roadsters

The BMX wall – way cool!

I particularly enjoyed the history of mountain biking display

Tour of California stage profiles on the racing wall

E-assist Tikit – we’ll have this actual bike for review after the Fair

An antique track bike

The environmental benefits of bicycle riding

Hey, those photos look familiar!

Be sure to check the Fair schedule for presentations by bicycling advocates Lorena Beightler, John Boyer, Ed Cox, and Paul Dorn.

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8 Responses to “California State Fair: Pedaling to Adventure”

  • bongobike says:

    Nice! Congrats on the use of your photographs. I’m wondering what that thing with the two-foot seat post is on the racing wall, though…

  • lorena beightler says:

    Yay! I knew those were yours. Some of the one at the Sac Bike Kitchen session and tweed ride are mine…I was excited to see them too. Congrats!

  • Doug R. says:

    I usually avoid the State Fair, but this is an excellent looking exhibit! Good on you for the use of the pics Allan! Nice! Dougman.

  • Alan says:

    Thanks all.

    Best of luck with you presentations, Lorena!


  • Ted Johnson says:

    @bongobike: I think that’s a road bike with folder envy.

  • Ari Hornick says:

    Is that the first I’ve seen BMX on ecovelo? I know quite a few who use BMX for urban commuting. They’re small, so they’re easy to bring on light rail. Small wheels are good for hills and for stop-and-go. Models with bigger wheels are available if you really insist. The lower gear ratio is amenable to hauling stuff. I’ve seen them with racks, panniers, handlebar baskets, trailers..Last but not least, they don’t cost near as much as bigger bikes. So, this is my vote for more BMX on ecovelo. :-)

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