We brought our bike seats out to the first annual Bike Life Festival today to show our support for the South Bay bicycling community and of course to spread the word about Companion Bike Seats. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon for the festival, which took place at St. James Park in the historic St. James Neighborhood in downtown San Jose. There was a live DJ and several bands, food trucks, games, bicycle art, and plenty of bicycles. It turns out San Jose is a real "fixie city" with more fixies at the festival than any other bike!
We offered free test rides on the Companion Bike Seat to anyone interested in taking our bike and bike seat out for a ride around the park.
Our "booth" was right across the park bike path from several artists making "velo art" specifically for the festival. We got to watch this particular piece start from scratch and develop into what you see here, done entirely with spray paint. I didn't get a chance to ask the artist the name of this artwork, so I'll call it "the many faces of cycling in San Jose."
All in all Bike Life Festival was a great event, bringing the community together to celebrate bicycling and showcase local bicycling-related businesses in the South Bay. We look forward to joining in the festivities again next year!