Napa Bike Fest coming to Copia site

2012-04-05T13:50:00Z 2012-04-11T18:53:05Z Napa Bike Fest coming to Copia siteStaff report Napa Valley Register
April 05, 2012 1:50 pm  • 

The Napa County Bicycle Coalition is sponsoring the first “Napa Bike Fest” featuring a special film screenings at Copia, Kidical Mass ride, BMX stunt show, cultural bike tour of downtown Napa and more.

The event will be held at the former Copia property on First Street on April 28.

“Our goal for Napa Bike Fest is to celebrate cycling: it's a reminder to take out the dusty bike in the garage for the first ride of spring; it's an opportunity to take the family to a great afternoon event called “Kidical Mass”; and it's a chance to check out some very cool cycling films,”  said Mark Lucas, a coalition board member.

Napa Bike Fest will begin at 9 a.m. with a group ride heading north for the more trained cyclist. The main festival activities will be centered at the Copia south parking lot at 11 a.m.

Highlights include:

• Bike Swap: an opportunity to purchase a bike or some special parts at a affordable prices. And for those with cluttered workshops, it's a chance to clean out old bike parts and make a few dollars. Starts at 9 a.m..

• Kidical Mass: A bike ride for kids and their families to learn about safe cycling. Kidical Mass is designed to educate bike-curious parents about safe bicycling with children, teach kids to ride safely in the city, encourage biking to school, and to increase the visibility of families biking on Napa streets. Event starts at 11 a.m. at the south Copia parking lot.

• BMX Stunt Show: At the Jump2Jump demonstrations, everyone is involved and will witness a cycling spectacle. The crowd is incorporated into the show. Multiple show times.

• Cultural Heritage Ride: Bill Tuikka from Napa County Landmarks will lead a casual, cruiser-bike friendly ride through downtown Napa, and teach the group about many of Napa's historical buildings. Ride starts at Copia's south parking lot at 2 p.m..

• Cycling Films: Two films will be shown - “Klunkerz” about the history of mountain bikes and “The Bike Heist,” is a comedy-caper about two “besties” who rekindle their “bromance” over an evening of bike heistery.

• Food, beverages, live music featuring three local bands  — The Napa Valley Ramblers, The Deadlies and The Rebobs.

All events, except the two film screenings, are free to the public. Film tickets, which will be sold the day of the event, cost $5 each.

More information about Napa Bike Fest can be found at

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(6) Comments

  1. eas001
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    eas001 - April 05, 2012 2:34 pm
    I am so glad to see an event like this! We are there!
  2. reason-ator
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    reason-ator - April 05, 2012 3:15 pm
    Ride On !
  3. simplegreen
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    simplegreen - April 05, 2012 3:28 pm
    I am SO excited for this! And there is going to be one more film called Rising From Ashes about the first Rwandan National Cycling Team and their six year journey to the Olympic games in London.
  4. Solidarity
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    Solidarity - April 05, 2012 3:36 pm
    This will be great. I can't wait.
  5. Octane
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    Octane - April 06, 2012 9:24 am
    I would like to see the bicycle documentary "The Way Bobby Sees it", a movie about a maountain biker that doesn't let his blindness prevent him from riding some of the most challenging and dangerous trails.
  6. megapixel
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    megapixel - April 06, 2012 2:34 pm
    This would be a GREAT place to teach riders to ride on the correct side of the road WITH traffic, not against traffic!

    It would increase rider safety!

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