SOURCE: City of San Jose, California

City of San Jose, California

April 26, 2010 20:10 ET

San Jose Becomes Cycling Epicenter in May

Mayor and Silicon Valley Leaders to Announce Bike-To-Work Day and San Jose Cycling Classic Details in Conjunction With Return of Amgen Tour of California; San Jose Cycling Classic's Mattson Technology San Jose ViaVelo to Be First-Ever South Bay "Open Streets" Event

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) -

WHAT:   Join Mayor Reed and Silicon Valley leaders at a press conference to announce new information about the upcoming Bike-To-Work Day (May 13), the returning Amgen Tour of California Stage 4 Start (May 19) and preview the San Jose Cycling Classic, a multi-pronged cycling event, May 15-20, benefiting Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Fit for Learning and Team In Training -- produced to celebrate the returning Tour. Information will also be shared about the Mattson Technology San Jose ViaVelo -- the first ever car-free "open streets" event to take place in the South Bay.
WHO:   The following will be present and available for comments:
    San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed
    Dave Cortese, Supervisor, Santa Clara County
    Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Co-Chair Local Organizing Committee, 2010 Amgen Tour of California
    Corinne Winter, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
    Paul Krutko, Chief Development Officer, City of San Jose and Co-Chair Local Organizing Committee, 2010 Amgen Tour of California
    Patricia Ernstrom, Executive Director, San Jose Sports Authority
    David Dutton, President and CEO, Mattson Technology
    Andy Ball, President and CEO, WEBCOR Builders
    Bobby Ram, Director, Global Community Relations, SunPower Corp.
    Darcie Green, San Jose Community & Government Relations Manager, Kaiser-Permanente
WHEN:   11:00 a.m.
    April 28, 2010
WHERE:   Rotunda
    San Jose City Hall
    200 E. Santa Clara Street
    San Jose, Calif. 95113
BACKGROUND:   For more than a century, San Jose has been a key center for cycling sport. San Jose and Silicon Valley's long history of cycling began over 125 years ago when the first bicycling club on the West Coast, the Garden City Wheelmen, was formed in 1884. Today, that legacy lives on with cycling events and facilities, such as the Hellyer Park Velodrome -- currently the only velodrome in Northern California, and one of 19 still in existence in the United States. To continue and celebrate San Jose's cycling culture and raise awareness surrounding health, fitness and the environment, the City will host a series of cycling events and programs May 15-20 that will involve public and private sectors, and professional and amateur riders.

Contact Information

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