Sorry for the late post but wanted to share the success in the Community Mural Bike ride from a few weekends ago.
The 13+ mile ride visited and shared the history and significance of 15+ murals throughout San Jose’s Downtown, Japantown, Mayfair, East Side, and Gardner communities, sparking conversations about community building, art, and activism. We rode at a comfortable pace, taking advantage of calm streets to each location.
This independently-organized ride was inspired by Silicon Valley De-Bug’s “Debugging 100 Days,” a proactive response from San Jose and the South Bay to the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency in order to demonstrate unity against his hateful agenda.
We had a little over 200 people come support on this beautiful day! The Mercury News came along for the ride, took some photos and wrote a nice article about the event. Here is the link: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/04/san-jose-bike-riders-get-tour-of-city-murals-and-culture/
A special thank you to:
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, the area's bike advocacy organization, who provided volunteers to assist with bike repair along the route.
Silicon Valley De-Bug, a media, organizing, and entrepreneurial collective that works with the community to carry out initiatives and campaigns that would help make San Jose a better place. Thank you for hosting this event!
Carlos Velazquez, is a proud San Jose native and one of the lead organizers of the ride. Carlos is the Outreach Manager for Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and alum of the Multicultural Artists Leadership Institute (MALI) in San José. Thank you for taking the lead on making this a phenomenal event!