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Ride to Maker Faire (Saturday)

Maker Faire is a two-day gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, and artists. These creative “makers” come to Maker Faire to showcase new art forms and novel applications of old and new technologies alike. As the premier creative outlet for the DIY (Do It Yourself) Movement, there's something for everyone at Maker Faire.

Maker Faire takes place at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds, just north of the Hillsdale Caltrain Station. This slow-paced bike ride follows the low-traffic, low-stress but unmarked and confusing North-South route from downtown San Jose (32 miles).

Start Times & Locations:
10:00 am: San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St (32 miles)
11:15 am: Sunnyvale Caltrain Station (20 miles)
11:30 am: Mountain View Caltrain Station (17 miles)
12:15 am: Lytton Plaza, Palo Alto (12 miles)
12:45 am: Courthouse Square, Redwood City (6 miles)

Pace is No Rider Left Behind. Terrain is cruiser-friendly (flat).

Single-day tickets range in price from $11.32 to $32.64, depending on age, student status, and date of purchase: For more information about the event, visit


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  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a great plan. I may be interested in riding from SF, or I can drive/Caltrain it down and meet up with you guys. I've never done this ride (or any ride in the Peninsula - new to Bay Area and somewhat intimidated by my lack of familiarity with the road biking trails around here), so this'll be a first. I'd like to get a max of 1.5 hrs of riding in tomorrow. If any one has thoughts, please let me know!


    May 17, 2013

    • Andrew B.

      Mandy, Rock the Bike is leading a similar (but much larger) ride from San Francisco to Maker Faire. Meet at Dolores Park at 9 am on Saturday. Details here: https://www.facebook.c...­

      If you're new to the Bay Area you might enjoy checking out this Bike Party Calendar, which lists rides Bay Area wide but focuses a little more on the South Bay: http://www.peninsulab...­

      May 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Andrew - thanks so much!

      May 19, 2013

  • Trisha

    What time are you expecting to get to the Maker's Fair?

    April 2, 2013

    • Andrew B.

      We'll get there at about 1:15 pm.

      May 15, 2013

  • Trisha

    How much time & energy you guys expecting to have for the Faire? Serously, I'm interested in doing this but I want to be sure to have enough time to enjoy & get my money's worth of the exhibits.

    May 12, 2013

    • Andrew B.

      Maker's Faire is crazy exhausting. If you haven't been there before you can really spend all day experiencing all the amazing stuff there. It doesn't close until 8 pm on Saturday so you'll have plenty of time.

      May 15, 2013

  • Bonnie D.

    Anyone interested in riding from San Francisco? I did it a couple of years ago, quite fun.

    May 12, 2013

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