Past Events

Rock The Bike Pedal Powers – Oakland Peace Lantern Ceremony 9/23/18

Rock The Bike Pedal Powers – PEDALFEST 2018!

Come out to enjoy live Pedal Powered music from 11 a.m. to 6 pm at Pedalfest, July 28th, 2018 at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA.

Rock The Bike has supported Pedalfest with a Pedal Powered Stage for multiple years. Get involved, email:

Maya Pedal and Bicimaquinas!

We are excited to help welcome inventor and social entrepreneur Carlos Marroquin who will present a talk about his work at Maya Pedal designing Bicimaquinas, (Bike Machines) on Thursday November 3rd at 6pm at PLACE for Sustainable Living.

Carlos was the recipient of the Curry Stone Design Prize in 2010 for his work with Maya Pedal, a company he founded in 1997 that repurposes donated bicycles into pedal-powered machines that are sturdy enough to perform tasks like lifting water from wells, yet simple enough for children to use. These machines are then used to ease the labor intensive day to day life in rural Guatemala and surrounding areas where traditional energy sources are scarce to non-existent.

Check out his prize winning work here:

We think his perspective will be fresh and valuable as a developing-world counterpoint to Rock The Bike’s experience and we expect his talk to be relevant to anyone who is interested in innovative environmental and social justice.

PLACE for Sustainable living is located at 64th Street and San Pablo Avenue in Oakland, right behind the Rock The Bike workshop.

Pedal-Powered refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 6:00PM
PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th St, Oakland, Calif. 94608

East Bay Mini Maker Faire – 23 October 2016

A Maker Faire is about celebrating learning and doing – not just the finished and perfect end product.  It’s a place to show projects, and share what we’re learning with others.

We’re in!

RTB Founder, Paul Freedman’s ‘BooLandercreation has been accepted into the East Bay Mini Maker Faire! The EBMMF will take place in Oakland, California at the Park Day School on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 10AM to 5PM.

In addition to the BooLander, we’ll set up a Pedal Powered Stage to elevate beautiful voices and amplify astounding creativity!

The East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased online before the event here:

The Park Day School is at 360 42nd Street, Oakland, CA  and Studio One Art Center, 365 45th Street,  Oakland, CA  94609.

Faire entrance is at corner of 42nd & Opal. You can get to the Park Day School by:



AC Transit



And of course, private automobile.

We hope you come and see all the amazing creations these makers have to show.

Catch ya’ there!

22 April: March for Science, San Francisco, Calif.

Rock The Bike will have a Live on Bike float in the March for Science parade! The event starts at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco at 11:00 AM with speakers, then processes up Market Street to the Civic Center. The march will then conclude with a Science Fair from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.

We can’t wait to see you all there, in solidarity, for science!

22 April: Earth Day at Ghiradelli Square, San Francisco, Calif.

“Live afternoon music with the Justin Ancheta Band and guest DJ Scratch at Ghiradelli Square! Coming back for the 2nd year in a row, Soul Graffiti Productions, and now also Rock the Bike are partnering with Jamestown Management & GreenWorks to put on an Earth Day celebration at Ghirardelli Square. You will get to hear live performances of regionally acclaimed artists, featuring the Justin Ancheta Band, DJ Scratch, and special guests to-be-announced.”

29 April: People’s Climate Mobilization, Oakland, Calif.

Rock The Bike will be at the Peoples Climate Movement TOMORRROW! April 29th at the Lake Merritt Ampitheatre from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Come early and make sure to not miss the the live music. We’ll be having Grammy Nominated Laurie Lewis, Rupa and the April Fishes, and LoCura! Come out and elevate the voices of these amazing artists with pedal power!

If you want to come help us transport our bikes and gear, show up at the RTB HQ to lend a hand! We’ll also need help getting gear from the event back to the home base on San Pablo Ave. and would love the help and support of you and your bicycle!