By Tianna Nguy, Communications Intern
Silicon Valley Beer Week: Silicon Valley Beer Week returns July 21-30 for the fifth annual ultimate beer-lovers event. This event highlights venues, restaurants and breweries that are passionate about craft beer. Nine days of hosted events throughout the Silicon Valley, you’ll experience a variety of activities featuring favorite craft beers, tap takeovers, food pairings, seminars, and other exclusive events. Find an event to check out and enjoy the rest of July’s summer days. Take Caltrain to the San Jose Diridon Station for many of the Silicon Valley Beer Week events that are just a few blocks away.
Redwood City’s Art & Blues Festival: Downtown Redwood City will have Art on the Square this Friday, July 21, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. showcasing original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. If you’re up for some more fun, walk towards Redwood City PAL’s (Police Activities League) Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival happening on the same day from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For its 12th year, Women in the Blues will be celebrated at this special rendition of the festival. Enjoy the beautiful summer evenings listening to great Blues Music, enjoying great art, and finding delectable food and drink in Redwood City’s glorious weather. Take SamTrans ECR route towards the Redwood City Transit Center and walk along Broadway towards the Courthouse Square. You can also take Caltrain to the Redwood City Station.
Ford GoBike Shares Launch: For the past few weeks, a dock-based bike-share program, Ford GoBike, has launched and will be offering up to 3,500 bikes by summer’s end throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and San Jose. Bike sharing is convenient, fun and affordable way to get around town as it is the future of transportation in urban cities, so find a station near you and get where you need to go.
Caltrain Weekend Time Change: Don’t forget that Caltrain has changed their weekend timetable in order to accommodate construction activities starting this summer for the Electrification Project and other Capital Projects that will be happening simultaneously with electrification. Get familiar with the new time changes and gear up for the weekend taking transit to all the summer events.
Service Change at Palo Alto Transit Center: From August 7 to September 21, the Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot will be temporarily closed due to the University Circle pavement repair project. If you take SamTrans, the Southbound ECR buses will terminate at the El Camino Real/Quarry stop that currently serves Routes 35, 280, 281, 397 and ECR. Northbound ECR buses will begin at the ECR/Quarry stop that currently serves the northbound ECR. Routes 280 and 281 will serve the stop at ECR/Quarry with the next stop being at Alma/Lytton due to the transit center being closed. For more information, call SamTrans Customer Service at 1-800-660-3287 or visit http://www.samtrans.com