The second annual Fast and Furious Festival will be held in downtown Pleasanton starting at 8 a.m. Sunday and is expected to draw several thousand participants and spectators to the city.
This all-day family event, which is sponsored by Safeway and Hill Physicians, is also supported by the city of Pleasanton, the Pleasanton Downtown Association and Katalyst Events.
The Pleasanton Police Department is advising that streets in the immediate area of downtown will be closed between 2 a.m. and midnight on Sunday, August 5. Many streets will be posted for no parking during the event to allow for the event course and safe traffic flow during the day.
Limited vehicular access will be available for merchants and residents and there will be alternate routes around the closed areas. Most streets will be open by 10 p.m. Sunday night and Main Street is expected to resume normal traffic by midnight.
The event begins at 8 a.m. with a 5K run/walk that is open to the community, followed by a one-mile sprint with some of the fastest runners in the region.
Throughout the remainder of the day, 8 criterium bicycle races as well as a free kids run and bike race will be conducted on the closed streets. The final professional level race will conclude at 7:45 p.m. under the Pleasanton Arch.
The Safeway Music Stage and kid's zone will entertain all ages with a BMX Demo show, game truck, jump structures and Striders bike races. Downtown businesses will be open the entire day
For more information, sign on to the Fast and Furious website: http://www.fastandfuriouspleasanton.com/