Slow Bike Race – Wed, July 30th

Event Details


The 4th annual Slow Bike Race will be held downtown during Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming on Wednesday July 30. Last one across the finish line wins the event, a fundraiser for the Coalition and Newburyport Rail Trails. The short “race” track is the block of Pleasant Street between Green and Titcomb Streets. Registration begins at 5:30 pm on Pleasant Street at Brown Square and the first heats will begin at 6 pm.

2012 Slow Bike Race - ParrotGrand Prize will be awarded to the rider who raises the most donations, First Prize will go to the last-place winner, and a Judges’ Prize will be awarded for creative costume. The best costume in 2011 was a head-to-toe turtle, and 2012 the winner wore a custom backpack containing a live African Grey parrot. The minimum contribution to enter the race is $25, and donations are tax-deductible.

Slow Bike Race Rules are available here and Entry Form here.

 To pre-register or volunteer for the Slow Bike Race email or call Cyd Raschke at 978-462-2733.