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.
Grand 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.
To pre-register or volunteer for the Slow Bike Race email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cyd Raschke at 978-462-2733.