Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 8th, 2006 at 2:22 pm
Bike event goddess Ayleen Crotty just let me in on a big secret. She and her other bike fun operatives at Good Sport Promotion — the folks behind the Hottest Day of the Year Ride, the Twilight Criterium and others — have just unveiled details about their big new event for Summer ’07.
The Cirque du Cycling will happen on June 16th in and around Mississippi Street in North Portland.
Here’s the word from the website that just went live a few minutes ago:
“The event will include a Parade, demonstrations, exhibitors, live music, spectacles, tall bikes, mini bikes and 3 criteriums. Bicycle fun for all ages and types that kicks off Pedalpalooza, 2 weeks of bike events. Plenty to watch or take part in.”
According to Ayleen the event was the brainchild of Laughing Planet restaurant co-owner Franz Spielvogel. Ayleen says Spielvogel is an active member of the Mississippi neighborhood and “really wanted to bring something exciting to the streets.”
The criterium race will be only for racing categories 1-3 and will include a special “People’s Race” that will only be open to non OBRA members. The route is not confirmed but will definitely include Mississippi Street.
Ayleen, who is also responsible for the Multnomah County Bike Fair says she’s hopeful for a large, diverse turnout,
“Hopefully the festival atmosphere will draw even non-racing fans into the event and they’ll see how exciting bike racing can be.”
There is also a poster contest being held for the event. Check details on the website.