Come out for today's Bike Swap/Fix it and SLOW BIKE RACE!
Sun and Ski will be there to do bike and helmet fits. Nelo's Cycles will be there to tune up your bike and do minor repairs. We will have prizes for the winner of the Slow Bike Race – the one that crosses the finish line last. Winner gets a $50 certificated from Sun & Ski. TODAY – 2-4 p.m. Read below for more details.
Everything is a go for Sunday's Event. The forecast is ideal weather. Bring your bikes or desire for a bike and come have fun at Lamar Middle School. The event takes place out in front of the school on Wynona. In the event you feel like you need to prepare for the SLOW BIKE RACE, here are the rules:
Slow Bicycle Race Objective – To ride a two-wheeled bicycle (no training wheels) over a fixed course in the longest interval of time.
a. A bicycle that has only two rubber-tired pneumatic wheels in ground contact, which are coplanar in the plane of the frame when traveling forward in a normal fashion.
b. It will have steering capability in the normal fashion.
c. No part of the bicycle except the tires will touch the course.
1. The course will be approximately 20 yards wide
2. The course lanes will be marked
3. Forward motion shall be provided by the muscles of the rider.
4. No part of the competitor's body may touch the ground.
5. The bicycle must maintain forward motion at all times.
6. The bicycle must remain within the boundaries of the course.
7. Each racer will be allowed 3 attempts to complete the course.
NEIGHBORS GET READY FOR A FUN EVENT! Sunday afternoon at Lamar Middle School Lamar Safe Routes to School is hosting an event to get your children – from elementary to high school – on their bikes. If the bike needs some attention, bring it and have the bike mechanics from Nelo's Cycles look it over and do some basic maintenance. If you'r not sure if the bike is too small for your child, bring it and the folks at Sun & Ski will take a look and let you know. They will also be doing helmet fittings.
OK, let's say your child has a bike and it's working and you kid thinks they can handle it pretty well. Bring your child with bike and enter the Slow Bike Race. The winner is the one who makes it accross the finish line LAST! This if fun. (Click here to see a video of a Slow Bike Race). Last Place (the winner) will get a $50 tune-up from Sun & Ski. Additional prizes for second and third place will be provided by Nelo's Cycles.
We will have BBQ sandwiches and drinks available from Wheat's BBQ.
BIKE SWAP & FIX IT! SLOW RACE!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011 . 2 – 4 PM
LAMAR MIDDLE SCHOOL . 6201 WYNONA AVE., 78757
RE-CYCLE, BIKE TO THE FUTURE!
CRANK IT UP! Lamar Scotties invites cyclists and want-to-be cyclists from elementary to high-school age to come out & get your bike in gear!
RE-CYCLE BIKES OR PARTS.
Sell, swap, buy or donate bike parts or bikes.
Swap/sales will be on a first-come first-serve basis.
Left over bike parts & bikes will be transported to Yellow Bike Project as a donation.
FIX UP! Mechanics from Nelo's Bike Shop will be on hand to tune-up your bike and make minor bike repairs.
MEASURE UP! Sun & Ski will conduct helmet and bike fittings. Before you get the next bike or helmet know what size. If you are not sure whether you're child's bike still fits, bring it by and experts will help you.
TEST YOUR HANDLING SKILLS!
Slow Bike Race. All ages may take the challenge.
WHEAT'S BBQ WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
EVENT COORDINATED BY
Lamar Middle School-Safe Routes to School
SR2SLamar [Email address: SR2SLamar #AT# aol.com - replace #AT# with @ ] (512) 940-3636