Join Cascade Bicycle Club and fellow cyclists at the biggest Tour de France inspired festival on the west coast! What better way to watch the premier cycling event than at a bike-friendly outdoor cinema on a giant inflatable movie screen? This annual family-friendly event is a great place to relax with your buddies over a summer picnic. We've lined up some new events to make Cyclefest the go-to summer blockbuster bicycling event in Seattle!
Kids kick off Cyclefest this year with a Magnuson Park Bicycle Treasure Hunt! Following the hunt, kids can strut their stuff in the kids' bicycle parade. We're also lining up an action-packed, bike polo competition. Later in the evening, racing action heats up with head-to-head road sprints by some of the fastest sprinters in the area!
Great brews will be on tap in the New Belgium Beer Garden to wash down tasty food from Seattle Sausage Company and Athena's Gyros. At dusk (approx 9:15 p.m.), the racing takes off with one of the Tour de France's most exciting stages shown on a 15' x 20' inflatable screen. Stage 17 is guaranteed to be exciting, with a mountain top finish high in the Alps at the classic Alpe d'huez (and its 21 switchbacks!).
While you're at Cyclefest's outdoor cinema, be sure to also check out the fun booths and a very special Tour de France Poster exhibit, presented by Alliance Francaise de Seattle. As always and just like the Tour itself, attendance is totally free!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Warren G Magnuson Park, on the lawn next to the theater
Rain or Shine! (Tour screening will move inside to theater if it rains)
Plus the Tour de France on the Big Inflatable Screen, under the starsFree!