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Sunday, September 06, 2009
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Crank UP! Bicycle Scavenger Hunt & Crank UP! After Party Featuring a Free Concert by "Other Girls"

AMAZING RACE" STYLE BICYCLE SCAVENGER HUNT, FREE INDIE ROCK CONCERT AND ZANY TRICYCLE RACES HIGHLIGHT ACTION-PACKED AKRON BIKE WEEK EVENTS IN UNIVERSITY PARKUniversity Park Alliance (UPA), The University of Akron Bike Club and the City of Akron are sponsoring two electrifying events in University Park on Sunday Sept. 6 for residents, students and visitors with a keen sense of fun. Crank UP! Bicycle Scavenger Hunt Part road race, part scavenger hunt of heroic proportion, cyclists will take to the streets of University Park for a rousing good time in the second annual "Amazing Race" style Crank UP! Bicycle Scavenger Hunt. Two groups of cyclists will race for a chance to win bragging rights as well as exceptional prizes. A long race will be offered for more adventurous cyclists, while those who like a more leisurely ride can choose a shorter race. Both races start at 4 p.m. at the University Park Cycle Shop, 160 Exchange St. in Akron and will conclude at University Park's Grace Park for the Crank UP! After Party.Race tickets can be purchased for $5 in advance or $7 the day of the race at University Park Cycle Shop. Bikes are available for rental through the University Park Bicycle Shop. Helmets are required to race. Participants must be 18 or older and provide a drivers license to ride.Crank UP! After Party Featuring a Free Concert by "Other Girls"Organized by The University of Akron Cycle Club, the FREE Crank UP! After Party will feature the tight power pop of Audio Eagle Records artists "Other Girls," food and exhibitors in a party-in-the-park celebration of cycling and other aspects of sustainable living. Starting at 6 p.m. and taking place at Grace Park (at the corner of North Prospect and Perkins), visitors can check out the displays, listen to the band, eat great local food, or just cool their heels. Non-racers from campus and across the city are encouraged to ride down to the Crank UP! After Party to welcome the racers and to enjoy the festivities. For More information, contact University Park Alliance at 330-972-8859, info@upakron.com or visit akronbikeinfo.org     AMAZING RACE" STYLE BICYCLE SCAVENGER HUNT, FREE INDIE ROCK CONCERT AND ZANY TRICYCLE RACES HIGHLIGHT ACTION-PACKED AKRON BIKE WEEK EVENTS IN UNIVERSITY PARKUniversity Park Alliance (UPA), The University of Akron Bike Club and the City of Akron are sponsoring two electrifying events in University Park on Sunday Sept. 6 for residents, students and visitors with a keen sense of fun. Crank UP! Bicycle Scavenger Hunt Part road race, part scavenger hunt of heroic proportion, cyclists will take to the streets of University Park for a rousing good time in the second annual "Amazing Race" style Crank UP! Bicycle Scavenger Hunt. Two groups of cyclists will race for a chance to win bragging rights as well as exceptional prizes. A long race will be offered for more adventurous cyclists, while those who like a more leisurely ride can choose a shorter race. Both races start at 4 p.m. at the University Park Cycle Shop, 160 Exchange St. in Akron and will conclude at University Park's Grace Park for the Crank UP! After Party.Race tickets can be purchased for $5 in advance or $7 the day of the race at University Park Cycle Shop. Bikes are available for rental through the University Park Bicycle Shop. Helmets are required to race. Participants must be 18 or older and provide a drivers license to ride.Crank UP! After Party Featuring a Free Concert by "Other Girls"Organized by The University of Akron Cycle Club, the FREE Crank UP! After Party will feature the tight power pop of Audio Eagle Records artists "Other Girls," food and exhibitors in a party-in-the-park celebration of cycling and other aspects of sustainable living. Starting at 6 p.m. and taking place at Grace Park (at the corner of North Prospect and Perkins), visitors can check out the displays, listen to the band, eat great local food, or just cool their heels. Non-racers from campus and across the city are encouraged to ride down to the Crank UP! After Party to welcome the racers and to enjoy the festivities. For More information, contact University Park Alliance at 330-972-8859, info@upakron.com or visit akronbikeinfo.org    

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