Henry Street to host Bike Party

Plans Adult Big Wheel Race, Kids Bike Parade and other Bike-Centric Activities
Partial Street Closure to Take Effect Day of Event on Henry Street in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs - Henry Street business owners of Saratoga Springs, New York, are ramping up for the city’s first ever Bike Party event. The event, which will take place June 21, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., will feature an adult big wheel race, a kids bicycle parade, bike decoration contest and exhibit, bicycle stunts and tricks, live surf rock music, food, beverages of all kinds, vending and more! All activities are suitable fun for the whole family.

This year the event is on Father’s Day and seeks to attract father’s, families and bike enthusiasts alike. A street closure will take place on Henry Street between Lake Avenue and Caroline Street to accommodate the 5,000 people expected to share in the fun.

As part of the event, an adult big wheel race will take place in a series of heats on parts of Henry Street as well as on Short Alley near the Children’s Museum. Registration for the adult big wheel race is now open and those interested in participating may register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/henry-street-bike-party-big-wheel-race-registration-tickets-17059247669.               
First place winner of the big wheel race will take home a race trophy, a $750 adult big wheel, and gift certificates to Henry Street Businesses. Prizes for second and third place as well as best race costume will be issued to racers post race.

A guided kids bike parade will be led by event volunteers along Henry Street to Congress Park and back. Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes and wear super hero themed outfits or costumes. This is in anticipation of the Saratoga Springs Public Library Summer Reading Program’s super hero theme. The library will also be offering kids activities and crafts during the event.

More activities and events will be updated on the event’s website at www.henrystreetbikeparty.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HenryStBikeParty

Henry Street Bike Party is hosted and organized by the Henry Street Business Group, a collective of Henry Street business owners, whose mission it is to revitalize Saratoga Spring’s gut district and make Saratoga a healthier and more exciting place to live. Part of the proceeds will go to benefit Bikeatogo a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization based in Saratoga Springs, and towards revitalization efforts to make Henry Street a more bike friendly place.

The group also organizes Henry Street Harvest Festival, which will be held fall of 2015. For more information about how to get involved or participate in the Henry Street Bike Party visit: www.henrystreetbikeparty.com or contact Catherine Hover, owner of Saratoga Paint and Sip at info@henrystreetbikeparty.com.


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