Thursday, April 12, 2012

GO DUTCH! Orange Bike-In Festival



Friday, April 27th
6pm - 11pm
FREE

The "GO DUTCH! Orange Bike-in Festival" at Grand Central Park is a Dutch-themed event in honor of Queen's Day, the Dutch National Holiday. Join the Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands and hundreds of cyclists from Miami to celebrate Dutch culture, sustainable living and Miami’s growing and dynamic cycling scene.

Everyone is welcome. Attendees arriving on a bicycle and Dutch-inspired apparel can enter the "orange costume contest" and have a chance to win a custom bicycle from Republic Bike. Additionally there will be live DJ entertainment and local fare from some of Downtown Miami’s favorite restaurants (Elwoods Gastro Pub, Sparky's Roadside BBQ, Kork Wine & Cheese, and Puntino).

The festival coincides with the monthly Miami Critical Mass, the ride will be starting as regularly scheduled at Government Center, the only difference to previous rides is that it'll be ending at Grand Central Park for the celebration, the group of cyclists should be expected to arrive at the park around 8:30pm.

Grolsch will distribute 800 orange t-shirts before the start of Critical Mass at Government Center, it is advised you arrive at 6:30pm if you wish to get a free t-shirt (see image). The limited shirts will entitle participants to a $3 special on Grolsch 16oz beers at the park. Everyone is encouraged to wear orange!

Green Mobility Network will be providing FREE bicycle valet on a first come first serve basis. Bike valet space is limited so it is highly recommended that you bring your own lock as a precaution, additional on-site self-parking is available for cyclists.

The Magic City Bicycle Collective will have a table and repair stand set up at Grand Central Park. They will demonstrate simple bike care and do minor bike repairs and maintenance. Buy them a beer!

The Dutch-themed event is a collaborative effort between Grolsch, The Miami Bike Scene, the Downtown Miami Partnership, the Consulate General of The Netherlands, and the Omni Parkwest Redevelopment Association (OPRA).

Grand Central Park is located on N.Miami Ave & NW 7th St, get directions.

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